Southport Theatre and Convention Centre (STCC) will host up to 800 women members of the UNISON trade union later this week.
The Floral Hall will be the plenary space, 12-14 February, for the annual conference which will cover issues affecting women in the workplace, union and society.
“The economic benefit to the town is estimated at £1.1m,” Sefton Council’s principal marketing officer for tourism, Steve Christian tells CN.
“We work with UNISON regularly. Their Retired Members conference was held here in autumn last year. We also have a number of future confirmed events with UNISON as far forward as the Women’s Conference in 2018.”
Southport launches the first edition of its 2015 Delegate News publication at the conference. It is a free publication and UNISON delegates are the first to receive it. The union described the publication as “an invaluable resource for our delegates making them feel comfortable and secure in a new environment. It really welcomes them to Southport”.
Southport Conference Bureau’s Sammi Rudge added that the town was “delighted to be welcoming back the UNISON Women’s Conference to the STCC. It’s a great conference and we’ve enjoyed working with the passionate team there. We’re looking forward to opening up the town to the event and the 800 delegates”.
Main speakers appearing at the conference include Yvette Cooper MP, shadow home secretary, and Dave Prentis, UNISON general secretary.
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