BEST CONFERENCE VENUE 401-1100 THEATRE STYLE
Etele Plaza – Etele Cinema
BrandFestival is one of the most important strategy conferences and regular professional summits in Central Europe. The event is fully organised by the advertising agency group Republic Group. Nearly 700 outstanding managers and top communications managers visit the country from Europe and beyond year after year to attend BrandFestival as either speakers or listeners. Our key topics always address corporate strategies and communication challenges.
Home to the BrandFestival in 2021, ETELE Cinema has third-generation movie theatres: state-of-the-art technology is used in every respect at a level of integration that even a sci-fi would envy it. All this to deliver the best guest experience! In addition to the technology solutions that display conference-related information and specific sponsor information at the venue (special LED panels), guests were delivered the best experience, from the audiovisual show before projection through the super fast catering to the fantastic cinema chairs.
ETELE Cinema is an ideal venue for business events, press conferences and other corporate events that require an impressive visual presentation. Thanks to its features, it can comfortably host partner meetings with standing reception up to 450–500 participants. We used the most advanced, 3rd generation 4K laser projection technology available today.
The 2021 event was made memorable by special effects like the intelligent lighting of wall surfaces, the laser show or the confetti rain. A photo wall with red carpet was at the guests’ disposal where photos with unique #hashtags could be taken.
In the high-capacity cinema complex, the stage-setting was made even more spectacular by the giant projection screen, while the conference experience in the hall was enhanced by LED walls and digital information panels. At the conference, the unique visual choreography was in full harmony with the lighting and show elements.
Hilton London Bankside – Bankside Ballroom
Hilton London Bankside is a multi-award-winning five-star hotel in central London with 292 guest rooms. Despite only opening in October 2015, the hotel already has a reputation as one of the best in Europe for hosting events which is down to the high standards delivered by the Events Operations Team. The Operations team is one of the largest in the hotel, consisting of four Event bookers, four Event Planners, a Conference and Events Operations Manager, 2 Assistant Conference and Events Managers, a Beverage Manager, 2 floor managers, 4 porters, 6 waiters and approximately 40-80 temporary staff, depending on the size of the event taking place.
Over the past year alone, the hotel has held 251 events and a total of 61,162 covers. This included 10 repeat events.
The team work like a well-oiled machine from the first enquiry until the post-event feedback interview, both with organisers and each other. Their diligence with running through schedules and changes, as well as knowledge-sharing and communication with each other (e.g. menu tastings and how long it takes for certain set-ups) allows them to better guide organisers to create successful events which is why so many of them come back to Hilton Bankside.
London Hilton on Park Lane – Grand Ballroom
The five-star London Hilton on Park Lane has been Hilton’s flagship hotel for exceptional events since the hotel opened in 1963. During that time, Conrad Hilton glamorised the hospitality scene, and the hotel became known for the rich and famous. Since then, the hotel has been the setting for some of London’s finest affairs, creating memories for people to cherish for a lifetime.
We are honoured to be trusted with these important moments. The team go above and beyond to ensure the service is impeccable, decoration stunning and the commitment to service excellence and the finer details, always a priority.
P&J Live (operated by ASM Global)
Opened in September 2019, the £333 million, 48,000 sqm state-of-the-art venue is a multi-purpose event space, boasting a 10,000 capacity all seated arena, 7 large conference spaces, 11 meeting rooms and 4 exhibition halls. Replacing the former Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC), P&J Live is one of the largest conference and events venues in Scotland, built with flexibility in mind to the convenience of conference the organiser. Each conference build is considered to be bespoke in nature, with the true capabilities to offer dynamic set-ups to almost every size of conference. All event spaces are spread conveniently over two levels, making it easier to plan and successfully deliver a seamless experience, while digital signage throughout provides clear way-finding and sustainable branding opportunities. P&J Live was built with sustainability at its heart Its own on-site energy centre generates heating, cooling and power from the city’s food and garden waste. This is true for not just the venue itself, but also the two on-site hotels. The venue has worked with key partners and stakeholders to attract a wide range of new and repeat business, delivering exceptional conferences that engage delegates from local, national and international markets.
The Belfry Hotel & Resort
The Belfry Hotel & Resort is an award-winning hotel situated in the heart of the country in Royal Sutton Coldfield. The resort is surrounded by 550 acres of glorious countryside, with over 20 conference, meetings and event spaces, meaning they can fulfil multiple events at once. All function spaces lead directly to the extensive grounds, available for clients to host all types of events.
The Resort has 319 bedrooms and suites, several restaurants and bars, a leisure club, The Belfry Spa and a nightclub. The hotel’s three golf courses, including The Brabazon, are world-class, having previously hosted The Ryder Cup four times – more than any other venue in the world. The Belfry is easily accessible by car, rail or air and is close to Birmingham Airport and International Train Station with free onsite parking, electric charging points and a helipad. These features combined make The Belfry the perfect conference destination.
The Mermaid London
The Mermaid London is a high-profile corporate events venue, located in the heart of the City of London. We provide a one-stop solution for event organisers. From immaculate attention to detail, flexible event spaces and a diverse offering, we are dedicated, experienced and committed to ensuring that every event is an outstanding success. We’ve seen a high client retention rate of 62% and have secured more business for 2022 than the whole of 2021.
Excellence and creativity are embedded in our DNA, which translates to how we approach events. As a privately-owned business, and with complete autonomy in decision making, we are flexible and adaptable, without compromising on service or quality, enabling us to deliver exactly what our clients want. We host a variety of events ranging from complete venue buy-outs for over 1900 with client’s own branding throughout, to large scale conferences for up to 600 in our Auditorium, 27 stand exhibitions, to smaller, more intimate meetings, private banquets and weddings.
We continually invest to offer the highest of standards, from not just the fabric of the building, but also to provide the most advanced AV technology and innovative catering options, enabling us to be the best conference venue.
Whittlebury Hall & Spa – Whittlebury Park
‘Anything is possible’ at our independent, family owned hotel and venue. This allows us to give flexibility to new and existing clients whatever their requirements or budget. By introducing some key marketing activities we have been able to keep in touch with clients and understand the environment in which we now operate.
By keeping a close eye on new and emerging markets and trends, this has ensured we are adaptable, agile and creative in our solutions that we present to our clients. By investing in technology and conference and events spaces we can ensure we are ahead of other venues in terms of technology.
Our culture of putting people first extends to our corporate clients and it’s testament to our flexibility that our teams go the extra mile to create unforgettable events for our clients.
Wyboston Lakes Resort – The Woodlands Event Centre
Wyboston Lakes Resort has all the credentials to be the Best Conference Venue. After spending a total of £10m on its properties, its venues meet the needs and expectations of current and future generations of event planners and delegates.
From inspiring creative style and design of its spaces and its technology to its food and beverage facilities, it sets a new higher standard.
With the flexibility and range of the rooms it is ideal for all types and formats of events including conferences for up to 600. It hosts meetings and events for national and international corporate and association clients. With 400 bedrooms it is well equipped for both residential and non-residential conferences.
A ‘nothing is too much trouble’ attitude to service is often acclaimed by customers and delegates. For hybrid events, the venue has partnered with Maddison Media to deliver meetings in this format successfully. Its water park and outdoor space, provides superb team-building activities.
The venue has continued its commitment to sustainability, finding every possible opportunity to be more environmentally friendly, using renewable energy, cutting waste and removing single-use plastics. Wyboston Lakes Resort is truly a venue designed for events now and in the future.