PM Confirms Events Industry Restart Date

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that conferences and exhibitions will be permitted in England from 1st October 2020.

Addressing the Nation from Downing Street, 17th July, the Prime Minister said the decision would depend on data and that Local Authorities would have powers to close events if there was a danger to the public. The prime minister noted that there would be pilot events ahead of the reopening.

Events for up to 30 people are also permitted from 1st August.


Safe Harbour

The welfare of the guests and the Harbour Crew is always first priority. Southampton Harbour Hotel are currently working extremely hard, so when you are able to visit them again, for accommodation, a meeting or event or to dine in one of their restaurants, you can do this feeling assured that they have in place all the precautions to minimise the spread of Covid-19.


Are You Going Virtual?

We have the team to make your virtual or hybrid event a great success. At a time when we have all had to learn new skills, the team here at the bureau is no exception! To create an engaging virtual event you will need some support in logistics, design and marketing and together with our business colleagues in Southampton we have the ingredients!

From small virtual meetings to webinar symposiums of 500+ we can assist you to make your event a reality.


Familiarisation Visit to Southampton 2021

We have taken the decision to move the familiarisation visit planned for October 2020 to October 2021.  It’s a great way for event organisers to experience what this amazing waterfront city has to offer so if you would like to attend or get involved please contact Debbie:


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