Exhibition News October 2018 - Page 57

VENUE PROFILE The heart of the UK 57 Joanne Grainger, event sales manager at Doncaster Racecourse, on the venue’s new offering for exhibition organisers What was the historic events offering and what’s new with Conventex? We have always offered quality events at Doncaster Racecourse but quite often the venue has been overlooked as clients think we are purely a racecourse. The new brand Conventex gives the events and exhibition centre a more focused direction and standalone brand name. With the opening of the new onsite Hilton Garden Inn this gives the site a brand new exciting prospective and the ability to offer clients meeting space and accommodation within steps of one another. Who are your target audience in terms of events? Our versatile space means that we can accommodate all types of customers from a small meeting of two to three in one of our private boxes, a-mid size conference of 200-400 delegates in our Premier Suite, right the way through to a large exhibition in our 3,200sqm exhibition hall with thousands of visitors. In fact, we can comfortable accommodate over 10,000 visitors at any one time. What’s the USP of the venue? Although the venue is centrally located in the heart of the UK with excellent road and rail connections, including Doncaster Sheffield Airport just a few miles away, the inspirational view over the racecourse and beyond would make you believe you were in a countryside location. The venue is extremely flexible with a multitude of spaces both inside and outside and is the perfect place for conferences looking for plenary seminars and or breakout sessions for up to 1,200. Do you have any confirmed upcoming events/anything exciting in the pipeline? We have lots of up and coming events from amazing charity ball dinners, to the only reptile show in the UK, our amazing Christmas Live party nights, in addition to various associations exhibitions and conferences, many of whom we have hosted in previous years and are returning clients for 2018 and 2019. exhibitionnews.co.uk | October 2018 EN HP_v.indd 1 23/08/2018 11:26