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    Phrase or word

    What do you call for a Business meet that happens outside the office.

    Ex: In a hotel or a different location.

    Please help!

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    Re: Phrase or word

    We call them off-site meetings, or even (although this is quite jargony) "off-sites."

    I'm going to be at an off-site all Thursday. If my delivery comes in, could you put it on my desk?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Phrase or word

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    We call them off-site meetings, or even (although this is quite jargony) "off-sites."

    I'm going to be at an off-site all Thursday. If my delivery comes in, could you put it on my desk?
    For an even higher jargon-factor you could, for some kinds of internal off-site meeting, call it a 'woods' (short for 'woods meeting'). But maybe this was only used by DEC employees - and by the time I joined, the days of actually going to a camp in the woods were long gone; but even if we just went to a hotel (to talk about strategy) people called it a 'woods'.

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    Re: Phrase or word

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    We call them off-site meetings, or even (although this is quite jargony) "off-sites."

    I'm going to be at an off-site all Thursday. If my delivery comes in, could you put it on my desk?
    Where I work, an 'offsite' means a 2-3 day excuse for lawyers to go off to some exotic location to tout their wares to potential clients, with skiing, snorkelling or some other extravagance thrown in. (Vive la revolution!)

    Instead, we'd probably say 'external meeting' to mean a meeting outside the firm's premises, although the exact location could be anywhere including the office of a client.

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