BH Live, the trust which manages and operates the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), has confirmed the Trades Union Congress (TUC) is booked in for September 2013 after a 24 year absence from the town.
The Annual Congress brings together representatives from 54 affiliated unions and TUC Campaigns and Events Officer, Gemma Tumelty said: “The TUC has been working closely with the BH Live team at the BIC to bring the annual Congress back to Bournemouth and have been particularly impressed with the venue and facilities within the town. The TUC needs to be able to offer our delegates a wide range of accommodation and the Council’s Delegate Reservation Services in Bournemouth, have been particularly great in engaging with local hoteliers to enable us to achieve this.”
Steve Piper, BH Live Head of Venues adds: “Congress 2013 will attract an estimated 4,000 visitors to Bournemouth over a five-day period and inject an estimated £5.8m of economic benefit into the town through accommodation, transport, catering and a series of satellite events and meetings.”
The TUC’s General Council Dinner will at the Bournemouth Pavilion.
Peter Gunn, Chief Executive for BH Live said the TUC Congress in 2013 was “a great opportunity for us all to work together to showcase what the town has to offer and encourage both delegates and potential conference clients to return to Bournemouth in future years”.
The Bournemouth International Centre offers the largest licensed capacity on the South Coast for up to 10,000 visitors.
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