Why Wellness Is Important In The Conference Environment

By Jeffry Farman, past Global President, International Association of Conference Centres.

Meeting Room of The Future – 2018 Report

The report, recently released by the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) combines research and insights into the top issues facing the global meetings and conference industry

10 Time Management Strategies that Really Work

Jeffry Farman, CountryPlace director, shares some time management tips that just might make a difference (with help from Tim Chudley, UK conference colleague & friend.)

6 Scientifically Backed Ways to de-stress the conference planner

Jeffry Farman, CountryPlace director, shares some simple ideas that have helped him.

5 simple concepts for the perfect meeting environment

Jeffry Farman, CountryPlace director, shares some simple ideas to create the perfect meeting environment (with help from Tim Chudley, UK conference colleague & friend.)

Essential Work Productivity Apps – The To-Do List

A to-do list is one of the easiest ways to keep to deadlines and prevent overwhelm in the work place.  A detailed list will keep your tasks organised and checking items off gives a great sense of accomplishment.

3 Reasons To Conference In The Yarra Valley / Dandenong Ranges Region

First consideration when choosing a residential venue for a business event is the location. Maybe the mountains, maybe the seaside. But importantly it should be a region that will have an attraction for the delegates who feel they are going to...

10 Steps To A Successful Event

The key to a great event isn’t just about booking a great venue that’s available on the day you want, and for the numbers you need.

3 Horrible Mistakes Meeting Planners Make before a conference 

It’s a big responsibility running a conference or meeting. These events can be quite costly when you add up all of the expenses – time away from work, facilitator costs, travel, entertainment. So, if it’s your responsibility you had better get it...

The Benefits of Archery As A Team Building Activity

By Guest blogger Ian Simmonds

Exclusive team building offer for Melbourne event organisers

Join one of Melbourne’s leading team building companies for this great offer at CountryPlace.

Conference Venue Selection – the Essential Checklist

By Jeffry Farman, past Global President, International Association of Conference Centres and director of CountryPlace Conference Centre

3 effective team building activities for your next Melbourne conference

Guest Blogger:Peter Martini – Director, Corporate Team Building Solutions & Outdoor Training

Icebreakers that Conference Attendees Will Actually Like

Planning a conference is stressful. Not only does everything need to go right from a logistical perspective, but you also need to ensure that conference attendees enjoy themselves and feel like the conference was a valuable use of their time and...

Awesome team building ideas for your next conference

FREE Team Building Activities Guidebook

Organising a conference can be a headache for many of us. Particularly those that have been given the task for the first time. As the event organiser, you’ll need to consider goals, attendees, budget, venue...

Does Team-Building really work?

By Jeffry Farman, past Global President, International Association of Conference Centres.

4 Compelling Reasons To Use A Conference Hotel for Your Next Meeting

Whether it's for a strategy meeting or team building day, off-site meetings, away from the office, can encourage your team to break habits and develop new ways of thinking.

Fun Team Building Activities

As well as fostering new ways of learning and the challenging side of team-building, these activities are almost always a lot of fun at conferences.