Trades Union Congress returning to BIC in 2013
BH Live, the leisure and cultural trust which manages and operates the Bournemouth International Centre, is delighted to announce that the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has confirmed that after a 24 year absence from the town, they will be once again returning to Bournemouth for its annual Congress in September 2013.
The Congress, which brings together representatives from 54 affiliated unions, was last held in Bournemouth in 1988 and TUC Campaigns and Events Officer, Gemma Tumelty explains why they are now returning to the town.
Gemma said; “The TUC has been working closely with the BH Live Conference and Exhibitions team at the Bournemouth International Centre to bring the annual Congress back to Bournemouth and have been particularly impressed with the venue and facilities within the town. The TUC needs to be able to offer our delegates a wide range of accommodation and the Council’s Delegate Reservation Services in Bournemouth, have been particularly great in engaging with local hoteliers to enable us to achieve this.”
She adds; “At the annual Congress, motions are proposed and discussed which then form the basis of the TUC's work for the following year. This is the key event in our calendar and we are very much looking forward to returning to Bournemouth.”
Steve Piper, BH Live Head of Venues said; “Congress 2013 will attract an estimated 4000 visitors to Bournemouth over a 5 day period and will inject an estimated £5.8 million of economic benefit into the town through accommodation, transport, catering and a series of satellite events, fringe meetings, social functions in local hotels and the General Council Dinner at the Bournemouth Pavilion. We are absolutely delighted that the TUC have decided to bring their Congress and delegates back to Bournemouth.”
Peter Gunn, Chief Executive for BH Live added: “I am delighted that the TUC has chosen the BIC and Bournemouth as the destination for its 2013 annual Congress. This is a great opportunity for us all to work together to showcase what the town has to offer and encourage both delegates and potential conference clients to return to Bournemouth in future years.”