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Mice Net : August 2008
universities LEFT: The Great Hall, part of the University of Sydney Venue Collection. Photo courtesy of The University of Sydney. “Sydney University Village was a great location for the NRL to conduct our annual rookie camp,” he said. “The great value for money, the fantastic service and the ability to accommodate groups of all shapes and sizes is an attractive offer to people organising a conference group.” Elsewhere, CLV Smart Stays offers this style of accommodation in more than eight locations across Australia and New Zealand including North Ryde, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, and two properties in Christchurch. CLV Smart Stays can provide a flexible range of conference facilities on-site and also through its conferencing venue partners at neighbouring universities. From boardroom meetings and special events to large-scale conferences requiring state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, staff are committed to ensuring they deliver the meeting clients require at an affordable price. Visit www.clvsmartstays.com.au for further details. Merger strengthens alliance To better service its clients and continue delivering quality venues at affordable prices, the University of Sydney and the University of Sydney Union have formed a joint venture to create The University of Sydney Venue Collection (USVC). This venture will provide a streamlined venue booking service for all venues at The University of Sydney as well as professional catering and events management services. Both University Venues and The Venue Collection have a reputation for best practice and the highest standards of venue and events management. This merger will strengthen the scope of their business services. Located just minutes from the CBD, the University of Sydney is set on 72 hectares of immaculate landscaped grounds and tree covered parkland. The campus is a subtle amalgam of century- old sandstone and innovative and contemporary architecture with a range of unique, diverse and historical venues. By choosing to use The University of Sydney Venue Collection’s services clients are supporting the University of Sydney Union and the exceptional student experience that is unique to the University of Sydney. The University of Sydney Venue Collection is gold licensed and HACCP accredited, thereby meeting the highest catering standards. For more information visit www.univenues.com.au or contact The University of Sydney Venue Collection on (02) 9563 6245. Venue with a purpose One of the strongest performers in the universities and colleges sector is the MGSM Executive Hotel & Conference Centre in North Ryde, about 20 minutes from the Sydney CBD. This facility has been providing savvy meeting planners with a great option to hold their meetings away from the big city lights, and stay on-site as well. The modern purpose-built centre offers state-of-the- art teaching facilities, executive style accommodation with bushland views of the lake, and great dining and recreational facilities. Conference facilities have been designed to enhance the successful conduct of any meeting, conference or corporate function, featuring state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, internet access, computer laboratory, and the flexibility in service to meet all of a client’s needs. Facilities include: • Amphitheatres with equipment for computer-aided presentations • Computer laboratory • Internet access • 33 dedicated syndicate/break-out rooms • Video-conferencing options • Flat floor conference rooms (for between eight and 150 people) • A full range of audio-visual equipment including large screen images Visit www.hotel.mgsm.com.au for further details. > group accommodation at universities clv smart stays delivers quality group accommodation on campus that’s big on service and small on cost clvsmartstays.com aust. 1300 30 88 45 nz. 0800 22 88 00 98 mice.net secure properties + convenient locations in Australia & New Zealand + meeting, conference & sporting facilities + village-style atmosphere [available mid nov – feb] ???