No matter how insightful your keynote speaker is known to be, or how informative your training notes are, the most memorable aspect of a conference for the majority of delegates is the catering. Provide mediocre coffee or a bad lunch and you might as well pack up early and leave. Here’s how to cater for all tastes.
When you think of cooperate team building your mind may wander to the clichéd notion of Jan in accounts and Dave in HR trying their best to attach two plastic barrels together using nothing more than twine rope and a plank of wood. Their looks of steely determination, hiding their knowledge that they are about to spend 5 minutes in a cold lake after their craft – “Rafty McRaftface” – collapses… a meter and a half off the shore.
As a trainer, choosing a venue to host your next training event, especially over several days, can be a tough decision. Cost, location, catering, space and the technical facilities available at the venue all play a part in making the right choice.
Some bittersweet news today from Lane End Conference Centre as we say good bye to Anisha Kishore but welcome Sharon Booker in her place.
According to Gallup.com, a company that provides data-driven news based on U.S. and world polls, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work. In other words, about one in eight workers – that’s roughly 180 million employees in the countries that completed the study - are committed to their jobs, and likely to be making positive contributions to their organisations. In hi-level summary, the data from the survey which was carried out in 2011-2012, revealed that 24% of employees were actively disengaged, 63% of employees were not engaged at all, leaving just 13% of staff engaged.
Latest research carried out by Lane End Conference Centre, a facility that is available for private hire in Buckinghamshire, has revealed that only 15.57% of event bookers ask if a venue is available for exclusive use when making an enquiry. The research, which was carried out using a sample of 122 event professionals, revealed that 7.38% of bookers said that they assumed that it was not at all possible, with 48.36% confirming that they ask occasionally, depending on the type of event and their requirements.
Whilst innovation continues to be a focus at Lane End Conference Centre, a recent study carried out amongst its clients and prospect event organisers, has revealed that venues need to maintain a balance when providing equipment for meetings and events. Unsurprisingly, 96.72% of bookers require Wi-Fi however a 90.16% still require a flipchart and 65.57% still require an overhead projector (OHP).
An ongoing study carried out by Lane End Conference Centre, a Buckinghamshire based venue, has revealed that event bookers are more interested in free Wi-Fi than its capabilities.
A key objective for many business conferences and events can be to bring a team closer together, whether they are used to working together in the same office every day or are spread more diversely across the country or even world. Here are five ideas for team building activities that will encourage people to open up, start talking and even display a playful, creative side they may never have known they had.
Contact UsThe speaker you choose to book for your conference can make or break the event. Listening to a brilliant orator deliver a relevant message that teaches you something new is a real pleasure, while having to suffer a monotonic, irrelevant bore telling you something you already know can ruin an entire event for the audience.
Healthcare Venues is a directory of venues, committed to servicing the needs of meetings and events in the healthcare sector. The directory is comprised of venues that have progressed through the audit, assessment and training solution created by Compliant Venues Ltd and partners. Each venue undertakes a rigorous assessment of their suitability for healthcare meetings.
Every conference organiser’s number one priority should be keeping their delegates, speakers and staff safe and sound for the duration of the conference. This doesn’t just mean making sure the building won’t catch fire, but also that everyone feels comfortable and that there are no obvious accident triggers or health risks that will result in medical intervention. Here are some health and safety aspects to consider when planning your next event.