Having grown up in South Africa, I have been to pretty much every single province that we have. I can honestly say with certainty that there is no other province that is quite as beautiful as the Western Cape. I have been working in finance for the past 50 years for some of the biggest firms in the world and have recently been doing a lot of consulting work which has required me to travel around South Africa, visiting different conference venues. Conference venues in the Western Cape are always my favorite to go visit especially the conference venues in Cape Town.
I really love everything that it has to offer, from the majestic mountains, long beaches as well as all the colourful farmland. I find that the people in Cape Town and the Western Cape, in general, are all exceptionally hospitable people and will always be warm and welcoming. It’s no wonder Cape Town conference venues have been rated as some of the best in the world.
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Last week I had the pleasure of speaking to 200 people at the Arabelle Cape Hotel and Spa which is considered one of the top five conference venues in the Western Cape. I spoke about controlling costs in today’s economy and how we are still feeling the impact of governmental cost-cutting. I also touched on how companies are managing their costs through flexible staffing strategies, converting fixed costs to variable costs, and how brining staff in during peak periods is better than full time employment.
The Arabella has over 145 rooms to accommodate guest that are coming down for conferences. When you hire out this conference venue it comes standard with a variety of equipment such as DVD players, LCD televisions, fax machines, internet as well as overhead projectors. All this equipment as I said will come standard but they can offer you a variety of other resources if need be. For example during my talk at the Arabella my company decided to have a variety bars situated around the venue so that my guests wouldn’t get too bored about my financial ramblings. This decision had huge payoffs as my speech was considered one of the top five speeches on the subject matter of all time, and even had one gentleman coming up to me and say “Steven, that speech was so inspiring. If I had one wish in life it would be to go back in time and listen to it again”
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Enough about my speech, let’s talk some more about the beautiful Arabella. The Spa facility includes saunas, steam baths, massages, beauty salons and heated pool facilities. This was by far the best part of my stay. No other conference venue in Cape Town or the Western Cape can match the spa facilities of the Arabella.
Steven is considered one of the top financial consultants in the world and decided to write this article after doing extensive travelling to a variety of conference venues in the Western Cape and Cape Town