Top 10 entertainment activities for your annual convention

Top 10 entertainment activities for your annual convention

Do you want to organ­ise a com­pa­ny con­ven­tion to gath­er your employ­ees, share a unique moment out­side of work, and relax with them, but do not know what activ­i­ties to plan? How to plan orig­i­nal activ­i­ties that every­one can enjoy? Is it bet­ter sports, fes­tive or lit­er­ary activ­i­ties?

Don’t pan­ic; we have pre­pared a detailed list of the best enter­tain­ment activ­i­ties for your con­ven­tion for all bud­gets and all tastes:


    1. Role-playing games

    If you want to keep it pro­fes­sion­al and col­lab­o­ra­tive, there is noth­ing bet­ter than an inter­ac­tive team activ­i­ty!

    Divide atten­dees into small groups and pro­pose role-play­ing games with orig­i­nal, diverse and var­ied sit­u­a­tions. The lat­ter have to empha­sise spe­cif­ic skills and use par­tic­u­lar com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­niques, such as active lis­ten­ing, clear pre­sen­ta­tion and con­flict man­age­ment. Once the role plays are fin­ished, have pro­fes­sion­al train­ers or their peers eval­u­ate them so that they receive con­struc­tive feed­back on their per­for­mance.

    2. Creativity workshops

    Employ­ees can stim­u­late their cre­ativ­i­ty by using tech­niques such as brain­storm­ing, design think­ing and quick pro­to­typ­ing to find inno­v­a­tive solu­tions to a giv­en chal­lenge.

    For pro­fes­sions such as mar­ket­ing, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, man­age­ment or risk man­age­ment, for exam­ple, it is a very effec­tive activ­i­ty and is usu­al­ly very pop­u­lar.

    3. Visits to companies

    Plan a vis­it to a com­pa­ny (in your same indus­try or anoth­er) to learn about its facil­i­ties, ways of pro­duc­tion, good man­age­ment prac­tices, mar­ket­ing, reg­u­la­tions… This will also allow your employ­ees to meet with the com­pa­ny’s employ­ees to ask them ques­tions and exchange ideas about com­mon indus­try chal­lenges.

    Here are some ideas of indus­tries in which it may make sense and would be inter­est­ing to vis­it com­pa­nies:

    • Agri-food indus­try
    • Tex­tile
    • Indus­try (plas­tics, met­al­lur­gy, etc.)
    • Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal indus­try
    • Per­fume indus­try
    • Oenol­o­gy
    • Etc.

    4. Meditation sessions

    Teach your employ­ees to con­cen­trate bet­ter and man­age stress by prac­tis­ing guid­ed group med­i­ta­tion. You can hire experts and qual­i­fied pro­fes­sion­als in one or two-hour ses­sions.

    5. Escape room

    It has become one of the most com­mon activ­i­ties at con­ven­tions or dur­ing team build­ing activ­i­ties, the escape room game! Your employ­ees can work as a team to solve com­plex puz­zles in a lim­it­ed time to be able to leave the room they are locked in. Puz­zles can be designed to devel­op col­lab­o­ra­tion, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, prob­lem-solv­ing, and team deci­sion-mak­ing.

    6. Sports activities

    For the more sporty ones, plan sports such as climb­ing, canyon­ing or kayak­ing. Also, think of atyp­i­cal sports such as paint­ball, laser games or even Bub­ble Foot­ball. Sports are usu­al­ly prac­tised as a team, rein­forc­ing the group’s bonds. Final­ly, you can also opt for lit­tle-prac­tised sports, such as golf or cav­ing.

    7. Exotic getaways

    To give your employ­ees fresh air dur­ing your com­pa­ny con­ven­tion, offer them a get­away to an orig­i­nal and exot­ic place. Cas­tles, manor hous­es, medieval fortress­es and abbeys are exam­ples of orig­i­nal sites that you can show your team.

    In addi­tion, add to these vis­its and get­aways orig­i­nal activ­i­ties such as local prod­ucts tast­ings, shows, role plays etc. Of course, you will have to book the place for this get­away in advance.

    8. Culinary experiences

    Make your employ­ees trav­el with a culi­nary expe­ri­ence! Your employ­ees can get to know a city and its sur­round­ings bet­ter dur­ing a gas­tro­nom­ic trip, which is a great way to spend a pleas­ant and orig­i­nal team moment.

    Book your expe­ri­ence with a local pro­duc­er or com­pa­ny spe­cialised in tast­ing region­al prod­ucts in advance and offer your team a gas­tro­nom­ic excur­sion in a good atmos­phere.

    9. Oenology course

    Wine-relat­ed activ­i­ties are very pop­u­lar!

    You can arrange a wine tast­ing in your city or vis­it a near­by win­ery (or local restau­rant). A qual­i­fied som­me­li­er who can explain the tast­ing notes of each bot­tle to your team should be in charge of organ­is­ing these activ­i­ties.

    This also works with beers; You can arrange a sim­i­lar meet­ing with a zythol­o­gist, who is the beer som­me­li­er.

    10. Virtual reality activities

    Vir­tu­al real­i­ty (VR) is a new form of enter­tain­ment for cor­po­rate con­ven­tions. Due to this activity’s huge suc­cess, many VR cen­tres have emerged. Of course, these cen­tres are avail­able for pri­vate events such as com­pa­ny con­ven­tions and offer your employ­ees a new and orig­i­nal expe­ri­ence. For exam­ple, you can choose a theme and do this team activ­i­ty in an immer­sive space!

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