What is the difference between a meeting and a conference?

Generally speaking, meetings and conferences are all events where people get together to consider a particular subject; usually the difference is one of scale. Meetings can be more informal, usually involve just a few people and can often be held in-house.

Conferences on the other hand, can be held in house but more often than not are held externally as they can involve larger numbers of attendees and people from different businesses. Hotels and Conference & Training centres are often better placed to offer the facilities, equipment and environment required for a successful event.

Meetings can be called at any time, in any space available and are usually informal. A group of people getting together to discuss a subject, whereas a Conference is usually formal, will have an agenda and a programme of activities planned. Some conferences will be residential over a number of days and the delegates will participate in team building and other activities.

Hotels and purpose built Conference & Training centres are ideal for handling individual company's requirements, they will have onsite experienced staff to assist and ensure the event runs smoothly. Some Conference centres are not residential and therefore accommodation will have to be found off site, which is sometimes not convenient. Other Conference centres will be able to accommodate large groups of people and also offer special 24 hour rate packages, including overnight accommodation, dinner and room hire, refreshments during the day and equipment.

Ask your Conference booking agent to source the best possible venue to meet your requirements and negotiate the best 'value for money' package to suit your delegates.

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