Event UK 2010 – Venues to watch out for

AuditoriumGreen to the core
One of Bournemouth’s newest hotels The Green House (stand D300) sets out to prove that eco-conscious and luxury can co-exist to spectacular effect.

The hotel offers 32 stunning guest rooms with bespoke, hand crafted furniture that has been made in the UK using natural and sustainable materials. The hotel also offers meeting rooms and a private events room, which benefits from state of the art technology, separate entrance, bar and natural daylight.

Break the meeting mould
If you’re looking for a unique venue, Curve (stand D503) is the answer to breaking the meeting mould. The state of the art theatre, designed by world renowned architect Rafael Viñoly, is located in the heart of the new Cultural Quarter in Leicester City Centre. Curve facilities can be hired for conferences, AGMs, exhibitions, meetings, training sessions, product launches, awards shows, parties and much more.

Be energised with Liverpool
With the run up to London 2012, many organisers will be looking to add a timely sports message to the theming or content of their event to engage and motivate employees or customers. As a destination with excellent sporting credentials, Liverpool is the place to be and Liverpool Convention Bureau (stand D600) together with its stand partners ACC Liverpool and Southport Conferences will be showcasing just what makes the City Region such an energising place to do business.

The team will be on hand to talk about the many updates to the area and new hotels, in addition to previewing some of the innovative ways in which the bureau will be helping to enhance the delegate experience for future events. What’s more there will also be a chance to win a VIP weekend to England’s Golf Coast for visitors to the stand.

Academic meeting
The University of Manchester (stand D301) is a new exhibitor to Event UK.

It boasts a wide range of venues to suit all budgets, from city centre to out of town locations, meeting rooms for 4 to 1,000, including University Place, the largest tiered lecture theatre in Manchester. It also boasts a dedicated year round hotel and conference centre, 4,000 bedrooms, major sporting facilities, its ConferCare delegate registration service and a wealth of experience in producing successful events.

Adrenalin rush

With sport continuing to dominate the events industry mindset and leisure venues proving a firm favourite with event planners, we finish with Leicester Tigers (stand E502).

Its multi-million pound Caterpillar Stand built in 2009 is the largest venue of its kind in the East Midlands. With a choice of 13 versatile meeting rooms and 26 Executive Boxes, accommodating from 8 to 1,000 guests, Leicester Tigers has the facilities and service to meet any requirements.

A diverse portfolio
Annual exhibitor Jurys Inn (stand F502) will be showcasing its 30 hotels located in cities throughout the UK, Ireland and the Czech Republic. Properties offer mid-range prices, great value and a warm and friendly service. Ideally located for sightseeing, shopping and business, all Jurys Inn hotels have spacious comfortable bedrooms to relax in and fantastic meeting facilities.

Float amongst the reeds
Due to open in Spring 2011, Brockholes will provide a break from convention and will exhibit at Event UK for the first time this year. The enchanting conference centre will float amongst the reeds, within a mosaic of wetland habitats and will be the only one of its kind in the UK.

The brand new 106 hectare reclaimed wetland site will have facilities for 50 to 150 delegates, a break-out room, lunchtime activities and team building opportunities on the reserve. The floating design is the first of its kind in the UK and combined with its location in the heart of a brand new nature reserve adjacent to the M6, Brockholes is set to attract businesses and visitors from all over the country.

With on-site café and restaurant facilities serving the finest local produce, Brockholes will provide a perfect venue for any event, big or small.

Technology at your fingertips

IML worldwide are the UK’s leading supplier of audience response systems. Their award-winning, interactive keypads and software are recognised globally as the most advanced and sophisticated audience participation and voting technology available. This will be their second year at the show exhibiting and providing technology for ‘The Next Big Thing’ competition at Event UK.

