In an imaginary poll of international meeting attendees, the number one complaint from delegates was that they rarely step foot outside the venue. Joking aside, it’s a frequent gripe that, although their passport stamps would indicate they’re well travelled, many who globetrot on business seldom experience the alfresco side of any city they visit. The perfect solution is to hold meetings outdoors and the best way to do it is to take presentations outside.
Busan Cinema Center
120, Suyeonggangbyeon-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Venue: The official location for the annual Busan International Film Festival, the center has three movie-screening options and one performance stage. The outdoor BIFF Theater has the largest screen in Korea and holds an impressive 4,000 seats. The center also boasts an futuristic design inspired by aircraft and modern light installations, designed by Germany-based COOP HIMMELB(L)AU.
Events possibilities: Film screenings, shows and product launches.
Contact: Call +82-51-780-6000 for enquiries and reservations.
Last seen: Open field at Nicoll Highway, Republic Revenue, Singapore
The organization: Sponsored by Honda, MovieMob is an organization that holds a free drive-in movie screening every other week. The venue changes, but they frequent the open area at Nicoll Highway in Singapore. MovieMob also works with corporate or private parties in organizing events.
Events possibilities: The creative team said their fun movie screenings are ideal for corporate recreational events, networking and branding events and tailored functions such as parties and weddings.
Contact: Email email@example.com for more info or to make a reservation.
Bankwest Movies by Burswood
Resort Drive, Burswood Park next to Crown Perth, Perth, Australia
Venue: The outdoor cinema is operated on a large outdoor park with a big grassland, a river alongside and a forest area open December to April every year. All their proceedings go to charities helping disabled children and the cinema is run by over 400 volunteers.
Events possibilities: A networking function, teambuilding event or private party. Start with an outdoor dinner by choosing from their selection of caterers offering fine McWilliams wines, craft beers to pizzas, then enjoy a movie of your choice under the setting sun. An exclusive VIP area is available for smaller groups.
Contact: Call Peta at 0403-560-684 or fill out the enquiry form at www.moviesbyburswood.com
The House of Roosevel at 27Bund
Roosevelt Sky Bar, 9/F, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road, Shanghai, China
Venue: This establishment of the bund is not what would come to mind when talking about outdoor screenings, it being a nine-floored wine emporiums with a wine cellar, rooftop terrace and a private members’ club. But its rooftop terrace, which overlooks the Huangpu River, was transformed in 2011 to host an outdoor cinema festival. They brought in an AV team and installed an outdoor screen to host an extravagant film show.
Events possibilities: Private parties with an added movie screening, product launches, corporate recreational events.
Contact: Call (86) 21-2322-0800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
100, Cyberport Road, Hong Kong
Venue: The podium features a large outdoor area, a grassland, a stage and a big screen. Weekend markets, film screenings, smaller-scale music concerts and weddings are often organized in the space.
Events possibilities: The outdoor screen can play any materials of your choice – a powerpoint presentation for an outdoor seminar, films (bring your own DVD) or slideshows for a private party. The venue does not provide catering, but it is well-connected to the city area of Hong Kong.
Contact: Contact 3166-3111 for more information