About the Conference Location
Southampton is proud to welcome the Academy of Marketing Conference in 2012. We hope you will have a memorable experience.
Southampton is one of the most lively and dynamic cities in the south of England. It offers numerous leisure facilities, superb heritage attractions, bustling marinas, a vibrant and varied nightlife, beautiful parks and great places to eat and drink. There really is something for everyone.
Southampton is an historically important maritime port and has played a significant role on the world stage over the last 500 years.
In 1415, King Henry V’s forces sailed from Southampton for the Battle of Agincourt and in 1620 the Mayflower took the pilgrims to the New World. The city has also witnessed the maiden voyages of both the Titanic in 1912 and the Queen Mary 2 (designed by University of Southampton graduate Stephen Payne) in 2004.
Southampton’s maritime history still has an important role in city life to this day, with a major focus on water sports, sailing and ocean racing.
The city hosts the annual Southampton Boat Show, the largest on-water boat show in Europe, while just across the water on the Isle of Wight, Skandia Cowes Week draws the world’s best sailors for a week of competitive racing every August.
Out and about
Southampton is one of the UK’s greenest cities with several large parks situated throughout the centre. Four of our campuses are next to Southampton Common – 326 acres of managed woodland – perfect for walking, jogging or a spontaneous game of football.
Southampton is a short distance from the beautiful surroundings of the New Forest, a UK national park blessed with wide open spaces, forest glades, picturesque villages and historic houses. Still grazed by cattle and pigs, and famous for its wild ponies, the scenery is spectacular and unspoilt .
The coastal resorts of Bournemouth, Poole and Brighton are nearby.