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Business and corporate trips are the extension of the open nature of companies. Headquarters might serve as a home base, but the rest of the business world is outside — launching, growing, cooperating, and competing in the framework of the world economy.
As corporations evolve, more and more teams become distributed across the world. Still, nothing can replace face-to-face interaction when it comes to mutual understanding and bonding.
Transportation is where each corporate event begins and ends — your charter bus rental is a part of the experience. From NYC airport charters to get your teams from the tarmac to their hotels to employee shuttles to ferry your guests between all the best corporate venues in New York, Bus.com offers a professional, innovative, and efficient service fit for corporate events of any size.
New York City is a fast-paced corporate engine with new businesses, technology, and ideas, popping up every day. As a company based in New York or close by, you can take advantage of the hundreds of conferences, forums, and corporate events that take place in Manhattan every year. Here are just a few of them.
Speaking to an audience of more than 3,000 people, the brightest investors on Wall Street, including founders, CEOs, and portfolio managers share some of their stories and secrets during this one day only event. This gathering of New York’s financial community benefits the Sohn Conference Foundation in support of children with cancer and other childhood illnesses.
Business Insider’s flagship event boasts a seemingly never-ending list of media and technology industry A-list speakers year after year. From Mark Cuban to 50 Cent, and from founders of some of the world’s fastest growing companies to Shark Tank personalities, you never know who you’ll encounter at Ignition. Its talks and interviews tend to center around innovation and the future of the media and tech sectors. The event takes place at Spring Studios in the Tribeca neighborhood.
A 2008 survey ranked the World Business Forum one of the top five most influential venues in the world for C-Suite execs. Ticket prices are pretty serious, but the offering is on par. When you can trot out a former United States Secretary of State and one of Hollywood’s greatest filmmakers of all time just hours apart, your conference probably means business.
UBS Investment Bank holds several multi-day financial services conferences in different locations around the United States and the world throughout the year. New York’s conference brings in investors and more than 160 companies for panels, presentations, and meetings over a three day span. This conference takes place at the Grand Hyatt New York, right beside the iconic Grand Central Station.
As fast-paced and high-octane as New York’s business world is, it can be helpful to give your employees a break in the action from time to time. When it’s time to put the grind on pause, get to know each better, and have a little fun, New York’s team building activities are aplenty.
Split into teams. Start the clock. Race across Manhattan. Find as many clues as you can. That’s The Great Gotham Challenge. This “large-scale immersive puzzle adventure” is played right there on the streets of New York City and its clues are all centered around the city’s history and culture. It’s a great way to get employees working together while learning a thing or two about their city.
Forget everything you know about team building events. The experiences created at Unarthodox are weird, fun, shocking, and transformative all at the same time. You might find yourself sculpting blindfolded, or acting in a virtual reality short, or painting while drinking wine under the tutelage of a “color theorist”. Companies like Google, Twitter, Facebook, and Apple have all leaned on Unarthodox for their corporate events. Whatever happens there, you can expect it to be straight up wacky.
Escape rooms are one of the hottest new trends in team building. It’ll put any team to the test, encouraging them to work together to solve clues and overcome challenges in a real-world environment. At The Escape Game on Madison Avenue, you have the choice between five different adventure games: Gold Rush, Prison Break, Special Ops: Mysterious Market, The Heist, and Playground.
Trust a classic for your next team building exercise: Bowling. But Bowlmor Lanes in the heart of Times Square isn’t just any old bowling alley. It’s upscale and has blacklight bowling, a full-on pub with premium cocktails, and an arcade. Plus, when you book your corporate event with them, an event planner works with you to provide your team the best bowling experience possible.
All your childhood fantasies come to life at Fly High, an indoor trampoline park in Staten Island. It’s not only insanely amusing, but it’s also a great workout. Bouncers can play a game of dodgeball on trampolines, go freestyle on the Flying Foam Pit, check off a basketball bucket list item at the Dunk Zone, or combine the trampoline with a bungee cord. At the end of it all, sit back and give those muscles a rest on a leather massage chair.