This meeting is about business and networking. It’s not a family event and we’re not set up to accommodate children.
Keep the focus on business
We get that. That’s where we come in.
For some meeting planners, having children attend a business meeting with a parent causes added stress and conflict. The meeting or conference is not designed to accommodate children. There is a clear business focus and evening activities are not suitable for younger guests. Other attendees are not expecting a family-focused event. This is business.
Still, you’ll find attendees bringing children with them and either asking if they can attend some of the events or just bringing them anyway. Research shows that Millennials want to blend work and family in a more meaningful way. You may not encourage or even agree to let them bring children, but they do. You may even end up damaging relationships with clients who want to bring children that you can’t accommodate. More and more working parents are looking for ways to blend work and family even if doing so presents additional challenges. You’re stuck in a no-win situation.
For these kinds of situations, Plus One Meetings offers companies an attractive alternative. Our Child Care Programs will go far beyond quality care. We set-up our play space in an area separate from the main conference area and offer both day and evening activities to satisfy parents and children. Adults can join their children after hours and during free time and choose to extend their stay after the conference to enjoy family time. Our focus is on family so you can keep your attendees focus on business.
Does it have to be all or nothing? Not at all. For some meeting planners, offering a Child Care Program like Plus One Meetings means integrating the children into the program when appropriate. We offer video breaks — short videos featuring the children in our care to be shown during meeting breaks or to kick-off a session. Parents gain an extra sense of comfort seeing what their children are up to and knowing that they are having a good time. During the evening, we can host separate dinners and activities for the children or help you integrate them into your agenda. The level of service and number of events is up to you.