Key events trends for 2019

With 2019 upon us and focus turning to events being planned or taking place in the months ahead, it’s important to identify ways to make you stand out from the crowd.

By constantly looking for innovative ideas to bring your event to life and utilising current trends, you can find new methods of engaging with potential customers or business partners and reap the rewards.

To help you on your way, we’ve listed below some of the key trends for you to consider for your upcoming events and conferences.


Eco-friendly events

With people being more environmentally aware than ever before, it’s worth considering this when selecting the correct venue for your event.

Central or local locations, which reduce the travel time and are close to public transport, have the added benefit of reducing the effort required for delegates to attend whilst helping to minimise any environmental implications of hosting an event.

Try taking an environmentally conscious approach to planning your event and consider choosing a location close to main commuter links, such as Hamilton Park Racecourse, which benefits from excellent access to both the M8 and M74 and direct trains from Glasgow Central train station.


Social destinations

Finding the right event space to host all your attendees and offer them open-plan, comfortable spaces they can relax in, is becoming an increasing priority when searching for the right venue.

Offering alternative spaces where delegates can feel at ease in a social environment and get to know each other can really aid the success of any event where the opportunity to network may arise. With three mini living-rooms and a canteen, BioCity’s recently revamped meeting space is an ideal venue for large events or conferences.

The Atrium Business Centre also offers spaces available for private functions, large conferences and benefits from an atrium space ideal for more informal occasions.


Adding a personal touch

Creating a lasting impression with delegates by offering a personalised touch at your events can really help deliver a stand-out event that leaves a lasting impression with your delegates.

Make those attending feel extra special by issuing personalised invitations ahead of your event, or create special goody bags, to ensure your delegates have a memorable experience.

Take some time and really put some thought into choosing your location too. The Barn at Langloch Farm offers a unique multi-purpose room that’s perfect for hosting a wide variety of events and even features an internal garden that can be hired out for events too.


For more information on event spaces in the area, check our dedicated page.