Conferences

A Guide to Planning your Next Conference


Conference planning guide Planning a conference or event is exciting, challenging, stressful and sometimes complicated. But it can depend on where you choose to site your conference, and whether your conference provider is highly experienced in dealing with such an event. It certainly pays to research carefully before you publish the date. Do your research Whatever needs to be planned, conferences are certainly very good for business. People still enjoy meeting face to face even though they can communicate regularly by other means. Nothing beats face to face There’s something about spending a significant amount of time with colleagues, clients…

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Birmingham Awaydays


Awayday in Birmingham Look at that title. What do you imagine immediately? • ‘I need a break!’ • ‘An awayday takes me back to an old Biritsh rail advert.’ • ‘Awaydays conjure up the idea of fun and relaxation’ What if we were to tell you that an awayday might also mean: • Doing something different from the norm spending time in another environment, thinking creatively • Undertaking a little problem solving • Having fun, walking in beautiful grounds and being looked after What would you think then? ‘Sign me up, I need an awayday right now!’ It’s obvious that…

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Conferences Vs Technology


Conferences in Birmingham With Skype calls and Google hang outs commonplace, meetings and group conferences are easy to set up. Never has communication been so easy. So why are conferences still necessary? 8 reasons why you should arrange a company or group conference 1. Face to face is still the preferred means of doing business. Although many companies use freelancers and remote workers getting together strengthens bonds and loyalty. Body language, facial expressions and gestures are still part of our language and can help to ‘seal the deal’. 2. Opportunities to network outside the business of the day can be…

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How to Choose The Perfect Venue


Venues in Birmingham How to choose the best venue for your party, celebration, conference or wedding To tips for choosing a venue Does it matter where you hold a wedding, a conference or a business meeting? It’s the outcome that matters doesn’t it? You might think that but how does our environment affect our behaviour? Think back to meetings that have taken place in a stuffy room with no ventilation There is nothing to look at on the walls, everyone is crammed together and after 20 minutes you are almost asleep. Are the outcomes going to be as dynamic as…

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Conference Planning Made Easy


Hillscourt Conference Hotel Birmingham Brings you your Conference Planning Checklist! The concept of a conference suggests that it’s a meeting for consultation where there will be an exchange of information, or discussion. What differentiates this from any kind of informal meeting is that it’s likely to have a formal agenda. Conferences, are exciting opportunities for generating ideas and publicity. They give people the chance to share great practice, outline new ways of thinking, up-skilling while providing the ideal meeting point for some powerful networking. Planning a forward-looking and groundbreaking conference with your business or organization at its heart, can really…

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Birmingham: A Great Place To Hold A Conference


Birmingham is a Great Place to Hold a Conference Cultural and Convenient The cultural city of Birmingham is the ideal place to hold a wide range of conferences, whether they are large multi-day events bringing together hundreds of people from various parts of the world to a small gathering of great minds, looking for a space to create something special for your business or project. But what is it that makes Birmingham a great place to hold a conference? Why is it such an excellent choice? One key point to consider is of course location; situated in the Midlands and serviced…

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8 Secrets of a Successful Conference


Make Your Conference a Success! Today, we would like to offer you our Top Tips: Secrets Of A Successful Conference that will help ensure your next big conference is a huge success. 8 Secrets Of A Successful Conference • The beginning / the end – Consider carefully how you will open and close your conference (make it memorable) • What’s happening – Send out prior to the event or print programmes out that detail the day’s events including who, what, where, when, why and how? • Find the right location – Hillscourt offers clients a welcoming environment with fantastic conference…

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Conference Planning 2016 Style


A conference venue doesn’t have to be conventional A conference doesn’t have to follow any rules When it comes to conference planning the rules have changed. One might say there are no longer any rules when it comes to conference attendance or planning. Why do we say this?  People want personalised and bespoke. They are also looking for a memorable experience that is preferably unique. Perhaps that sounds like too much pressure? Perhaps it also sounds like a fantastic opportunity to plan a conference with a twist. There are two main types of conference definition: a formal meeting of people…

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Planning your conference 2016


Planning your conference 2016 If you’re planning a conference in 2016 it’s time to start drawing up plans right now. It’s always an exciting time and a conference can really put your business, organisation or idea on the map. Conferences are especially good at drumming up marketing and publicity opportunities. In an age when so many people work alone, from home, remotely and anywhere bar the office, a conference can pull everyone together. Conferences have many benefits when organised well.  So if you are pondering the idea of a conference in 2016 and wonder whether you can pull such an…

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Meeting Room Hire


Meeting Rooms – escape to the country for your meeting ‘Meetings, where minutes are kept and hours are lost’ is a saying that prompts a knowing smile. Anyone in charge of planning a meeting will know just how trying a job it can be. There are calendars to synchronise, there’s malaise to overcome and then there’s the big hurdle of finding an inspirational meeting venue. An escape to the country might be just the thing. Meeting planning is a skill balancing logistics, practicalities and delegate patience.  Finding the right time and the correct venue for a meeting can take huge…

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