How to encourage delegate participation at your next event

Events can be a great way to get to know your delegates, create business opportunities and get out the office.

However, long days in a stuffy conference room can often stifle creativity and leave your colleagues tired and unengaged. Keep delegates switched on and raring to go with our top tips below.


Get moving, get thinking

Getting your delegates up and moving will help encourage creativity and keep them from nodding off. Pick a venue with plenty of room for team-building activities, breaks and even walking meetings.

If you’d prefer to get out and about in the outdoors, host your next event at the newly awarded 4-star New Lanark Mill Hotel, where you can treat your delegates to a meeting on the largest roof terrace in Scotland, whilst practicing those ice-breaker questions.

Event organisers will also be blown away by the flexible accommodation at the recently renovated Rutherglen Town Hall – be it ten people or 110, this venue can cater to all your needs.




Lighten up, brighten up

Having a well-lit space is crucial when keeping those sleepy attendees engaged and interested during an event. Bright and open spaces can refresh tired participants by creating a meeting space that mimics a light and warm day.

Many of the meeting spaces in BioCity Glasgow utilise the natural light which pours through the contemporary-style floor to ceiling windows. The modern meeting space is complete with fresh and creative interior design, so perfectly highlighted by the Scottish sun (if you’re lucky!).



Eat right, meet right

Good food = happy delegates. With a strong focus on health and well-being at the top of everyone’s agenda, it is important that event organisers carefully consider the snacks and meals which are served up at their event.

Junk food can reduce your delegates’ attention span and increase restlessness, so despite how tempting the crisps and biscuits look, event organisers should avoid providing sugary snacks and promote healthy alternatives to make sure participation is at its peak.

The sumptuous menu at Macdonald Crutherland House Hotel offers a range of organic food and drinks, which can be arranged by one of their professional event staff.