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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.



Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2


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.

The essential facilities for me is free wifi, secure parking and all day refreshments. Moreover, if possible, I like swimming pool and outdoor activities.

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

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.

The important facility I am looking for at the conference is access to restrooms. You won't miss the meeting and save time.

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.

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

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

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.

The most important for me it is free wifi ,food and drink.And most important of all, i will benefit from this meeting.