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When You Want to Plan A Corporate Event in Sydney…

Sydney Showboat is the best corporate venue for your social functions.
A toast to successful corporate events with Sydney Showboat.

Planning corporate events or conferences is no child’s play. You may have to plan everything well in advance. A year ahead at best. So, yeah, the pressure might build up. Questions like - “Where do I start?”, “What’s the first thing to be done?”, may crop up in your mind. Don’t worry, take a deep breath. Here are a few ways to plan a successful conference in Sydney.

Choose a theme

Firstly, a conference without a theme is like a person without a name. Decide on a theme that will be the main takeaway for conference attendees. It should be catchy enough to trigger an emotional response. The purpose is to stimulate conversation within the audience.

Identify your goals and define a budget

What are you trying to accomplish? What kind of audience are you trying to attract? What number of attendees are you expecting for the event? How much is the company willing to spend on an event of this scale?

Once you have the answers to these, you can move on to:

  • Identifying the keynote speaker and other speakers. They should be personalities who are well-recognised in their respective fields. Focus on people who are attuned to the theme of the conference.
  • If there are budgetary concerns, you could work on finding a sponsor or you could arrange fundraisers for the same. Just make sure your sponsors align with the theme of your conference

Decide on a venue based on budget and accessibility

Every corporate event or conference needs an exceptional venue. The ideal venue must:

  • Have an ambience that will compel attendees to participate in the event
  • Be centrally located and easily accessible
  • Have the capacity to host the number of attendees on your list
  • Offer inclusions that suit your budget and preferences
  • Have a single point of contact for planning and coordination
  • Be available on your preferred event date

Let’s see how Showboat ticks all these boxes as a Sydney Harbour corporate cruise

An Attractive Ambience

Imagine. The calm cruising waters, the serene blue sky, you are surrounded by the breathtaking harbour attractions and the skyline. A corporate event with such a beautiful ambience is sure to attract attendees. Showboat’s old-world charm and pillarless theatre-style deck with a stage is the ultimate waterfront venue. Moreover, the wrap-around verandas and cathedral windows offer the best views of the iconic attractions like the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

Easily accessible and centrally located

Showboat departs from King Street Wharf, just a five-minute walk from Sydney CBD (Central Business District). You can easily reach the wharf by public transport.

Ample capacity to host attendees

The Main Deck of the Showboat is spacious enough to host about:

  • 400 guests for a buffet or seated event
  • 450 for a cocktail-style event
  • 280 guests for a dinner and show event

Inclusions tailored suited to your requirements

Enjoy an exclusive experience on the harbour, by choosing to charter Showboat based on your budget and event.

The vintage paddlewheeler Showboat makes for one of the most interesting corporate function venues in Sydney. The venue is spacious and has a flexible seating layout. To spice things up, the dinner event venue offers you its biggest attraction–the 1-hr cabaret show, “Voyage of Love.” The glitzy and glamorous show features a talented cast of Australian performers.

The highlights of Sydney Showboat II:

  • Dine with a view; take in the iconic attractions from the cathedral windows as you relish your meal
  • There are multiple menu choices – the unlimited banquet menu, six canapes + mini buffet menu to popular set menu for you to choose from according to your requirement and event. The vessel also features a fully equipped onboard galley for catered events
  • Multiple choices of beverage package options that includes beer, wines & soft drinks. There is a well-stocked and fully licensed bar on board to facilitate the same
  • The Main Deck has a stage, a theatre-style auditorium which doubles up as the dining saloon, and full AV suite. This state-of-the-art AV suite has all the facilities for a conference or a corporate event. From wireless microphones, projector, smoke machine, spotlight, front and back house speakers, Mac Mini Computer, theatre lighting and more

Plan & co-ordinate with a single point of contact

Our charter consultants are at your beck and call from the moment you plan the event till the end of your cruise aboard Showboat. Discuss your requirements & preferences for your conference or corporate event with that single point of contact. No doubt, the outcome will bring a smile to your face.

Schedule your event preferred date with ease

As you plan ahead for your conference or corporate event, get in touch with our consultants and fix your preferred date to book the cruise.

Hope you now have an idea on how to organize a corporate event in Sydney.

Your function is a sure-shot success if you plan to charter Showboat for your upcoming corporate event or conference. Enquire now and get in touch with our charter consultants!

Posted on February 01, 2023

by Sydney Showboats

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