Pre event Planning
The brief from the client was straightforward and to the point. They were looking for a creative programme that would be engaging, active and one which would create memorable moments. Keeping the guests busy throughout was paramount.
The first challenge was the competition with destinations like New York being offered for this trip. Then due to bad weather forecasted over the dates, ECMeetings Malta in collaboration with The MotivAction Group had to devise and plan back up options in order to substitute the sea-based activities with land-based ones. ECMeetings rose to each challenge and had very satisfied clients leave the Maltese islands.
What can be more exciting while on an island than sailing, swimming with large tuna, beach bbqs, harbour cruises and speed out at sea? This is what was planned for the group for their incentive trip in Malta which had to change due to a spell of bad weather. Since we don’t believe in crying over spoilt milk, Liam – ECMeetings’ event manager – along with Sarah (MotivAction) at a last minute came up with an equally high-quality and lively incentive programme.
The guests got to visit the capital city Valletta and explore it in an active way by participating in certain challenges and taking photographic evidence of the teams. Being an adventurous young group they wanted to brave the rough seas all in good faith to get a look at Malta’s Three Cities and Valletta from a different perspective on board a gullet. Making use of the Westin Dragonara Hotel’s premises, one of the mornings was spent on a videographic hunt around the hotel. A classy, stylish element was added to the programme in the form of vintage car transfers to Mdina, while a walk down memory lane came in the form of a photo and video presentation before dinner at De Mondion. Dinners were unaffected by the weather and as usual divine cuisine was served to the guests who dined at Malta’s finest restaurants.
Post event Analysis
Although having to change to back up options was disappointing for all concerned, the clients still enjoyed the land-based alternatives offered to them. Getting wet during the activity only added to the amusement of the programme and the corporate client was impressed at ECMeetings and MotivAction’s adaptability and flexibility to organise such a creative incentive programme at such short notice. Who knows maybe next year the group will come back to experience their plan A incentive in Malta.