Finding the perfect location for your conference or business event plays a huge part in its success. it's important to take both destination and venues into consideration, and finding somewhere that meets all of your needs can be difficult...
Whether you're looking for a joint conference and incentive itinerary, venues and accommodation, or simply an exciting location with both business and excursion opportunities - we've listed some of our favourite Conference Destinations and how they can make your event stand out!
Cardiff, the capital of Wales, is a busy city steeped in culture and captivating heritage, combining essential aspects of both business and incentive travel. Large, well-known venues such as the Motorpoint Arena and Millennium Stadium offer event spaces suitable for all conference sizes. The bustling city centre is home to an abundance of luxury accommodation, providing the best in hospitality, along with an impressive array of shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities.
Home to the interconnected ACC and ECL (Exhibition Centre Liverpool), Liverpool is the perfect short-haul conference destination. With a variety of world-renowned hotels to stay in, from the Pullman to the Radisson Blu, delegates will experience utmost comfort during their time spent in this beautiful city. Accompanied by an endless list of high-end restaurants and lively bars, evening entertainment is easily accessible (yet hard to choose), and the potential to explore the cultural history of the city makes for a jam-packed experience of Liverpool.
As the capital city of England, London is an in-demand event destination due to its countless facilities and popularity as a business location. The Savoy, 8 Northumberland Avenue, and The Brewery are just a handful of venues that display the stunning potential for conferences and meetings in Central London. As the biggest city in the UK, London’s entertainment factor is something to be envied, and offers something to everyone – no matter their taste or preferences.
As one of the biggest and most famous cities in England, Manchester is a popular option for those holding a business event or conference. Home to Old Trafford and the Etihad Stadium – two large football clubs, along with the Manchester Central Convention Complex, this metropolitan location is an ideal conference destination. The city is filled with both international and independent hotels that offer the best in luxury accommodation, as well as an impressive retail offering and bustling nightlife.
Cape Town, the capital of South Africa’s Western Cape Province, is a stunning event destination with countless opportunities for conference management, as well as incredible excursions to help create the trip of a lifetime. Stay at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel for a taste of luxurious comfort to accompany a conference itinerary carried out in the wide range of event venues and spaces, such as the grand Cape Town City Hall – which also works perfectly as a gala dinner venue. As a popular location for safaris and beautiful scenery, Cape Town also provides ample opportunities for excursions and activities to make for a trip that combines both work and pleasure.
Arguably one of the most visited cities in America, LA is home to the Hollywood sign, Disneyland, Orange County, Malibu and the infamous West Coast. Known for its affluent and star-studded clientele and filled with impressive venues that live up to expectation, LA is the perfect location for a business event or conference. Populated with an abundance of modern hotels offering sumptuous luxury, this fabulous destination is an incredible representation of what the US has to offer.
Known for the UNESCO World Heritage rated Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and less so for its business offering, Peru has only recently burst onto the events scene as a potential location for business events and conferences. Its urban capital, Lima, sits on the Pacific Coast and is one of South America’s largest cities, offering a cosmopolitan side to a largely rural country and a multitude of impressive event venues. Following a full-on conference itinerary, take a trip to Cusco to experience the breathtakingly beautiful Machu Picchu and end your trip on a high.
Singapore is home to the Changi Exhibition Centre, which is host to Asia’s largest aerospace event and offers event spaces to cater for larger conferences and business events, and is only 14.6km from the airport. As an up-and-coming destination for incentive events conferences alike, Singapore’s modern city design is a stunning example of Asia’s technical complexity and contemporary design focus, and makes for a stand-out experience of the city situated at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula.
Budapest, the capital and most populous city in Hungary, is rich in culture and historical architecture, with many of its buildings possessing stunning brickwork and a renaissance-style. Despite a strong and prominent appreciation of its history, Budapest is both traditional and contemporary, with many modern event venues, accommodation, and restaurants working together to create the perfect potential conference itinerary. Chain hotels such as the IBEROSTAR make for popular and luxurious places to rest, whilst a wide range of excursions and cultural activities provide leisurely additions to the fantastic business potential.
Situated in the middle of Spain is the elegant and affluent city of Madrid, which is also the cosmopolitan capital of the country. As a busy destination often used for weekend getaways and short breaks, this is the perfect place for a European-based conference or business event, and is accessible from multiple UK airports. The city itself boasts historical architecture, luxurious accommodation and a multitude of event venues such as the Marriott Auditorium.
The island of Malta is situated in the middle of the Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African Coast, making it a location desired for its seclusion and warm climate. Valetta is its walled capital city, sitting to the east of the island. With a selection of both chain and independent hotels, as well as multiple event venues and spaces on offer, Malta is a relaxing and unique escape for those looking to impress with a conference in a new and exclusive location. Spend your free time enjoying stunning views and exquisite cuisine, allowing the perfect amount of leisure time to sit back and reflect on a topical conference itinerary.
The classy and sophisticated Monte Carlo is the perfect place for a conference that is sure to impress delegates. The Monte Carlo Bay Hotel is the perfect respite for guests after a jam-packed conference itinerary, offering high-end facilities to make for a luxurious trip to a stand-out destination. Various events venues scattered throughout the city and looking out onto the beautiful Ligurian Sea. Experience the most famous quarter of Monaco with an unforgettable conference, accompanied by countless opportunities to enjoy lively leisure time through entertainment, culture, dining, and shopping.
Paris is a stunning destination for any business event or conference, whilst also offering a cultural minefield of shopping, dining and entertainment value. As the most populous, and capital city of France, this stunning destination provides luxury accommodation through international hotel chains such as Mandarin Oriental, and incredible event spaces including the Intercontinental Paris Le Grand. Delegates can enjoy their free time exploring a city renowned for fantastic food, cutting-edge fashion, and beautiful artwork.
As the largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is a unique location with its own vibrant personality. As well as a wide range of modern venues and facilities, the island possesses a multitude of golfing courses and amenities – a great way to spend quality time with delegates. Along with natural scenery from the likes of Mount Teide, Masca, and Teide National Park, renowned high-end hotels such as Hard Rock Hotel and Hotel IBEROSTAR provide sumptuous comfort and the best amenities for those wanting a luxurious experience of this stunning island.