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Why we organise site inspections

Why we organise site inspections

Have you ever wondered why our team is so passionate about famils and site inspections? Part of our free venue sourcing service is organising site inspections for you of venues that we recommend based on your requirements. Today, we are going to break down the...

Identifying your client’s needs

Identifying your client’s needs

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

Planning smaller conferences

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...

How to plan a larger conference

How to plan a larger conference

Are you looking at planning a large conference? Our team of experts has you covered with all our top tips for pulling off a large event successfully. Keep reading for a Q&A with all the insights from our experienced venue specialists..   What are the top 5...

AIME 2024 Wrap Up!

AIME 2024 Wrap Up!

Last week Lorna attended the 2024 Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event - AIME in Melbourne on behalf of The Conference Shop. As a pinnacle trade show for the business events industry, AIME is considered ANZ’s networking event of the year and for Lorna, it was...

New offers for The Conference Shop clients!

New offers for The Conference Shop clients!

Crown Towers Sydney offer Midweek group rate special for The Conference Shop: Sunday - Thursday inclusive Deluxe King rooms from $450 per night, room only Breakfast served in Epicurean Restaurant @ $40 per person **Valid for all new bookings up to 70 rooms, held from...

Dorsett Melbourne review

Dorsett Melbourne review

The Dorsett Melbourne opened just 6 months ago and is in an ideal location, only a 3 minute walk from Southern Cross Station. Carla visited this hotel during her Melbourne stay and was impressed by all the beautiful finishes throughout the venue. The thoughtful design...

Our Rydges Melbourne refurbishment review!

Our Rydges Melbourne refurbishment review!

Last week, Carla completed some site inspections in Melbourne and saw some incredible new and refurbished venues! Rydges Melbourne was first on the list having undergone a complete renovation and it didn’t disappoint. The transformation was impressive. They have...

Unique conference venues in Western Australia

Unique conference venues in Western Australia

Western Australia is Australia’s largest state, covering nearly a third of the country. This amazing state is known for its beauty, incredible rock formations, ancient Aboriginal sites and lush, sweeping vineyards of world-class wineries. With their crystal clear...

The Robertson Hotel

The Robertson Hotel

    Have you been watching The Traitor on TV lately? Let us introduce you to the location that it was filmed at, The Robertson Hotel. The Robertson Hotel is steeped in history. Built in 1924 and located in the picturesque Southern Highlands, this hotel...

Top Queensland venues: part two!

Top Queensland venues: part two!

Queensland is home to so many beautiful venues and event locations, at The Conference Shop we take all the research out of it and show you venues that suit your needs that we personally love and endorse! Below is part two of QLD venues we loved and can suit...

Top Queensland venues: part one!

Top Queensland venues: part one!

Looking for an event venue in Queensland? The Conference Shop have you covered! Keep reading for part one of some brilliant Queensland venue suggestions that our experts have personally viewed and loved, there is one to suit every event - of all sizes and needs!...

Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour famil

Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour famil

On Wednesday the 5th of July our team and 9 of our beautiful clients visited Novotel Darling Harbour for a fantastic day famil. The famil spanned from 12pm to 3pm and not only included a thorough site inspection and information on their conference spaces and event...

Carla’s Meetings NZ and Rotorua wrap up!

Carla’s Meetings NZ and Rotorua wrap up!

Last week, I had the privilege of spending 7 days in New Zealand to get up to speed on destinations and suppliers from all over their country. I spend 4 days in Wellington at Meetings NZ and conducted 26 meetings and 2 destination talks, as well as a full day famil of...

Venue Spotlight: Moss Manor

Venue Spotlight: Moss Manor

Moss Manor is a luxurious boutique art hotel that offers a unique experience in Moss Vale, NSW. Within a 90 minute drive from Sydney and Canberra and only 60 minutes from Wollongong, this venue is ideal for those planning a small and intimate conference and want to...

Carla was on the Events Insider podcast!

Carla was on the Events Insider podcast!

Recently, Carla had the pleasure of being a guest on the Events Insider podcast! It is a fantastic podcast that is all about events, prior to Carla's episode there are seven other episodes that are great to listen to and learn more about the events industry! She has...

Why are site inspections so important?

Why are site inspections so important?

A site inspection is more than just looking at rooms and conference spaces, but rather, it's more about asking the right questions and seeing the venue in action! We know that a lot of people don’t always have time for site inspections, but here are a few reasons why...

South Australia’s most exciting venues

South Australia’s most exciting venues

If you’re looking to spice up your next conference or event, this is the blog post you need to read. Adelaide and South Australia is more accessible than ever and have some of the most amazing conference venues in Australia. These venues are outside of the box and...

Top accomodation venues in South Australia

Top accomodation venues in South Australia

Ever considered South Australia as your next conference location? Adelaide is now more accessible than ever and in the city, everything a delegate would need to access is all within its walkable boundaries. By way of example, the Adelaide Convention Centre – which has...

Spotlight: The Kyah Boutique Hotel

Spotlight: The Kyah Boutique Hotel

The Conference Shop recently visited and reviewed the revamped motel-come-hotel, which emerged reinvented as The Kyah. They have now finalised phase two of their update and their meeting and event capabilities have expanded plus extensive landscaping has resulted in a...

Melbourne venues you need to see

Melbourne venues you need to see

Searching for a beautiful venue in Melbourne? We have you covered.  Whether you want to be close to the excitement of the city or want to hold your event in the outer suburbs where the traffic is quieter, recently our team has explored 3 Melbourne venues that are all...

Explore the Mornington Peninsula with us

Explore the Mornington Peninsula with us

Looking to impress? Host your next event in Sorrento, Mornington Peninsula! Enjoy a coastal escape in a spectacular shire known for it's beaches, vineyards and golf courses. Our team had the pleasure of exploring incredible venues in the Mornington Peninsula and trust...

Discover the spectacular Wildes Boutique Hotel

Discover the spectacular Wildes Boutique Hotel

Wildes Boutique Hotel is a newly fully refurbished venue with a gorgeous, original sandstone front and situated in the heart of Kangaroo Valley. Sip a little something on the verandah and while away the hours in the afternoon sun or make your way to the open European...

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...

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