Away from the hustle and bustle

Isle of Man Tourism are part of the Isle of Man government’s Department of Economic Development whose main focus is the promotion of the Isle of Man as a visitor and conference destination. The Isle of Man is easily accessible all year round by sea and air links from all over the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The Isle of Man Tourism’s Conference Team are exhibiting at Event UK to show you how we can help you arrange your next meeting or event in the Isle of Man as well as suggestions for partners programmes and social events. We recently hosted two very successful conferences for the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) members weekend and AGM as well as the Royal British Legion national conference. 

Meet Birmingham
Birmingham is one of Europe's busiest meeting points and home to a vast number of conference and meeting venues. These range from purpose-built, internationally renowned facilities, to academic venues and smaller, unique settings, making it an ideal location for events of all sizes.

The region is centrally located with excellent communications and transport links, making it the perfect host for national and international events.  Birmingham International Airport has over 50 airlines operating services to over 100 destinations. The city is also at the centre of the rail network - Birmingham's New Street Station is the UK's main national rail interchange, serving over 31 million people every year.

The city has made its name in recent years as host of party political conferences, having successfully hosted all three main political parties. The Conservative Party Conference, held at The ICC from 3 – 6 October, is the sixth political conference Birmingham has hosted in five years.

Event organisers can get support from the award-winning Birmingham Convention Bureau who provide free venue finding, accommodation booking and a full Event Support Package.

Promotional expertise

Incentive Gifts & Promotional Merchandise comes in many forms but there are few companies that have the experience and expertise of Monk Marketing. With over 30 years experience in the industry Mike Monk has produced products for some of the largest Blue Chip companies around.

Another area Monk Marketing specialises in is bespoke merchandise made to order such as stress products, USB Flash Drives, fold up Binoculars, leather iPhone holders, clothing and much more, the majority of which can be customised.

An eclectic mix of choice
Conference Centres of Excellence is the UK's largest consortium of specialist conference and meeting venues. Its 35 members, which include many of the country's most respected providers, all provide facilities and staff dedicated to the process of communications, with exceptional value for money packages that are genuinely all-inclusive.

Members of Conference Centres of Excellence are required to maintain the highest standard in the meetings industry. This ensures that the customer experiences a consistent and exemplary quality of service and facilities when using a member property.

Pottery masterclass at Conference Stoke

The award-winning Staffordshire Stoke-on-Trent Conference Bureau will be joined by stand partners The Britannia Stadium, Best Western Stoke-on-Trent Moat House Hotel, Alton Towers and Yarnfield Park Training & Conference Centre.

Together they will be offering visitors to their stand Cream Teas, featuring tea, scones and jam – as well as “goodie bags” from a selection of Bureau members. A pottery masterclass will also be on show on their stand throughout the event.

Pride of place, however, will go to the Bureau’s new brochure, featuring full details of all 40 venues and services it now represents across the whole of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. The Bureau has added several new members to its impressive portfolio of properties this year, including Hoar Cross Hall, and Moddersall Oaks – two of the most luxurious and relaxing spa complexes in the Heart of England.

Other new members featured in the new guide, meanwhile include the National Brewery Centre at Burton upon Trent and, the support services of Moorcroft Pottery and The Trentham Estate.

Midlands hospitality at its best
The Clarendon Suites is one of the largest Conference and Banqueting Centres in the Midlands, this unique and impressive venue which is situated within a few minutes ride of the Cosmopolitan City Centre of Birmingham has undergone an amazing transformation over the past three years in all areas of the business, including a full refurbishment of the facilities, a wider choice of menus all cooked to perfection by a brigade of experienced chefs and the formation of a dedicated and professional team of operational staff who take great pride in delivering exceptional levels of service.

Situated in its own attractive tree and shrub lined grounds, with car parking facilities for over 250 cars, The Clarendon Suites is the perfect venue to cater for a whole range of functions or special occasions, ranging from Exhibitions and Seminars, Conferences and Product Launches, Meetings and Presentations, Examinations, Banquets and Dinner Dances, through to Concerts, Weddings Receptions and every facet of Corporate Hospitality.

For more information
Web: www.event-uk.com