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University and bureaux team up to drive events to Sussex coast

University of Brighton's Southcoast Conferences has linked up with Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings

Pictured: The new partnership was launched at University of Brighton’s Falmer Campus with the Vice Chancellor Debra Humphris and representatives of Visit Brighton, Visit Eastbourne and Southcoast Conferences

The University of Brighton has teamed up with convention bureaux across the Sussex coast in a drive to attract more events to the region.

By sharing resources and expertise with Visit Brighton and convention bureaux in Eastbourne and Hastings, Southcoast Conferences, the university’s meetings arm, aims to support academics, charities, associations or local corporate organisations bidding for and hosting high profile events and conferences along the south coast.

For academic conferences, the university will supply students studying event, tourism and hospitality courses to assist with planning and delivery. 

Elisabeth Barton, Head of Southcoast Conferences, said: “Southcoast Conferences has hosted more than 50 successful events, including the Design Research conference this July with 700 delegates over five days, which we are proud to support. This service marks the next exciting stage and will hopefully encourage academics and local organisations to host strategically important events in these vibrant south coast destinations.” 

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