The Barbican in London has confirmed it has sealed £1m worth of contracts over the past week, with conference business wins from the technology and not-for-profit sectors.
“Enquiries and confirmation of contracts are coming in every day,” says Barbican Business Events head of sales Jackie Boughton.
“The team has worked hard developing leads and we have noticed a really sharp increase in business. We are very excited about the future following what has been a very successful time for us.”
The venue tells CN that one of the future pieces of business won recently is international supply chain conference Sedex Global, 2-3 March, which will bring 400 delegates to Milton Court for Day 1 and 800 to Barbican Hall for Day 2 of the event.
The Barbican was specifically built with the dual purpose of holding conferences and arts events and recent high profile events include Wikimania in 2014 and The Spectator debate held at Milton Court.
Boughton adds: “Our profile both domestically and internationally is continuing to grow and the confirmed contracts are just one result of our increased visibility. We fully expect to get stronger and stronger as 2015 progresses.”
The venue is also promising to launch a new ‘package of packages’ for organisers, although cautions that events space availability is limited for August and September.