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Warwick Conferences appoints director of conferences

Warwick Conferences, the commercial sector for the University of Warwick, has announced the appointment of Paul Bartlett as its director of conferences.

In his new role, Bartlett will be responsible for using his connections within the University of Warwick to encourage new opportunities for event organisers and delegates. 

He also aims to develop Warwick Conferences’ partnerships with businesses in the local area. Warwick Conferences currently works with Warwick Castle, Warwick Arts Centre and Stratford-upon-Avon’s landmarks.

Warwick Conferences consists of 300 event spaces across four training and conference venues, as well as a conference park that can host up to 1,200 delegates.

Bartlett commented: “This is an exciting time to be at Warwick Conferences, where we are always looking for new ways to bring clients and delegates the best meeting experiences. With the outdoor spaces, for example, we have had positive external feedback and we are looking forward to seeing more companies utilise them come springtime.”

Warwick Conferences also aims to work with Warwick Sport and the University’s Sports Hub to help combine the facilities and sports expertise of the staff for events.

Bartlett added that this could include “using the climbing walls, exercise classes or simply bringing in trained fitness instructors to allow delegates to exercise and stretch between meetings, we see a huge opportunity to bring more experiences to our clients and delegates.”

He concluded: “We are always looking to develop the meeting experience at Warwick Conferences and believe partnering with local companies can help further enhance the activities available to delegates.”