3 Ways to Make Large Meetings Feel Intimate

Larger meetings can sometimes feel like generic, lackluster attempts to create networking opportunities for attendees. Here are a few creative ways to give bigger events the boutique treatment with a memorable welcome, interactive food and beverage options, and the chance to truly connect with fellow attendees.

An array of lunch offerings for meeting attendees at the Kimpton De Witt Hotel in Amsterdam.

Create a Vibe With Music

Set the tone for your meeting by curating a customized playlist that you can play during your meeting. Choose 15 to 20 thought-provoking tunes that fit your theme. You can even share a link to these songs as a takeaway for your attendees once the event ends. Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants feature state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment to ensure all meetings and events run smoothly.

Locally sourced oysters and shellfish served in Kimpton Hotel Fitzroy London’s Neptune.

Learn the Local Cuisine

With a busy agenda, it’s rare for attendees to get the chance to explore the city where the meeting is held, much less get a taste of the local food scene. From early morning coffee meetings at Burr & Co to preparing fresh ceviche in Kimpton Fitzroy’s restaurant Neptune, there are endless opportunities to create unforgettable experiences highlighted by local cuisine.

Working pods inside the meeting space at the Kimpton De Witt Hotel in Amsterdam.

Design a Space to Recharge

Once you’ve selected the perfect venue and created an agenda filled with game-changing content, be sure to include smaller sanctuaries where attendees can break away to check emails and recharge. These areas are easy to create within the main meeting space or in a separate room. By including pods with plush seating and charging ports, you can provide a convenient outlet for your attendees to use when needed. This also helps ensure that everyone is fully engaged during the actual event rather than attempting to check emails or catch up on work.

Written by Shayla Martin, guest contributor for Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants

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