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UKSG signs contract with HIC for 2014 and 2017 conferences

UKSG has confirmed it will host its annual conference and exhibition at

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.

Alison Whitehorn at UKSG comments: “Harrogate was the ideal place for UKSG to host its annual conference. Our delegates fell in love with it straight away. Often events have to bend around the venue’s facilities. But HIC offers flexible spaces and it was well equipped to meet our requirements for meetings and breakout areas as well as catering for sessions arranged at short notice. The team at HIC were able to facilitate all our requests which helped with the smooth running of the

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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