Venues

The Centre’s auditoriums, conference, breakaway and function rooms can accommodate groups of between 10 and 450 people.

700 Delegates can be accommodated in parallel sessions and up to 1000 guests can be accommodated for cocktail-type events.

The two larger auditoriums have schoolroom style seating with raked floors, podiums, soundproof interpreting and press booths as well as digital congress network units between each two seats.

Seating and set-up in the other conference and function venues is flexible and provided according to organisers’ requirements.

Reception, registration and refreshment facilities with adjacent exhibition space are provided in the Centre’s foyers outside each venue entrance. Please see the floor plans for more information.

Download a detailed venue information and capacity chart

Venue name

Description

Capacity

Diamond Auditorium Raked theatre style seating with solid full length desks. 150 – 450
Ruby Auditorium Raked theatre style seating with solid full length desks. 50 – 136
Emerald Auditorium Flat floor auditorium accommodating flexible seating. 40 – 100
Sapphire Room Level seating. Executive boardroom with solid teak furnishings. 5 – 10
Amethyst Room Level seating 40 – 140
Crystal Room Level seating. Exterior doors leading onto balcony with view. 10 – 70
Garnet Room Level seating. Exterior doors leading onto balcony with view. 10 – 40
Onyx Room Level seating. Exterior doors leading onto balcony with view. 10 – 70
Crystal/Garnet Level seating. Exterior doors leading onto balcony with view. 40 – 110
Crystal/Garnet/Onyx Level seating. Exterior doors leading onto balcony with view. 50 – 160
Jade Banquet Room Level seating 50 – 100
Amber Banquet Room Level seating 150 – 450
Amber I Banquet Room Level seating 100 – 200
Amber II Banquet Room Level seating 50 – 100
Deck Outdoor, open, leading from building on one level, flexible seating. 50 – 500
Exhibition Hall Roof hanging points & electrical and data services in floor and floor loading for heavy vehicles.
Exhibitor store cages and exhibition organiser’s office.
10 – 1000
VIP Suite Executive lounge, boardroom & office with full private bathroom. Dual entrance/exit. 1 – 6
Central Foyer Flowing from auditoriums with central registration desk 400

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