Public figures and industry leaders discuss the impact of the Conference & Exhibition Centre

The consensus is extremely positive, a unifying chorus of how great an impact the brand new Conference & Exhibition Centre could have on Blackpool and the surrounding areas. Here’s a selection of what those who were asked had to say:

“The new Blackpool Conference Centre puts Blackpool where it belongs as the iconic first choice for Conferences and Exhibitions with something to say and something to show in the Twenty-First Century.”

– Rt.Hon. Lord McNally of Blackpool

“The combination of a new high-tech conference centre attached to the beautiful Victorian building is a unique one, and will re-establish Blackpool as one of the UK’s leading conference destinations.”

– Baroness Jo Valentine

“This new conference centre will be a real game changer for Blackpool. It shows that the town has the vision to grow.”

– Paul Smith, former Chairman of Eversheds Sutherland

“It’s great to see this new Blackpool conference and exhibition venue coming to fruition. It will be a fabulous facility in a fun location.”

– Christine Hodgson, Chairman of Capgemini UK

“The new conference centre will be a fantastic addition to Blackpool’s tourism offer and its increasing set of brand-new facilities.”

– Rupert Howell, Director of Reach

“Blackpool is famous for its corporate and political conferences and this state-of-the-art new venue will see it do them better than ever before.”

– Sir Andrew Parmley, Lord Mayor of the City of London 2016-17

“I’ve attended many conferences over the years and think delegates would be excited to try out the brand-new Blackpool conference centre. Flexible, state of the art conference facilities and technology set within this iconic seaside town sounds like a fantastic combination.”

– Carrie Longton, Founder of Mumsnet

“The new conference centre in Blackpool will complement and update the famous Winter Gardens and contribute to the continuing revival of the UK’s favourite seaside town.”

– Lord Michael Grade, former Chairman of BBC and ITV

“It’s time for a change of venue!  Blackpool’s new state of the art conference centre next to the iconic Winter Gardens offers flexible conference space to suit any size or formation of event.”

– Oliver Pauley, MD of Bunhill

As excitement builds for our brand new state-of-the-art Conference & Exhibition Centre, a variety of prominent businesspeople and esteemed public servants have had their say on how it will impact the resort.

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