Look beyond room nights, immediate economic boosts, and simply having a good time while in town, to seeing how your next business event can have a lasting impact.
Legacy planning should be near the top of your agenda for your next meeting or convention.
Here in Winnipeg, we have numerous stakeholders who want your events to succeed, much like they want their communities to thrive. These stakeholders know the importance of events and how they can continue to reverberate long after everyone has returned to their respective homes.
Think of how many ways your event can effect change: Experts will meet. Ideas will be shared. Partnerships forged. Conversations had and comradery fostered. All these encounters could result in something big, creating changes in your organization's approach to work or strategy plan, your industry, and perhaps the world.
These exchanges and instances all arise because of careful planning–something about which Tourism Winnipeg is passionate.
Thinking about legacy impact before booking
We want to know more about you, and what your organization is aspiring to achieve. That way, we can help create the ideal environment for your event. We’d love to see your event involve more of our community, although we’re sure you’ll love our frontline–our hospitality industry–too.
Hear are some legacy-building ideas for you to consider:
Are there segments of locals who might be impressed with your event? Will students from the local universities and research institutions be interested in a particular lecture or seminar? Can we help you organize a public forum or event showcasing your research, or what your organization does best? Is there value in broadcasting your event to the city? Will a local project or charity benefit from your event? And simply, what’s your vibe?
Get in touch with one of our sales managers to have a more in-depth discussion about these questions and considerations. We can help you get the right venue, the right medium, and the right message to create an ideal environment for your delegates. Ultimately, we want to support you in designing an event that makes a lasting impression.
Simple ways to create a legacy event
Get input from your delegates. Learn what motivates them, inspires them, and what would incite them to attend. Ask your delegates what type of impact they would like to have on the host city. We can help solicit feedback and insights from delegates to enable you to design an event that will maximize attendee participation, and boost feelings or connectedness and engagement.
Think about representation at your event. Are managers, coordinators, directors, and associates present to capture multiple points of view? And if so, are there different types of sessions you should be designing to appeal to all?
If you can, be inclusive. While we recognize that can’t always be the case, as some meetings may contain proprietary information, if you can be transparent with what you do, we can help amplify your event. Think about important inclusion tactics like convenience of location and timing, transportation options, on-screen titling during speeches, ASL interpreters, hard copy note options, activities to build cross-functional collaboration, and more.
In Winnipeg, we can help you find a suitable charity to work with, or connect you with local organizations that go beyond financial support.
And finally, continue to use your channels and website to share outcomes and updates on results, partnerships and endeavours that occurred because of your event. Keep your audience informed before, during, and particularly after as your impact and legacy continue to build.
To learn more about creating a lasting impact with your upcoming event, give us a call today at 1 855 PEG CITY (734-2489)