What you’re saying about us…


Susannah Johnson – Swink Events

We took the decision to move the Convergence Summit North from its home of eight years in Manchester, to Harrogate International Centre, with some trepidation.

It was a big decision for a small company and we are so pleased we made it. The venue worked for us and the HIC contractors worked seamlessly with the venue. The HIC events team delivered everything they promised – with a smile.

We, our exhibitors and visitors are looking forward to March 2016 at HIC.


Rob Yates – publisher of Wounds UK

“We are in our 11th year now and most  people refer to the event as simply ‘Harrogate’ now rather than Wounds UK Annual Conference.

“You have all levels of accommodation in Harrogate and it’s all within walking distance of HIC. The guys we work with at the venue all professionals and and they are just so helpful.

“We have a gala dinner on the Tuesday night which is the highpoint of our event but you have lots of great bars and restaurants in Harrogate where people can take clients and entertain them. People just love Harrogate because it’s a great place to be.  


Hearth & Home Show – now in its 17th year at Harrogate Organiser David Spencer

“I have been coming to Harrogate for 17 years and that’s because Harrogate offers us the facilities which most other venues don’t.

“Harrogate is in the centre of the UK and it’s very easy to get to from anywhere in the country. Our visitor base is primarily Birmingham northwards and we want those customers to have easy access to the show.

“The home heating business has changed over the years and we need to be able to flue our exhibitors’ solid wood-burning stoves. At Harrogate we can set up a temporary heat extraction system. If we went to any other venue the cost of extracting all that heat would be horrendous.

“Our business is a people a business and Harrogate itself is just the right size that our visitors can go out into the town centre and bump into clients – that’s very important to us. The staff at HIC are a great bunch of people too. While all these aspects are in place we aren’t going anywhere else.”