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The 10 Most Common Corporate Events You’ll Find

Updated: Feb 23

There are many different kind of corporate events and it’s easy to get a bit confused.

Don’t you agree?

But understanding the basics will help to distinguish between all of them.

We explain all the types of corporate events you’ll find in the and how they are unique from each other.

If you’re planning a corporate event or need help planning an one, you may be wondering whether what you have in mind really constitutes an Event-with-a-capital-E, or whether hiring an event coordinator or manager is the right choice for you or your function.

Rest assured, if two or more people are going to be there, odds are it’s appropriate to hire an event management professional, or team of professionals, like Access1Solution Digital!

Event Management professionals are qualified and keen to do it all!

From small executive retreats to large-scale conferences and even the fun of a golf day for corporates, hiring an event management team means your gathering will go off without a hitch!

For more information on the kinds of corporate events Access1Solution Digital and other industry professionals undertake to coordinate and manage, just keep reading! We’ll help you narrow down the nature of your event first, so that we can help you plan accordingly!

What is a Corporate Event?

Before we go further, it’s important to understand what a corporate event is, and the differences between them.

For one, a corporate event can be anything from a small get-together with your team to a large-scale corporate golf day.

We’ve also got a bit of information on corporate retreats, corporate meetings, and other corporate events to help you narrow down your search!

And, if you’re not sure where to start, check out the different types of corporate events


What are the Most Common Types of Corporate Events?

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  • Conferences

  • Seminars

  • Team Building Events

  • Trade Shows / Expos

  • Executive Retreats

  • Business / Corporate Dinners

  • Corporate Golf Days

  • Product Launches

  • Shareholder / Corporate Board Meetings

  • Year End Functions

1. Conferences

Conferences are primarily networking events where industry professionals operating within the same sector or industry can meet one another in order to learn from one another, discuss future business opportunities and collaborations, and the like.

Conferences are, however, not just about small-talk and shared drinks.

Conferences present an opportunity for professionals to learn from and connect with one another on a specific theme or topic on a more formal level. A conference usually features or starts with a keynote address by a guest speaker, followed by smaller breakout sessions during the course of the conference.

That is to say that not all conference attendees are kept in the same place at the same time, and that multiple different lectures etc. will be run in different venues simultaneously, giving attendees the opportunity to prioritize their interests and learn from a diverse group of industry professionals in a short period of time by bringing them all together at the conference.

An ideal conference is thus a highly concentrated learning experience that brings industry professionals from all over the world together at the same place for a limited period of time so that they may connect with, learn from, and inspire one another.

Conferences allow professionals who may not otherwise have had any direct contact with one another to collaborate, to learn from, and to teach one another in person.

Conferences are usually large-scale events held over a greater than 24-hour period and so require more complex coordination than certain other types of events.

Key considerations include catering, accommodation, arranging airport transfers and coordinating speakers and guests etc.