New Hull guide sets out venue stall for City of Culture 2017

Hull & East Yorkshire (HEY) Conference bureau is launching a new online flipbook guide to conferencing in the area.

The guide, launched this month, profiles the range of conference venues and services available in Hull, the UK’s City of Culture 2017, and across the wider East Yorkshire region.

HEY Conferences’ strategy is to target conferences and events whose content reflects the region’s industry strengths and the new guide attempts to reflect this.

With Hull’s year as 2017 UK City of Culture drawing closer, the guide is also a prompt to organisers to consider holding their cultural conferences in the region. It highlights how compact the city centre is and suggests various venue combinations for larger events.

Potential social activities for delegates are flagged up, too, including nature reserves and microbreweries and events such as the Freedom Festival and the annual Walking and Outdoors Festival.

The guide also includes video interviews from local event organisers who act as ambassadors for the region.

The conference guide is available to view and download from:

HEY Conferences is the business tourism team within Visit Hull & East Yorkshire, the official business tourism body for Hull & East Yorkshire. The bureau works with over 40 conference venues within the region.

The bureau projects that the UK City of Culture 2017 will deliver £184m of extra tourism spend between 2015 and 2020.

The proposed £15m programme includes 15 national and international commissions, 12 artists’ residencies; 25 festivals; eight major community participation projects; a programme of conferences and major broadcasting events; plus programming activity across 365 days with an estimated 1,500 special events.

  • Experience Oxfordshire, meanwhile, has launched its Quick Guide to Oxford in seven languages. English, German, Japanese and Chinese were publishsed on 20 July, with French, Spanish and Russian editions following by the beginning of August. Hayley Beer-Gamage, chief executive of Experience Oxfordshire, said: “To be competitive in destination terms we need to be able to adapt to the market. Oxford attracts so many overseas visitors we want to be able to support their visit and ensure they can navigate their way around this wonderful City as easily as possible, these new guides will do just that”.
Paul Colston


Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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