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 Lilly098 on Fri, 09/10/2020 - 21:52

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.

Submitted by Roblox on Sun, 06/09/2020 - 16:36

The important facility I am looking for at the conference is access to restrooms. You won't miss the meeting and save time.

Submitted by Faheem Khan on Fri, 28/08/2020 - 04:05

in my opinion every facility is important when you go for a conference or meeting. because its the need of life when you happy where you go you can focus more on your goals and you can achieve more things and facilities can also related with your success.

Submitted by Rinaa on Sat, 15/08/2020 - 20:49

Whether you are looking for conference venue or place to have your holidays, the Hotel Magra Austria is a perfect place for your events. The hotel is surrounded by hills and wonderful scenery, only 30 minutes drive from City. We provide 30 hotel rooms, 5 meeting rooms, and 7 country house near the hotel. The hotel has a huge garden which you can use for outdoor activities. Also, we provide an indoor pool and gym for you to have enjoyable holidays. The food is various and huge including traditional food. The coffee-bar is available 24 hours

Submitted by Rinaa on Sat, 15/08/2020 - 20:40

The essential facilities for attending a meeting are wifi because without it I won't be able to present my work. Also coffee is something that I cant stay awake and relax without it, and secure parking space
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Submitted by Onur on Sat, 08/08/2020 - 17:38

According to me, the facilities which have events and delicious caterings are most important for me. First of all, events make teams closer and you know lots of coleagues who you didn't know before. Basketball and football areas can be appropriate for that. Secondly, I am a foodie. Due to the fact that I always look up for tasty foods in conferences. So, wi-fi, cosy rooms, location of the center are significant too.

Submitted by AMANI148 on Sat, 01/08/2020 - 17:53

The most important for me it is free wifi ,food and drink.And most important of all, i will benefit from this meeting.

Submitted by Nobu1230 on Sat, 25/07/2020 - 01:24

I think the most important facility is free wifi.This is because we must use some electronics which need wifi. Furthermore convenient location is very important.Nearly station and restaurants make us more efficient definitely.
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Submitted by Hennadii on Thu, 16/07/2020 - 14:43

It depends on the event's character. If it a tensional conference with lots of information I think golf-club would be too much. Good refreshments, nice hotel room and small but smart relaxing program are enough. If you need to work hard it's good to be concentrated not loose. In the other hand, if your company is doing well and all of you've worked hard to get this success, your board could organize you some interesting events on the countryside. Golf, fishing, barbecue or horseriding. It's a good way to cheer company's staff.

Submitted by Suellen Esteves on Wed, 15/07/2020 - 17:01

I think the most important facilities are a large place, free Wi-fi, secure parking and all-day refreshments. A large place for people to be confortable, free Wi-fi for presentations and etc, secure parking because people stay there for a lot hours, then it is important to have secure parking for store your cars and all-day refreshments for people don't need to leave the meeting to food or to drink.