The end of June will see the launch of a two day interactive conference in the centre of Southampton to explore, debate and further the cause of culture in our city.

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MeetGB bringing international opportunities to Southampton

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Cultural City Conference

24th May 2018

The end of June will see the launch of a two-day interactive conference in the centre of Southampton to explore, debate and further the cause of culture in our city. Read more...

MeetGB bringing international opportunities to Southampton

23rd April 2018

Last week Destination Southampton hosted a group of 10 event organisers from Germany and the US, to showcase why Hampshire county and the brilliant cities within are a perfect choice of location and destination for conferences, meetings, business events and incentives working with MeetGB and Hampshire Conference Bureau. Read more...

South Coast Business Awards 2018

9th April 2018

Destination Southampton are proud to be a founding partners of the South Coast Business Awards, giving opportunity and spotlight to businesses situated within Hampshire or the Isle of Wight. Read more...

South coast venue named best in the UK

30th November 2017

Solent Conference Centre was recently named ‘Best Conference Venue’ at the inaugural Academic Venue Awards, an event to celebrate leading event professionals across the UK. Read more...

Room 2 Set to open design led apart-hotel in Southampton

29th August 2017

FOLLOWING LONDON OPENING, DESIGN LED BRAND BUILDS 71 STUDIO ROOMS FOR 2018. Read more...

SO: TO SPEAK FESTIVAL RETURNS IN OCTOBER

22nd August 2017

Southampton’s Festival of Words, SO: To Speak, is set to return to the city on 19th October for 10 days with more than 60 events. Supported with a grant from Arts Council England, the festival will showcase the city’s own talents as well as bringing nationally known authors, historians and poets to Southampton. Read more...

New research reveals a buoyant but competitive meetings market

14th July 2017

New research into the UK’s conference and meetings sector, entitled the ‘UK Conference and Meeting Survey 2017’ (UKCAMS), reveals that, in 2016, the highest numbers of face-to-face conferences and meetings were held at UK venues since 2008. This is despite, or possibly because of, the uncertainty and instability created by Brexit. The research estimates that the sector was worth an estimated £19.4 billion in venue and destination direct spend in 2016, a rise in line with inflation compared with the estimated value of £19.2 billion in 2015. Read more...

SOLENT CONFERENCE CENTRE TEAM NOMINATED FOR TWO NATIONAL AWARDS

6th July 2017

Southampton Solent University’s Conference and Events team are delighted to have received not one, but two nominations this year. Read more...

MARCO PIERRE WHITE UNVEILS PLANS FOR A NEW SOUTHAMPTON STEAKHOUSE

12th May 2017

Renowned chef and restaurateur, Marco Pierre White (MPW), is bringing his popular Steakhouse Bar & Grill to Southampton this May 2017. Read more...

Southampton Hoteliers Association Welcomes Their New Vice Chair

3rd April 2017

The Southampton Hoteliers Association is a collective of hotels in Southampton which aims to promote the vast range of fantastic hotels there are across the city. The group meet regularly to discuss how they can combine efforts to improve and enhance the visitors experience in the city and provide jobs and careers for the local community. Read more...