Promotion to the meetings big time?

The Bank Holiday weekend saw some big ups and downs in the world of football which could mean reflected glory for the promoted cities’ conference product.

Hull City, who clinched a dramatic promotion back to the Premier League on Saturday 4 May, injected much interest into the city and its venues when the Tigers last made it to the football big time in 2009-10.

“We are delighted that Hull City has won promotion to the Premier League, as well as a great economic boost, it also creates a real feel good factor within the city and is a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of Hull & East Yorkshire on a global scale,” Business Tourism Officer at Hull & East Yorkshire Conferences Liz Neal, tells CN.
“We have some venues here including the KC Stadium which along with its fantastic footballing facilities, has great facilities for conferences and events,” she adds. “We are already looking forward to welcoming all the other Premier League teams and their supporters and showcasing this area throughout the coming season.”

Other cities looking for a conference boost following the promotion of their football teams include Cardiff (to Premier League), Gillingham (to League One) and Doncaster and Bournemouth (to the Championship).

Meeting in Wolverhampton and Reading, however, may take a dip, following the relegation of the Wanderers and the Royals.
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Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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