The destination of your event is often influenced by factors beyond practical, functional benefits—and savvy event planners know that the right destination can shape the energy and overall business outcomes of a meeting.
In Taiwan, corporate groups can get a dose of adrenaline and adventure as the country is rife with cultural venues and intriguing locales that will inspire delegates and build connections. Here are some ideas to inspire your next event...
Walking the talk
Fostering team-bonding moments within the business setting means creating challenges that teams can overcome together. Taroko Gorge, with its epic landscapes and hiking trails, is both an inspirational and functional setting for meetings that has incentive options to hike the country’s most spectacular natural wonder. Snaking for almost 20km through sheer marble cliffs and lush green mountains, Taroko Gorge is the only marble gorge in the world.
Spirit of reinvention
Event planners often seek creative spaces that inspire delegates during brainstorming, planning and strategic meetings. Showcasing the creative range of Taiwan’s design community through innovation retail and event spaces, such as Songshan Cultural and Creative Park (below) and HuaShan 1914 Creative Park, can be the homeplate for such meetings. Both have emerged as key cultural enterprises which have made international headlines.
Shifting mindsets and goal-setting are key objectives in business meetings and the right setting can inspire ownership in executives. The beautiful National Taichung Theater (main) is one such place. With the awe-inspiring architectural curves of Pritzker-prize-winning Toyo Ito as a backdrop, business executives will be inspired to go from good to great.
A larger sense of purpose
Instilling an ambition for greater good with executives can begin with a well-placed message of corporate social responsibility. The Anshun Salt Fields date back to the 1920s but since mega typhoons in 2016 destroyed the fields, corporate groups can now help with reconstruction or harvest their own salt. The nearby Salt Museum also offers competitive games based around salt mining.
Big picture thinking
Taitung’s top views will inspire your delegates to consider the big picture at their meetings. Every June to August, the city hosts the annual Taiwan International Balloon Festival where participants can get a panoramic view of the region’s verdant tea plantations and the expansive Central and Coastal Mountain ranges.
Breakthrough and Bond
Escape rooms are a great way to encourage team work. Essentially, the rooms are locked and filled with in-built puzzles—solve clues and find keys to get out before the time limit. This goal-oriented setting makes for a great activity to build stronger team rapport. And in recent years, increase in demand has seen a surge in the number of escape room providers across the country.
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