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There is so much more to conferencing than the venue and Mantra Group has made it a focus to look beyond the bricks and mortar to enhance the conferencing experience by partnering with conference and meetings specialists, FAST Meetings Co.
In 2011 Mantra Group undertook an extensive survey of all conferencing partners - delegates, corporate clients, Meeting Planners, PCOs and suppliers - in an effort to fulfil its own company 'mantra' of 'Knowing What Matters'.
"It was evident that quality product and an extensive network - both of which can be offered by Mantra Group's Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree brands - was just one part of the conferencing pie. We needed to look at strategic partnerships to ensure our clients got those most out of their conferencing experience," says Group Director of Sales, Kent Davidson.
With a bold 'mantra' of their own to 'dramatically increase the ROI of every meeting', Mantra Group partnered with FAST Meetings Co. - a conference and meetings specialist consultancy that guides clients in conducting more effective meetings that inspire participation, align with organisational objectives and deliver productive, ongoing results.
"We've received exceptional feedback from conferencing clients - from small meetings through to large scale events - who have opted to take up this service and feel they have achieved even more value out of the time and money invested in their conferencing experience," said Kent Davidson, Group Director or Sales & Revenue for Mantra Group.
David Pointon, Managing Director, FAST Meetings Co. said it was refreshing to work with a hotel group that took a holistic approach to conferencing.
"The partnership with Mantra is an important one for us. Their approach to creating a complete service for clients, and their flexibility in offering spaces and venues that allow for dynamic and collaborative conference programmes is second to none. You could say it's a true meeting of the minds!"
Mantra Group is rolling out a series of FAST Meetings events inviting PCOs and Meeting Planners to experience the difference in conferencing the FAST Meetings way. The first will be held at the newly refurbished Mantra Mooloolaba Beach on the Sunshine Coast on Tuesday 20 March. Interested parties should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mantra Mooloolaba Beach is currently offering day delegate rates from $49 per person, B&B accommodation from $154 single or $176 twin/double with a minimum of 40 delegates, valid till June 2012. For bookings and enquiries contact (07) 5452 2871 or email email@example.com
Mantra Group has a network of Over 50 Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree conferencing hotels and resorts across Australia and New Zealand - offering '3 great brands, 1 solution' with three levels of choice to cater for all budgets and requirements.
ABOUT MANTRA GROUP
Mantra Group is a leading manager and marketer of hotels and resorts in Australia and New Zealand. The Group owns and operates three well-known and trusted brands - Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree. With over 110 properties and 15,000 rooms under management, Mantra Group is the second largest accommodation operator within Australia. The Group is positioned to offer both leisure and business style accommodation ranging from self-contained apartments to luxury resorts and retreats.