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The

ateway

Conference Centre

The

ateway

Conference Centre

Merseyside's Progressive Conference and Training Facility

The

ateway

Conference Centre


Welcome Welcome to the award winning Gateway Conference Centre, Merseyside’s progressive conference and training facility... Situated in the Capital of Culture, Liverpool City Centre and with easy access to all transport routes you couldn’t find a more ideal event venue. Whether it’s a conference, training session, meeting or seminar The Gateway has cutting edge, accessible facilities and services to ensure that you and your organization accomplish all your event objectives and more. A purpose built modern contemporary venue with 9 fully airconditioned conference and training suites, fully accessible facilities, a full range of AV presentation equipment and versatile comfortable furniture. The centre is a fully “accredited in meetings” conference venue with the Meetings Industry Association; this provides event organisers an assurance of the quality of the venue and its support services they provide for their clients and delegates.

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Catering & Refreshments The Gateway Conference Centre has teamed up with locally based caterers to give you a wide selection of buffet menus to choose from. Here at The Gateway Centre we know that providing quality food for delegates is an important element of any event including providing catering for delegates with special dietary requirements. We have developed easy to follow catering menus with a variety of different buffets from a simple sandwich lunch to a hot fork buffet. All our buffets have a vegetarian option included and all food is clearly labelled and presented to the highest standards. We only use stainless steel cutlery and china crockery when presenting our buffets. Freshly made filter coffee, original & decaf coffee, original & fruit teas, chilled iced water and luxury biscuits can be served in your room or in a separate breakout room at scheduled times throughout your event. All your refreshments will be served in china cups & saucers. Fruit juice, still & sparkling mineral water can be provided for delegates and trainers and can served in the main room during your event, with refreshment breaks or with lunch. Our catering & refreshment provisions are locally sourced & come from Fairtrade & sustainable sources.

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Audio Visual Presentation Equipment Boasting a full range of audio visual equipment The Gateway Conference Centre employs the latest technology to support the delivery of all your events; supported by our team of dedicated professionals. From LCD projectors, 42� plasma, DVD players, VHS video players, flip charts, multi media PCs, smart boards and video conferencing unit we can provide all your presentation equipment to enhance and support you throughout your event. Free WiFi internet access throughout the centre provided for trainers/speakers to pick up those vital emails or course resources. A fully equipped 16 workstation ICT training suite with networked printers and fast broadband internet access, ideal for web based training, online surveys, assessments & software training. Further information on our audio visual presentation equipment can be found on our website.

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Sustainable Conference Packages All our conference packages have been developed to be fully sustainable & “green”. Just like many of our valued clients, The Gateway Conference Centre is passionate about taking clear and meaningful steps towards reducing our impact on the environment. Through a little extra creativity, effort and compromise, a green meeting package has been developed to ensure that business and environmental objectives can be achieved in tandem. As a member of the “Buy Recycled Code” we are looking at how we can improve our current procurement of sustainable resources from stationery products to Fairtrade tea & coffee, electricity, waste recycling & more. By procuring sustainable products & services and providing sustainable conference & meeting packages we can help you meet your own social & corporate responsibilities and reduce the impact on the environment. Further information on our sustainable conference packages can be found on our website.

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Charitable Objectives The Gateway was established in 2002 and is run as a successful not for profit organisation, with 3 core charitable objectives. These objectives are broadly: 1. To relieve the needs of local disabled and disadvantaged people 2. To support organisations which assist people with disabilities 3. To be a resource centre and provide education and training services The Gateway Conference Centre provides high quality conference, training and meeting facilities. Since our launch in 2002, we have provided in-kind support of approximately £100,000 per annum which has included: • • • •

Access to conference and meeting rooms Access to office provisions Free facilities support from Gateway staff Additional security services for Gateway-based organisations

The local charitable organisations who have benefited from using the facilities at The Gateway Centre include: RNIB, Action for Blind People, RNID, MENCAP, ICAS/Carers Federation, Liverpool Mencap, Royal Mencap, People First, Moving On With Learning, SCOPE, Merseyside Call, AbilityNet, Neurosupport. Liverpool Community College, Workers Educational Association, MIND, Fairbridge & Shelter.

