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 Minh on Tue, 12/01/2021 - 19:23

Actually, facilities in the conference or meeting are important for a number of people because they feel comfortable at there. Also refreshment are crucial things, people can save their time attending these events, they are easily to discuss more than people they like. On the other hand, it makes these events more professional than other events have nothing.

Submitted by May Nine on Sun, 03/01/2021 - 09:31

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.
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Submitted by Khin Yee Mon Khaing on Fri, 01/01/2021 - 03:31

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.

Submitted by Muzaffer on Mon, 28/12/2020 - 15:57

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.

Submitted by Thinthinmyoe on Fri, 11/12/2020 - 08:55

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

Submitted by Wevellyn on Thu, 10/12/2020 - 19:44

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.

Submitted by Ehsan on Tue, 17/11/2020 - 08:58

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.

Submitted by Asni on Fri, 30/10/2020 - 22:05

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.

Submitted by Moon Wathan on Wed, 14/10/2020 - 09:24

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

Submitted by habibao.medo on Sun, 11/10/2020 - 11:39

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