Client: APCER Life Sciences
Date: Four events in 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
Numbers: Growth from 33 to 65
Venues: Wycombe Lodge and The Pavilion
APCER Life Sciences, part of the APC Group, a global provider of active pharmaceutical ingredients, has been using Lane End Conference Centre for its annual medical conference since 2013.
The week-long medical conference is a key part of APCER’s annual business strategy and provides key training opportunities, education and open forums. The event, an integral part of the company’s business calendar, relies on not just privacy but an engaging and relaxed atmosphere for its delegates.
The conference has grown in size over the years with 65 delegates attending the 2016 event and one of the key reasons that APCER continues to use Lane End is its ability to act as a home from home for the delegates attending all week.
Exclusive use of both Wycombe Lodge and the adjacent Pavilion building ensured delegates never had to walk too far for the next stage of the conference. The privacy that both buildings guaranteed was also important for APCER with serious content discussed throughout the week.
The event has been held at Lane End since 2013, has grown consistently and a booking for 2016 has already been confirmed.
Lane End’s ability to provide wholesome homemade catering for the delegates throughout their stay ensured they were well rested and engaged for the following day.
Wycombe Lodge includes a bar, lounge and entertainment such as snooker tables which also helped networking and working relationships away from the conference itself.
In 2016 APCER held their week-long medical conference at Lane End Conference Centre for the fourth consecutive year.
The partnership between APCER and Lane End has proven integral to making the event a success for the client and of course the delegates. Lane End has been able to provide the perfect setting for what is such an important event with APCER’s Managing Director & Global Technical Head, Vineet Kacker keen to continue a blossoming partnership.
“Lane End Conference Centre’s service for our past four events has been superb. The venue offers us a self contained space, with no interruption, which suits the needs of the event perfectly and the surroundings help to create a relaxing and engaging atmosphere for all of our attendees.
“The event itself is a core part of our company where we can work on business strategy in an open forum with an added training element for those attending. In the past this event has achieved great success. Lane End Conference Centre has had a big impact on that success and I look forward to having a continued partnership with them for the long term.”
INTEGRATED SOLUTION AND CHALLENGES
One of the biggest challenges facing Lane End was providing privacy for a week-long medical conference with delicate content. In 2013 Lane End was able to offer the Wycombe Lodge building to house 33 delegates exclusively. Wycombe Lodge provided a private dining room, lounge, bar, 35 bedrooms and training facilities in one self-contained building – something APCER loved and has taken advantage of on a consistent basis.
It was this solution to an important challenge that has helped the event grow year after year removing any concerns APCER may have had about finding a residential conference centre in such a peaceful setting.
Lane End truly became a home from home for APCER’s delegates and officials.
For further information or to talk to the Lane End team, please contact:
Lane End Conference Centre – 01494 881 171