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New Chairman for the Venuemasters Board

4 January 2018

Steve Crawford, Centre Director for College Court Conference Centre in Leicester, is announced as the new Chairman for Venuemasters

Athena triumphs at prestigous national awards

16 May 2017

The inaugural awards organized by Global Conference Network, celebrates the very best in the awards industry. The event was sponsored by some of the top businesses in the sector including Concerto Group and Full Circle. Over 300 guests attended the inaugural ceremony hosted by impressionist and TV personality Jon Culshaw.

Leicester selected as host city for Myeloma Academy Roadshows

18 April 2017

Leicester Marriott Hotel will host two Myeloma Academy Roadshows planned for myeloma healthcare professionals in 2017

Major healthcare conference to come to Leicester in 2019

5 January 2017

Leicester Shire Promotions has worked with tourism partners in Leicester to secure the latest major conference to be hosted in the city. The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) will bring up to 750 delegates to the city for its annual BGS Autumn Meeting from 5-8 November 2019 with a repeat booking already confirmed for 2021.

The National Space Centre Wins Unique Venue of the Year 2016 Award

6 December 2016

The National Space Centre has been awarded the Unique Venue of the Year Award 2016 at the UK Events Awards last week, in a category that included the iconic View from the Shard, the venue atop the 95-storey £1.5 billion skyscraper in London.

Curve to host two major events around special educational needs

30 November 2016

Curve is to host two major Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) events; Local Offer Live on the 24 January 2017 and Pathways on the 25 January 2017.

International Communication and Environment Conference to be held in Leicester

26 October 2016

Conference on Communication and Environment to be held at University of Leicester from 29 June to 2 July 2017

Garlands Corporate Hosting Team Building Zone at the 2016 World of Learning Conference and Exhibitio

13 October 2016

For the third consecutive year Garlands Corporate will be hosting the Team Building Zone at the World of Learning Conference and Exhibition. The event is being held again at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham on the 19th and 20th October 2016.

Highways SIB event to be held at Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire

25 September 2016

1,500 visitors to attend highways maintenance and traffic management event from 9-10 November 2016

Accolade for University of Leicester Conference venue

13 September 2016

College Court wins award at Chamber of Commerce event

Steampunk comes to Leicester

12 September 2016

A society responsible for running the world’s largest Steampunk festival has confirmed that it will be hosting a very special New Year event in Leicester. The Victorian Steampunk Society welcomed over 11,000 people to a Festival in the historic city of Lincoln in August and it is anticipated that the New Year event will bring hundreds of new visitors to Leicester and Leicestershire.

International Conference worth over 1 million to Leicester visitor economy

7 September 2016

IAMCR conference is latest success story in strategic campaign to grow business tourism in Leicester and Leicestershire.

Leicester to welcome delegates from 21 countries to international IAMCR conference

7 June 2016

Up to 1,500 UK and international participants expected at International Association for Media and Communication Conference from 27-31 July 2016 at University of Leicester

1,000 delegates to attend conferences in Leicester this spring

29 April 2016

City to host three national events during April and May

Registrations now open for IAMCR Conference in Leicester

5 April 2016

Registrations are now open for the International Association for Media and Communication (IAMCR) Conference, which will be taking place at University of Leicester in July 2016.

Another national conference coming to Leicester

16 March 2016

Up to 120 UK and European delegates to attend Tourism Management Institute event at Curve on 24 May 2016

UK conference buyers hosted on exclusive familiarisation visit

27 January 2016

Showcase of city and county venues for business visitors took place from 22-24 January 2016

College Court Awarded Top Rated Status

20 January 2016

University of Leicester’s conference centre and hotel honoured in the prestigious LateRooms.com Simply The Guest Awards

Conference successes worth over £1 million to Leicester and Leicestershire in 2016

24 November 2015

Leicester Shire Promotions has announced that its event bidding campaign has helped to secure a number of national and international conferences and events to be held in Leicester and Leicestershire in 2016, contributing an estimated extra £1.156 million * to the local economy

Destination Space Needs You: Astronaut TimPeake calls on UK to join his crew

7 October 2015

Backed by the UK Space Agency, science centres across the UK have joined forces with the European Space Agency’s first British astronaut, Tim Peake, to provide children all over the UK with a unique opportunity to join his crew, learn about human space flight and follow life on the International Space Station.

Leicester to host Active City conference

26 June 2015

Leicester will host a pioneering conference next year to promote cities that support cycling, walking and active lifestyles

College Court to increase capacity due to high demand

1 June 2015

University of Leicester Conference Centre and Hotel adds 100-delegate meeting room to its offering

University Of Leicester to host renowned International Media And Communication Conference

11 May 2015

More than 1,000 delegates expected to attend prestigious conference on memory, commemoration and communication

Leicester hosts successful UKinbound Annual Convention

17 February 2015

Leicester has successfully hosted the latest in a number of national conventions to be secured by Leicester Shire Promotions for the city and county. The UKinbound Annual Convention was attended by around 200 delegates from the UK’s tourism industry from 11-13 February 2015.

Athena wins large venue of the year award at UK Event Awards 2014

14 January 2015

Athena, an events venue located in the heart of Leicester’s cultural quarter, today announced that they have received the award for Large Venue of the Year 2014. The award was presented to Athena at the UK Event Awards held at the Marriott Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London on 28th November 2014. The UK Event Awards recognise and reward event organisers, suppliers and event marketers throughout the UK.