The Conference Shop launches virtual site inspections

(L-R) The Conference Shop’s Carla Offord and Alix Lightfoot.

Venue finding business The Conference Shop is bringing venues directly to planners via its new Virtual Site Inspection program.

Following the current social distancing laws which made it impossible to conduct site inspections in the normal way, The Conference Shop decided to create a work around.

“We know everyone in the industry is struggling but rather than leaving the venues to fend for themselves, we thought this would be a great opportunity to help them, while at the same time helping our clients stay up-to-date,” said The Conference Shop CEO Carla Offord.

“We know that when events come back, there is going to be a huge surge in demand so we thought we would be proactive and keep connecting planners with venues. Our whole message is keep planning events because you don’t want to get caught out when the restrictions lift.”

The Conference Shop’s approach has been welcomed by both event planners and venues.

“It has been a fantastic collaboration between The Conference Shop and IHG, creating hotel content to be shared with their client’s and the broader community,” said IHG’s Mirelle Ranzani.

To date, The Conference Shop has profiled Novotel Wollongong Northbeach, InterContinental Sanctuary Cove, Spicers Potts Point, Sydney, Glenworth Valley, Crowne Plaza Darling Harbour, Sydney, and Lincoln Downs.