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December 29, 2014
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UK: Bournemouth to Get Congresses Worth £50m in 2015

bournemouthA string of high-profile events, including the Liberal Democrat Autumn Party Conference and the Royal College of Nursing Congress, will help generate millions of pounds for the Bournemouth economy in 2015.

Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) has announced a wealth of major bookings for next year as the town undergoes a £220 million overhaul of its infrastructure. 

The Liberal Democrats will attract more than 4,000 delegates to the party conference in Bournemouth on 17-23 September, bringing £10m to the local economy. 

The Association of Breast Surgery Conference and AGM will also be held at the BIC next year, as well as Association of Cultural Enterprises Annual Convention in March and Skipper Expo International in October. 

“Over 53,000 delegates will visit the Bournemouth International Centre during 2015 and contribute around £50 million to the local economy through business tourism," said Pat Coyne, director of venues for BH Live, which runs the centre. 

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