The event will see more than 800 delegates descend on the town for four days in October this year and will bring in more than £500,000 to the local economy.
Angus Houston, director at HIC, said:
This is great news for the centre and for the town; securing a booking like this takes many months to come to fruition. This is yet another brand new event for Harrogate and we are looking forward to welcoming BOPA/UKONS to the venue and to the town.
Kirsten Wicke, on behalf of BOPA/UKONS, said:
Harrogate seemed like the perfect destination for our event, for example the fact that most of the hotels, bars and restaurants are all within walking distance. Harrogate is not just a venue it’s a complete delegate experience. It’s a lovely town and great venue to boot.
This win is the latest in a series of recent successes for the HIC which contributes more than £180 million to the area’s economy.