Planning a meeting is a big responsibility; arguably even more so for a small company. Done well, your meeting can ensure the ongoing success of your business. Planning the perfect meeting can be hard, so here are three tips for small meeting organisers.
Tip one: Pick the right space.
There is nothing worse than guests arriving at a venue to find it is dark, dingy, none of the technology works and the refreshments on offer are poor quality coffee and slightly stale biscuits. Picking the right space can ensure you get your meeting off on the right foot.
Hosting a meeting in a venue like InterContinental London – The O2 can ensure you and your guests benefit from a professional, serviced offer without incurring huge costs. With a range of facilities on offer, it’s the perfect venue whatever you want to achieve with you meeting, whether it’s a formal dinner in a luxury private dining room or a simple meeting with quality refreshments.
We have a dedicated expert meetings team available to support your event planning, as well as wide selection of professional meeting spaces, with many offering natural day light, and fantastic views over the River Thames, The O2 and London’s skyline – the perfect backdrop for an inspiring and effective meeting.
Tip two: Transport connections.
Transport is not always the first thing that springs to mind when choosing a venue space but it can play an important role in the success of your meeting. Choosing a well-connected venue that offers your delegates multiple transport options can make their journey easier and stress free, leaving them, and you, engaged and ready for a productive meeting.
When considering transport, three things are essential; it must be fast, efficient and cost-effective. InterContinental London – The O2’s location on the Greenwich Peninsula offers fantastic transport links, it’s easily accessible from the City and the West End, whether your guests are travelling by river, road, rail or underground.
Tip three: It’s not just about the meeting.
Whether in the venue itself or in the surrounding area, having dining outlets, activities and entertainment options on offer can be a fantastic way to add another element to your meeting.
In a recent survey conducted by Conference News, 93% of people said catering can reflect badly on an event and the venue, in addition 31% of delegates agreed that food is at the top of their meeting agenda. So by offering a dining option that satisfies the needs of your guests, by providing something delicious, will definitely make your meeting a hit.
InterContinental London – The O2 boasts a team of talented chefs that can adapt menus to meet your meeting’s needs, whether you want a nutritious and healthy menu that caters to dietary requirements, or a tasting menu of indulgent ingredients. You and your guests can enjoy in our private dining room adjoining the Peninsula Restaurant, which offers space for up to 24 people – ideal for any lunch or dinner meeting.
With multiple dining outlets, you can combine your meeting with an elegant afternoon tea in Meridian Lounge, or round of your meeting with a fantastic cocktail Eighteen Sky Bar, both with impressive views over the Thames and London.