Planning a successful event for any occasion is tough enough, but sometimes getting your guests to stick around is the hardest part. According to Event Manager Blog, event planners of major conferences are all too familiar with this dilemma. While there isn’t one magic solution to this issue, the website offers the following tips to maximize guest retention until the very end:

  1. Make programs short and sweet
  2. Pick a convenient location
  3. Save the best program for last
  4. Think about your seating arrangement
  5. Consider program breaks
  6. Cut down on idle time
  7. Keep guests in the loop
  8. Introduce contests
  9. Grasp guests’ attention
  10. Allow for a discrete getaway
  11. Ensure the schedule is punctual
  12. “Wow” your guests
  13. Don’t get offended


We realize that planning a major conference can be a bit overwhelming, and people tend to bite off more than they can chew. Instead, enlist the help of McVeigh Global Meetings and Events. We have endless experience planning events both large and small, and guarantee satisfaction from both you and your guest list!