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Around the World in Four Venues: Top destinations for small meetings
A recent study by New York University’s neuroscience department points to a correlation between new and diverse experiences and enhanced happiness. If we didn’t know that before, we definitely do now. Millions of us have experienced the monotony of lockdowns, and the subsequent first taste of freedom.
It’s a joy to have social lives back and reconnect with loved ones but we can’t neglect our working lives.
While there are many advantages to working remotely, including increased productivity and work-life balance, the occasional face-to-face is rocket fuel for innovation, motivation and team bonding.
When it comes to sales, an in-person meeting at a great venue can save months worth of prospecting. According to research by Gartner, in companies with 100 – 500 employees, an average of 7 people are involved in most buying decisions.
CWT Easy Meetings is an online booking platform that gives meeting organizers access to more than 250,000 meeting rooms at hotels and independent venues in more than 90 countries. We take a look at four of the hottest Easy Meetings cities for your next gathering.
London: Host with the most
If you’re going to describe any city in superlatives, it has to be London. 2,000 years of history and waves of migration have made London one of the most multicultural cities on earth with one of the highest concentrations of iconic buildings, celebrated restaurants and award-winning art and culture (much of it free).
Choose from a venue in creative hubs like East London’s Shoreditch, a historic listed building by Regents Park, or a sleek conference room at the Shard. Small meetings planners are spoiled for choice, and supported by great transport links and amenities.
A good midway point for visitors from Asia and the Americas, as well as Britain’s most-favored staycation destination, London is enjoying more freedom than most cities with the added bonus of lower-than-usual rates.
New York: Big views, big vision
From the sites of Manhattan to the hipster hubs of Brooklyn, the city that never sleeps can’t help but inspire your team to dream big. An incredibly diverse range of meetings venues, huge range of accommodation and a grid-based layout making the city incredibly easy to get around.
Buenos Aires: Romance & reinvention
Argentina’s sprawling, southern city runs the gamut from a historic center replete with a mix of Italianate, French and Modernist buildings to down-and-out docklands that have been turned into sophisticated bars, experimental restaurants and art galleries.
Yes there’s tango, merlot and epic steak but there’s so much more to inspire your attendees. Ticking all the boxes for great infrastructure, gastronomy and culture, Buenos Aires is an ideal meeting destination.
Sydney: Style & surf
In a 2019 poll by CVENT, Sydney took the number one position as the most popular destination for business meetings and events in the region. It’s no surprise. This visually-stunning city, draped around a glittering harbor has the best of both worlds. It’s cool and cosmopolitan with an abundance of bars, restaurants and cool hotels. In between cutting deals, your meeting attendees can choose to pitch up at Bondi beach or one of many beaches in the Eastern suburbs to surf, swim and experience life as a clean-living Sydney-sider.
Book your next in-person meeting at CWT Easy Meetings.