Council sets up new conference bureau for Hampshire

Hampshire County Council has announced the launch of a dedicated conference bureau.

Destination Southampton has the contract to set up and run the new bureau for the county council, with the brief of showcasing the full range of conference, meeting and event facilities across Hampshire.

Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, Councillor Seán Woodward, said:  “We feel that Hampshire has great potential to benefit from more business conferences, meetings and events and that the launch of the new Hampshire Conference Bureau, in partnership with Destination Southampton Ltd, will enable us to promote a wider range of our county venues to key national and international audiences and help grow our £3bn tourism economy.”

The bureau will offer a venue finding service and market Hampshire and its key towns and cities online and at meeting industry exhibitions and events.

The bureau will promote Southampton, Portsmouth, Basingstoke, Winchester, New Forest, Andover and Farnborough, which all offer exclusive venues and have excellent transport links, particularly to the key London market.

Shirley Pinn, Managing Director of Destination Southampton, says: “Destination Southampton is delighted to be working with Hampshire County Council and very much looking forward to working with the fantastic range of venues in the county to promote Hampshire collaboratively as a premium destination for all business events and conferences.”

Photo: Women from the Bureau, L-R: Hannah Rowley, Shirley Pinn and Sarah Morton

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