01 May 2023

Tips for planning your 2023 EOFY team event

End of Financial Year Tips




While the End of the Financial Year (EOFY) is a busy time for many businesses, it’s also an excellent opportunity to bring teams together and celebrate their hard work over the past year. With many companies still operating with a blend of onsite and remote teams, it has never been more important to take the opportunity to bring employees together to help celebrate achievements and set up the year ahead. Holding EOFY celebrations can help to boost team morale, strengthen relationships, and create a sense of community within the workplace. Here are some tips for holding successful EOFY celebrations to bring teams together:

Choose the Right Venue

The venue you choose for your EOFY celebrations can make all the difference. Depending on your budget and preferences, choose a restaurant, bar, or event space that offers food, drinks, and entertainment. Consider selecting a convenient venue for everyone, with plenty of room for your team to gather and socialise.

Create memorable experiences with professional speakers

EOFY celebrations aim to bring your team together to build a sense of community. Consider a Master of Ceremonies(MC) to help engage employees and facilitate event proceedings. Often laughter and humour are great ways to create a shared experience that creates a talking point well after the event has concluded. Motivational speakers are also a great way to provide powerful life experiences and positive messages that inspire your teams to bring their best selves to the workplace. 

Professional Business, Economy and Finance speakers can provide a unique insight into forecasted trends and market disruptions for more structured EOFY events that include planning, budgeting, and strategy.

Whatever the EOFY event type, it is essential to create a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere that encourages team members to interact and get to know each other better.

Provide Food and Drinks

No celebration is complete without food and drinks! Consider providing a range of snacks, appetisers, and beverages for your team to enjoy throughout the event. You can arrange a set menu or drinks package if you’re hosting the celebration at a restaurant or bar. 

Recognise Achievements

EOFY celebrations are an excellent opportunity to recognise your team’s achievements over the past year. Consider taking the time to acknowledge individual and team accomplishments and to thank everyone for their hard work and contributions. This helps promote team morale and create a sense of pride and accomplishment among team members.

Encourage Networking

Finally, EOFY celebrations are an excellent opportunity to encourage networking and relationship-building among team members. Consider seating people at different tables or encouraging team members to mix with other teams throughout the event. By creating a relaxed and social atmosphere, you’ll help to foster new connections and strengthen existing relationships within your team.

Holding EOFY celebrations is a great way to unite teams and celebrate their hard work over the past year. If you want to make your event memorable with professional speakers who can enhance the experience for all guests, contact the ICMI team, who can help select suitable speakers to meet your event and budget needs.

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