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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.



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

WiFi is very essential for me. Besides, I prefer the conference venue near to the city center and need all-day refreshments.

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

in my opinion, you need to drink cofe or tea during events and its important to have a joyful rest to recovery, so i prefer to have hotel room and non busy pool during my residence for confrence if possible

The most important facilities that should be there in a meeting or conference are such as large screen, projector, sound system, PC and internet connectivity. For a compliment, the supporting facilities must be in good condition such as toilet, bedroom, meeting room, dining room, parking area, and others. All of them should be clean and cozy for a guest.

This is very interisting information. My company always arrange meeting for training or discussing for our staff. I want to join the conference in the place, where is refresing all the day.

For me, tho most important facility at the conference event is the room which set conveniently. additional has free wifi is nice to have

If I go to any meeting or confrence
I need secure parking, refreshment etc.
After meeting if I wish to go for shopping or anywhere then it is necessary for venue to be at the center of the city.

In my opinion facilities very important are the vicinity to the underground or railway station and a comfortable hotel, but, first of all, I prefer a location in the centre of the city, so that I can visit it when I have a bit of free time.

The facilities most important for me are: refreshements, comfortable rooms and outdoor activities. In this case, I prefer The Grand West, especially because it is a country house.