As you know, planning a corporate event is a huge undertaking and finding the right venue is a key part of the process. But with so many hotels, independent venues, and spaces to choose from it can be an overwhelming journey to embark on your own.
Luckily you have another option – to outsource your venue search to a specialist company like The Conference Shop. Of course, there are many good reasons to take this path but here are our top three.
1. It will save you loads of time.
When speaking with EAs the one thing that we hear time and time again is just how busy you are. So on top of your day-to-day responsibilities, the process of having to research and contact multiple venues can really eat away at your time.
This is why a service like The Conference Shop is just so valuable, because not only will it save you time by liaising with just one person (as opposed to many) but our service is also 100% free for you to use. Talk about a win-win situation!
Did you know…
A few years ago The Conference Shop conducted a survey of EAs and found that our service saved them an average of 17.5hours in planning.
2. Our extensive knowledge of destinations and venues
We make it a priority to have the most up to date and in-depth knowledge of venues, even during a worldwide pandemic.
Since the borders have reopened, The Conference Shop has hit the ground running by visiting over a hundred new, refurbed, and existing venues in Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, Alice Springs, Launceston and Hobart. On top of that, we plan to visit the Hunter Valley, Uluru, Brisbane and the Gold Coast in the next few months for even more venue inspections.
So whether you’re planning a conference, meeting, or corporate incentive trip, you can trust that we have the knowledge and expertise to match you with the right venues.
3. We negotiate the best offers.
Over the last 13 years in the industry, our team has built a strong working relationship with many hotels and event providers, and because of this, we’re able to negotiate the very best deals for our clients. On top of that, we are a 100% objective and independent company and we will always put forward to you the best offers for your specific event needs.
How to get started with our free venue sourcing service
Okay so you’re ready to outsource your venue search, the next question is… How do I get the ball rolling?
First off, you need to have some event dates in mind and preferably some backup dates just in case ‘Plan A’ is already booked up. As well as this, we suggest that you have a good understanding of your budget, the numbers of your event (i.e. how many delegates will be attending) and any other details you think could help us in our venue search.
Then once you have this information, fill out our venue sourcing enquiry form and someone from our team will be in touch for a chat before we start our venue search.