Clive Tyers to retire from BIC in October

Bournemouth International Centre has announced
that Head of Conferences & Events, Clive Tyers, is to take early retirement
in October after 16 years at the venue.

During his time at BIC,
Tyers has played a key role in the redevelopment and expansion of the BIC in
2005 into a four-auditorium conference, exhibition, entertainment and events

The BIC contributes
over £60m into the local economy per annum and welcomes 700,000 visitors per

Tyers led the launch of
the town’s conference bureau in 2003. It was recently rebranded as ‘Meet

“I am very proud of the
economic impact generated as a result of the consistently high volumes of
conference business delivered by the BIC and Meet Bournemouth team over the
years”, said Tyers. “It’s been a privilege working with a great team at the BIC
and alongside our business partners in the town who have helped shape Bournemouth into a premier and internationally recognised
conference destination.”

Tyers served on the
board of the British Association of Conference Destinations (BACD) for 12 years,
an association he chaired in 2000.  He says he is now planning to take a break,
but to stay in Bournemouth and take up a couple
of consultancy options, “then consider what other opportunities this next phase
of my life will offer”.

Chief Executive for BIC
operator, BH Live, Peter Gunn, said: “Clive has made a significant contribution
to the success of the BIC over a number of years and will be greatly missed by
clients, colleagues and business partners both locally and nationally. We all
wish him every success for the future”

Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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