VENUE & ACCOMMODATION

Bournemouth International Centre
Exeter Road
Bournemouth
BH2 5BH

The 2018 annual conference will be held at Bournemouth International Centre on 11-12 July 2018. Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth, Dorset, is one of the largest venues for conferences, exhibitions, entertainment and events in southern England.

By Road

From London:

Take the M25, then the M3, M27 and A31 to Ringwood. From Ringwood, follow the A338 (Wessex Way), to the Bournemouth West Roundabout.

From The Bournemouth West Roundabout:

Take the first exit and follow the brown signs to the BIC. The BIC multi-storey car park is off the roundabout at the bottom of Priory Road.

From the North and West:

Head for the A31 / A338 junction (Ashley Heath) just outside Ringwood, taking the A338 (Wessex Way) to Bournemouth. Then follow the directions from the Bournemouth West Roundabout.

By Rail

London Waterloo is a mere 97 minutes away from Bournemouth. Fast daily train services also offer regular direct connections from around the UK and Bournemouth Station is approximately 1.5 miles from the BIC.

By Air

Bournemouth Airport is approximately 10 minutes from the town centre via the A338 (Wessex Way). Various airlines operate from Bournemouth Airport, check their Airlines and Tour Operators page for more details.


Accommodation

Accommodation information will be added shortly.

Redactive Events Ltd has arranged special rates at a number of hotels near the Bournemouth International Centre for the CIPFA annual conference and exhibition 2018.

To secure your accommodation, simply nominate your selected hotel, arrival/departure dates and room type when you register for the conference online. A credit card number will be required and will be passed on to the hotel to secure your booking and payment will be taken in advance of arrival by some properties. If payment is not taken in advance of arrival by the hotel, your accommodation and incidental costs must be settled direct with the hotel on departure. Please note hotels may charge a surcharge on credit card payments made on departure.

Should you require dates outside of the main conference dates, please note this in your booking and the organisers will contact the hotel on your behalf and advise.

Please note the check in time is generally 15.00. If you require immediate access to your room prior to this time, it may be wise to pre-register for the evening before. If you are arriving after 18.00 please note this accordingly.

The hotels impose strict release dates of 30 days prior to arrival and therefore any bookings made after 10 June 2018 will be subject to availability. Please note cancelled bookings or failure to arrive at the hotel on the designated date of arrival (no-show) will incur penalties. Each hotel has specific penalties for cancellations, no-shows or reduction of dates which should be considered when making your booking. See details below before making your selection.

Any changes to your booking must be made via email to Redactive Events Ltd – not direct with the hotel.

All room rates noted are based on room only, unless otherwise specified, are in British pounds and include 20% VAT.

Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel

The Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel is in a stunning location. Perched high on the clifftop overlooking the sea the hotel is a truly inspirational setting and the premier hotel in the market place. The hotel is an ideal base for groups and events and just a short walk from the Bournemouth International Centre.

Rates: £160 per night for single occupancy including breakfast. Double occupancy rooms are available for additional charge if required.

Cancellation: Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to arrival

Hilton Bournemouth

Boasting an ideal location just five minutes’ walk from the town’s beautiful beach and promenade, the modern Hilton Bournemouth hotel is within easy reach of the bustling town center and the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC). Unwind in a bright and airy guest room, featuring contemporary décor, large windows and a variety of amenities. Stay connected with WiFi and work in comfort at the spacious desk. Enjoy a variety of dining options at this Bournemouth hotel. Savor British inspired dishes in the Restaurant, which showcases the freshest local produce; a vibrant place centered around a stylish, wood-fired oven and a lively open kitchen. Admire wonderful panoramic sea views as you sip cocktails, fine wines and premium spirits on the terrace of our relaxed Sky Bar L8.

Rates: £160 per night for single occupancy including breakfast. Double occupancy rooms are available for additional charge if required.

Cancellation: Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to arrival

Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth

Discover everything that Bournemouth and its stunning coast has to offer from the Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth hotel. Located just a few minutes’ walk to Bournemouth’s world-famous, seven mile beach promenade, our friendly hotel also offers easy access to the bustling town center, where you can discover lots of shopping and dining options, entertainment and lively nightlife. The Bournemouth International Centre and many galleries and museums are also within convenient reach of our welcoming Bournemouth hotel.

Rates: Early Bird offer: £140 per night for single occupancy including breakfast. Double occupancy rooms are available for additional charge if required.

Standard rate: £155 per night for single occupancy including breakfast. Double occupancy rooms are available for additional charge if required.

Cancellation: Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to arrival