Brighton wins bid to host ICCA annual debate

The ICCA UK and Ireland chapter has chosen Brighton as the location of its first annual debate, taking place from 24-25 March 2015.

Royal Pavilion
Royal Pavilion

The two-day event will replace the association's previous winter and summer debates, and is expected to attract around 80 delegates including Professional Conference Organisers (PCOs), convention bureaux, convention centres, hotels, events technology providers and transport providers.

The host venue for the debate is yet to be announced, but an evening reception and dinner will take place at the Royal Pavilion, known for its Oriental architecture.

Kerrin MacPhie, ICCA UK and Ireland chapter chair and director of sales at ACC Liverpool, said: "Brighton presented an excellent bid to host our annual debate and we are delighted that we will be heading South with our chapter delegation. In 2015, we have chosen to focus on an annual debate, making this the key calendar event for our chapter members to connect, hear from expert speakers and debate key industry trends."

Darren Johnson, VisitBrighton sales manager, commented: "VisitBrighton has always valued and been proud of its ICCA membership so we, along with our city partners, are delighted that the city has been selected as the 2015 destination for the ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter Annual Debate.

"I’ve no doubt Brighton will provide a fitting backdrop for this prestigious event and I am truly confident that whilst in the city, delegates will have a productive, enjoyable and memorable time. A warm welcome from Brighton awaits everyone who plans to come along to this key meeting in the industry’s calendar," he added.

The ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter represents 74 members. Attendance at the annual debate is open to members and non-members. A full programme will be unveiled closer to the event.

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