Make this Christmas the one that you put a smile on a stranger's face!

Christmas Wishing Tree - Stand 39 EAN Congress, Ultimate Conferences & TheVenueShop.com at Sofitel Melbourne 29-30 November 2017 - Make a Stranger Smile campaign for Wear For SuccessPlease join our Christmas Wish project in the lead up to year end, each contribution can change a life!

Our team will be exhibiting at the final EAN congress for 2017 in Melbourne. We're setting up a "wishing tree" donation drop-off point - on expo Stand 39 at Sofitel on Collins, 29-30 November, but are certainly happy to coordinate individual collections too...

#MakeADifference #ConfidenceBeliefSuccess #ExecutiveAssistantNetwork #EAN #GiveWhereYouLive

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Fashionable FUNdraising

Fashionable Fundraising

Bubbles, Shop, Network in Style!

...& all for a fabulous cause with 20% of our sales going to our charity partner for the evening. 

Limited places & pre-registration essential for this intimate exclusive after-hours experience
register your place for our Fashionable Fundraising event - 12 July 2017 with Ultimate Conferences | TheVenueShop.com in support of Wear For Success 

Can't make it in person, ask how to set aside your favourite items & be part of our fundraising tally from afar - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Delivering on trend Themed Events & Christmas Parties

Delivering on trend themed events & Christmas parties - via TheVenueShop.com - real venue comparisons, real advice, really FREE!

You’ve survived another EOFY & now it’s time to finalise your team’s end of year events… How to recognise or reward staff & set the tone for the coming year, or perhaps arrange a celebration with your clients as a thankyou for their support. We appreciate it’s no easy task to create impact year-on-year & make the right impression on your guests.

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5 Ways to WIN a Luxury Stay

TheVenueShop.com.au Review a conference venue or function space with Gleam for chance to win - Sydney Melbourne or Hong Kong

SYDNEY ~ MELBOURNE ~ HONG KONG

Check out your chance to win an overnight stay, with choice of 3 iconic cosmopolitan destinations. If you ever arrange or attend business events, then you qualify to enter (and as many times as you like)

What are you waiting for? Let us know your preferred city getaway if the chosen winner, then hop to it... you must be in it to win it!  Follow the instructions to complete your entry HERE & best of luck!

*With 4 prizes to draw, maximise your chances & get in early...

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EA’s & PA’s - help is on the way!

TheVenueShop.com | Ultimate Conferences Brisbane Client Event on September 15 2016, co-hosted with Stamford Plaza Brisbane, The Styled Group and Be ChallengedAt the EAN Sydney Congress held at Luna Park last month, some of the team were excited to speak to you about how we can assist you when booking conferences, events and functions. We heard a number of times over the two days that the staff Christmas or EOY function is on your minds and the thought of having to research/contact venues can be a rather frustrating and time-consuming process.

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5 essentials for delivering spectacular events

Delivering spectacular events blog post by TheVenueShop.com and Ultimate Conferences and EventsExplore new ways of making your events more engaging, more exciting & with greater ROI than ever before. But with so many ‘must-have’ products & technologies available, where to start? To help navigate the many options out there, here are five tips for delivering events to leave a lasting impression...

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Tips for getting more balance in your life

TheVenueShop.com | Ultimate Conferences Brisbane Client Event on September 15 2016, co-hosted with Stamford Plaza Brisbane, The Styled Group and Be Challenged“Balance is not something you find, it's something you create” ― Jana Kingsford,

Maintaining a healthy balance in life is not only essential for well-being & happiness, but can be an enormous boost to your productivity, career or business success too. A well-balanced person has a far greater ability to focus their attention & energy on attaining their goals, taking productive actions & moving forward in a meaningful way.

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How to create an effective media wall

Ultimate Conferences | TheVenueShop.com blog post - how to create an effective media wallFrom glamorous 'red carpet' photo opportunities to bold, eye-catching backdrops, media walls are an essential element of any sponsored event. When well designed, they are a great marketing tool: allowing for event branding, enhancing event themeing, encouraging photo opportunities & most importantly, promoting sponsors with ease. All this without detracting from the event & guests. Sounds simple right? hmmm... wrong! 

