Daily BulletinDaily Bulletin

Business News

  • Written by Sara Joel


Planning a conference isn’t always an easy task, but trying to find the most popular conference venues, can be even more difficult. There are so many different venues available that you can spend too much of your valuable time simply making lists of venues and not making any decisions! If this scenario sounds familiar, you need a way to hasten the process and select the right venue for your conference.


Five tips for finding the most popular conference venues

To help you tackle the massive task of finding the right venue for your conference, here’s a list of five factors that should help you whittle down your options quickly, making your final decision much easier.

1. Does the venue have good transport links?

If a venue is in the middle of nowhere with limited public transport, it’s not going to be the best option for your conference. Location is everything, because attendees and their partners or families need to have some way of arriving at the venue, whether that’s by public transport or private vehicle. Access to a local airport may also be important, particularly if attendees or presenters are travelling interstate. All the most popular conference venues, have good transport links and parking on-site, so check this before you add it to your short list.

2. What about the catering?

Most venues provide catering, but can they provide the catering you need? Do they have the resources to feed all your delegates, providing morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea? Do they have gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options? Do they offer a seasonal menu and use local produce? Many attendees relish trying new foods, but they also want familiar foods, so you need to check the menus that are offered for conferences to ensure that it suits your needs.

3. Does it have suitable accommodation?

Not all of the most popular conference venues provide accommodation on-site, many have a range of hotels or motels within a short distance to the venue. This is often true in cities, where conference venues may be in public parks, for example Victoria Park in Brisbane, which has easy access to local accommodation within the city. So make sure that every venue you add to your shortlist has accommodation either on-site or within a short distance to the venue.

4. Does it provide technical assistance on-site?

It’s fair to say that not everything goes to plan at a conference and the one problem that usually rears its head is a problem with the audio-visual or computer equipment. This makes it vital that the venue has someone on hand to help set up all the technical equipment you will need for your conference, as well as being available if something goes wrong during the event.

5. Does it offer additional activities?

The most popular conference venues always offer additional activities, such as comfortable seating and a coffee shop for delegates to mingle and chat during breaks. Beautiful gardens where attendees can take a quiet stroll or even mini-golf where they can let off steam are also suitable options. The location and environment of the venue can make a big difference to the success of your conference, so select somewhere stunning that offers more than an empty room for your conference.

If you have a shortlist of venues that tick all the above five boxes, then the one to select is the venue that offers the best overall experience for your attendees.

Malaysia’s media crackdowns are being driven by an insecure government highly sensitive to criticism

arrow_forward

Double the interest in eCommerce spaces from businesses after COVID-19 lockdown

Recent lockdown restrictions have emphasised the necessity of an eCommerce function in future-proofing retail businesses. Sydney-based co-working space, Workit Spaces, has seen double the amoun...

Steve Fletcher, National WHSQ Manager at Drake International - avatar Steve Fletcher, National WHSQ Manager at Drake International

Tips for Setting Up an E-Commerce Website

If you are fed up with the 9-5 daily grind and would like to make a living selling products online, setting up an e-commerce website might just be the answer. Many Australians have already freed t...

News Company - avatar News Company

Fifth Dimension: Identified as one of the world’s leading strategic consultancies

Sydney based consulting company, Fifth Dimension, has been recognised for its ground breaking work, receiving a place in the GreenBook Research Industry Trends (GRIT) Top 25 Strategic Consultancie...

Tess Sanders Lazarus - avatar Tess Sanders Lazarus

Understanding Your NextGen EHR System and Features

NextGen EHR (Electronic Health Records) systems can be rather confusing. However, they can offer the most powerful features and provide some of the most powerful solutions for your business’s EHR ne...

Rebecca Stuart - avatar Rebecca Stuart

SEO In A Time of COVID-19: A Life-Saver

The coronavirus pandemic has brought about a lot of uncertainty for everyone across the world. It has had one of the most devastating impacts on the day-to-day lives of many including business o...

a Guest Writer - avatar a Guest Writer

5 Ways Risk Management Software Can Help Your Business

No business is averse to risks. Nobody can predict the future or even plan what direction a business is going to take with 100% accuracy. For this reason, to avoid issues or minimise risks, some for...

News Company - avatar News Company


The Conversation
INTERWEBS DIGITAL AGENCY

Politics

Prime Minister Scott Morrison Interview with Ray Hadley, 2GB

RAY HADLEY: Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, supposed to be on holidays. He's not. He's online. Prime Minister, good morning.    PRIME MINISTER: G’day Ray. Certainly staying very close to every...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison Covid 19 update

PRIME MINISTER: Good afternoon, everyone. Today I’m joined by Professor Paul Murphy - sorry, Professor Paul Kelly. I’ve got Brendan Murphy still on the brain. You are not far from us, Brendan. B...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Prime Minister Interview with Ben Fordham, 2GB

FORDHAM: Thank you very much for talking to us. I know it's a difficult day for all of those Qantas workers. Look, they want to know in the short term, are you going to extend JobKeeper?   PRI...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison



News Company Media Core

Content & Technology Connecting Global Audiences

More Information - Less Opinion