Summer Rate Freeze at Conference Aston until 2017
Conference Aston are conveniently located in Birmingham city centre and offer a wide range of fantastic meeting and event facilities. If visitors to AVS book their July and August meetings for 2016 and 2017 Conference Aston will freeze their rates; DDR from £28+ and 24 Hour from £89+, for this summer and next!
Subject to availability, Terms and Conditions apply.
Free Aston Add-Ons for AVS visitors
If you book your event at Conference Aston from the 2016 Academic Venue Show, to take place before 31st July 2017 you can choose from one of their added-value conference add-ons…
- Free upgrade to a luxury Aston Suite for the trainer or organiser
- One free delegate place for every 20 confirmed
- Free car parking for 10 delegates
Subject to availability; minimum numbers and terms and conditions apply.
Visit the team on stand 3 for more details.
Academic Venue Show 2016 Gets Fizzy and Fruity
Academic Venue Show 2016 visitors are set to enjoy delicious refreshments including free strawberry tartlets in the morning and a Prosecco networking hour in the afternoon, organisers Venuemasters, has revealed.
The first 50 visitors to arrive at the show will each receive a fresh strawberry tartlet, while Prosecco and nibbles will be served during the afternoon networking hour.
“The theme of this year’s show is winning combinations, and strawberries and fizz have always gone well together,” says Natalie Williamson, Marketing Manager at Venuemasters. “As well as discovering great-value meeting and conference venues all over the UK, event organisers can really enjoy meeting new and existing colleagues over a glass of wine and snacks. AVS is still free to attend.”
AVS 2016 takes place from 9.30am until 3.30pm on 11th May at the Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster, London. The show is set to feature a live presentation from Olympic medal-winner and TV personality Sharron Davies MBE, who will be sharing her own ‘winning combinations’ for business and events success.
Visitors can also benefit from exclusive venue rates and special offers, and opportunities to network with hundreds of events industry colleagues.
Feedback from AVS 2015 shows 94 per cent of visitors found the show useful. Alice Aniello of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers described AVS as a “great opportunity to meet exactly the sort of venues I needed - all in a nice and relaxed environment.”
Event organisers can still register by clicking here.
Big Names Set for Academic Venue Show 2016
Venuemasters have revealed that The Academic Venue Show 2016, the UK’s only one-day event showcasing the meeting and accommodation facilities at academic venues, is attracting registrations from a range of top organisations.
AVS 2016’s prestigious crowd of visitors is set to include blue-chip companies such as The Walt Disney Company, Capita and Pearson plus high-profile charities and associations such as The Ramblers, which has over 100,000 members, Macmillan Cancer Support and Kidney Research UK.
“Every kind of organisation loves the quality and value offered by academic venues, and AVS is the place to find the best of them,” says Natalie Williamson, Marketing Manager at Venuemasters. “We’re looking forward to welcoming such prestigious visitors this year, and we’re sure they’ll discover many fantastic new venues among our exhibitors. For anyone yet to register, AVS is free to attend.”
Matching the diversity of AVS 2016’s visitors are the show’s exhibiting venues. Event organisers can meet experts from 40 conference, meeting and group accommodation venues, in 30 different urban and rural locations across the UK.
The Academic Venue Show takes place on 11th May at the historic Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster, London. The show will also feature a live seminar by Olympic medal-winner Sharron Davies MBE, exclusive venue rates and special offers, and opportunities to network with hundreds of events industry colleagues.
Based on visitor feedback, 94 per cent visitors found AVS 2015 useful. Kelly Roberts of NUS Services described it as “a great show to attend if you are looking for new venues with great rates.”
Event organisers can register for their free place now by clicking here.
Packed AVS to Showcase 30 Event Locations
Great locations makes for great events, and this year’s Academic Venue Show (AVS) will showcase venues from 30 different locations in a single day. AVS 2016 is the only place event organisers can discover such a wide range of high quality, great-value venues in one place.
