Venue Name: The Meeting Space at BioCity Nottingham

Venue Type: Conference venue

Venue Contact Name:  Patricia Silva de Almeida – The Meeting Space Coordinator

Venue Website: www.the-meeting-space.com

Twitter: @TheMeetingSpace

1 – Describe the facilities BioCity Nottingham offers for both event and exhibition organisers.

With a city centre location, The Meeting Space at BioCity Nottingham offers convenience and peace of mind for all event delegates and organisers alike. The team work closely with city centre hotels and car parking locations to provide competitive packages for those wanting to stay overnight and enjoy the famous Nottingham nightlife. Combined with professional staff with events management experience, state of the art design, and high standard amenities; event and exhibition organisers alike can be assured the venue is perfect for any conference or meeting up to 180 delegates.

2 – What unique selling points does BioCity Nottingham have?

BioCity Nottingham an international hub for entrepreneurial activity in the life sciences

BioCity Nottingham is an address with international credibility and prestige. Established in 2003 BioCity was one of the first Bioscience incubators offering state-of-the-art laboratories and commercial office space to let/rent, alongside business support and services to early stage companies in the life sciences sector.

The 91% survival rate of companies at BioCity in Nottingham tangibly demonstrates one of the benefits to a company of being located within the BioCity network.

Located in the city centre of Nottingham, covering 116,000 sqft over three building, people relocated globally to work with the growing businesses based on site.

As a conference venue therefore, The Meeting Space lends itself to the existing prestige of BioCity as a company, and consistently meets the high standards already set from the life sciences industry.

3 – Tell us about some of the events that have taken place at BioCity Nottingham.

We aim to attract events which sit within our life sciences industry focus and have therefore hosted events for a wide variety of customers with a pharmaceutical, medical, and technology base. One of our favourite events was for Arla Foods in which the Conference Hall was covered in artificial grass, showing how flexible and adaptable we are to new ideas for events. We also host our own internal events including the Annual Lecture and the Labs Suppliers Fair, which attract our ever-growing life sciences partners and friends.

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4 – Do you have contractors/suppliers that regularly service your events and if so, how have they lent their particular expertise to the development of your events?

The Presentation Group, a creative event production company, have helped us come up to speed with all aspects of AV, technology, floor plans, and general creativity within our events. We have been working with them for over a year and cannot recommend them highly enough. http://www.thepresentationgroup.co.uk/

5 – How has BioCity Nottingham developed in the last 5 years?

As an ever-growing innovation hub, development is constant at BioCity Nottingham. The Meeting Space brand itself has been in development stages for the past year as we have brought the BioCity venues together across the UK to unite them across the conferencing and events platform. This has allowed us to provide the same level of customer service and high standards across the group of venues and further strengthen the reputation of both BioCity as a company and the events brand.

6 – Are there any plans to develop BioCity Nottingham over the next 5 years?

We have just announced development plans for a fourth building based at BioCity Nottingham, totaling £30m investment. https://www.biocity.co.uk/biocity/nottingham/4th-building

This will also contain more The Meeting Space facilities.

7 – What strategies does BioCity Nottingham employ to support events taking place within it?

All of our staff are trained to the highest level in all aspects of events management, customer service, and events support. We have recently expanded our team and we all work closely together to ensure The Meeting Space brand is strong and reputable for both our internal and external clients. All event bookers can be rest assured that they are well looked after and in capable, professional hands.

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