VisitBrighton has launched an Ambassador Programme with a view to encourage members of the "academic":http://www.venues.org.uk/searches/academic_venues.asp, medical and professional communities to help bring an extra £2million worth of "conference business":http://www.venues.org.uk/searches/business_conference_venues.asp to the city.
The initiative is focused on the national and international conference market and will see the convention bureau helping ‘Ambassadors’ with all all aspects of organising conferences from bid documentation preparation and presentation to "venue sourcing":http://www.venues.org.uk, proposals for tours and social programmes, site inspection hosting, accommodation and delegate information.
“With over £200m of new developments, Brighton is recognised nationally and internationally as one of the UK's leading conference destinations,” says VisitBrighton client services manager, Julia Gallagher. “Brighton is a seat of learning, of pioneering research and business, so we have some of the world’s finest on our doorstep. It is common sense to encourage these people to bring their peers to our city. Our target is to increase association "conference business":http://www.venues.org.uk/searches/business_conference_venues.asp through the Ambassador programme by £2million for 2006-7.”