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 Akemi Matsumoto on Thu, 25/06/2020 - 12:23

I think “free Wi-Fi” and “free printing service” are the most important facilities when doing a conference or meeting. First of all, in a meeting, having your own computer is indispensable. And that computers needs Wi-Fi. So, if there are free Wi-Fi it will be so convenient. In addition, if you have a free copy service, it will help a lot when needing to print out documents of the mitting.

Submitted by Noyama Juri on Thu, 25/06/2020 - 04:46

Hello everyone. I think wi-fi is the most needed facility for meetings. that's because having a good communication environment is important at meetings. Since the internet is used for streaming materials, it will affect the conference if there is no such facility. I use the internet in class so I can understand the need for wi-fi. Also, I think it is important to prepare a light lunch. because without it. I'm hungry and lose my concentration. From these things, Wi-fi is most needed at meetings and I think it is important to prepare a light lunch.

Submitted by Farshad on Tue, 23/06/2020 - 19:07

The most important facilities for me are refreshments, wifi, and see a short performance if it is possible!

Submitted by Machida on Sun, 21/06/2020 - 16:23

I think free Wi-Fi is the most important facility for me when I go to a conference or meeting. Because I think that we often use a computer at a meeting. So If we can't use it, we can't hold meeting. In addition, I think it is important to have restaurants nearby too. Because, I will feel hungry after a long meeting. If we go with someone from a different workplace, we can get along well and work can be a good move.

Submitted by Naru Yasuda on Fri, 19/06/2020 - 06:33

I think place has an important role to hold conference. So, I think good place is to rent the place where there have an enough space and quiet places. If the meeting member is the same company, you can hold conference at the office. Office is not need money. It is good point to hold meeting at office. But you spend there a lot of times. So, may de you don’t have a strain. The other hand, if, you go to anther please, you have a strain. And more, if your meeting have a parson who not same company, it is equal. Therefor I think good place is to rent the place.

Submitted by R on Thu, 18/06/2020 - 18:42

I think free Wi-Fi is the most important facility for me when I go to a meeting or conference. Meetings may not be possible without free Wi-Fi. If we have free Wi-Fi, we can share the video with people there. I think the meeting will be more efficient if the video can be shared. Also, can use our own smartphone without any data limit. I have only a small amout of data on my smartphone, so it would be helpful to have free Wi-Fi.

Submitted by Saria Muraoka on Tue, 16/06/2020 - 13:40

I think free Wi-Fi is the most important facility for me when I go to a conference or meeting. Because we depend on the internet. So If we don't have the internet, we won't be able to work. I can use Wi-Fi at home. But when I go out, the internet costs is expensive. So free Wi-Fi is very useful, because we can use it for free. I think it would be more convenient to have a place to charge a battery for free. It is very important because it will not be usable if the battery is depleted. For this reason, free Wi-Fi and charging are very important for me when I go to a conference or meeting.

Submitted by hoshi on Tue, 16/06/2020 - 08:43

Hello everyone. I think that the most important points in facilities for me is free Wi-Fi. It is very convenience and useful. If you don't have it, you can't use Network on a computer.And you have to use the date limit on your smart phone.Furthermore,you can use more comfortable Network. When I went to stay home in Australia,the house don't have Wi-Fi. so,I borrowed pocket Wi-Fi. but others home stay houses have Wi-Fi. I felt ripped off.

Submitted by NANAKA on Mon, 15/06/2020 - 14:31

Hello! I think that the most important facility for me is free Wi-Fi. This is good for,when I use some devices such as laptop, smartphone during a conference. In addition to, It's easy on the wallet! One thing I can say for sure is that In the modern world the internet is indispensable. If my internet connection isn't stable,It would have a bad effect on my work.

Submitted by Risa on Mon, 15/06/2020 - 10:27

I think the most important facility for the meeting or conference is free Wi-Fi. That is very helpful when we use the internet. People often use the internet when they have a meeting. The internet is indispensable thing for the meeting. For example, making the meeting materials, presenting own ideas and showing some data or graph. If the meeting room doesn’t have a free Wi-Fi, we can’t use the internet fast and comfortably. So, the meeting can’t proceed well. People can’t working without the internet.