Delegates make a confident return to Warwick Conferences

Delegates have returned to Warwick Conferences with confidence thanks to the reassurance of strict guidelines and advanced technological offerings, as the events and hospitality industry starts to open its doors once more.

Social distancing measures, virtual meetings and hybrid conferences have allowed event organisers to provide peace of mind to those attending, allowing teams to come together in a safe and comfortable environment.

British Mensa, University of Warwick’s School of Engineering, Institute of Collaborative Working (ICW), Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) and Dan Bradbury are among the many businesses to have returned to Warwick Conferences since it reopened its doors to meetings of 30 guests.

British Mensa, the high IQ society, opted for the venue’s hybrid package to host its board meeting. With members situated across the country, it was the perfect opportunity to bring the team together and brainstorm creative ideas ahead of its annual general meeting.

Another organisation that chose to make the most of Warwick Conferences’ hybrid offering was Dan Bradbury, owner of a private equity group and business training company. Booking the tiered, horseshoe-shaped lecture theatre to run a mastermind meeting, the team had access to live streaming technology, with a handful of members attending in person and 25 joining online.

University of Warwick’s School of Engineering and ICW were also impressed with the new-look services. To launch International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists 2021, University of Warwick’s School of Engineering held a virtual taster event to inform all members of what to expect from the upcoming conference, with the support of Warwick Conferences. The venue provider’s Cloud Conferencing team ran an online technical run through with the conference Chair ahead of the event to ensure the launch ran smoothly, with over 150 women dialling in on the day.

The ICW took advantage of Warwick Conferences socially distanced spaces to bring a team together for training in person. Keeping in line with guidelines, the venue has set up clear signage, regular cleaning and sanitation stations.

The events and hospitality industry has been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Paul Bartlett, Director of Warwick Conferences, expects delegates to continue to return with confidence following the initial feedback from customers. He commented: “We have closely monitored the Government’s announcements regarding the safety of the public and taken the necessary precautions to meet these guidelines, ensuring the protection of staff and delegates. Hearing the positive feedback supports that we have been successful in our efforts to reassure delegates, whenever they are ready to return.”

The team at Warwick Conferences has adapted its meeting spaces and packages on offer to ensure that groups of all sizes are able to carry out training and conferences, whether online or in person, safely. The venue provides organisers with options that adhere to social distancing including hybrid, virtual and safely-spaced physical events.