As we approach the end of the financial year, it’s time to celebrate and acknowledge your employees and their achievements. The past few years have significantly altered how we work and interact with colleagues. Now more than ever, it’s important to maintain and foster connections within the workplace. Daytime events (especially at EOFY time) are an excellent way to do this, so say ‘thank you’, and reward your peers while hosting a memorable time with them.
We’ve listed our top reasons why holding an EOFY event in person is an absolute must! So without further ado, here they are…
1. Network & Strengthen Relationships
Despite the surge of virtual events due to technological advancements and recent global circumstances (yes, we’re looking at you, COVID), in-person events continue to be valuable to ensure your colleagues can foster personal connections as nothing can fully replicate the connection and rapport built through face-to-face interaction.
Face-to-face events allow for non-verbal communication, spontaneous conversations, and deeper relationship building. Attendees can meet industry peers, potential partners, or clients. Bringing everyone together in a relaxed atmosphere stimulates meaningful dialogue and opens possibilities for potential collaborations. You never know – such an event might be the catalyst for meeting your next significant client or forming strategic partnerships that could elevate your business to a new level. These interactions can lead to collaborations, business deals, or a broader professional network.
So, as we approach the close of this financial year, let’s remember that EOFY events are more than just an occasion to enjoy and celebrate with your colleagues. They’re also a golden opportunity to network, create valuable professional relationships, and contribute to your company’s growth and success in the year ahead.
‘So nice to have a venue in Melbourne CBD with capacity for a large group. The entrance is large and fitted out well, perfect for those events that require a decent size registration area. The internal venue has many options floor plan-wise, it was perfect for our stand-up event for 400 – 500pax. Large main bar and capabilities to offer another service bar so guests have plenty of options’ – TJ
2. Reward Your Team and Boost Morale
An EOFY event is the perfect opportunity to reward your hardworking team for their dedication throughout the year. Show them how much you appreciate their efforts, and watch their spirits soar! A fun-filled morning or day of celebration in person can be an excellent morale booster and motivate everyone to start the new fin year on a high note. Besides, during the day, there is sun, and catching the rays boost serotonin levels which is associated with boosting mood and helps everyone to feel calm and focused whilst helping to foster a sense of team unity and corporate culture.
‘The Q Events venue was beautiful, hi-tech and housed many spaces in which to hold functions. Certainly the finest function space we’ve ever seen’ – Lill
3. Reflect, Recharge, and Plan Ahead
The end of the financial year marks a natural pause in the business cycle, making it the perfect time for reflection, recharging, and planning. An EOFY event offers a great opportunity to reflect on the successes and challenges of the past year, recharge your energy, and gather insights from colleagues and industry peers. It’s the ideal setting to brainstorm ideas, set goals, and outline strategies for the upcoming financial year. Plus, doing all this while enjoying some delicious food and drinks adds an extra inspiration!
‘Our event was a huge success! Our staff loved the venue and raved about the food’s deliciousness’ – Lauren – NEC
4. Engaging experiences, increased focus & direct feedback
In-person events often offer a more dynamic and immersive experience. Attendees can participate in interactive workshops, experience live demonstrations, and enjoy the atmosphere of a shared physical space. When attending an event in person, distractions are often minimized compared to virtual attendance. People are generally more engaged and retain information better. For event organisers, in-person events provide an opportunity to observe attendees’ reactions and receive immediate feedback. This can be invaluable for improving future events.
‘The Q Events venue space was stunning. The team were super accommodating and easy to coordinate with’ – Easy Weddings
5. Showcase Your Brand, Company Culture, Products, or Services
EOFY events present a fantastic platform to showcase your brand, company culture, and new products or services. In-person events offer a chance to display products or services in a way that attendees can physically interact with. This tactile experience can be a powerful sales tool.
Every detail can reflect your organisation’s identity and values, from the Q Events venue decor to the menu selection.
Be it a formal sit-down lunch or a casual breakfast party, tailor the event to your brand’s personality. Creating a memorable and cohesive experience’ll leave a lasting impression on your guests and reinforce your brand’s presence in their minds.
‘There were a few last-minute changes, but the Q Events team were so relaxed and helpful with every request.
We received so much positive feedback from our attendees on the venue, service and food, so we were thrilled!’ – Hannah – Evanta
6. Have a Well-Deserved Blast!
Last but certainly not least, let’s not forget the most important benefit: having an absolute blast! An EOFY event allows everyone to relax, unwind, and enjoy each other’s company outside of the office walls. After all, life is all about those special moments, and an EOFY event is the perfect occasion to make them happen!
‘We are so glad that we chose Q Events as the team were really helpful throughout the event and made the planning process a smooth run. Food was delicious and everyone enjoyed it’ – Mayanthika
Remember, the end of the financial year is just around the corner, get in touch to start organising your event and get ready to bid farewell to this financial year in style!
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*EOFY Offer at Q Events valid until July 31st, 2023. Bookings are subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.