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"Next level" events with dynamic digital signage

Take your event to the next level with dynamic digital signage - blog post by TheVenueShop.comSignage has been a show essential since Day 1. Attendees would be lost, confused & frustrated without it, but luckily, digital signage is the way of the future: a versatile system to support multiple media types & rapidly distributing information throughout your chosen venue. Choose to have key messages displayed, with strategically curated messaging. Signs now have the ability to illustrate so much more than simple directions...

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7 tips for planning an awesome fundraising event

Tips for planning an awesome fundraising event on the TheVenueShop.com blogWhen creating a checklist for your next fundraising event, it’s important to be organised & clear with your direction, time & audience. All successful events can include entertainment, delicious food, entertainment, raffle prizes & live charity auctions that can help to create high energy to excite your crowd - all while giving back to the community in a meaningful way...

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5 tips on keeping your attendees engaged

Five tips on keeping attendees engaged blog post by Ultimate Conferences and Events and TheVenueShop.comWe’ve booked thousands of conferences, meetings and events over the years, and there’s nothing worse than watching attendees check out early as a result of utter boredom. These 5 tips will help ensure your next conference, meeting or event is an engaging and memorable experience for all your attendees.

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5 tips for keeping your attendees engaged

We’ve booked thousands of conferences, meetings and events over the years, and there’s nothing worse than watching attendees check out early as a result of utter boredom. These 5 tips will help ensure your next conference, meeting or event is an engaging and memorable experience for all your attendees.

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Event planners target geographically dispersed audiences

TheVenueShop.com | Ultimate Conferences blog - how event planners are targeting geographically dispersed audiencesAs we live in global workforce, companies & event planners alike have to account for their audiences being geographically dispersed across various regions, countries & time zones.
 
With this rise in globalisation & business expansion we're witnessing more & more event organisers looking to innovative ways to engage their audiences in the most cost-effective way... 
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Facts & figures of Melbourne Cup Day

Flemington Racecourse - MelbourneIt’s arguably Australia’s biggest sporting event bringing together history, horse racing, fashion and hospitality. As the official caterers at the VRC, Peter Rowland will be serving, pouring and delighting hundreds of thousands of people across the four race days.

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NEW accommodation rooms at Stamford Plaza Melbourne

Stamford Plaza Melbourne - Melbourne Function Venue, Melbourne Conference Venue, Melbourne Event Venue, Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne AccommodationStamford Plaza Melbourne has just revealed its brand new superior rooms. The additional 26 rooms takes the hotel’s room inventory up to 308 rooms and suites.

The $4.4 million project which commenced in April saw the new superior hotel rooms added to the East tower of the hotel, located on 111 Little Collins Street at the popular Paris end of town.

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BRISBANE networking event

TheVenueShop.com | Ultimate Conferences Brisbane Client Event on September 15 2016, co-hosted with Stamford Plaza Brisbane, The Styled Group and Be ChallengedJoin us on September 15th at the Brisbane Plaza Stamford...

Are you responsible for booking or organising your company conferences, business events, training workshops, perhaps even occasional off-site team-building or the annual Christmas function...?  

Appreciate a little support & inspiration... 

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Organised or attended a business event recently?

TheVenueShop.com - 5 ways to win a luxe stay, review to winWIN a Luxe Stay!

A reminder our team are here to look after you… & what EA doesn’t deserve a little pampering?

So this quarter, each time you SUBMIT any venue review via TheVenueShop.com or review our service on facebook, you will receive an entry to win a luxury stay at your choice of Melbourne, Sydney or Hong Kong!  ENTER here via 5 Ways To Win to maximise your chances by following the prompts to answer a simple question, share with colleagues & more...

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EA Networking Event (MELBOURNE) Tuesday, 12 May 2016

Shake it up with TheVenueShop.com & Ultimate Conferences team - Executive Assistant Network event, 12 May 2016: Plaza Ballroom, Vibe Savoy Hotel MelbourneBring out your inner "Cocktail Queen"! 

Responsible for organising your conferences, staff team-building or client networking events? Always looking for new ideas to inject into your events - whether in-house or off-site?

