Who moved my cheese? What makes a good conference venue

I went to a training day recently at a very nice venue where I was, however, completely discombobulated by there being cheese in the croissants. Obviously, I should have been offered counselling: but it did make me think about the things you notice about conference venues, and the things you don’t.

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And next time, we’d do it like this… FBC. The First Year

Unbelievably, it’s nearly a year since we, the intrepid Operations Team, took up residence at the Future Business Centre, armed with only a Tesco kettle, a bag of doughnuts, and a Pot Noodle. It was like establishing a (carb-heavy) base camp, and set the tone for a year of tea and biscuits – Prufrock measured out his life in coffee spoons, and so, pretty much, have we (along with baklava. And perhaps the odd biscuit or two).

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