Event Organisers to Discover Why Blackpool Means Business at The Meetings Show

MeetBlackpool, the town’s official conference tourism brand, is showcasing Blackpool’s refreshed business events offering and its potential as a corporate meetings destination at The Meetings Show 2023.

The event, which will be held at ExCeL London, 28-29 June, is a platform for global event suppliers to connect with meeting planners and Julie Vincent, Head of MeetBlackpool, says this is the ideal way to demonstrate first-hand to the wider sector how Blackpool means business for events.

MeetBlackpool, which recently announced a brand-new £450,000 communications strategy to highlight the town’s business events offering, will be exhibiting with a ‘Strictly’ theme on Stand B69 alongside venue partners Hampton by Hilton, The Imperial Hotel Blackpool, The Big Blue Hotel Village Hotels Blackpool, and the Winter Gardens Blackpool to illustrate the breadth of the town’s offerings and highlight the transformation taking place.

Blackpool, often associated with its lively seaside atmosphere and iconic attractions, has a strong business events history – and thanks to recent investment, the town’s corporate events scene has been given a new lease of life. With a visitor economy of £1.58bn, Blackpool is becoming increasingly acknowledged as the vibrant and innovative northern hub for business meetings and conferences.

MeetBlackpool is on a mission to refresh perceptions by showcasing what the town can offer not just to holidaymakers, but to a global pool of event planners, and demonstrate to delegates how business in Blackpool is always a pleasure with its wide range of venues, hotels, and accommodation suitable for conferences and events.

Blackpool has witnessed a remarkable wave of investment in its conference infrastructure, resulting in an increase into event enquiries in 2023. The centrepiece of this redevelopment is the Winter Gardens Blackpool, the town’s conference and exhibition centre: a purpose-built, state-of-the-art venue with world-class facilities, and a capacity to host events of all sizes. With versatile spaces, cutting-edge technology, excellent connectivity, and a strong environmental conscience, the Winter Gardens Blackpool is designed to meet the diverse needs of modern event planners.

The town’s unique character and iconic attractions also offer event attendees an unforgettable experience beyond the conference rooms. From team-building activities on the beachfront to networking events at landmarks like the Blackpool Tower, the town provides ample opportunities to create memorable moments and foster meaningful connections.

Julie Vincent, Head of MeetBlackpool, said: “Blackpool’s revival as a conference and meetings destination is well underway, and we at MeetBlackpool are at the forefront of this endeavour. The town’s significant investment in conference facilities, combined with its distinctive charm, positions Blackpool as an appealing choice for event planners seeking a vibrant and dynamic location for their next conference or meeting.

“By visiting our stand at The Meetings Show, event planners can gain valuable insights into the conference facilities, accommodation options, and unique experiences that Blackpool has to offer. You can discuss specific event or delegate requirements, explore possibilities for customisation, and discover how Blackpool is embracing the changing landscape of conferences and events.

“While Blackpool’s well-known leisure offerings are undeniably part of its charm, it is essential to recognise that the town is much more than just a tourist destination. With its significant recent investments, Blackpool is already attracting a diverse range of events, from corporate conferences to association conventions and trade shows.”