UKSG signs contract with HIC for 2014 and 2017 conferences


Harrogate International Centre (HIC)in 2014 and 2017 following the success of the event at the venue in 2011.  Revenues from the two shows are likely to be in excess of £130,000.

The organisation held its 34th annual conference and exhibition at HIC for the first time earlier this year and as the result of positive feedback from the 850 delegates  it has decided to come back for a further two years. UKSG spans a wide range of interests and activities across the scholarly information community of librarians, publishers, intermediaries and technology vendors. During the three day event, UKSG utilised the 2,000 seat auditorium for its plenary sessions, Hall Q for its exhibition stands and the Royal Hall for social events.



event. The conference was a great success and we’re pleased to be coming back for future events.”

Alison Griffin, head of sales and marketing at HIC, says: “UKSG’s decision to bring their annual conference back to HIC in 2014 and 2017 is recognition of the hard work of the entire team in making events a success. It’s also good news for the whole area as conferences like UKSG, with a large delegate attendance, have a significant economic impact on Harrogate, providing revenues for businesses of all sizes. We’re delighted with the positive feedback not just about the facilities but the location too, and we look forward to welcoming UKSG back in 2014 and 2017.”

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