Medical events boost Bournemouth economy

Bournemouth International Centre attracts high spending medical delegates

BIC: attracts high spending medical delegates
BIC: attracts high spending medical delegates

Medical events held at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) in October injected more than £3.5m into the local economy.

The Royal College of General Practitioners' National Annual Conference was held at the BIC between 1 and 4 October and generated more than £1m in delegate spending.

The NHS Alliance's annual conference attracted 1,000 delegates and was held on 16-17 October and injected some £550,000 into the economy.

More than £1m was spent locally by the 1,200 delegates who attended the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists' annual conference on 23-25 October.

And the annual UK Dementia Congress, held on 28-30 October boosted the local economy by £400,000.


BIC head of conferences, exhibitions and events Clive Tyers said: "Our conference and exhibitions sales team secure high calibre clients throughout the year and October's healthy success is a great example."


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