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Video Conferencing At The Gateway We can provide video conferencing via ISDN or IP networks with the ability to stream presentations & video/DVD directly from your laptop to far end users all over the globe. Our online booking system makes it simple to book your video conference here at The Gateway Centre or from locations all over the world. What are the benefits of video conferencing compared to travelling? Environmental: enhancing your organisations corporate social responsibility to help reduce carbon emissions and continue to help to reduce our carbon footprint. Travel & accommodation cost: video conferencing minimises the need for stressful time consuming journeys. The costs of ‘out of office’ meetings can be considerable. Video conferencing significantly reduces the need for air, rail or road travel along with their associated accommodation expenses. Video conferencing can be used for: • Recruitment • In house business presentations • Business to business consultancy services • Giving evidence to magistrates or crown court

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Our Conference Rooms: Facilities: Fully air-conditioned suites with lots of natural light, contemporary styled furniture, fully equipped with AV presentation equipment including ceiling mounted LCD projection, smart boards, DVD/VHS players, multimedia PCs, microphones, amplifiers & hearing loop systems.

Room Layouts: All our conference rooms can be set out in various layouts to meet the needs of your delegates, they include: • • • • • •

Theatre style Boardroom Cabaret Classroom U Shaped with tables or chairs Bespoke layouts to suit your requirements

Service & Support: From the moment you & delegates arrive our team of friendly professional staff will be on hand to support your event from start to finish from technical support to meeting & greeting delegates and serving lunch & refreshments. We offer a fully inclusive office services supporting including printing, faxing, photocopying & WiFi internet access.

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Adding to the Customer Experience: Our team of highly experienced professionals are on hand to assist you throughout the event process from start to finish. Our attention to detail along with our customer support is what differentiates us from other venues. Our conference & meeting rooms boast a full range of AV presentation equipment with technically trained staff on hand to support you throughout your event. Our team of trained and accredited staff are one of the Gateway’s most outstanding assets. From technical support to meeting and greeting guests, to servicing your whole event you can be assured you will receive the warmest welcome and on-hand assistance before, during and after our event. From “Free” WiFi for trainers/speakers to fully sustainable conference packages and a full range of office services to support your event, The Gateway Centre has a unique solution for all your event needs.

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The

ateway

Conference Centre

The

ateway

Conference Centre

Merseyside's Progressive Conference and Training Facility

The

ateway

www.thegatewaycentre.org

The Gateway Centre, 71 London Road, Liverpool, L3 8HY

Tel: 0151 298 3200

Conference Centre


“I train at many locations around the UK and this has by far been my best experience. The level of professionalism shown by all members of The Gateway team has been refreshing, I have had a wonderful week here and would like to thank you for the service given. Fantastic!” - Tony Cotgrave - Datrix Training “Excellent as usual! We all really look forward to coming back to the Gateway Centre!!!” - Kevin Southward - Crisis Prevention “Gateway Staff have been very supportive throughout the day and extremely professional.” - Hayley Pover - Plusdane Group “A big thank you to all the staff for their help, thoughtfulness and lovely manner. Looking forward to coming back in January.” Sandy Gay - NIACE


How To Find Us: The Gateway Centre, 71 London Road, Liverpool, L3 8HY

Tel: 0151 298 3200 Sat Nav Info: (Postcode) L3 8HY Nearest Train Station: Liverpool Lime Street Station 5 minutes walk from centre Nearest Motorways: M58, M62 & M57 Nearest Coach / Bus Station: Liverpool Express Coach Station 2 minutes walk from centre

Car Parking: The Gateway Centre has allocated parking on site for disabled customers and customers who wish to drop off resources for their event. We have allocated off site parking at the Liner Hotel just 2 minutes walk from the centre. Further NCP & council car parks can be found on Kempston Street & Norton Street again just a couple of minutes walk to the centre. Further information can found on our website: www.thegatewaycentre.org or you can contact a member of our team by email on info@thegatewaycentre.org or by phone on 0151 298 3200.


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