Your FREE Venue Sourcing Partner

Helping you find venues in Australia and overseas for 14 years

The Conference Shop

The Conference Shop offers a FREE venue finding service for events being held in Australia or overseas.  We are a completely independent company and are not affiliated with a specific hotel chain or tourism body. All of our research is tailored to suit our clients’ needs as we strive to match you with the right destination and ultimately, venue. Your success is our success.

If you are planning a conference, offsite meeting, client event, gala dinner, Christmas party or other business event we can assist you. 

How we can help you

Once you send us your requirements, we become an extension of your team and start the venue sourcing process for you. Not only will this save you time but it will also provide you with more choice.

Our service includes:

  • Understanding the brief and identifying the right destination for your event
  • Using our experience and knowledge to select relevant venues that best suit your event requirements
  • Approaching relevant venues to check availability 
  • Requesting proposals from the venues and updating you on our progress
  • Negotiating best rates at all times to ensure that costs fit within your budget
  • The Conference Shop can also assist in any offsite or team building requirements.  We have relationships with a range of event suppliers.
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“There is nothing more satisfying than matching the right client with the right venue. The feedback from our clients is that we have helped them find venues they had never even considered, and in some cases, hadn’t even heard of!”

Carla Offord, CEO & Founder

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Matching you to the right destination and the right venue.


[Fah-mill] noun;

  1. Short for familiarisation program, it is an opportunity for people to experience a region, product or package.

Whether your event brief requires an upmarket private dining room, a boardroom with a view, a venue with a local produce menu, or even a ‘secret’ venue for a product launch, we can help.

Our famil program allows you to explore the venues and the destination for yourself. Meet the suppliers, taste the food, hit the shops and dip your toes into the water.

Our team of professionals are equipped with the knowledge and expertise to match you with the perfect destination and venue.

To discover your perfect destination, feel free to register your interest for any of our upcoming famils. 

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Identifying your client’s needs

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You may have noticed that a common thread mentioned throughout our tips for planning conferences was the importance of understanding your client’s needs, but what can you do to make sure that you do understand their needs? Well, this week we have that covered too!...

Planning smaller conferences

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Previously, our team covered all you need to know about planning larger conferences, so today we decided to put a spotlight on smaller conferences. In this Q&A, our venue specialists will explain how planning large and smaller conferences differ and what to...

What our clients say

Having the opportunity of attending FAMIL’s though TCS to get a taste of what properties were offering was a no brainer and as an Executive Assistant we must be confident in knowing that the venue we select is the right fit for the group of delegates.. Using the services of TCS will only broaden your wealth of knowledge within the events & conferencing space, putting you at the top of your game every time.   You will never look back and you will be thankful for the opportunity of utilising their services.

Katrina Dawson

Executive Assistant , Komatsu

I still cannot believe this service is free! The Conference Shop is my absolute go-to for any event and I wish I knew about their services years ago. As a busy EA my day is filled with endless tasks and it makes all the difference to have the right help when planning events. Carla and her team have an incredible network of contacts and become a part of your team as they source the right venue for your event. I highly recommend entrusting The Conference Shop to help you find your perfect venue.

Sarah Webb

Executive Assistant, PICA Group

I know I can rely on Carla & TCS. I work from home, we run our own business with partner doing over 90 hrs a week regularly.  We have a daughter and grandkids living with us & I also look after the babies, while she works. This often mean doing a lot of work at night or strange hours. Knowing Carla has my back, is sometimes my spare brain & thinking of the things I don’t know I need to think of and then solving any problems, takes a huge amount off stress out.

Sue Christie-Cox

Conference Organiser/Convenor, BUAA , Managing Director/Administration Manager, Caddmandu

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