This is the first in a series of blogs aimed at those working within the Housing Sector, we have 30 years of experience in the events industry and we are proud to say we have worked with many well respected Housing Associations. What we thought we would do is share some of our experiences working on the three key events in any Housing Association’s calendar.
Now as this is only the first in our series, don’t expect us to give away any of our biggest secrets but keep an eye out, over the course of the next few months we will be blogging about different ways to add value to your events. In this blog we are just going to touch on the key events in your calendar:
Stakeholder Events or AGM
Each AGM is different dependant on the company and the goals they wish to achieve, however from our experience we have listed some of the key aims when holding an AGM:
- Communicate to your stakeholders about your annual report, and highlight key achievements and goals for the next year.
- Convey the long term strategy and how it helps to achieve the overall objectives of the association.
- Emphasise the visions and values of the association.
The one point in the year where all of your members of staff are gathered in the same room, grab the opportunity, engage and motivate your staff. The staff conference is a great opportunity for you to; communicate goals, create two way communications and get feedback, workshop new ideas and ensure that everyone is driving towards the same end goals.
Customer communication events
Customer communication events are all about engaging and empowering your customers, so why not introduce new ideas each year to keep things fresh and exciting.
One of the key components of the Lightsource ‘diet’ is awards ceremonies; we have noticed over the years an increasing tendency for Housing Associations to celebrate outstanding members of the community by holding annual awards ceremonies.
I don’t want to go into too much detail in this blog on the services Lightsource can offer to assist with your events, as we will be touching on them in more detail in later blogs. But just as a quick taster here are some of the services Lightsource can offer.
- Live event streaming
- Digitial media – YouTube, social media, on-demand video
- Lighting and staging
- Delegate interaction
- Award ceremonies
- Road shows
- Diary booths