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 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.

Submitted by Yuki on Mon, 29/06/2020 - 06:23

I think most important facilities for me are large screen, projector, system, PC and free Wi-Fi. Because if there are no these things, we can't have a meeting. I think we need a large screen and projector to explain something at the meeting. And without sound system, everyone could not hear in a large conference or meeting room. I also free Wi-Fi is important. Because if there is no free Wi-Fi, we can't use PC. If we can't use PC, we can't have a meeting. For these reasons, I think these things are most important facilities for me to have a conference or meeting.

Submitted by Suzuha on Mon, 29/06/2020 - 06:14

I think free Wi-Fi is the most important facility for me. I definitely use a laptop at a meeting, so free Wi-Fi will take sides with me.

Submitted by Yuki on Mon, 29/06/2020 - 06:06

I think most important facilities for me are large screen, projector, sound system, PC and free Wi-Fi. free Wi-fi is most important facility for me. Because if there is no free Wi-Fi, we can't use our computer.

Submitted by Mirei Honda on Mon, 29/06/2020 - 03:57

I think the most important thing in a conference or meeting is location and free WiFi. About the first place,it is better to be as close as possible. If you get tired just by going,the discussion at the meeting will not proceed well. Also,you should choose a soundproof facility because you can't concentrate if surrounding sound is noisy. The second free WiFi is a most have. If you don't free WiFi,your computer and monitor will be slow and meetings will be long. Is that happens further,I think that people who attend the meeting will be uncomfortable.

Submitted by fukuzawa on Mon, 29/06/2020 - 02:50

I think Wi-Fi and snacks are important. Because Wi-Fi is important for smooth meetings. Refreshments are necessary to replenish energy. These two things make the meeting better. Additional energy will make the meeting more peaceful.So I think I need these two.

Submitted by Natsumi Tamura on Sun, 28/06/2020 - 15:00

The most important facilities for me is Wi-Fi, and the place where conferences or meetings are held. Wi-Fi helps you use your electronic devices smoothly. Many people use computers and tablets in meeting, so having them is convenient. Also, I want to use the conference venue as close to the station as possible because some people take the train.

Submitted by Shoma Tateishi on Sun, 28/06/2020 - 11:46

I think free Wi-Fi is the most important facility for me when I go to a conference or meeting.Because it's very convenient, and essential because I rely on the Internet.If it disappears from me, I'm in trouble because I can’t connect to the network from the PC.As a result, it will be a hindrance at conferences and meetings.In addition, without Wi-Fi, the smartphone will be speed limited.The speed limitation of smartphones makes it difficult to search for information and contact people.This has a great influence on daily life and business.For these reasons,I think free Wi-Fi is the most important facility for me.

Submitted by Kaho Dokko on Fri, 26/06/2020 - 15:15

I think free Wi-Fi is most important facility when I go to a conference or meeting because the Internet environment is essential for meetings.Computers are almost always used in meetings,then it would be convenient to have free Wi-Fi. The next important thing I think is the gym, the golf courses and so on. It will be a relief by moving between meetings. Also, I think it will be easier to talk to my colleagues during the meeting if I can deepen my friendship with them during golf.

Submitted by Maiko Tanzawa on Fri, 26/06/2020 - 04:14

The facilities that I consider most important at the conference are those with an IT environment. Since various businesses are all done through the Internet now, I think that I will use a lot of electronic devices. At that time, Wi-Fi that has a safe and stable communication speed and a printer that can print immediately on site, I think that if the equipment such as a tablet that can be made paperless and so on is fulfilled, the conference can proceed smoothly.