RICC wins publishing conference

Torquay’s Riviera International Conference Centre (RICC) has secured a conference that will draw more than 650 delegates from the publishing industry. The UK Serials Group (UKSG), an international interest group of publishers, librarians and scholarly publishing intermediaries, has booked a three-day conference in April 2008 at the centre that is expected to draw more than 650 delegates and exhibitors. It is the first time UKSG has held the conference at Torquay, in the past favouring university venues. UKSG business manager Alison Whitehorn said it decided to hold the event at RICC because of “the competitive price and the general interest and care shown by its conference team”. “Although universities are constantly upgrading their facilities there are few that can meet our requirements these days,” said Whitehorn. “We have found we have been turning away delegates as well as exhibitors so we had been under pressure to source a new venue for 2008 which could allow us to say yes to everyone.” RICC PR and marketing co-ordinator Sarah James said: “We are looking forward to UKSG bringing lots of delegates and business to Torquay.”

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