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Riviera International Conference Centre

South West, Devon

Riviera International Conference Centre

Situated in the heart of Torquay, on the English Riviera, the Riviera International Conference Centre (RICC) is a purpose-built conference, exhibition and banqueting facility, the ideal venue for any type of event, from 5 to 1500 delegates.

The RICC offers three multi-functional halls, seven secondary rooms for smaller events, a team of in-house chefs, free WiFi throughout the building and an experienced Conference Co-ordinator dedicated to your event. 

Located within one mile are in excess of 2,400 en-suite bed spaces, ranging from top 3 and 4-star business hotels to smaller family run concerns and luxury self-catering apartments, townhouses and penthouses. 

Conference English Riviera, the dedicated conference team, offer a free delegate accommodation booking service, and comprehensive assistance with all aspects of conference planning including discounted conference train fares to Torquay, for your delegates.


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General Information

  • 11
  • Yes


  • From £20

Maximum Delegate Capacities

  • 2400
  • 1500
  • 60
  • 405
  • 471


  • 21-30 mile
  • < 1 mile
  • 21-30 mile

Transport & Parking Facilities

On site car park plus parking within walking distance

Official Star Ratings and Awards

AIM accredited

Other Facilities

  • Lifestyle Health and Fitness Suite
  • Waves Leisure Pool
  • Aqua Lounge Cafe Bar


Nicky Harding

Conference English Riviera Manager

Rachel Perry

Sales Manager


Roger Lissenden

Tobay Business Festival

I would like to thank you for the professional planning, guidance and advice you gave in the build-up to our event. It has generally been deemed a success which gives us a target to aim for when planning our next one.

On the day I would like to say what a great help Mick was. He was attentive, considerate and on hand to rectify any logistical alteration which was a relief to Alison and myself for a smooth setup.

We will be back in touch when we have had a chance to recover.

Sue Griffiths

UKIP Conference Organiser

Thank you for providing us with such a great service at UKIP’s national conference.

Special recognition to Nick Blackhurst who went above and beyond the call of duty.  From a personal point of view, his calm and positive approach helped quell the nerves of a newbie conference organiser ‘there’s always a way Sue’.

It was a pleasure to work with you and the team thank you.  I cannot recommend you highly enough.

John Clendinning

Provincial Grand Lodge

Many thanks for your help for making our Provincial Meeting a great success. Could you please pass on our thanks to the chef and his team for an excellent meal it was enjoyed by all.

Once again thanks for a successful day. 

Val Sewell

Trefoil Guild

Thank you so very much for all your help over the past year, enabling the South West Region Trefoil Guild to hold a successful day for the annual meeting and the Riviera International Conference Centre. 

Nothing was too much trouble for you and your friendly manner was much appreciated. Please extend my thanks to the staff in all areas, who were so helpful and happy to assist us. You all made our day!

Karen Davies

BBC Question Time

Very many thanks to all the personnel on your team that were involved with our transmission of Question Time from the Riviera International Conference Centre last week. Everyone was particularly helpful which always makes our day go with a swing! 

Question Time viewing figures are excellent this series, reflection our current political situation, the shake-up that's happening in our domestic politics in Westminster and Europe in particular, apart from the result of the US elections! Our Radio 5 coverage and now social media postings also promote a healthy amount of audience. 

We would like to return again in the future and in the meantime hope you enjoy the enclosed picture of David! Many thanks again and best wishes from all the team. 

David Randall

Global Geoparks Conference

The 7th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks took place at the Riviera International Conference Centre, 27-30 September 2016, and involved 700 delegates from over fifty countries. As Conference Director I was incredibly impressed with the professionalism of the team at the RICC, from pre-sales and event organisation, to event management and support during the event.

Every request we made was met with enthusiasm and a speedy response, ensuring a world-class experience for delegates as well as the conference organisers. In fact my clients stated that this was their most successful conference to date, and feedback from senior colleagues at UNESCO and from around the globe was incredibly positive.

The audio-visual supplier to the RICC, ESW, also went beyond the call of duty to ensure smooth delivery across numerous parallel and plenary sessions, as well as significant support to the technically challenging opening ceremony. The RICC delivered first class service and the help and support of the highly competent team there helped to create an event that will live in the memories of the Global Geoparks community for years to come.