The Convention will be held at the prestigious
Harrogate International Centre
utilising the main 2,000 seat auditorium for Plenary Sessions, the Queen's Suite for Workshops, Hall D for the Enterprise Expo,
lunches and refreshments breaks and the magnificently restored
for the Welcome Reception.
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one of the most impressively integrated and sophisticated conference,
exhibition and events destinations in Europe. HIC uniquely combines premium
facilities and unbeatable customer service with one of Britain's most
aspirational locations. It is easy to see why the Centre, which attracts in
excess of 250,000 visitors each year, is consistently acknowledged as one of
the country's top event venues.
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the HIC site layout map
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Developed over the years to satisfy evolving
customer needs and to complement the local environment, the Centre skilfully
blends dedicated service and character with cutting-edge technology.
Centrally located in the heart of Harrogate, the Centre and surrounding area
provide the perfect visitor experience.
The Plenary Sessions
will be held in HIC's spectacular showcase Auditorium, which was purpose
built to enhance the spoken word and have the flexibility to accommodate up
to 2,000 delegates. This versatile climate-controlled area boasts superb
technical facilities, a separate foyer, green room, VIP facilities and
The Workshop Sessions
will take place in the Queen's Suite at the HIC which is one of the latest
additions to the Centre providing premium quality facilities including a
spacious foyer and lounge. This award-winning area will be sub-divided into
ten individual and completely acoustically secure rooms.
will be an 8-station Internet Cafe available for FREE use by Convention
Delegates for limited periods. There is also a FREE wi-fi connection
throughout Hall D for delegates with their own laptops.
The Enterprise Expo
and all refreshments and lunch breaks will be take place in Hall D of the
HIC, which is situated in between the Auditorium and the Queen's Suite.
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HIC map. This compact hall acts as a pivotal link to the rest of the Centre and
provides a spacious area perfect for exhibition and hospitality.
Welcome Reception will be
held in the magnificent Royal Hall.
Re-opened in April 2008 after undergoing a comprehensive restoration, the
Royal Hall is the jewel in Harrogate's crown. Built in 1903 by Frank Matcham
as a multi-purpose entertainment space for the rich and famous visitors to
Harrogate's spa. The breathtaking design is derived from the
great ballrooms of imperial Europe combined with British theatrical
elements. The richly detailed architecture and excellent acoustics make it
ideal for all manner of events.
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