The perfect fit for your next event

The 2019 Academic Venue Showcase will return on 19 March at the ILEC Conference Centre located in the popular Earls Court area of central London

Finding the perfect venue is one of the most challenging aspects of planning a meeting, conference or event. Naturally, the right venue depends almost entirely on the event type and goals, making the right choice can help bring an event to life and provide delegates with a memorable experience.

The Academic Venue Showcase provides event planners with a unique and invaluable opportunity to get inspiration from around 30 venues with cutting-edge and historic event facilities from across the UK. Discover an incredible range of meeting and training facilities, and quality accommodation, supplemented by award-winning catering and support services, all packed into one free-to-attend focused day.

The 2019 event has attracted several new venues including Goldsmiths, University of London, University of Wolverhampton, Unique Venues Birmingham, Northumbria University, St Andrews University, to name but a few.

One of the features of the showcase is the VIP Meeting Hub, allowing planners to set up one-to-one meetings with the key venues they want to meet, ensuring they get the most out of their time and don’t miss the venues they want to connect with.

In addition to an excellent range of meeting and accommodation facilities, leading events professionals have joined the education programme which has been designed to teach valuable skills and share the latest industry knowledge. This year’s programme includes a panel session hosted by PA Life which will provide top tips for creating standout events. Other speakers and sessions at the event include:

  • Mark Cooper, IACC – Food and beverage trends and insights
  • Katie Crocombe, 52eight3 – For tech’s sake, finding the right event tech supplier for your event
  • Ian Kelsall, insight6 – Delivering a memorable customer experience
  • Matt Fabyonic, Glisser – A simple approach to measuring event return on investment

It is the perfect opportunity to discover some hidden gems and forge new relationships in one focused day

Natalie Williamson, general manager at Academic Venue Solutions, said: “As well as our supreme collection of venues, this is another great reason to attend the showcase this month. It is the perfect opportunity to discover some hidden gems and forge new relationships in one focused day. Attendees can benefit from some free professional development delivered by industry experts.”

Academic venues have earned a reputation for great value, by providing quality facilities and services at very competitive rates. The showcase offers outstanding value to event organisers looking for the perfect meeting or conference venue. Some of the exhibitors will be holding networking opportunities on their stands as well as offering exclusive special offers and prize draws, visitors are set to save and win more than ever before.

Special offers on the day include 10% off DDR at The University of Manchester Conferences and Venues, half price stays for group leaders at Imperial Venues, plus be in with the chance of winning a meeting with Warwick Conferences, plus much more. All special offers are subject to their respective terms and conditions.

Visit the showcase website to see which venues are exhibiting and to arrange appointments with them.

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