Today Hotels Unlimited met with Kate Stevens from the National Conference Center (NCC) located inside the Holiday Inn East Windsor hotel. The National Conference Center has been serving the Mercer County NJ community for many years. Kate offered tips as well as information on how to hold the perfect corporate event at the National Conference Center.
How many people can fit in the auditorium?
The NCC has had meetings for 150 to 300 people in the auditorium. We have served everyone from medical societies, corporate associations, to a four day book fair. The auditorium can also comfortably fit 75 people without being overwhelming. The National Conference Center has a lot of variety to it. It is a rare find a venue of its caliber in NJ.
HU: There are quite a few additional rooms here outside of the auditorium. How many conference rooms does the National Conference Center hold?
The NCC has 13 meeting rooms that can range from 6 people to 300 in the auditorium. We offer classroom style seating, U shape, or provide whatever style is needed for the client’s meeting. There are four smaller meeting rooms that can be combined using a retractable wall, so they are very versatile for their size and capacity. We have rooms that are open for exhibit tables that go great with our gallery.
HU: Have you ever run more than one conference at a time?
Generally, we hold only one conference at a time unless we have two smaller meetings. The NCC will focus on only one major event at a time to devote all of our attention to that event. We make sure that at that event the whole team is there to assist them with a successful event.
HU: What technology is available at the National Conference Center?
We have a state of the art auditorium that is very impressive. The NCC includes Wi-Fi access to all of our guests, LCD projectors, sound boards, and mixers. If necessary, we can call outside vendors to set up any additional technologies that would be needed for the meeting.
HU: Have you ever done any video teleconferencing?
Absolutely! Video teleconferencing is very popular with depositions, or seminars that have remote locations in other states or throughout the country. Video conferencing makes things more affordable since companies for example that might have offices in NJ as well as CA do not have to pay to fly those executives from all over when they can set up a video conference.
HU: Why should a company consider the National Conference Center when booking a corporate event?
The National Conference Center is very centrally located. We are right off of exit 8 on the NJ Turnpike, in between NYC and Philadelphia. Not only are we very easily accessible, our clients keep coming back for the experience. The experience is personalized, excellent and seamless. Our returning clients regularly tell us what a pleasure it is to work with our team. At the end of the day, it’s our clients that shine with their guests and attendees, and that’s what it’s all about and why we love what we do. It is a great feeling to know you were a part of making their meeting a success!
HU: What packages are available to companies that want to book a meeting at the NCC?
We offer two meeting packages: the standard package and the preferred package. Both offer tremendous value from the room rentals, continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks. It is such a great value that most of our guests select rather than doing everything a la carte.
HU: Any advice you would like to add?
We just recently extended the bar that is located in our NCC lobby. It is great addition for cocktails and hors d’oevures after the long day of being in the meeting. Our Guests love it!
HU: What is the most memorable event that the National Conference Center has seen?
One event that sticks out to me is one of our clients did a trivia game show style set up in our auditorium. They brought in an outside company and completely transformed the Auditorium, backdrops, props, buzzers, it was amazing!! The guests were set up in teams with themed hats, and noise makers. They had such a great time; you could hear them roaring with laughter the entire day. The best part about it, was that it had all trivia about the company. It shows you that we can provide a fun atmosphere as well as a professional one.
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