There’s so much to consider when arranging a conference. No matter how many times you’ve done it, planning such a large event can be daunting and exciting at the same time. It’s all too easy to get tied up in the details and lose sight of the big picture. We’ve outlined the most important things to consider when you’re planning your business conference.
Location, Location, Location
The most important thing that will determine the success of your conference is location. Can guests reach you? Complicated travel arrangements and a remote venue can make attending a conference a drag. You need to pick somewhere easy to reach so that when guests arrive, they’re ready to focus, listen, and have fun.
At Pinewood, we’re ideally located, with connections to Manchester Airport, Handforth train station, the M56 and M60 roadways.
The People on the Podium
Picking the right speakers can be a challenge. While it’s tempting to call up the biggest experts in your phone book, you need to consider if they can actually carry an audience. You need speakers with a natural charisma, who knows the material and who can keep an audience engaged for their allotted time. Perhaps expand your search to people outside your network, those who’ll conduct demonstrations and engage further with your audience.
Food for Thought
Gurgling stomachs is the last thing you want to hear while you’re hosting a conference, up on stage speaking, or networking on the floor. Hunger can reduce focus, productivity, and cause impatience among your crowd. That’s why we offer a range of catering packages to suit your needs. Choose from a three-course meal or a finger food buffet and a range of refreshments to keep your guests energized. Should you have any special requirements, we can create a bespoke package to suit your needs.
A Good Night’s Rest
Are your guests traveling from afar or flying out in the morning? A good night’s sleep is essential before and after a big event, especially if there’s more travelling to be done. Your guests can enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep in one of our rooms. Taking all the hassle out of getting home or continuing their onward journey. They can spend the night unwinding and relaxing, and using all that Pinewood has to offer.
Plus, with access to our private gardens you and your guests can take a breather from the conference at anytime.
Begin planning your conference now. Call 01625 529 211 to get started!