When you’re stuck in your office on a wet Wednesday afternoon, daydreaming about a high-end holiday can be a welcome distraction.
It’s perfectly acceptable to while away a few minutes planning a romantic rendezvous in Paris or a sun-kissed sojourn in St Lucia during downtime.
And it probably boosts your energy ahead of tackling everyday tasks like trawling through emails and finding payroll outsourcing options.
But if you’re employed in certain industries, convincing your boss that it’s crucial to attend a corporate conference in an exotic location can be child’s play — provided you’ve done the right research.
If you’re yearning for a chic corporate trip, here are three business events in luxe locations.
- Smart City Expo, Dubai
Should your business vision involve integrating the Internet of Things (IoT) into urban planning, slip a trip to sun-drenched Dubai into your calendar between 26th – 27th November for Smart City Expo 2018.
Held at the salubrious Metropolitan Hotel Dubai, the event features topics like smart building management systems and big data analytics. And when you’re not pampering yourself at the spa and swimming pool or enjoying fine food at a choice of five in-house bars and restaurants, swish down the slopes at Ski Dubai or grab a bird’s eye view of the city skyline from the top of the 555-metre high Burj Khalifa.
- Caribbean Travel Marketplace
The Caribbean is a prime destination for dream holidays — in November 2017 the Caribbean Tourism Organisation reported that the region’s annual growth rate was 4.2 per cent, higher than the global average of 3.9 per cent.
So if you want to pick up some tips on how to market your own region more effectively, jumping on a flight to Montego Bay for Caribbean Travel Marketplace between 28th-31st January 2019 is an excellent plan.
This vibesy event will be attended by 1052 delegates from 26 Caribbean countries and aims to connect buyers with suppliers while showcasing the region’s outstanding natural beauty.
- Cannes Yachting Festival
The Cannes Film Festival has transplanted Hollywood talent to the stunning French Riviera since 1946 — but for the yachting set and their supporting industry, the Cannes Yachting Festival is equally elegant and exciting.
Corporate teams attending Europe’s biggest boat show can wine and dine wealthy clients while persuading them to sign spectacular cheques for stunning multi-hulls and sailing boats — it’s the perfect excuse to party in classy Cote d’Azur hotspots like Hotel Martinez and Jimmy’z Discotheque.
Held between 11th – 16th September this year, 528 exhibitors with 600 boats are hoping to reel in big spenders from a crowd of over 50,000 visitors.
So there are three business events in luxe locations — pitch the perfect one to your boss today and you’ll soon be swapping your conservative office attire for a snazzy swimsuit and shades.
What’s your favourite high-end business conference? Share your tips in the comments section.