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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 Royal Hall for the Welcome Reception.  Click here for Harrogate Town Centre Map

Harrogate International Centre (HIC)

Harrogate International CentreExperience 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. Click here for the HIC site layout map or click on the thumbnail below to enlarge.

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.

HIC AuditoriumThe 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 seminar rooms.

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.

WiFi StationThere 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. Click here for 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.

Royal Hall

Royal HallThe Monday evening 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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