Event Size: 650 delegates for a one day convention
The Brief: A flexible and easily accessible venue was needed at short notice to hold a highly prestigious event attended by 650 delegates including political, business, community and academic leaders with an eminent speaker programme including Prime Minster, Boris Johnson giving the keynote address.
The Solution: South Yorkshire’s MAGNA beat off stiff competition to be selected to host to the biggest ever Convention of the North. The iconic former steelworks in Rotherham which is now home to an award winning events centre and science visitor attraction ticked all the right boxes; easily accessible location, flexibility of space and trusted reputation for holding large high profile events.
Working with Newcastle based agency BeaconHouse Events, the Convention utilised every part of the extensive conference and event centre including a theatre style plenary in the expansive 2,000m2 Big Hall facilitated by BBC Broadcaster Steph McGovern. Stakeholders were also treated to an exhibition housed in the monumental Face of Steel alongside simultaneous breakout sessions located across the Conference Room Suite as well as in Magna Science Adventure Centre.
South Yorkshire based MAGNA which recently celebrated its 10,000th event booking is one of the largest in the Yorkshire region with 4,000m2 of space used for everything from awards dinners to exhibitions, concerts and sporting events.
Client Feedback: “The world-class MAGNA venue in the heart of Yorkshire is a fitting place to host this landmark event.” Jake Berry MP, Northern Powerhouse Minister
“We had fantastic support from MAGNA ensuring all our enquiries and demands were met.” Sophie Flanagan, BeaconHouse Events