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Think Outside the Box – Use External Space and Book a Meeting Room at The Executive Centre

Face to face discussions on any business or organisational issue are conducted in numerous ways these days. Individuals conveniently communicate through email and conference calls, but this limits people’s ability to express their own ideas only through the power of words. Traditional meetings allow people to facilitate discussions and interact in a more face-to-face manner, where people can express their opinions freely with the help of non-verbal communication. Body language and physical gestures play vital roles in meetings; none of these are possible through emailing and phone calls. Nowadays though, a major issue lies in many companies actually lacking the meeting space to hold these discussions, given that the number of work desks is always put on a higher priority than that of meeting rooms, when it comes to building a high-rent office. But this creates an opportunity for an organisation in the serviced office sector, who have the conference and meeting rooms available for hire. According to recent analysis conducted by The Executive Centre (TEC), Asia’s premium serviced office provider, for the last 12 months over 50% of their meeting and conference rooms were hired out to external organisations for training workshops, seminars and offsite strategic planning meetings. These clients originated from a diverse set of industries, including finance, consultancy, information technology, fashion, and education. The Executive Centre’s network of 50 centres in 18 cities - located in world-class office buildings like Exchange Square in Hong Kong, Ocean Financial Centre in Singapore, Shanghai IFC and Taipei 101 - provide both internal serviced office clients, as well as external companies, with premium grade conference and meeting space. Varying in capacity from 4 to 220 delegates and tailored specifically according to the event needs, TEC’s conference and meeting rooms are superbly decorated with first-class reception areas and fully equipped presentation aids, audio-visual facilities, video-conferencing and internet access. A team of professionally trained Client Service Associates is also available to offer technical support and a wide range of secretarial and business services to ensure that all events run smoothly and efficiently. “Our meeting and conference facilities are ideal venues for company events, seminars, assessment centres, mediation sessions and other trainings. The cost of hiring external meeting room space can be well worth the value that is received in return. Many multinational corporations and small-to-medium sized companies have realised the advantages of hiring a professional, fully equipped meeting room from The Executive Centre, including access to a variety of different sized rooms and locations, designated event coordinators, flexibility to book as and when required, and cost-effectiveness, with flexible pricing by the hour, half-day or day,” said Chris Pennicott, Director of Operations, The Executive Centre. Whilst external meeting rooms are still being used for more conventional business purposes such as annual general meetings and board meetings, there is no end to the options available. Meeting rooms can be used for a vast array of different and perhaps slightly more inventive, purposes. Over the last two years, The Executive Centre hired out a number of meeting rooms for non-conventional events, including fashion showrooms, charity auctions, product launches and wine-tasting sessions. “Leading businesses and blue chip companies continue to choose The Executive Centre as their venues because of the best practice, service quality and innovation evidenced at all of our centres. In September, our conference facilities in Three Pacific Place and One Island East were almost fully-occupied,” Chris Pennicott said. In response to the market demand for easy and quick meeting room reservation, The Executive Centre has also recently introduced a comprehensive online booking platform, which allows immediate access to the available meeting spaces within its centres, that match the customer’s specific business needs, including size, location, and technical requirements. The advent of real-time data only allows TEC to serve all of its customers better!
About The Executive Centre

The Executive Centre is the leading premium serviced office provider in Asia Pacific with over 80 centres in 21 cities. Founded in 1994, it operates in Hong Kong, Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Tianjin, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Macau, Taipei, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, Jakarta, Bangalore, Chennai,Pune, Mumbai, Gurgaon, Brisbane, Perth and Sydney. The Executive Centre provides serviced offices, virtual office representation services, meeting and conference facilities, and business concierge services to multinational corporations, small and medium enterprises, and start-ups locally, regionally and internationally. Please visit our Web site at

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