Corporate teams that have seen it all, won't settle for standard fare when it comes to corporate team events. It can be challenging for event planners to come up with unique and interesting activities that will please the most discerning attendees.
Fortunately, IMEX puts event and meeting planners in touch with exciting and engaging experiences from every corner of the globe. Here are just a few examples:
4 roues sous 1 parapluie offers highly customizable team challenges to explore the city in candy colored Citroen cars with drivers in traditional Parisian striped shirts and berets.
Galeries Lafayette takes shopping to a new level in an iconic historical setting and offers a range of activities including cooking challenges, wine tastings and cosmetics workshops and make-overs with world renowned make-up artists. There is a fashion show every Friday.
At yesterday's press tea, London and Partners unveiled their Imagine London initiatives with hundreds of activities, and venues that underscore the theme "Creativity is in London's DNA." For example, groups can create their own DVDs in the Record a Song Day at Abbey Road where The Beatles recorded. Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes Hotel is the perfect venue for murder mysteries.
Starting in July, 2013, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will open and offer Olympic-inspired activities including ride and glide at Lee Valley VeloPark, kayaking, swimming and diving activities at the Aquatics Centre, and climbing challenges on the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the UK's tallest sculpture.
With GPS-based tablets, corporate groups with up to 1,000 participants can complete indoor and outdoor Tabtour challenges to take them around the city. Indoor raft building challenges with miniature rafts and outdoor rafting are available. There are also a range of outdoor and city rallies.
While Zimbabwe is known for incredible wildlife experiences, boogie boarding on the Zambezi to a gorge swing, white water rafting, abseiling, and retail therapy challenges in traditional markets are not to be missed.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Jumeirah Group filled me in on the fact that, in Abu Dhabi, corporate teams can now add raft building and dragon boat racing to their itinerary. During the hot summer months, groups can start early and end their experience by 8 AM.
Go Carting and off-roading in buggies at Al Forsan's Motor Sports Centre are also available. The Al Forsan Equestrian Centre offers riding lessons and a variety of equestrian activities. Try a gymkhana challenge to appeal to riders of all levels. Shooting is also available at Al Forsan. Of course, paintball in Al Forsan's western setting is guaranteed to please to predominantly male groups.
Keep these activities in mind if you need to schedule a meeting or conference in Abu Dhabi during the hot summer months.
For other unique activities for team events, also consult Boost Your Team's Creativity with Art Events in Paris, What's Hot: A World of Shopping Festivals, Desert Safaris, American-Style, Dubai: Black Gold Simulation Helps Companies Uncover Hidden Opportunities, Jungle Team Building in Malaysia, Luxury Car Team Events, and Polo Offers A World of Possibilities for Corporate Events and Team Building on Cvent Event Blog.
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