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Latest event news at Reading Football Club

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Things move pretty fast in the world of events. Check out the latest news, announcements and stories from inside our state-of-the-art conference centre and events complex.

Exciting New Business Update

We are delighted to announce that we are welcoming events back to our Select Car Leasing stadium.


With COVID restrictions easing across the UK, we are very excited about welcoming events back to our stadium. These changes mean that is no longer mandatory to practice social distancing during meetings, conferences and events, however we are lucky enough to have large enough conference rooms to accommodate socially distanced events if you so wish.

Click below to find out more about our business update.

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Safely organising & running events at Reading FC

Amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, conference and event spaces, amongst others, will be looking very different when they re-open.

We are committed to doing whatever it takes to keep our teams and guests safe, spreading awareness and sharing our expertise.

We have a plan, we have trained our staff and we know the facts – you can find out what the future of events at our stadium looks like by watching the short video in this news article.

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A would be event planners check-list

If you’re looking to book an event space for the first time, are new to events in general or are an established planner keen to refresh your check-list, then this quick read is just for you.

Conferences and events come in many shapes and sizes and whilst securing a suitable meeting space is high on the list of priorities, how is ‘suitable’ defined? Regardless of the proposed event type, size and budget, the ‘check list’ remains fairly consistent and this short guide is designed to help with planning – a level of attention to detail will help achieve against objectives and avoid last-minute snags.

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Why, now more than ever, does event tech have a role to play?

As in-person events re-emerge, and in anticipation of delegate numbers increasing in line with government guidelines, event technology solutions are more likely now than previously to have a role to play. From provision of real-time information on the go for organisers and delegates alike, to paperless ticketing solutions, easy to use Q&A and event polling … read on to find out more.

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Meetings + Events - COVID-19

We pride ourselves on delivering a wide range of high-quality events to a diverse range of customers. Exemplary service and adherence to health and safety are at the forefront of what we do.

In order to follow the latest Government’s advice around social distancing and other measures, our processes remain agile, meaning we’re currently adapting to change on a regular basis.

These measures are already in place and we will work with clients on a 1:1 basis to address all meeting and event needs from registration, access and egress to and from the event spaces.

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Virtual + Hybrid Events

Current times not only impact the world, but will continue to have a very lasting effect on many aspects of life including the economy, the way we travel and how we 

manage and/or attend events post-pandemic. Whilst we experience an age that is both unprecedented and unknown, we have had to renew focuses on the importance of technology and the opportunities it has provided us with.


Leading technology and its unstoppable process has eliminated the need for 

physical encounters, fostering the alternatives - virtual and hybrid events. Here we explain just how both processes work, the differences between them and how we can offer these services to you.

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Food + Drink - COVID-19

We are adapting quickly and efficiently for the ‘new normal’ with regards to culinary excellence which has always been at the forefront of our business. It is now vital that you, our customers are aware of our ‘keeping you safe’ approach underpinned by our strict health and safety culture which has always been imbedded into our business.

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2019 - A Year of Change

With 2020 in full swing, we’ve decided to reflect back on 2019, a time that saw a positive year of change for Reading FC Conference & Events. We started the year as the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre and ended it with a new name, look, website, and food philosophy!

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Royal Berkshire Conference Centre relaunches as Reading FC Conference and Events

Royal Berkshire Conference Centre (RBCC), one of Thames Valley’s premier destinations for private and corporate events, has undergone an exciting rebrand and name change, relaunching as Reading FC Conference and Events to better align the venue brand with its Select Car Leasing Stadium location.

Click below to find out more about the relaunch.

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Levy UK receive ‘Food for the Brain’ accreditation at Royal Berkshire Conference Centre

Royal Berkshire Conference Centre (RBCC) and official catering partner Levy UK have been awarded a ‘Food for the Brain’ catering accreditation for their commitment to nutrition and wellbeing and achieving high standards of nutritional excellence in their food offering. 

Click below to find out more about Food for the Brain and what this recognition means for our guests.

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Is there a perfect calculation for Return on Investment?

The term Return on Investment (ROI), especially in conjunction with an event’s measure of success, isn’t new, however, with the exponential increase in use of digital marketing including social media, the formula is sometimes found lacking.

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