Your FREE Venue Sourcing Partner

Helping you find venues in Australia and overseas

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

Corporate PA Summit 2022

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Matching you to the right destination and the right venue.


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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. 

Recent articles and news

Event venues in the Tweed and North Coast

Event venues in the Tweed and North Coast

The Conference Shop is back on the road exploring event destinations all across Australia and today we want to share with you 12 unique and wonderful event venues on the Tweed / North Coast of NSW.   1. Sebel Twin Towns Formerly the Mantra, this recently...

Unique team building- Southern Highlands and South Coast

Unique team building- Southern Highlands and South Coast

Research shows that team building when done right can be one of the most important investments any company can make, not only does it foster leadership skills and collaboration, but even just a little bit of fun can really bring people together! Yet for those of us...

Sydney Olympic Park for conferences and events

Sydney Olympic Park for conferences and events

Last week The Conference Shop headed to Sydney Olympic Park for a jam-packed day of site inspections. Now considered the geographical center of Sydney, this 13-hectare suburb built for the 2000 Sydney Olympics boasts 10 major event spaces plus many smaller areas for a...

Trusted Professionals

Our Mission

We love helping people.
We want to help you find the perfect venue so your event is a success.

Our Knowledge

We are venue and
destination experts.
Wherever you want to go, whatever you want to do, we can help.  With over 40 years of experience in the MICE industry between us, we understand your needs.

Our Service

We believe in good old fashioned service.
We take the time to get to know you and your event needs so that we achieve 100% customer satisfaction.

What our clients say

I have been  using the services of The Conference Shop for some years now and Carla and her team have always found me suitable venues for my Yearly Planning Meetings.  Carla and the Team always follow the brief I provide and ensure a seamless booking process.  They are my go to for all meetings/events.  Their services have been such a great time saving experience for me over the years.  Thank you Conference Shop.

Nikki Garlick

Executive Assistant , DHL

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 have used The Conference Shop several times to assist me with finding the right venue for workshops or conferences, and found their knowledge and advice invaluable.  Carla and the office staff are very easy to deal with, they are responsive and flexible. 

Mary Dimech

Executive Assistant , Beiersdorf Australia Ltd

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