Conference venues unite to increase business tourism

Conference Winchester Business ExhibitionMany of Winchester's top meeting and event venues have taken part in the first ever Conference Winchester Business Exhibition.

The Business Exhibition showcased the city and district’s conference and meeting facilities to
event organisers, corporate clients and venue-finding agencies.

Winchester Guildhall, itself one of the city’s grandest and most centrally located venues, hosted the event.

Other venues exhibiting included centrally located hotels plus venues outside of the city which boast space and facilities for team-building activities. The Watercress Line teamed up with their new local catering providers – Cresson Creative, and event organisers looking for flexibility on budget were able to meet representatives from The University of Winchester and The Wessex Conference Centre.

Chair of Conference Winchester, Jon Gettings of the Winchester Royal Hotel, said:

“We’re delighted to have this opportunity to showcase the very best of what Winchester has to offer businesses in terms of Conference and corporate event facilities. Having so many venues represented in one place at one time meant potential clients could gather all the information they needed to make an informed decision in under an hour.”

Representatives from Winchester City Council’s tourism marketing service were also on-hand at the event to offer advice on things to do in and around Winchester and promote their highly successful ‘partner programme’.