Veriu Group is investing in its conference spaces to capitalize on the return of corporate events and in-person meetings.
Veriu and Punthill branded properties in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria have been specifically designed to host and meet a variety of corporate conference requirements.
The new Punthill Caroline Springs has conference space for up to 110 delegates with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of Spring Lake. The space can also be divided into two comfortably sized rooms to accommodate different event styles and sizes. An adjacent lounging area is also available.
Also at the Veriu Queen Victoria Market, scheduled to open later this year, there will be three conference rooms and a dedicated conference hall or breakout area. The property will also include a huge outdoor terrace overlooking the Queen Victoria Market – a key partner that can support a bespoke market or dining experience for delegates.
Veriu Group Chief Operating Officer Kyle Kaya said it was important for the company to support the return of MICE tourism after two difficult years.
“After so long without meeting in person, we are seeing many companies return to in-person meetings and conferences and reap the benefits of having team members together to discuss work and reconnect on a personal level,” said Kaya said.
“There is an energy that comes with face-to-face meetings and our clients regularly say they don’t realize how much they’ve missed it until they attend an in-person meeting. It’s the ad hoc discussions, idea generation, and relationship building that occur when you meet in person that are so beneficial to teams.
“With recruitment and retention being such a difficult issue today, employers are also realizing that potential employees are looking at how a company’s business is conducted when selecting an employer. Having the ability to meet colleagues and clients face-to-face is extremely important to many employees. »
All conference spaces include a 75-inch television screen as well as a webcam and speakers to support remote participation of speakers.
According to event production company Encore, virtual technology, which has been embraced by many companies during the pandemic, will continue to play an important role in events in the future.
“COVID has forced us into the virtual world, we’ve had to adapt quickly to run events from multiple locations simultaneously and all connected on a scale we’ve never seen before,” said Andrew Priddle, Head of the production of Encore. SM.
“The methods and technology used to connect locations or broadcast into a remote presenter are now here to stay.”