Venuemasters expands into Ireland

Venuemasters, the consortium representing over 85 academic venues,
has signed up two new members,
including its first in the Republic of Ireland, The University of
Limerick. The University of Bath has also rejoined the consortium.

Venuemasters
Chief Executive Terry Billingham describes the signing of 16 new members since April as “a real achievement” and adds: “There is a lot of potential for
attracting more venues in overseas markets”.

The consortium’s structure now allows members to choose which elements of the membership package are most relevant.

The Venuemasters team hopes to build on its international expansion with more overseas venues
targeted.

Event Manager at the University of Limerick, Lisa Gibbons,
said her venue had joined Venuemasters as part of its new marketing campaign
focussing on conferences, summer
schools and language groups using academic venues and accommodation for their
events. “Venuemasters should allow us to connect with customers who specifically require the use of university
facilities,” she added.

The University of Limerick
Conference and Sports Campus offers a 1,000-seat
concert hall and accommodation in five residential villages offering a total of
2,500 rooms.

The
University of
Bath offers 34 en-suite
rooms year round and over 2,000 rooms during the summer. 

Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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