Designing productive and mindful meetings
The best MICE events are no longer just about being innovative and intellectually stimulating for participants. Adding wellness elements into your event programme can be a great way to keep your participants refreshed and engaged throughout the event. Here are a few activities you can consider.
Find their calm through short exercises
While your event may be planned to excite and stimulate participation, event delegates may feel the strain if they’re constantly going from one activity or breakout session to another. Event fatigue can even work against you, making it hard for your delegates to stay engaged.
On the flipside, you don’want them to feel overly relaxed that it brings down the energy of the event. Striking that fine balance through short, stress-busting activities that can slot easily into your programme can do wonders.
This includes guided breathing and meditation-based exercises, which require as little as a few minutes to carry out and can be scheduled in the mid-morning and late afternoon – times of the day when participants are more likely to feel lethargic.
If time permits, you could even consider adding yoga workshops or spa treatments to really soothe your participants’ senses and clear their mind. These can often be arranged with the help of the conference venue’s event planners. For example, Grand Hyatt Singapore’s wellness options include energising activities like yoga and Pilates sessions, as well as neck and shoulder spa treatments that can be customised to fit seamlessly into your programme.
Have fun outdoors
Whether it’s a sunset jog along Marina Bay or a morning Pilates session at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, your participants will appreciate the chance to get moving and to enjoy some sunshine and fresh air.
Aside from the release of endorphins that will leave your participants happy and energetic, they will also appreciate the chance to take in the sights and sounds of Singapore beyond the walls of the conference venue.
You may even consider going one step further and get their adrenaline pumping with outdoor adventure activities. Located at Siloso Beach Walk is MegaAdventure, which offers various types of outdoor activities, from a 75-metre high zip line to a five- to 15-metre high tree top walk over Sentosa’s lush tropical rainforest.