For most assistants working in the UK the Square Meal website and guide is a well-loved and trusted resource. For many years I have consulted the guide for restaurant and venue ideas, it has always been my first port of call when managers have asked me to book restaurants for them. With over 5,000 up to date restaurant and bar reviews on the Square Meal website there really isn’t a better place to start for any assistant looking to find a new place to impress their boss. I have also used both the website and the Square Meal guide for numerous events, from small external meetings to week long residential conferences. Every type of venue you can imagine is featured with loads of information.
Square Meal Venues and Events Live
For the last ten years Square Meal has held one of the largest exhibitions for event organisers and assistants and this year is no exception. On the 17th and 18th September 2014 in Old Billingsgate, London, Square Meal Venues and Events Live will once again host over 250 venues and suppliers. Over the course of the two day show there are plenty of activities for attendees. The exhibition itself is spread out across 5 floors and an outside terrace, the seminar programme is great for busy assistants with lots of bite-size training on top new restaurants, hot venues and social media for events, plus there are great education sessions from some great speakers.
Square Meal Venues and Events Live will also feature lots of delicious tasting sessions, including Fizz for Events, Cocktails for Events, a sushi-making masterclass and the legendary annual Square Meal Canapé Cup (where visitors taste and judge canapés from top caterers.)
This really is the event to attend for assistants who need inspiration for outstanding parities, conferences, corporate hospitality, team building, training days, company away days, hotel bookings, residential conferences, restaurant private room hire, meeting spaces, off-site activities, drinks receptions, gala dinners, summer and Christmas parties and much much more.
The exhibition and the seminar programme are completely free to attend, which for assistants is a real bonus. All you have to do is tell your boss you want to take a day out of the office to meet with potential suppliers but also attend FREE training sessions. Other than you being out of the office for the day (which is the same as taking a holiday) your company really doesn’t have anything to lose in letting you attend Square Meal Venues and Events Live. In fact, they will have a whole lot to gain.