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 Miss zahra on Mon, 03/04/2023 - 12:24


Many factors are effective to hold a high quality conference. The capacity of the room, efficient air condition, smart and bright board, refreshments and also WiFi. the location is very important to ensure that people could access easily. I forgot to say that voice system is very neccessery during the meeting.

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Sat, 04/03/2023 - 22:57


Internet connection, suitable parking and refreshment facilities are most important, when I go to a conference. These basic needs and facilities are a source of my peaceful of mind and body.

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Submitted by lonelyyyy on Mon, 20/02/2023 - 06:54


I think the most important facilities are convenient meeting room and refreshments. It's just super

Submitted by Ibrahimyousef on Thu, 08/12/2022 - 13:59


The most important facilities in the conference and meeting.
Offering free WI-FI , project , smart board ,refreshment and air conditional .

Submitted by jmajo on Thu, 24/11/2022 - 15:17


The most important facilities that a conference or meeting should have are free Wi-Fi, refreshments, meeting rooms, a big theatre or conference room, equipment to allow live transmissions and the possibility to record the conferences and good restrooms. I don’t think it’s a good idea to have a lot of distractions not related to the subject of the conference or meeting, so people would concentrate in the subject of the conference.

Thanks for the lesson.
Great site!!

Submitted by bashair alsyali on Sun, 28/08/2022 - 23:32


I want to be near to center city because driving is easy, and a want gym, swimming pool and a center for shopping and a train station, a want to be near from Restaurants and want free wifi and refreshment

Submitted by Noval on Wed, 10/08/2022 - 16:42


I think the most important facilities are the meeting room, computer or laptop.
You need a place for the conference and need utilities to show your report or play PPT.

Submitted by simpboy on Tue, 02/08/2022 - 09:58


when I come to a conference, i like being provided food and drink

Submitted by jyoti Chaudhary on Sat, 28/05/2022 - 12:30


What facilities are most important for you when you go to a conference or meeting? Why?

it is the most important point when meeting is starting in conference it is significant to have a wifi connection and refreshment is very very important during the meeting and third most important break time. during the meeting, people feel exhausted to sit in one place so we need to break for some time and get fresh.

Submitted by HarryAg on Wed, 20/04/2022 - 11:23


Most important facilities provided during conference are free wifi and refreshments.