Venue Cymru in Llandudno, Wales, has won the
right to host the Royal Astronomical Society’s national meeting in April 2011.
The venue says the conference, which
will attract more than 500 academics and industry professionals from the
UK and overseas, will give the
region’s business conference economy an enormous boost. “Our business delegates
are very important to Llandudno and play a key part in maintaining the viability
and popularity of the resort,” says Venue Cymru’s conference and events manager,
LaTrobe says the four-day event in
April will be worth more than £200,000 to the local
The Royal Astronomical Society is the
UK’s leading body in astronomy, geophysics, and planetary science and its executive secretary, David Elliott, is a frequent
leisure visitor to North Wales. He was so impressed by Llandudno that he
recommended Venue Cymru as a suitable
venue for the 2011 meeting.