The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (QEIICC) has responded to growing demand for smaller meetings by announcing new packages for events for up to 110 delegates.
A new day delegate rate (DDR), from £65, enables organisers of board meetings, training courses, seminars and workshops for 15 to 110 delegates to take advantage of the central London venue’s fourth-floor rooms and benefit from its high-tech facilities, experienced staff and award-winning catering from Leith’s at the Centre.
The enhanced day delegate rate has been launched in response to requests from clients and reflects the trend for smaller meetings identified in the Convention 2020 strategic foresight study unveiled at The QEIICC last month.
Phase one of the research revealed that 79% of event planners expect growth in smaller, more specialist meetings over the coming decade.
Sue Etherington, acting commercial director at the Centre, said: “Our reputation for hosting large meetings is well known but we’ve recently seen a shift towards smaller meetings as many organisers of corporate and association meetings bring together fewer delegates for highly-specific events within different budget requirements. As a result, we’re very pleased to be broadening our offering to make our wonderful facilities and stunning location even more accessible and affordable.
“Our ongoing client satisfaction surveys show that 95% of those who have used the Centre in the past year felt they had got value for money. That has always been an important consideration for us and we’re proud to build upon it with this new DDR initiative.”
The new DDR, from £65 (plus VAT), includes room hire between 9am and 5.30pm, use of audiovisual equipment, wireless internet, morning and afternoon refreshments, working lunch and stationery.