VisitBrighton and the Brighton Centre have secured a two-year deal to host the Public and Commercial Service (PCS) Union’s annual conference in the city, in 2010 and again in 2011. The conferences are worth an estimated £8m in economic benefit for the city.
Managing director of venues at the Brighton Centre Steve Piper says: “Confirmation of this event for a further two years clearly underlines our ambition to maintain business levels for the venue and the city during these difficult economic times. It also confirms our ability as a venue to deliver an excellent customer experience to our clients, to be able to demonstrate return business is a clear indicator of our team’s efforts to provide excellent service.”
The UK’s fifth largest trade union expects at least 1,000 delegates to each of the conferences for a week-long programme.
“In a difficult economic time, it is rewarding to see that the city is not only winning business but re-booking them too,” says VisitBrighton convention bureau manager, Julia Gallagher.