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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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.

Submitted by ClaraKhin on Sun, 26/12/2021 - 10:57


When I have to go to a conference, Free Wifi and all day refreshments are the important facilities for me because the conference may take hours and we need to keep our energies up.

Submitted by LinLinTun on Sat, 18/12/2021 - 03:58


I want to visit Grand West because I love rolling hills and beautiful scenery.

Submitted by ANOUAR on Thu, 25/11/2021 - 13:04


WIFI of course and refreshements all day long ^^

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Sun, 17/10/2021 - 13:31


The facilities that i need when i go to a conference or meeting are free wifi and shopping centre because i can not stand it without wifi to surf wed and facebook i will feel bored and i need a shopping centre close by for shopping and entertainment after work

Submitted by Momocompanyman on Sat, 16/10/2021 - 15:25


the most important facilities for me are the free Wi-Fi and the gym because I need to connect all the day as well as the gym for relaxing.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Sat, 16/10/2021 - 14:31


Centre have free WiFi, parking gym,and outdoor activities.

Submitted by KATIELLE RAIAN… on Wed, 14/07/2021 - 17:02

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.

Submitted by Veronikka on Tue, 22/06/2021 - 00:56

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

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Sat, 08/05/2021 - 11:07

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.

Submitted by Arcangelo-Pereyra on Tue, 27/04/2021 - 16:49

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.

Submitted by Andrea Valencia on Fri, 16/04/2021 - 11:17

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

Submitted by MikhailZatopliaev on Mon, 05/04/2021 - 23:34

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.

Submitted by Venequin on Mon, 05/04/2021 - 20:10

Air conditioner of course + food

Submitted by TIa vinaka on Sun, 21/03/2021 - 02:28

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.

Submitted by Mariantu on Mon, 01/03/2021 - 00:08

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.

Submitted by In on Tue, 16/02/2021 - 10:30

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

Submitted by Denken on Thu, 11/02/2021 - 15:50

I think, that most important facilities for me it's free Wi-Fi, and opportunity take eats and drinks without restrictions. I very like beautiful scenery yet.

Submitted by Sara Kalafat on Sat, 30/01/2021 - 17:44

I think the facilities the most important are wifi and Phone and PC charging plug,

Submitted by German on Wed, 27/01/2021 - 02:32

The facilities most important for my when I go to a event are the meeting room, the reception and free wi-fi.

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

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.

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.