“Every year the Academic Venue Show saves event organisers time and money, by helping them to find all the locations and venues they need in one place,” says Terry Billingham, CEO at Venuemasters. “In 2016, 40 superb academic venues from 30 different locations will be exhibiting under the Royal Horticultural Halls’ glass roof. And AVS is still free to attend.”
The range of locations on offer at AVS 2016 spans the UK, and includes both city and rural venues. The range also covers conference, meeting and group accommodation facilities. Visitors will also be able to meet with experts from each venue to discuss their requirements. Pre-booked appointments with venue experts are available.
The Academic Venue Show takes place on 11th May at the Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster, London. It is the UK’s only one-day event dedicated to showcasing the quality and value of academic venues. Also at AVS 2016, event organisers can attend a live presentation by Olympic medal-winner Sharron Davies, take advantage of exclusive rates and offers, and network with hundreds of events industry colleagues.
Feedback from last year’s show reveals visitors’ events and academic venues are a winning combination. 94 per cent of visitors found the show helpful, with Allyson Brown of the British Medical Acupuncture Society commenting: “So useful to have the right kind of venues for my needs all under one roof.”
Event organisers can register for their free place now by clicking the 'register now' tab above.
Meet Sharron Davies at the Show
Olympic medal-winning guest speaker to share her ‘winning combinations’
We're delighted to announce Olympic medallist and TV personality Sharron Davies MBE will be the special guest speaker at the 2016 Academic Venue Show (AVS).
Davies will share her experiences of how ‘winning combinations’ – the theme of this year’s show – can elevate achievements in sport and business, including events, to the next level.
“Sharron is an inspirational public speaker who has reached the pinnacle of sport and TV,” said Terry Billingham, CEO at Venuemasters. “At this year’s AVS, we’re showing visitors how their events and our venues make a winning combination. Having succeeded in two tough industries through talent and hard work, Sharron has brilliant stories and knowledge to share.”
Davies will also meet with AVS visitors after her presentation to answer questions and sign autographs.
The Academic Venue Show takes place on 11 May at the historic Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster, London. It’s the UK’s only one-day event dedicated to showcasing the quality and value of academic venues. The show is free to attend.
Also at this year’s AVS, event organisers can discover and meet with venues from over 30 different locations, take advantage of exclusive rates and offers, and network with hundreds of events industry colleagues.
Feedback from past events shows visitors’ events and AVS venues are a perfect match. 94% of visitors to the 2015 exhibition found the show useful. Event organiser Rita Grudzien of the Attingham Trust said: “2015 was my first show and I found it incredibly interesting and useful and fun - will definitely be back next year!”
Visitors who register early will also be entered into a prize draw to win a Kindle Fire tablet. Event organisers can register their free place now at www.academicvenueshow.co.uk.
Your events and our venues make a winning combination
Venuemasters is a consortium promoting the event facilities available at 70 academic venues across the UK. Their annual exhibition is being held on 11 May in London and draws a comparison with strawberries and cream to show planners how ‘your events and our venues make a winning combination’. To demonstrate this, they are highlighting the range and scale of events held at one of their venues during 2015.
Keele University Conferences and Events hosted hundreds of meetings last year, with a staggering 35,000 guests using the facilities on their campus in Staffordshire. The Keele team were involved with a wide range of events, including welcoming thousands of business men and women taking part in the ‘Europe Corporate Games’ at the end of June. Despite the very busy schedule the venue also won a number of awards for the quality of catering, sustainability and not least their delivery of excellent customer service.
The Academic Venue Show is the consortium’s annual exhibition and illustrates the tremendous scope of facilities available to event organisers at such venues. This year’s Show is being held at The Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster on 11 May, with free entry for event planners.
The Show’s Marketing Manager, Jo Mitchell, commented “The exhibition is a great opportunity for event organisers to discover 40 academic venues, like Keele, that are looking forward to working with them to create more winning combinations.”
Tto register for free entry to the Show, click here.