What makes a good conference?
Whether you’re holding a conference for 1000 attendees, or entertaining prospects at a smaller meeting, choosing the right venue for your business event is vital. When choosing your venue, there are several factors to consider before you make a decision.
Here’s our guide on how to pick the perfect venue for your business event or conference…
1. Know Your Numbers
- Keep your number of expected delegates in mind and use this as a starting point when choosing your venue.
- Also consider a space for your guests to network and socialise throughout the event- if you need breakout rooms, you may need to consider a venue on the larger end of the scale.
2. Location, Location, Location!
- Think about where your speakers and attendees are travelling from, and how they will be getting to your venue.
- Your ideal conference venue should be located within a close distance to transportation links such as train stations and tube lines.
- Remember that some of your guests may be international, so bear in mind travel links from airports, too.
3. Be Accommodating
- Whether you plan to run your conference over 1 day or 7, it’s a good idea to pick a venue that can accommodate your guests.
- On -site accommodation is ideal, as your guests won’t need to think about travelling at the end of a long day.
3. Offer Top-Notch Tech
- Any good venue should provide top-notch facilities as standard.
- Make sure your venue can provide great audio-visual equipment at your event, as well as the support to keep it all running smoothly.
- Don’t forget the high-speed Wi-Fi – nothing will irritate your guests more than not being able to keep up with their emails off -site.
5. Cater To Your Foodies
- Food is the fuel that will power your event, and keep energy levels high!
- Choose a venue which can tailor the food to suit your event– whether that be a lunchtime break or food to graze while networking.
- By getting the food right, not only will you impress your guests, but they will stay alert and enthusiastic, too!
More than just an event space…
In the heart of London, The Brewery makes a truly unique conference venue in an outstanding location. Equipped with high -end facilities to suit every event, and boasting rooms suited to a group of any size, we’ve got you covered- whatever it is that you need from your venue.