" safety briefing, familiarity with equipment provided by the venue, being able to communicate as a single point of contact between the client and other hotel functions such as catering"
If you're looking at those sorts of service delivery pre-requisites, you're going to be better off doing some old fashioned ground work and start networking with MICE Sales Executives at decent hotels in the regions or cities in which you intend to hold meetings and conferences.
The suggestion of hotels over function and conference centres, is especially important, as hotels employ their own conference and banquet staff and the level of accountability is considerably higher than that of conference and function centres, who employ contract casuals for staffing of many events. They are generally poorly trained, gathered from a casual staff pool and as they often do not work as a regular team, consistency of service delivery is minimal.
The reasonable associated costs of room and equipment hire, together with international quality catering are also the benefits of holding business with a hotel - rather than external catering of larger conference venues.