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Warwick Conferences celebrates first anniversary of The Slate

New space has hosted 118 events and welcomed 17,269 delegates through its doors in 12 months

Pictured: The Slate

Warwick Conferences is celebrating the first anniversary of its new venue, The Slate. The flexible flat-floor space has been operational since December 2016, hosting 118 events and welcoming 17,269 delegates through its doors.

The success of The Slate’s entry to market has surpassed the University of Warwick-based venue’s expectations. In just one year, the venue has achieved over £1.3 million worth of business in 2016-17 and has confirmed 123 events in 2017-18, totalling £2.8m. Looking to the future, the conference and events venue has £6.3m worth of both confirmed and provisional events in the pipeline

Richard Harrison, Head of Conference Centres, says: “Opening a new venue is always a challenge, but the extensive market research we carried out prior to the conceptualisation of The Slate indicated to us that there was significant demand for this unique style of event space. The decision to commission the building of this new venue has been fully justified by the incredibly successful first year we have just experienced.

“The venue has been used by a diverse range of organisations, all of which have used the space in a completely different way to achieve their objectives. The Slate has proved itself as a valuable addition to the venue market and Warwick Conferences’ portfolio. The new venue is the essence of our strapline ‘anything is possible’ and has been revolutionary in enabling us to stay one step ahead of the dynamic and ever-evolving industry we operate in.”

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