What Types of Events Are There?

Budget, Sponsorship, Location and Accessibility: There are many things that event creators need to consider when planning an event. But let's go back to basics. The first thing is to decide what kind of function you want to keep. So what types of events are there? From virtual and corporate to fundraisers and festivals, here is the breakdown of the most common categories.



While many business-to-business events (B2B) fall into one of the three categories above, it is important to consider the value of workshops and training sessions as they can help businesses connect with staff and the public. Whether you want to bring your employees together to share ideas or help your target audience better understand your product, these types of corporate events offer the equivalent of a collaborative classroom with a strong focus on learning. 

Social Events


There are many reasons for a group of people to meet in a business or work environment, whether it’s a birthday party or a team training night. Social events should talk about people’s personal interests and tend to revolve around food and entertainment. 

Virtual events


Virtual events are organized online, where participants can participate in the comfort of their own home. A kind of growing event (and necessary) in 2020, online events are here to remain an ideal way to boost your business. One of the greatest benefits is the ability to reach a wider audience, as it is not limited by geography. There are also budgetary benefits such as not paying rent on premises or catering, as well as fewer concerns about physical accessibility. 

1. Webinars

2. Classes

3. Interactive performances