Choose a great venue to make a great conference


Faircity – Business Travellers – Blog

As any good conference organiser will tell you, one of the biggest challenges when putting a conference together is the choice of the venue. Choosing the right or wrong venue can make or break any conference. These are a number of things to consider, but in the interests of brevity, as we know how busy business travellers can be, here are just four essentials to note when choosing a great venue to make a great conference!

For easy recall, they all start with a capital ‘S’, and they talk of Situation, Size, Service and Facilities, and ‘Save on Specials’:

Situation – Where you hold the conference is critical. It may seem like a good idea to go to the country, but remember that this is after all about business. If you want to be in the business hub of South Africa, you can’t do better than Sandton in Johannesburg. It is the nation’s ‘financial capital’ and it is where all the business action is!

Size – Choose a venue that can accommodate the numbers you are planning to invite.
Cramming hundreds of delegates into a small space is enough to ruin the event, but no worse actually than 20 or 30 delegates freezing in a cold, too large room! If this is your conference size, you would be far better off with a perfect-fit venue for 20 or 30 delegates at the famous Faircity Falstaff Hotel, in Morningside, right next to Sandton.

Service & Facilities – This same venue actually has staff trained especially in conferencing and who always uphold the Faircity ethos of ‘Service by Design.’ The facilities, too, are state-of-the-art, and everything is provided for a seamless event.

Save on Specials – With cost always being a primary consideration for companies of any size, you can do no better than the ‘Winter Wonderland Conference Special’ being offered at Faircity Falstaff. With its beautiful gardens and sparkling pool, it provides superb accommodation close to the Sandton Gautrain station, Sandton Convention Centre, major highways, shopping centres and restaurants. This makes Falstaff Faircity Hotel a perfect conference venue. Booking is essential so contact them today!