I reach out seeking feedback and guidance.
My company has an event coming up at the convention centre in Niagara. It's the 6th time we held this event, but the first time we've held it in Niagara. Previously always been in Toronto.
It's actually costing us a shit-ton more to put the event on in Niagara. It's been severely disheartening, frustrating and disappointing. We are bringing 300-400 people to the city for two days. We are getting nickle and dimed in true Niagara Falls fashion. Needless to say, we'll be heading back to Toronto next year...
My latest dealings has been around the cost to operate WiFi. They have their wifi quoted at $150 per device (yes, per device). So we won't have wifi for our attendees, but we need it for running the some elements of the show (love voting at Awards show and attendee polls). I've questioned that charge and the response is that they are on-par with other conventions centers in Canada.
We paid $300-$400 in Toronto for WiFi for all attendees and tradeshow vendows to access.
The reason I'm reaching to you guys is to see if anyone (or anyone you know) has similar experience with this venue or others, if you think I'm being absurd you can tell me I'm being ridiculous and pay the dam bill... but if you have any feedback at all or viable solutions I'd love to hear it.