Con­fer­ence Rooms Are Dead

Why set­tle for a bland meet­ing room? The world’s coolest venues and meet­ing spa­ces await your next get to­gether

Business Traveler (USA) - - INSIDE - By Dan McCarthy

The world’s coolest venues and meet­ing spa­ces await your next get to­gether

There’s no need to mince words here: most con­fer­ences are bor­ing. Sure, a room with a ta­ble and a few swivel chairs will suf­fice, but hav­ing a typ­i­cal meet­ing room at a typ­i­cal venue doesn’t ex­actly in­duce awestruck won­der in your at­ten­dees.

An un­con­ven­tional venue, how­ever, just might be what’s needed to boost mem­o­ra­bil­ity and morale. Plus, when guests are in amaze­ment at their sur­round­ings, they just might come up with bet­ter ideas and in­sights, thus con­tribut­ing to a more pro­duc­tive out­come.

Yes, ball­rooms and multi-pur­pose fa­cil­i­ties will usu­ally fill the bill if you just need a room for host­ing a con­fer­ence.You have the seat­ing, the ta­ble and, if you’re lucky, snacks and soft drinks you’ll need for de­liv­er­ing your con­tent. How­ever, a mem­o­rable con­fer­ence en­tails hav­ing a charis­matic speaker; it also has ev­ery­thing to do with the venue.

In­stead of a generic rental space for your next venue, why not se­lect a fa­cil­ity that has that“wow”fac­tor that can be felt the minute guests walk in? The fol­low­ing venues are so out of this world that your au­di­ence may ac­tu­ally look for­ward to that con­fer­ence for a change.

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