Sunday, 13 January, 2019

Start your year on a high and plan for success in 2019 with a venue that delivers.

The first few months of the year are a crucial time for companies that are keen to strike the right balance between celebrating the hard work that’s gone before, and keeping teams on track. To hit the ground running in 2019, having revitalised staff and forward strategies already prepped can make all the difference to performance outcomes throughout the year.

At this time of year it’s all about the three ‘rs’ - rewarding, re-energising and reviewing - to make sure teams stay on point. But what are some of the most effective ways to achieve these goals and ensure your event hits the mark?

Research tells us that recognising staff through a range of incentive activities have far-reaching benefits, from improved communication between co-workers, managers and employees, to a greater sense of team spirit, enhanced collaboration and an increase in employee loyalty.

To make the most of this golden opportunity to connect, the choice of venue is key with the best offering dynamic activities and spaces that are not only great for a wide range of purposes, but are guaranteed to make an impact.

Here at Yas Conference Centre, we’ve been able to help companies hold some really successful events, from team building days racing around our famous Yas Marina Circuit to gala dinners on the iconic track. And each time it was so satisfying for our own team to see just how invigorating those experiences were.

Check out some of our suggestions for everything from incentive activities to awards dinners to make sure you kick off 2019 on a high note! 

Smells like team spirit

Let’s face it, not all team building events hit the right note and can sometimes fall a bit flat. But that doesn’t have to be the case, especially when some friendly competition is introduced. At Yas Conference Centre we have some team building sessions that definitely pack a punch. Whether it’s racing against the clock, and your colleagues, to fit a tyre on a real F1 car in a Pit Stop challenge, or jumping behind the wheel of a powerful Aston Martin GT4 for a dream driving experience, the Yas Gold corporate day is sure to bring a group together and ensure everyone has some fun!

Office block / Space bound

Don’t underestimate the difference it can make to get people out of their traditional office setting and into a fresh space - especially when the purpose of the gathering is to revitalise staff and strategise for the year ahead. If you combine an element of fun, and add some wow factor, teams are far more likely to sit up and take notice. A popular choice among our corporate clients is an event in the Main Pit garages - an air conditioned, unique space right on the edge of the F1 track that can be personalised with bespoke design touches and fitted out with funky furniture. Alternatively, combine a meeting at one of the hospitality suites overlooking the track with the Mercedes-AMG E63 drag racing experience to feel like a racing pro for the day, battling your desk buddies to see who can set the fastest time.

 Inside out

Freshen things up during the cooler winter months and move your event outside. At Yas Conference Centre there’s a huge array of outdoor venues boasting breathtaking panoramas that are sure to make an instant impact. Luna Lounge and the Trackside Terrace provide a picturesque setting for early year kick off meeting and can be tailored by our in house team to suit everything from a business breakfast to a festive celebration. We’ve seen companies have a lot of fun mixing and matching everything we have to offer, whether its using a photo booth or even a Mash Machine – a fun sound system that allow delegates to become the DJ. Or for a new spin on outdoor events, try the Vehicle Dynamics Area, where employees can put cars through their paces in a series of driving challenges on wet and dry surfaces before enjoying a gala dinner under the stars. 

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