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Choosing a conference venue

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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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Pre-intermediate: A2


For me, the most important thing is that the place is easily accessible and that it has parking.
Because it's terrible to waste hours looking for a place or parking.

The free WiFi obviously, because during breaks I can surf the Internet to check some information or chat with my coworkers.

For me, most important things is maintaine social distancing, garden, gym and parking. It's have near the city. I like very much shopping. Free wi-fi is not so important for me because I'm doing recharge with big data pack.

Nowadays, I rather have a please, with a social place which we could meet new people also there is a stupendous generation of human who love to have a healthy life or a fitness life so having a gym would be a special priority for me.

I think the most important facility for a conference or meeting is a big conference room and a good restaurant as well. it would be fun a place with a swimming pool or other nice place

I don't visit conference or meeting very often, but if, I prefer have free Wi-Fi, refreshments, and conveniently located near the station and with parking.

Air conditioner of course + food

I never attend a conference or big meeting so I have no idea with that. but if there are free wifi and free parking it would be nice. also refreshments is one of the attractive things which might make me be interested in going to the conference.

For me, WiFi and all-day refreshments are the most important facilities. During the brake, I would have the perfect excuse to meet other people.

For me, the best Facility is the free Wifi, the refreshments and the parking.