Think Outside the Box: Create VIP Experiences for Your Corporate Event
By: Margarida CunhaDecember 04, 2018
Not just a Corporate Incentive Travel, but Luxury travel is also transforming and evolving. When you need to plan an incentive trip for your top-performing salespeople. Making people feel special during a corporate event isn't always easy.
Travelling makes you happier, healthier and smarter! And never-before, culturally significant experiences help you develop-grow-mature.
Creating unique experiences is key so that your corporate event has a lasting effect that will bring a positive outcome for your company. Discover some of the key tips for a successful VIP Event, and our suggestions for memorable experiences in Portugal.
Transport and Access
If you are planning a VIP Corporate Event, it is important that this exclusive experience starts from the first moment of the trip. Therefore, it is essential that that the transportation is comfortable, modern and pleasant. For a VIP Event, it might be a good idea to plan an upgraded flight or commodities that will make the travelling more exclusive.
Portugal has easy access from all main cities of the world: with 3 official airports, serving a variety of areas in the mainland, and with good infrastructure regarding transportation - this is a convenient destination in terms of access for your Corporate Event.
The Venue should be a mirror of the concept of your event: if you want it memorable and truly exclusive, find a place that is authentic, immersive, beautiful and has unique features. A luxury Hotel, a traditional Estate amongst the wine fields, a private Cruise, a world heritage building… The imagination is the limit! Make it memorable, but coherent with your organization and the subject of the Event. Portugal has plenty of choice regarding beautiful and original venues that will certainly inspire you and your team...
When developing a Corporate Event or Incentive Travel Program is important to grasp how the time is planned during the event. Although your team will be enthusiastic and excited, travelling involves a great deal of energy too, and therefore it is important that the timings of your Event are very well integrated, making sure the program includes time to relax as well as time to do activities. For the event planning, it might be useful to consult with an experienced Incentive event team, who will guide you about what makes more sense for your group in terms of schedules.
For a successful Event, it is important that the logistics are working and running smoothly: aspects such as the staff, the schedules, the transportation, the venues and the infrastructure are crucial for any Event. In this process, the help of experienced event planners is essential. There are specialized companies that count with years of experience with the planning and running of big Corporate events. In Portugal, for instance, Incentives Portugal is a reference in this country as a company with great experience and knowledge of MICE Events, having managed plenty of Corporate Programs, with different companies from around the world.
You should make a truly unforgettable Event. This will contribute to strengthen the culture of your organization and the share of memories amongst teams, increasing motivation. Thus, it is important that the Team Building experiences included in the program have original features and a “wow” factor. Discover some of our best suggestions of innovative and luxury Team Building activities in Portugal:
Medieval dinner in a medieval historical building
In Guimarães, a city that dates back to the conquest and the origins of Portugal, there is a me-dieval castle and historical building. Paço dos Duques is it name, where is possible to enjoy a unique medieval themed dinner surrounded by walls with centuries of history. Embark on an adventure and enjoy an animated dinner, with a very special view. This is a unique opportunity of having an exclusive, memorable experience that will enhance team cohesion and motiva-tion.
Creative painting in Serralves Museum gardens
This is a renowned contemporary art center and museum, that features international and Por-tuguese contemporary Art, and aims to be a reference in Porto thanks to its cultural program-ming, and the beautiful setting and architecture of the museum. Enjoy an exclusive Team Building activity, in the beautiful gardens of the museum, in which your team will be guided by an artist to explore creativity and art individually and as a team. A very interesting activity that will develop team cooperation, self-esteem and communication.
Private Cruise in Tagus
Set sail with your team in a beautiful sailboat in Tagus river. While you and your team discover the beautiful coast of Lisbon and surroundings, enjoy a typical Portuguese meal and traditional music, gazing at the horizon and the beautiful colors of the city from a different perspective. An activity to lay back and relax, promoting beautiful moments of team interaction which are a key for better team cohesion and motivation.
IIf you feel inspired to do your next VIP Corporate Event in Portugal, contact us , we are a reference in the planning and delivery of incredible MICE events, as they are prepared to present bespoke proposals, for a diversity of groups and events. They will define a concept for a unique event, planned especially for the reality of your group and your goals, and accompany you and your team during the delivery of the event, thinking of each detail, making sure everything runs as expected. Ask for your free quote!
Margarida Cunha is Copywriter at Incentives Portugal.
She loves to travel and writing about her adventures. She's focused and she wants to share with you her passion about Corporate Events and Team Building Activities.
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