Enquiries for new Warwick Conferences venue hit the £4.5m mark

Warwick Conferences said it had already received enquiries totalling £4.5m for its new event space under construction.

The news was announced at a mid-launch event on the University campus, 10 June.

The one-day event was attended by selected clients and agents and included a hard hat tour of the venue, the opportunity to try the new food offering, an industry panel and a collaborative activity to create a large scale piece of art to be unveiled at the opening of the venue in the autumn.

The panel, which was facilitated by Triggerfish Communications MD Andrew White, focussed on Facilities vs. Experience and featured Rachael Bartlett, head of sales for Warwick Conferences and European president of the International Association of Conference Centres; Richard Harrison, head of training and conference centres for Warwick Conferences; Leigh Cowlishaw, director of supplier partnerships at Capita Travel and Events; and Paul Cook, Creator of Planet Planit.

Bartlett said she was “delighted” to welcome guests to the venue and to share the insights.

“The venue,” she said, “has been developed to provide a fully flexible, blank canvas space that can be adapted in whichever way is necessary to meet the exact experience a client is looking to provide for their delegates. The intention with our new space is to give more control back to the client and let their individuality shine through.”

Bartlett said her team had received enquiries equating to over £4.5m of conference and events business, “which is fantastic and just goes to show the level of demand for a high capacity, high facility and flexible event space venue such as this in Central England”.

Offering 650sqm of flexible event space with capacity for 350 delegates seated, the new venue is set to open this autumn.

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