Choosing a conference venue

Choosing a conference venue

Read two adverts for corporate venues to practise and improve your reading skills.

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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.


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Submitted by Natsumi Tamura on Sun, 28/06/2020 - 15:00

The most important facilities for me is Wi-Fi, and the place where conferences or meetings are held. Wi-Fi helps you use your electronic devices smoothly. Many people use computers and tablets in meeting, so having them is convenient. Also, I want to use the conference venue as close to the station as possible because some people take the train.

Submitted by Shoma Tateishi on Sun, 28/06/2020 - 11:46

I think free Wi-Fi is the most important facility for me when I go to a conference or meeting.Because it's very convenient, and essential because I rely on the Internet.If it disappears from me, I'm in trouble because I can’t connect to the network from the PC.As a result, it will be a hindrance at conferences and meetings.In addition, without Wi-Fi, the smartphone will be speed limited.The speed limitation of smartphones makes it difficult to search for information and contact people.This has a great influence on daily life and business.For these reasons,I think free Wi-Fi is the most important facility for me.

Submitted by Kaho Dokko on Fri, 26/06/2020 - 15:15

I think free Wi-Fi is most important facility when I go to a conference or meeting because the Internet environment is essential for meetings.Computers are almost always used in meetings,then it would be convenient to have free Wi-Fi. The next important thing I think is the gym, the golf courses and so on. It will be a relief by moving between meetings. Also, I think it will be easier to talk to my colleagues during the meeting if I can deepen my friendship with them during golf.

Submitted by Maiko Tanzawa on Fri, 26/06/2020 - 04:14

The facilities that I consider most important at the conference are those with an IT environment. Since various businesses are all done through the Internet now, I think that I will use a lot of electronic devices. At that time, Wi-Fi that has a safe and stable communication speed and a printer that can print immediately on site, I think that if the equipment such as a tablet that can be made paperless and so on is fulfilled, the conference can proceed smoothly.

Submitted by Akemi Matsumoto on Thu, 25/06/2020 - 12:23

I think “free Wi-Fi” and “free printing service” are the most important facilities when doing a conference or meeting. First of all, in a meeting, having your own computer is indispensable. And that computers needs Wi-Fi. So, if there are free Wi-Fi it will be so convenient. In addition, if you have a free copy service, it will help a lot when needing to print out documents of the mitting.

Submitted by Noyama Juri on Thu, 25/06/2020 - 04:46

Hello everyone. I think wi-fi is the most needed facility for meetings. that's because having a good communication environment is important at meetings. Since the internet is used for streaming materials, it will affect the conference if there is no such facility. I use the internet in class so I can understand the need for wi-fi. Also, I think it is important to prepare a light lunch. because without it. I'm hungry and lose my concentration. From these things, Wi-fi is most needed at meetings and I think it is important to prepare a light lunch.

Submitted by Farshad on Tue, 23/06/2020 - 19:07

The most important facilities for me are refreshments, wifi, and see a short performance if it is possible!

Submitted by Machida on Sun, 21/06/2020 - 16:23

I think free Wi-Fi is the most important facility for me when I go to a conference or meeting. Because I think that we often use a computer at a meeting. So If we can't use it, we can't hold meeting. In addition, I think it is important to have restaurants nearby too. Because, I will feel hungry after a long meeting. If we go with someone from a different workplace, we can get along well and work can be a good move.

Submitted by Naru Yasuda on Fri, 19/06/2020 - 06:33

I think place has an important role to hold conference. So, I think good place is to rent the place where there have an enough space and quiet places. If the meeting member is the same company, you can hold conference at the office. Office is not need money. It is good point to hold meeting at office. But you spend there a lot of times. So, may de you don’t have a strain. The other hand, if, you go to anther please, you have a strain. And more, if your meeting have a parson who not same company, it is equal. Therefor I think good place is to rent the place.

Submitted by R on Thu, 18/06/2020 - 18:42

I think free Wi-Fi is the most important facility for me when I go to a meeting or conference. Meetings may not be possible without free Wi-Fi. If we have free Wi-Fi, we can share the video with people there. I think the meeting will be more efficient if the video can be shared. Also, can use our own smartphone without any data limit. I have only a small amout of data on my smartphone, so it would be helpful to have free Wi-Fi.