7 Ways to Make Your Meeting Stand Out in 2024

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The event planning industry is a buzz with the latest trends and advice for meetings in 2024 and beyond! Ready to join the conversation and explore how you can make your meetings truly shine in this dynamic landscape? We’ve got you covered. Our seasoned event planning team brings decades of collective experience, keeping a watchful eye on meeting trends and the ever-changing industry dynamics. From cutting-edge technology to creative themes and everything in between, we’ve got the inside scoop on how to make your next meeting an unforgettable success.

Immersive Experiences: Create immersive experiences by incorporating virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) elements into your event. This could include virtual tours, interactive exhibits, or AR scavenger hunts.

Locally, companies like Freedom FUN USA provide virtual reality packages and can handle custom VR activations for corporate groups! There are also nationwide service providers you can work with that will ship all equipment right to the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel for easy setup!

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Dynamic Interactions: Utilize interactive technology such as live polling, gamification, or interactive displays to engage attendees and encourage participation. Offer hands-on workshops or interactive demonstrations that allow attendees to learn new skills or explore innovative technologies.

A recent event held at Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel used a real-time social media wall to show off the conversations happening online about their event and brand! In-person attendees were challenged to post specific photos, ask and answer questions, and share their key takeaways on social media, which sparked an even broader conversation for the event organizers!

Unconventional Venues: Imagine hosting your corporate meeting in a castle-themed hotel just a stone’s throw away from the magic of Disneyland® Resort! Embrace the enchantment of your surroundings as you gather in grand ballrooms or intimate meeting spaces.  Instead of staring at blank walls, participants find themselves surrounded by regal tapestries, medieval architecture, and the promise of adventure just beyond the castle gates. It’s not just a meeting—it’s an experience that reignites passion, fosters creativity, and leaves a lasting impression on all who attend.

David Minkin magic showLive Entertainment: Incorporate live entertainment acts that go beyond traditional performances. Say goodbye to yawns and hello to excitement, laughter, and unforgettable memories. Whether it’s a surprise performance to kick things off or a show-stopping finale, live entertainment injects a burst of energy that’ll have everyone talking long after the event wraps up!

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Close Up Magic, is our resident entertainment who will bring a dose of magic to your event! Gregg Young & The 2nd Street Band is another local favorite that does an excellent job at corporate events, and the West Coast Talent Agency can help book anything from tribute bands and reggae groups to hypnotists, fire-jugglers, and acrobats!

Networking Opportunities: Facilitate unique networking opportunities through structured activities like speed networking sessions, roundtable discussions, or interactive workshops designed to foster meaningful connections among attendees.

At the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel, we recently facilitated a large corporate meeting within our Kensington Ballroom, with roundtable lunches in some of our breakout rooms and an after-hours speed networking session outside in the Rose Garden! The event organizer got great feedback on the networking opportunities available, and attendees loved the outdoor meeting space we could provide!

Outdoor Patio Culinary Experiences: Picture this: a catering menu that’s not just food but an experience. From themed food stations offering global flavors to interactive cooking demonstrations where attendees become culinary adventurers, the options are as endless as your imagination.

Whether you prefer plated, buffet, or any other style, the incredible culinary team at Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel has you covered. But why stop there? Elevate your event with our specialty themes, where imagination meets appetite. Picture tableside magic shows adding a touch of enchantment, Mickey Mouse sushi rolls bringing Disney magic to your plate, or dining under the stars for an unforgettable evening.

Accessibility Initiatives: In today’s rapidly evolving event landscape, accessibility is not just a buzzword—it’s a fundamental pillar of inclusivity and innovation. In 2024, there will be a focus on creating events that are welcoming and inclusive of everyone, regardless of their unique needs or challenges.

Beyond the property and guest room accessibility features at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel, our team can also help you display high-contrast slides and alternative text descriptions for images on our projectors or monitors and ensure your speakers are equipped with the microphones and sound amplification needed for better communications accessibility.

Experiences and connections are at the heart of every successful event. By embracing these trends, meeting planners can create dynamic environments that foster connection, inspire creativity, and leave a lasting impression on attendees. Our team will go to great lengths to create memorable events, let’s get started today!