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Travel company moves 2,000-delegate event to Manchester venue

Global independent travel company Travel Counsellors will be moving its annual conference in 2019 to Manchester-based venue EventCity.

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the two-day event in November will welcome over 2,000 delegates from across the globe; using two out of four purposely fitted out halls, that recently enjoyed a £400,000 investment, featuring pre-installed rigging, lighting and supporting AV, to deliver the large-scale conference and dinner.

The Travel Counsellors conference will include business updates, supplier exhibition and a number of breakout speaker sessions, as well as a rewards and recognition dinner – making EventCity the ideal location due to its versatility and dynamic space.

Last year’s event saw Andy Burnham announce the move to Manchester in 2019. Commenting on this, Catherine Rainey, head of events at Travel Counsellors, said: “With EventCity being on our doorstep, we felt that it was vary apt to ‘bring home’ our 25th Anniversary Conference and maximise the benefit for the local area.

“As our business is built on strong relationships and putting the customer at the forefront of everything, the team at EventCity have fit in perfectly; with the same work ethic, they have gone above and beyond to ensure that the ideal event is created for us.

“Our delegates are thrilled to be returning to Manchester and to have the opportunity to visit our global head office as well. EventCity is in a fantastic location - it is a great opportunity to explore the city and the attractions in and around TraffordCity; we are already looking into pre and post event activities for our delegates to enjoy!”

Rebecca Towell, business development manager of EventCity, commented: “We’re delighted to welcome an internationally recognised travel brand, and TraffordCity neighbour, to EventCity. Our events team are looking forward to working alongside Travel Counsellors and creating a great weekend for them.

“Being the largest event space in the North allows us to be creative with the space and collaborate with our clients to deliver an event that has very few boundaries.

“Hosting at our venue also gives Travel Counsellors the ability to grow the conference in time, using as much space as they wish.”