|Matt Marshall, Marketing Manager for Croeso-Welcome Bangor in North Wales, was expecting to spend last Thursday talking to the many interested buyers visiting the VENUEMASTERS stand at International Confex. Croeso-Welcome Bangor was one of the venues taking advantage of the stand share offer, which enables Venuemasters members to have a presence at the UK`s premier conference and event services exhibition.|
“Wednesday had been really encouraging with genuine buyers showing interest in academic venues in general and Bangor in particular”, said Matt, “but at 10am on Thursday I received a disturbing phone call from the office in Bangor!”. The gist of it was – Snow causes chaos in Bangor! Roads closed by ice! Return while you still can!
Without hesitation Matt made his way out of the Confex Exhibition Hall at Earl`s Court, and, evading patrols sent out by VENUEMASTERS to nab absconding stand sharers, returned to beautiful North West Wales, which looked even better under a blanket of crisp, fresh snow. Stopping only to borrow a pair of wellies, he struck out across country to his snowbound home village located on the edge of Snowdonia, just a few miles from Bangor, and arrived invigorated, and still wearing his regulation university blazer and tie, as the sun went down! “I may be wrong, but I suspect I`m the only person at Confex that day who had such a beautiful journey home!” said Matt.
Of course, Croeso-Welcome Bangor cannot promise customers a delightful snowy scene, but with quality conference facilities and accommodation, plus a very warm welcome, in superb surroundings, Bangor has to be hard to beat!
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