Come "meet, mix & mingle" with other EA's: share in the fun, prizes & networking at this highly interactive event. Enjoy your exotic creations & access resources sure to be invaluable to your future event planning needs...

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3 Tips for More Focus and Less Stress

3 tips for more focus and less stressSimple ways to get the most from every day... & yourself as well! 

Did you know? Researchers have recently named Event Planning as the 5th most stressful occupation?

The vast majority of us are under some sort of stress. Make no mistake. Part of the problem is that we've become so used to it - it doesn't seem like a big deal.

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Simple ways for on trend event styling this Spring

Staging Connections Blog Post - Tuesday 22 March 2016

Thanks to Pantone...

As Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute commented, “colours this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves.” We recently discussed how colours are an immensely powerful tool that can influence our event attendees’ moods. Taking the lead by the colour experts, Staging Connections shows you how easy it is to style your next event this Spring to ensure it is on trend!

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Clarion Hotel on Canterbury

A huge success... and lunch was amazing!!

Clarion Hotel on Canterbury Thankyou for making our Planning Day a huge success. The team loved the venue and the lunch was amazing!! A very enjoyable day. I will definitely be recommending your venue to all my colleagues - the experience was fantastic!

Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley

We all really enjoyed the conference, everything was perfect!

Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley "Wanted to say thank you so much for the great service and your patience with all our changes throughout. We all really enjoyed the conference, everything was perfect! (Well maybe the coffee machine struggled to keep up with us, but overall, everything was great). The venue set up and lunch was great - the buffet really enjoyable, especially the variety of catering offered.

Fudge by Rich

Absolutely delicious, beautifully packaged...

Fudge by Rich As always, absolutely delicious with amazing feedback from all who tried the product! Beautifully packaged up for us, delivery process fast and reliable, and Nicole couldn't have been more helpful in turning around such a large order on such short notice ensuring we had everything needed for the trade show... Think I have a new favourite flavour too, the Rocky Road is to die for!!

Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach

What a professional events team...

Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach "The events team at Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach are truly professionals at what they do. The organisation in particular of the banquets team - always so helpful and ensure that our seminars run smoothly. The only minor suggestion that I would make is more labels to indicate the types salads and sandwiches that are on offer on lunch buffets."

Rydges Bankstown

Suited our brief perfectly... staff could not do enough for us!

Rydges Bankstown "Rydges Bankstown suited our brief perfectly: close to our sites, an abundance of parking and a great function room with natural lighting. The staff were very friendly and could not do enough for us, I am sure we will use this venue again."

VictorsFood

An absolute blast - can't wait to try another amazing VictorsFood experience!

VictorsFood “VictorsFood made our event a truly memorable one. Every one of our team members had an absolute blast making pizzas together with the fun and enthusiastic chefs… We can’t wait to try another one of VictorsFoods' amazing experiences!”

Mantra Bell City

I really appreciated the attention to detail & communication...

Mantra Bell City "Whilst I do not attend these meetings to see the room in person, I certainly had no complaints from any of my management team (no news good news!) The communication from the event co-ordinator in particular was excellent prior to our meeting. It was organised at short notice and she showed such high attention to detail which I really appreciated."

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne

Really good quality & great value... best external meeting venue in a while!

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne "The room was appropriately presented, with everything we had requested already in place. Morning tea and lunch were more than ample, and was 'yummy'! Really good quality and great value for money. One of the managers even said it’s been the best external meeting venue he’s been to in a while."

Dockside

The venue, as well as the staff, location & atmosphere was second to none!

Dockside "We held our Staff Christmas party at Dockside this year - the venue, as well as the staff, location & atmosphere was second to none. From the moment I booked the venue, the service was fantastic. The event organiser kept in contact throughout the year, reminding when things needed to be done. Everything went smoothly on the night of the party, the food was amazing, the staff were excellent & the event manager on the night bent over backwards to help with...

Yarra Valley Estate

Excellent food, fantastic spaces to relax & network, country hospitality - we'll definitely be back again!

Yarra Valley Estate Our team really enjoyed the time spent at Yarra Valley Conference Centre. The staff were friendly and accommodating, the food was excellent and the spaces for the group to relax and network after a hard day's conferencing were fantastic and very well utilised!