Still think venues/internet providers could do more.
Oh 100% agree - Considering how speedy home broadband is these days, you’d think they’d use that as a feature in venues and offer the same for free; whilst keeping it open/easy to access.
I’ve been stung by many things over the years. The biggest ones were:
- What actually is included with the venue (e.g. catering staff, food, rubbish collection etc…)
- Wifi speed, reliability, number of connections.
- Union labour <- especially for USA.
- Exact times we can get access to the venue and when we need to leave by.
- Get an inventory of every other additional cost itemized in advance.
- Whether we need to use specific suppliers/vendors <- big one in the UK.
In my experience, catering can be a big issue. At many venues you’re tied into using their in house or approved caterers so always check thought out thoroughly. Also find out if the venue will be being used by any other clients the same day, what their timings are and what the impact may be on resources. I once worked on an exhibition where another was running the same day but opened earlier and their visitors took all the parking spaces which caused chaos & a lot of bad feeling.