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 OlaIELTS on Tue, 07/04/2020 - 22:33

Hi, The most important facilities required for me at a conference or meeting includes: - Free Wi-Fi. - Secure parking space.. - Refreshments. These are vital to the meeting, as such providing: - Internet connection for accessing informations. - Security for cars of stakeholders at the meeting. - Foods and drinks to sustain life's and meeting span. Thanks.

Submitted by jahidbd on Sun, 05/04/2020 - 08:49

Hello Guys, I the word "conformance room come into my mind, I see a room full of people, they are silent, some speakers they are talking. A big projector after the speakers. So yes, A big projector, well sound system, wifi important for a conformance room.

Submitted by Daudau0601 on Fri, 03/04/2020 - 16:34

the most important facilities for me when i go the the meeting or conference are free wifi to online facebook, chat with my friend while relaxing. Beside, secure parking and all-day refreshments are also important for me. if i eat all-day refreshments, i will feel really comfortable and happy haha. And i want to my car which is protected carefully. A beautiful view surround meeting venue is great, i will have some photo to save moments in there. hihi

Submitted by cuneyt on Fri, 27/03/2020 - 20:39

Hi Everbody, I am thirty one. I have not gone to meeting or conference since born. Do you believe that? Come on!! I am just joking. I think, facilities are most important for me. All right can everyone ask me ? Why? Because, I mind these kind of things. For instance; it is must be swimming pool. I like to swimming by the way. It is must be free wifi because I will ways login :) Iwant to do exercise. And l terminally the foods important. Its must be delicious. That comes to my mind. Everbody good night. I will sleep and I will daydream. Best regards.

Submitted by Giahaitruong on Sun, 02/02/2020 - 11:05

The most facilities for me is Wifi, refresments, swimming pool and the place where the conference located.
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Submitted by Smiley1 on Fri, 31/01/2020 - 12:42

The Grand West looks nice!

Submitted by MaryaSun on Fri, 31/01/2020 - 10:09

when i go to a meeting or conference i prefere the venue has got wifi in every room. for me is importante that my room has got a little fridge, a tv and autonomus heating. It is best if there is also a swimming pool or a big garden full of flowering trees where i can do a long walk alone and take a lots of photos.

Submitted by Dariusz on Sun, 26/01/2020 - 22:56

The most important facilities for me are swimming pool and Wi-Fi, all-day refreshments are also sounds good.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Mon, 20/01/2020 - 14:01

WiFi is very essential for me. Besides, I prefer the conference venue near to the city center and need all-day refreshments.
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Submitted by Magedelabd on Thu, 26/12/2019 - 13:04

The most important facilities for me if I go for conference is , WiFi , restaurant , gym ,