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What on Earth is a Pescetarian?

Unless you work in the catering or events industry, the term ‘Pescetarian’ may seem like a made-up word to you. The volume of dietary terms now assumed to be common knowledge is continuing to grow, and people are often left overwhelmed or...

Foods that are surprisingly not Vegan-Friendly

Those who adhere to a Vegan diet vow to not eat any animal products. Products that obviously come from animals such as meat and dairy are easily identifiable in our meals, but some animal products may be more difficult to see or taste. The...

This Is How Leading Businesses Plan Successful Events

Many business organisations are allowing more lead time to make sure these costly events provide the greatest chance of success.

6 ways to tick all of the boxes for your corporate event

Planning and organising a, successful corporate event that ticks all the boxes is not always easy. Choosing a program that meets all your event needs will be critical. It should to be engaging, raise the profile of your event and, most...

Raising the Bar - How Bar Service Can Make or Break Your Event

The service and availability of alcohol at an event is often joked about, but the approach taken to bar service can make or break your event. Ensuring attendees have a good time at night but wake up ready and fresh the next day is a serious...

How to Manage an Event Without Jeopardising your Own Experience.

Often referred to as one of modern society’s most stressful professions, event coordinators sometimes allow the pressure of the role jeopardise their personal experience of their event. Being largely accountable for the event’s success, whilst...

Why Neglecting to Set Yourself SMART Goals is Dumb

Goal setting is very rarely treated with the respect in which it deserves, and is often deemed a waste of time before cracking on with the real task at hand. However, goal setting is about making yourself accountable for the task in which you are...

The Pros & Cons of 5 Conference Room Setup Styles

The way tables, chairs, and other furniture is configured in the conference room is often an afterthought for conference planners, but more importance should be placed on the meeting room layout. The seating arrangement has a direct impact on the...

How to Get The Best Results Out of Your Conference

A WELL-BEING BOOST: SCHEDULE TIME FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITY & FRESH AIR

The task of collating and scheduling your event’s activities, meetings, and meals to form a coherent event agenda is certainly difficult. Saying that, we make no apologies for...

Managing the Catering Minefield of Dietary Requirements

Gone are the days when a basic ham, cheese, and tomato sandwich platter sufficed for your event’s lunch catering. That platter alone would clash with the needs of coeliacs, vegetarians, vegans, the lactose-intolerant, and those who follow...

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BIG conference SAVINGS

Save on conference and training events at CountryPlaceApplies to new residential conferences held in January 2018.Call (03) 9728 7070 or email info@countryplace.com.au

3 Benefits of Having a Conference Keynote Speaker

Your employees may not get very excited about keynote speakers (unless you get a big name in your industry), but that doesn't mean you shouldn't have one. In fact, keynote speakers can drastically modify the tone of the conference, which can have...

Six ways to motivate your troops.

 

Business View Magazine - January 2017

When it comes to running a conference or business event, it would be hard to find a more appealing location than the wonderful Dandenong Ranges just outside of Melbourne. High in the mountains, surrounded by forest, overlooking Silvan Dam and...

Improving Conference Registration With Technology

One of the most important elements of any successful conference is getting attendees registered and committed to the event. In addition to gaining a more accurate prediction of final attendee numbers, improving conference registration can help...

Don’t limit the value of your corporate event to just the attendees.

More and more these days, conference organisers want a record of their event to share with other managers and employees. Sometimes to provide details to other divisions of the corporation interstate or overseas.

At CountryPlace we have a special...

Spring. A great time for a conference in the Dandenongs.

From now,through the next few months, Spring is in the air. The daffodils emerge. Followed by the tulips. Then the rhododendrons and azaleas. The deciduous trees burst into leaf. All is well in the world. The lawns have never looked greener. Time...

Conference planning guide                                                                            THE ESSENTIAL handbook for event planners

Organising a conference can be a headache of a task, particularly for those who have been allocated this role for the first time. You feel personally responsible for how the event will transpire, and may feel unsure of whether all key matters...

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