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Is this Sydney’s Most Agile and Equipped CBD Venue in 2020?
Some businesses are forward thinkers – leaders in their field.
For venues, this means investing in their infrastructure, implementing procedures and products that meet the needs of their clients in two years time not the just the next two months, and also being agile enough to adapt to unexpected changes in the market when they arise.
If there was a prize for the venue that’s proving to be the Most Agile and Equipped Venue in 2020, then hands down, we would award SMC Conference and Function Centre in Sydney’s CBD the prize.
Last year they reopened after an extensive multi-million-dollar renovation, revealing a venue that has invested heavily in modernising their facilities for the future. #forwardthinkers
Key highlights include:
- Investing extensively in technology and in-house audio visual to ensure clients have the flexibility and scope to create world class conferences, meetings and gala events.
Event Birdie Loves: the super-fast Internet connection and the new rigging infrastructure to help speed up quick turn arounds when re-setting rooms.
- Implementing sustainable practices along with their “green” building design
Event Birdie Loves: So much of what they are doing (read more about it here), but we particularly love (and want to get our hands on), one of their swish-looking sustainable, safe, refillable water bottles – designed to eliminate single use plastics from the venue.
- Digital wayfinding signage and Concierge
Event Birdie Loves: who doesn’t love replacing paper signage with snazzy digital displays and an in-room digital concierge that means catering, AV and your Function Manager are literally a touch of a button away?!
The winning factor for dealing with 2020….
While all these features are fantastic, the thing that we think pushes SMC into the winning position for Most Agile and Equipped Venue in 2020, is their quick thinking and speedy implementation of their ON AIR Studio.
When COVID-19 took a swipe at the events industry and stopped us from gathering in numbers the team at SMC Conference and Function Centre paired up with Create Engage and Audio Visual Events (AVE) to create an industry leading solution for virtual and hybrid events.
The state-of-the-art production studio allows clients to create and run professional online events both in a virtual and hybrid format. You can read all about ON AIR here. But do yourself a favour and read this real event case study as well. It’s about how Palliative Care Australia used the facilities to host their annual meeting, which would have otherwise been postponed or cancelled this year. National Events and Partnerships Manager of Palliative Care Australia, Jacqui Murkins explains how and why she used SMC’s ON AIR facilities to create a professional event that reached a 500% greater audience in 2020 – she loved the experience from start to finish.
In addition to ON AIR, the team at SMC Conference and Function Centre have implemented a range of COVID-Safe measures to ensure their clients can “event” in safety (check out their Event Birdie page – link below -or all the details).
For more information on hosting events at SMC Conference and Function Centre, visit their Event Birdie page: https://www.eventbirdie.com/venue/smc-conference-and-function-centre/