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Top exhibition provides perfect stage set for RICC film launch

Top exhibition provides perfect stage set for RICC film launch

A brand new short film created to highlight the benefits of holding a conference at the Riviera International Conference Centre (RICC) will be launched next month at International Confex 2011.
International Confex 2011, held at Earls Court, London, provides the perfect springboard from which to unveil this exciting new initiative promoting the RICC.

The mini documentary encapsulates, through short sound bites from staff members, the very special service qualities delivered by teams at the RICC. In addition, the film captures third party endorsements by Delegates and the Conference Organiser during a conference and a banquet.

Barry Cole, Managing Director, RICC, said:
"What better way to tell people how good we are than by showing the RICC in action, reinforced by comments from staff and delegates".

"We are delighted with the film which we are confident provides us with a really powerful promotional vehicle".

Blanchard Media ltd was recruited to create the film for the RICC.

Jane Blanchard of Blanchard Media said:
"It was honestly a complete pleasure to make the film. We were bowled over by the professionalism, enthusiasm and sheer 'can do' attitude that everyone demonstrated, and this really comes across in the film".

The National Association of Retired Police Officers kindly gave permission for the film to be made during their annual convention at the RICC in September. Also included are snapshots of Torquay, filmed in May 2010 showing the town off at its very best. Local celebrity, Judi Spiers (BBC Radio Devon presenter) provides commentary throughout, counting down 10 good reasons why you should choose Torquay for your next conference.

The film will run on large plasma screens on the Visit Devon stand throughout the duration of the exhibition, on which the RICC and Conference Torquay are participating. In addition the film can be viewed at www.ricc.co.uk and www.conferencetorquay.co.uk

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For more information please contact: Sarah James, PR & Marketing Co-ordinator, Conference Torquay. t: 01803 206 303 e: sjames@ricc.co.uk

About Conference Torquay
Conference Torquay is the local Conference Bureau, responsible for the marketing and promotion of Torquay as a conference destination.

The Bureau offers conference and event organisers professional advice and expert assistance on all aspects of conferencing and event planning in Torquay.
Torquay, on the English Riviera, offers a wide choice of conference and exhibition venues: from 1500 capacity, purpose built Riviera International Conference Centre; to a range of excellent business hotels.
www.conferencetorquay.co.uk

About Riviera International Conference Centre (RICC)
The Riviera International Conference Centre is Torquay's purpose built conference and exhibition centre. Built in 1987, the building has played host to many large national conferences attracting delegates from all parts of the UK and Europe.
The RICC offers facilities for a wide range of events with an auditorium for 1,500 delegates, adjacent exhibition area of 1,750 sq metres, and 7 breakout rooms of varying sizes and configurations.
www.ricc.co.uk

About International Confex
As the UK's leading event for event organisers; it brings together people who organise any kind of event with providers of venues, destinations and event support services both in the UK and across the world. As the largest, most comprehensive event of its kind, Confex is the place buyers go to compare, contrast, source and select new venues and services.
www.international-confex.co.uk

About Visit Devon
Visit Devon is the destination management organisation responsible for promoting Devon to the world. The organisation acts as a voice for tourism in Devon and its aim is simple - to increase the number of visitors to Devon by promoting the county as a year-round destination for business or leisure. The organisation brings together, adds value to and enhances the work and activities undertaken by the six Area Tourism Partnerships across the county. Visit Devon is committed to growing the tourism sector sustainably, increasing the skills within the industry, and raising the quality of the visitor experience. Visit Devon is a public-private partnership limited by guarantee. The not for profit company comprises nine member organisations including the six Area Tourism Partnerships (The Heart of Devon, Visit Plymouth, North Devon+, The Dartmoor Partnership, The English Riviera Tourist Board, and Visit South Devon, Devon County Council, The Devon Association of Tourist attractions (Data), and Devon Farms. Visit Devon is the trading name of Destination Devon Ltd September 2010 (Visit Devon 032)
www.visitdevon.co.uk.

About Jane Blanchard and Blanchard Media Ltd
Jane Blanchard is an award-winning TV programme maker, journalist, media and PR consultant and trainer. She worked for ITV for more than 25 years as a journalist, writer, director, producer and commissioning executive, responsible for every genre from current affairs and factual to light entertainment, politics and sport.
Jane started Blanchard Media in 2009 where she combines all her filming, writing, PR and marketing skills to make creative films for business.
Awards include the much coveted Royal Television Society award of Personality of the Year 2008 in recognition of her TV career. She was voted Woman of the Year by the YWCA for her services to television. She has been a finalist at the New York, Houston and Celtic Television Festivals with her programmes.
www.blanchardmedia.co.uk

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