I was thrilled to be asked once again to produce the annual Marketforce Publisher Conference, held on 22 June 2017. Following a very successful event last year at Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge, Marketforce chose this fabulous interactive venue once again to host this years’ event.
The morning kicked off with welcome refreshments whilst guests mingled and took in the views over the handling track, preparing for a day full of interactive experiences and conference presentations.
Following a welcome by Client Services Director, Joel Griffiths, guests participated in pre-selected interactive workshops which covered various areas of the business, hosted by internal Marketforce staff.
After a networking lunch, guests attended conference presentations by key staff and industry professionals in the Cinema, just one of the meeting spaces available at Mercedes-Benz World.
The day ended with guests given the opportunity to experience driving on the handling track, skid circle and 4×4 circuit.
To mix things up this year, Marketforce chose to hold the evening part of their event at the historic Oatlands Park Hotel, a mere 15 mins drive from Mercedes-Benz World.
As guests finished their driving experience, they transferred to the hotel on pre-arranged coach transport, checked in and relaxed before the evening festivities began.
An evening drinks reception kicked things off, with Pimms & Prosecco served in The Terrace, where guests were able to take advantage of the stunning weather. Guests then transferred to the gorgeous Mulberry Restaurant for a delicious 3 course meal. The starter, created especially for the event by Chef and his team, of Summer Bruschetta, featuring asparagus, mozzarella, caper berries, sundried tomato and baby watercress, was followed by marinated rump of lamb, braised potatoes, sticky red cabbage, glazed carrots and tenderstem broccoli, with a delicious mango cheesecake followed by tea, coffee and truffles to finish the meal.
An interactive photo booth and DJ provided the evening entertainment, with guests dancing into the night before retiring to their bedrooms.
Here’s what some of the guests had to say about the event:
“looking forward to next year already”, “fabulous venues, catering and organisation”, “perfect for the purpose”, “super day all round”, fantastic!”
“Georgina works hard to source great venues, find reliable suppliers, provide detailed plans, and negotiate great rates to bring you in on budget. Thanks to Georgina’s attention to detail and support, our events have been a fantastic success.” – Marketforce UK