1st December LDerry Purple Flag Conference BOOK NOW

24 November 2011

It's still not too late to book your place on the forthcoming Purple Flag Conference, 'Better Town Centres at Night', detailing and showcasing the very best practice which has led to Bangor, Belfast, Enniskillen and L/Derry being awarded Purple Flag status.

The conference, FREE TO PUBS OF ULSTER MEMBERS, will hear from agencies and partners that played a key role in developing the Purple Flag standards as well as first-hand experience of the locations who undertook the accreditation.

The Purple Flag is a practical framework for raising the standard, quality and broadening the appeal of towns at night.

VIP speakers will cover:

Tourism: 2012-13 are going to be amazing. With so many events, celebrations, commemorations and projects coming to completion this is the time to turn the tide and confidently put Northern Ireland on the global tourism map. Purple Flag endorsement of key visitor locations offers significant support to achieving these aims and realising our potential.

Trade: Why Purple Flag is supporting the commercial needs of business, promoting responsible retailing, raising standards and allows the industry to engage with government and other key stakeholders.

Safety & Security: The PSNI and Justice Departments are backing the Purple Flag awards. According to the statistics, Northern Ireland is safer than Great Britain, the pace of life is more relaxed and the people are intrinsically convivial – all strong arguments in favour of introducing Purple Flag.

Society: Purple Flag can help by diversifying town centres away from an over-dependence on alcohol-based entertainment. It can help to change perceptions to reflect the current reality more income from tourists and others.

Purple Flag in Practice: Purple Flag award winners: Bangor, Belfast, Enniskillen and Derry/Londonderry will share with you their experience in going for accreditation giving hints and tips on important areas to focus on.

The Conference is set to take place at the City Hotel Derry/Londonderry on Thursday 1st December, from 10.30am until 3.00pm.

To book your place now please download the booking form HERE. Simply quote 'Pubs of Ulster' next to the payment details section and return via post to 91 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1HP. Alternatively you can print, complete, scan and return via email to joel.neill@pubsofulster.org

For information on accommodation please go the website of the conference hosts, City Hotel Derry, at: http://www.cityhotelderry.com