Rotary brings national showcase to Nottingham

Meet in Nottingham, the official convention bureau for the region, is delighted to have supported the Rotary Club to bring their national showcase to Nottingham, boosting the local business visitor economy. One of the world’s leading humanitarian service organisations, Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland will be hosting its annual showcase this weekend, and will welcome over 750 visitors to the city.

The Meet in Nottingham team provided support to identify the Royal Concert Hall and other suitable conference venues, helped to arrange accommodation for the delegates, created leaflets offering discounts with local businesses, and will also offer a service at the conference to ensure delegates make the most of their stay in Nottingham.

Hundreds of visitors will descend on the city from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th May for a host of insightful events, predominantly taking place at the Royal Concert Hall.

With four sessions of speakers covering a diverse set of community and humanitarian topics from rebuilding after natural disasters to supporting people with dementia, there is plenty to see and learn.

The event will also incorporate an Anti-Slavery Symposium, hosted in collaboration with the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab, which will feature an afternoon of world-leading experts on modern slavery and human trafficking.

Visitors will also have chance to watch the national finals of two of Rotary’s youth competitions as part of Sunday’s ‘Let Youth Be Heard’ session, giving young people the platform to be celebrated.

The first is Rotary Youth Speaks, a hilarious debating competition where teams of young people from across the country will present their thoughts on a huge array of topics, from artificial intelligence to feminism.

Rounding off the session is the Rotary Young Citizen Awards, celebrating the outstanding contributions of young people to communities around the country.

From the youngster who’s helping others while battling childhood cancer, to the 11-year-old who bakes and delivers special cakes for free to those going through a tough time, to the dynamic 14-year-old wheelchair basketball player who’s won a gold medal, to the “Plastics Warrior” who’s campaigning to clean up beaches worldwide, to the teenage Peace Advocates changing their school, this year’s Young Citizens are truly amazing.

An exhibition of over 30 charities and Rotary projects is also open to all to browse and explore.

The event is open to the public, and single day and full weekend registrations are available on site at the Royal Concert Hall from 11.00 on Friday 10th May.

Stephen Jackson, interim Chief Executive at Meet in Nottingham, said: This is a great opportunity for Nottingham. It’s wonderful to have an event of such international significance happening in our city, which will further strengthen our reputation as a fantastic business and conference destination. We are pleased to have supported the event organisers, and have also taken the opportunity to encourage the 750 attendees to experience the city and everything it has to offer whilst they are here. This will boost the local economy as well as raising our profile as a destination. Nottingham is committed to business tourism success and we look forward to warmly welcoming these important guests to the city.

Posted on 09 May 2019

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Kinga Kapias

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Studying Japanese, fluent in Polish and Spanish, Kinga works with local academics and senior business people to help attract professional association conferences and events to Nottingham. She recently completed her Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics. Kinga enjoys travel, music and everything new media related.