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 Seina Tsuchiya on Sat, 11/07/2020 - 18:04

I think that the environment where electronic devices can be used properly is the most important. Free WiFi is very convenient. Besides, it would be nice if I could charge my PC. I also hope that the venue can be easily reached by bus or train and I'd like to have a light meal there.

Submitted by Mahmudul_Tanim on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 19:32

Most important for me in the conference or meeting is to provide well WiFi service, refreshment, a large parking place and so on. In a word i think the meeting room should be a well decorate to finish properly, smoothly & comfortably. Think that its good not only for me but also everyone.

Submitted by Dastenova Firuza on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 08:01

the more facilities we have the more effective will be our work, so free wifi certainly is necessary, but all the time using electronic devices makes you get tired and gym, entertainments are also useful for relaxing at such times, because good rest makes our work more productive.

Submitted by Re on Mon, 06/07/2020 - 05:26

Hello. It's very important for me to have facilities that makes it fun to go to work. I can do my best. Furthermore, a place to relax is very important place for people. Good point s of convenient transportation. Place where beautiful scenery is good for people because when they are nervous and tired they can relax. Wi-Fi is essential in the present age. Sometimes I can't work without Wi-Fi Because I use my computer. For example, I give a presentation using a computer. In this way I can work efficiently by having a good facility.

Submitted by Tsuyoshi watanabe on Tue, 30/06/2020 - 01:50

It is most important to have an environment where attendees can concentrate on the meeting. Because the meeting is a place to exchange opinions with each other, and it will not be possible without attendees’ concentration. soundproof environment and indoor temperature control are considered important to do it. If there is construction around the building, noise will disturb the concentration of attendees, and if it is too hot in the summer, attendees won’t be able to think well, so air conditioning is essential. With regards to the Wi-Fi environment, it may be possible to substitute the materials prepared in advance for the attendees, so whether Wi-fi is necessary or not will depend on the content of the meeting.

Submitted by Hiyori Ueno on Mon, 29/06/2020 - 06:33

I think Free wifi is the most imprtant facilities for me. Because most people use computer and cellphone while meetings. When I perform presentation, I want to show some picture and Youtube. So if I can't use internet, I can't perform my presentation smoothly.

Submitted by Yuki on Mon, 29/06/2020 - 06:23

I think most important facilities for me are large screen, projector, system, PC and free Wi-Fi. Because if there are no these things, we can't have a meeting. I think we need a large screen and projector to explain something at the meeting. And without sound system, everyone could not hear in a large conference or meeting room. I also free Wi-Fi is important. Because if there is no free Wi-Fi, we can't use PC. If we can't use PC, we can't have a meeting. For these reasons, I think these things are most important facilities for me to have a conference or meeting.

Submitted by Suzuha on Mon, 29/06/2020 - 06:14

I think free Wi-Fi is the most important facility for me. I definitely use a laptop at a meeting, so free Wi-Fi will take sides with me.

Submitted by Yuki on Mon, 29/06/2020 - 06:06

I think most important facilities for me are large screen, projector, sound system, PC and free Wi-Fi. free Wi-fi is most important facility for me. Because if there is no free Wi-Fi, we can't use our computer.

Submitted by Mirei Honda on Mon, 29/06/2020 - 03:57

I think the most important thing in a conference or meeting is location and free WiFi. About the first place,it is better to be as close as possible. If you get tired just by going,the discussion at the meeting will not proceed well. Also,you should choose a soundproof facility because you can't concentrate if surrounding sound is noisy. The second free WiFi is a most have. If you don't free WiFi,your computer and monitor will be slow and meetings will be long. Is that happens further,I think that people who attend the meeting will be uncomfortable.