Opportunities

Business Events and Conference Market – Free Partner Opportunity

The business events and conference market represents an opportunity for Durham businesses as the county emerges from the impact of the pandemic, one which has also been recognised by Government and Visit England as a national opportunity. Visit County Durham is launching its latest initiative to support Partners who have the facilities this market is searching for.

Durham’s offer stands out against large scale purpose-built conferencing centres. The Durham offer provides space to think, space to create, and space to collaborate in venues full of character, in stunning locations, and with excellent facilities.

By focussing on meetings and smaller conferences, including the Association sector, Durham can grow its volume and value of business visitors, by targeting a specific section of the market. In turn, the growth in business tourism will support leisure tourism, with delegates often returning to a location with family or friends.

Meet in Durham website
A dedicated website will target meetings and conference organisers, presenting the county’s venues, accommodation and unmissable delegate experiences in a single promotional platform.

As part of our ongoing commitment to the sector to support business recovery following the pandemic and now the cost of living crisis, Visit County Durham is offering partners an introductory fee of charge listing on meetindurham.com.

The listing will be live until 31 March 2024 as we review our pricing structure.

For further information, email: partnership@visitcountydurham.org

Deadline - Friday, 20 January 2023