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There are many different types of business events that are hosted at the meeting and event space in Swansea, MA at the world-famous Venus de Milo. As one of the premiere conference centers in Southeastern New England, we host a wide variety of parties, conferences, meetings, celebrations, receptions, dinners and other events at our South Coast reception hall. If you are in need of meeting and event space in the Southeastern Massachusetts or Rhode Island area, look no further than this iconic banquet and conference center.
Properly Identifying Your Event
When you host a business gathering at a local meeting and event space center like Venus de Milo, it is important to properly identify the type of event you are going to host. Board meetings, conventions, conferences, expositions, seminars, training conferences, galas, trade shows and receptions all sound like they might be similar, yet they are all very different.
This article will focus on learning the different meanings of these terms so you will be able to properly advertise, market and share information about your upcoming event at the conference center in Southeastern New England. Understanding the terminology will also help you when you book space at the South Coast reception hall to ensure that you have all of the amenities and options you need to have a success at the meeting and event space in Swansea, MA.
BOARD MEETING – The actual definition of the term “board meeting” means a meting of a company’s or organization’s board of directors. However, most people think of a board meeting as a gathering of individuals who come together to make decisions about something with regard to the future dealings of a business. The meeting and event space at Venus de Milo is perfect for a board meeting or gathering for companies, organizations, non-profits and other groups.
CONVENTION – In the simplest of terms, a convention is a large group of people who have a shared interest in something. They can come together to celebrate a hobby, a cult following – such as a television show, movie or entertainment genre, a profession or trade – just about anything. Today there are conventions all over the world for all sorts of things. Many conventions feature celebrity appearances, keynote speakers and special presentations or announcements about something of interest. Conventions are a great place to introduce something new or to launch a new trend. The conference center in Southeastern New England at Venus de Milo has been home to many local small and mid-sized conventions.
CONFERENCE – The term conference very often gets confused with the term convention. In fact, for the most part, they are often used in a way that means the same thing. Technically, a convention is an event that lasts longer than a conference, usually two to three or more days. A conference is smaller and can be a single day event or last just a day or two. While conventions typically address a wide range of topics, conferences are usually focused on a primary objective or specific theme. The South Coast reception hall at Venus de Milo is perfect for conferences of up to 1500 people in the Athena ballroom.
EXPOSITION/EXPO – Sometimes called an expo, an exhibition or an exposition, this type of gathering can be focused on B2B business, which means colleagues within the same industry or related industries, coming together to share information about trends, new technologies and opportunities. Similar to a convention, an expo features a showroom floor where companies can exhibit their products, talk about new services or programs that are coming available and sell them to industry colleagues for mutual benefit. Venus de Milo’s meeting and event space is excellent for small to mid-sized expositions. Also known as a trade show.
SEMINARS – In the world of business, a seminar is a gathering of people from the same company or industry who come together to hear a speaker talk about a specific topic or who come together to learn a specific skill. Great for introducing new technology, sales techniques, marketing programs and industry trends. Also sometimes known in the event industry as a workshop. There is plenty of meeting and event space in Swansea, MA at The Venus to accommodate this type of gathering.
GALA – A gala is a business or industry dinner that is thrown on a large scale. It usually includes an awards ceremony, showcase speaker, entertainment or other opportunities either before, during or after the dinner. The world famous Venus de Milo restaurant is perfect for this type of event.
RECEPTION – This type of event can either be a buffet style dinner or a light refreshment type gathering that focuses on social networking. Great as a meet and greet for the first night of a business conference or convention, as well as for other major events, it’s a great way to bring everybody together for a specific purpose. This word is also used to describe formal events following weddings, awards dinners and other gatherings. Once again, the Venus de Milo conference center in Southeastern New England is perfect for this type of event.
Reserve Space for Your Business Event
If you are interested in holding a business or other type of professional event at a conference center, meeting and event space in Swansea, MA, look no further than Venus de Milo. This world famous restaurant is home to the “best baked-stuffed lobster in Southern New England,” according to the very popular, world-renowned celebrity chef, Emeril Lagasse. Give us a call at 508-678-3901 to learn more about our event center and availability or to schedule a tour of our facility.