It’s easy to underestimate how difficult it is to put together a successful conferencing event. You have to consider a venue, accommodation for delegates, food and beverage, transfers to the venue, flights, parking (potentially) – and that’s just the start. And you need to remember to start doing this well before time so everything can fall into place before the event.
If your company does not have its own Events Manager who specialises in these kinds of meetings, the task can be very time-consuming and daunting. Also, if you’re not a regular at creating these events, it can be difficult to spot how to get the best deal. Large conferences can be costly and you can end up spending far too much if you approach the market without the required knowledge.
Elite Holiday Homes and My Holiday Concierge have combined to offer you a simple, easy-to-execute idea that will make your next conference a guaranteed success.
Venue: The Gold Coast
Attracting 13 million visitors last year, the Gold Coast is one of the most popular holiday spots in the country – and for good reason. With its theme parks, world-class beaches, natural wonders and range of adventure and water-based activities, it offers something for travellers of any age.
It is an inspired pick for a conference for the same reason as it is for a holiday. The Gold Coast is rich in activities, and delegates need something to try during their down time – and a conference planner often needs activities to help bring a team together. For example, your delegates can let off some steam at night with indoor skydiving or video gaming at Timezone, or you can arrange a team building session at a theme park or a team climb of SkyPoint on top of the Q1.
The Gold Coast also has an accessible supply of food and drink from end to end, whether your delegates are looking for takeaways, restaurants, tapas or even a few supermarket items. The Gold Coast Convention Centre, the biggest venue in the city, is based centrally on the Coast, in Broadbeach, just steps from one of the city’s best eatery scenes and from the new light rail line, making most of the city easily accessible.
Accommodation: Elite Holiday Homes
Many Elite Holiday Homes are ideally located within walking distance of the Gold Coast Convention Centre – if you choose to use that venue – while the vast majority are also positioned close to the light rail line. This means that the city’s key attractions, hubs and venues are conveniently near to your delegates’ accommodation.
Elite Holiday Homes are expansive homes, ranging in size from five to ten bedrooms, designed as exceptional retreats for holidaymakers or business delegates. Conference delegates will have generous sleeping quarters, indoor and outdoor living areas to enjoy and a range of other features, including entertainment rooms, indoor cinemas, outdoor swimming pools, video game consoles and pool tables.
Elite Holiday Homes give conference delegates accessibility. Conveniently located, they put the city’s best attractions and eateries at delegates’ fingertips, or give them the option of retiring and enjoying a swim in the pool, a night watching a movie, or an after-hours breakout session in their own home. All homes also come with a free Foxtel and Wi-Fi package, so delegates won’t miss a beat away from the office.
From a financial perspective, the rates of Elite Holiday Homes are competitive with hotel accommodation and the large bedrooms and expansive living spaces will be sure to please attending delegates. Rates for Elite Holiday Homes also include cleaning and linen, meaning you can enjoy a large home without being burdened with the housework!
Organiser: My Holiday Concierge
My Holiday Concierge works with Elite Holiday Homes to provide everything else to make your conference a success. My Holiday Concierge can organise a team of qualified chefs for catering, transfers to and from the airport or venues, car or bus hire and gift packs for Elite Holiday Home guests. The same service can be extended for conferences of eight to 500 people.
My Holiday Concierge really hits new heights catering for conferences. Not only does it provide the services above, a dedicated conference coordinator can work on the event, organising venues within the Holiday Homes (for smaller meetings) or at offsite Gold Coast venues (for larger gatherings), welcome gift packs and conference logistics. My Holiday oncierge has access to some of Australia’s leading professionals in conferencing and they can help make your event truly memorable.
Through Elite Holiday Homes and My Holiday Concierge, you get:
- Luxury accommodation for up to 500 guests, close to eateries and activities
- Transfers to and from the airport, and to venues
- Facilities for your team meetings, small or large
- Team building activities
- Welcome gifts
- A dedicated conference coordinator
- Expert help from some of Australia’s leading professionals
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