The biggest education conference in the UK will take place in York, 6-8 January 2010, and bring £400,000 in
investment to the city’s business tourism economy.
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Council joined forces to win the NEEC 2010 event
(formerly known as the North of England Education Conference) which has Secretary
of State for Children, Schools and Families Ed Balls as its keynote speaker. Four
hundred children’s services professionals are expected to attend.
The city’s Royal York Hotel will host the main plenary
sessions. A gala dinner will be hosted at the National Railway
Museum and a civic
reception will be held in York Minster. The University of York
will also host seminars.
Business tourism, according to recent city figures,
is worth £132 million to York
The city council’s director of children’s services Pete
Dwyer, says he is confident that the event “will add to York’s reputation both as a city and as a
place at the forefront of thinking on education and children’s services issues”.