If all you have seen of Portsmouth is from the motorway on a quick dash for the ferry, you are in for a BIG surprise!  You may well be familiar with some of its maritime history, but did you know it’s the birthplace of Charles Dickens and author and comic book creator Neil Gaiman?

Perhaps you have it on your bucket list to visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and see Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory or the Mary Rose, Henry VIII’s favourite warship. Conference 2019 is the perfect opportunity to tick off a few ‘must sees’.

And there’s more. The iconic Spinnaker Tower symbolises modern-day Portsmouth, alongside stylish shopping outlets and a wide range of restaurants and bars at Gunwharf Quays. Within walking distance is Southsea with its green open space of Southsea Common.

Find out more in Rotarian Dave King’s blog.

Our Conference Venue – Portsmouth Guildhall

Enjoy great speakers, interactive exhibits and first-class entertainment in the splendour of the magnificently restored Guildhall. It’s centrally located, just around the corner from Portsmouth and Southsea railway station, and with parking close by at Isambard Brunel car park.

It’s a fantastic venue for our needs – with the option of round table layout and theatre style seating in the auditorium, showcase exhibition area all in one area and plenty of space for breakout sessions and small group meetings. And it’s fully accessible, with ground floor entrance, lifts to all floors and a hearing loop in the main auditorium.