University of Leicester Set to Hold Biggest Ever Conference
University of Leicester has announced it is set to hold its biggest ever
conference as the UK celebrates the contribution of the multi-million pound
industry during National Meetings Week (June 17-21).
University of Leicester consistently attracts international and national
conferences which help to pour tens of thousands of pounds into the local
economy, boost funds for education and provide employment for hundreds of local
the University is preparing to host one of the nation’s biggest science events
– the British Association’s Festival of Science which attracts some 400
scientists, 200 journalists, 3,000 delegates and 5,000 students and pupils. The
Festival is one of the highlights of the University’s 80th
Anniversary and takes places from
McRobbie, Conference Sales & Marketing Manager, said: “Conferences at the
University of Leicester are rapidly increasing year on year and currently 322
members of staff are employed at the University in the delivery of conference
services, which also helps the local economy to thrive.
University of Leicester conference service is a major employer of local people
and attracts over 12,500 delegates to the city a year. Many of these bring
repeat business as Leicester boasts excellent communication networks and
particular, the University’s excellent academic reputation acts as a magnet
for events as does the attractive location for events in period residences by
the botanic garden or on our academic campus.”
Meetings Week is an initiative backed by the industry’s major trade
associations representing buyers and suppliers and will also highlight the
effectiveness of live events and other meetings as a serious and effective
business communication medium.
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