BH Live has appointed Pat Coyne as Director of Venues to lead the growth and development of conferences, exhibitions, and events at the south coast venue group that includes the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) and Bournemouth Pavilion.
Coyne has extensive experience in sales, marketing and venue operations, having worked as Commercial Director at Reading Football Club and London Irish Rugby Club. Other experience includes Head of Retail and Commercial Marketing at BSkyB and Leisure Trade Marketing Manager with Coca-Cola.
BH Live Chief Executive, Peter Gunn said: “Bournemouth is a thriving conference and event destination with over 4.7m visitors each year; a significant proportion of which are business tourism visitors.”
Coyne said he was “delighted to be joining the team; especially at the beginning of the busy conference period when the town has just hosted a successful TUC conference and is preparing to welcome clients including Help the Hospices, Bournemouth University and The Care Show.
“I am also excited to be working with town partners to ensure Bournemouth remains a premier conference and event destination.”
The BIC is the region’s largest conference, exhibition and event venue and, together with Bournemouth Pavilion, is managed and operated by BH Live in partnership with Bournemouth Borough Council.
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