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Room for a little one?

30th November 2016

Have you ever been tasked to find a meeting room; but were unsure of the capacities in the room?  Well we’ve got the answer for you here at our Room Capacity Calculator - it may not be the only calculator on the internet these days, but it was one of the first – and has had a huge number of hits over the years. 

It can help you decide if the room you have your heart set on will comfortably seat all your delegates – or if you need to trim that guest list! 

Of course, nothing can replace the experience of actually visiting your venue, and seeing the room laid out in your preferred style.  Here at The Conference People – we can arrange your venue inspection, and if you’re a bit unsure – we can come with you.  We’ve developed a handy venue visit checklist – which has proved invaluable over the years!

What are you waiting for?  Give our Venue Finding team a call today – and let us find you the perfect venue!


Feedback is key to future event success

23rd November 2016

Conferences and events are a major investment and it is important that you are able to analyse that investment and a key way of doing that is to review the feedback from delegates. Your event may be a sales conference, product launch or party, in all cases it is good to measure how successful it was based on the objectives that you have set. 

For one Association client we prepared a survey to be sent to invitees pre-event asking about their hopes for the event, thoughts on the programme, reason for attending and so on. The survey was then sent after the conference to analyse how happy they were with the conference, including location, venue, how much did they learn, value for money and of course the programme and speakers. It is only with proper review of this delegate feedback that you are able to maximise attendance and interest in the future and plan the next conference – venue finding, conference planning, budget negotiation, social events all come in to play. 

So, whatever type of event you plan feedback from all participants  is really important when you plan for the future.


British Drag Racing Hall of Fame

22nd November 2016

Our resident car fanatic Hannah was recently invited to attend the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Gala Dinner at the Sheraton Skyline near Heathrow.  This was a very prestigious event, attended by many movers and shakers from the motorsport world and also pop music royalty! 

The evening started off with Champagne and canapes in the Sky Bar.  Then after a fantastic dinner served in the International Suite, Hannah was invited on stage to present a Global Impact Award on behalf of her car club to David Lee Marks of the Beach Boys.  The music of the Beach Boys has inspired more than a generation of hot rodders and drag racing enthusiasts and via their concerts, they have continued to raise awareness of these unique motor sports throughout the world for over 50 years. 

The Conference People Managing Director, Robert Enefer, is also a big fan of the Beach Boys!  As a little surprise, Hannah got David Lee Marks to write a few good wishes to Robert on one of our new business cards. 

It was an honour to be part of this event and also a great opportunity to sample the fantastic service at the Sheraton Skyline.

Hall of Fame Gala Dinner

 

Hannah presenting awards

 

Hannah on stage

 

Hannah on stage