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Choosing a conference venue

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The International Centre

Whether you are looking for a conference venue or a place to have your meetings and your training days, the International Centre is the perfect modern space for your event.

Offering free Wi-Fi, secure parking and all-day refreshments, the International Centre has 120 meeting rooms and a theatre for up to 1,000 people.

Conveniently located in the city centre, the International Centre is close to the shops and only a ten-minute walk to the train station.

The Grand West

The Grand West is a country house surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful scenery, only a 30-minute drive from the airport.

With 76 hotel rooms, 12 meeting rooms and a conference room that takes up to 200 people, the Grand West offers free Wi-Fi and a whiteboard in every room.

You can also make use of the gardens of the Grand West for team-building events and outdoor activities. Our indoor swimming pool, gym and 18-hole golf course will ensure that your event is relaxing and enjoyable for everyone.



Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2


Actually,I only have a single time experience of going to a conference or meeting . But I think free wifi connection is importantly needed as there might be a time to to access wifi like opening pdf files or something googling it.Also,secure parking shouldn't be neglected because most of the people around this time oftenly have a tough time while parking.

Free freshments and free wifi and closing to the shopping mall are most important for me because I eat what I want to eat with no money and search everything on online by no bill and go shopping after the meeting.

when I go to a conferance or meeting the most important thing of course foods and drinks. I want to eat until evening, because I am hungry person :)
also when I don' eat I am feeling don't comfortable myself.

When I go to a conference or meeting, I think it is convenient with Wi-Fi free, free refreshments, secure parking.

When I go to a conference or meeting, the most important things are free wifi, food, and comfortable chairs, because most of the time we stay a much time there.

When I go to a conference or event, the most important things are free internet, a secure parking place, a place of relaxing and refreshments.

If I go for a meeting or a conference, the most important facilities for me are a free access to the Internet, refreshments and that the place is located near to the shops and not too far from the airport or train station.

The essential facilities for me is free wifi, secure parking and all day refreshments. Moreover, if possible, I like swimming pool and outdoor activities.

i think wi-fi and conference rooms is important and the place must be near to a shop or something if there isn't refreshments

In my personal experience, having a screen is the most important for a conference or meeting. A screen is effective to get an attention when you make a presentation in front of majority. So, I would definitely ask a hotel if they have it or not.