Bournemouth International Centre

The south coast’s largest, purpose-built business events venue



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The BIC, is the South Coast’s largest conference centre, managed by BH Live, specialists in the hosting of conferences, exhibitions, and gala dinners. The venue is made up of four halls with combined floor space of 5800 square metres and theatre style capacity from 200-4000. As well as this the BIC has a wealth of break out rooms and networking spaces, several of which are bay facing.

A few minute’s walk from the BIC, is the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre. Also operated by BH Live, as well as a 1400 seater theatre, this venue gives the event organiser stand-alone exhibition space or a gala dinner venue in a traditional 1930’s art deco ballroom setting.

Both venues are popular as Asian/Indian Wedding Celebration venues with capacity to host events from 400-1100.

Bournemouth International Centre


BH Live Hospitality

Hospitality and event catering within the BIC and Pavilion is provided in-house by BH Live Hospitality. From street food to fine dining, BH Live Hospitality prides itself on sourcing local, sustainable produce for its menus and its ability to work with event organisers to tailor menus to suit the wide range of tastes, and changing trends in the events industry.

BH Live Productions

Completing the ‘delegate experience’, BH Live Productions can provide audio-visual services throughout the BIC and Pavilion, combining skills, passion and latest industry technology, whether this be the complete production management of a conference and awards ceremony or complementing your own AV team to deliver a slick, professional event.

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The GMB Congress is a key event for us. Consequently the union’s Executive Council takes great care to find venues that are suitable
for the event. Bournemouth ticks all our boxes as a dynamic and attractive business destination and Bournemouth International Centre as a secure, respected and well-managed venue.”
Steve Short,
GMB Executive Officer
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