January 11th, 2011
Eastbourne Conference Bureau is getting ready to showcase the south coast destination’s conference and event facilities at two major exhibitions this spring with stands at CHASE and International Confex – with the chance for new organisers to book a conference at its main venue, the Devonshire Park Centre, for half price!
It is the first time the town’s Conference Bureau have exhibited at CHASE, one of the largest business to business exhibitions in the non-profit sector, and they will be celebrating its 20th year from 15 – 16 February at London’s Business Design Centre.
The following month Eastbourne Conference Bureau will return to International Confex for the third year to promote Eastbourne’s wide range of conference venues at the leading event for event organisers from 6 – 8 March at ExCeL.
At both events Eastbourne Conference Bureau will be offering conference organisers who have not held an event at Devonshire Park Centre before, the chance to receive 50% off* venue hire, covering facilities for up to 1,700 delegates.
Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism Cllr Neil Stanley said “We are really excited to be exhibiting at both CHASE and International Confex this year and hope that our fantastic offer will help us to attract new business into Eastbourne. CHASE is a great opportunity to promote Eastbourne as a conference destination to a key market for the town and we have had some brilliant leads from Confex over the past few years and hope to repeat that success in 2012.
“With the next stages of the Devonshire Park Review progressing, which include a commitment to invest further in Eastbourne’s conference facilities, as well as our biggest ever year of conferences ahead with 14,500 delegates coming into town, 2012 is set to be a great year for conferencing in Eastbourne.”
Eastbourne Conference Bureau will be using the exhibitions to raise awareness of the Devonshire Park Centre, which includes the Congress Theatre 1,700 seated auditorium, one of the largest in the south east, as well as the Winter Garden, catering for up to 800 delegates banquet style.
Also boasting 3100m in exhibition space, including the award-winning Towner Contemporary Art Museum, and offering Wi-Fi throughout the venue, the Devonshire Park Centre offers first class customer service with an excellent recommendation rate from previous organisers.
Eastbourne is easily accessible to the major road network via the A22 & A27, with London Gatwick Airport and the M25 just one hour’s travel away. Working with its Conference members, Eastbourne offers more than 7,000 bedspaces, including England’s only 5 star seaside hotel as well as small, friendly guesthouses and luxury self-catering apartments.
Registration for both CHASE and International Confex is free and Eastbourne Conference Bureau will be at Stand 48 at CHASE and Stand B1320 at International Confex.
For more information go to Conference Eastbourne's website or call 01323 415439.
*Terms and conditions apply