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Conference venues that already host or plan to welcome international delegates will be invited to apply for £250k funding to improve their broadband facilities.
Jane Imrie

Boost for UK’s £32bn business events sector with six-figure initiative

Tourism Minister Rebecca Pow has launched a scheme to boost broadband infrastructure across the UK’s conference centres.

Conference venues that already host or plan to welcome international delegates will be invited to apply for £250k funding to improve their broadband facilities.

Part of the UK Government’s Tourism Sector Deal, the competition aims to contribute to the wider aim of rolling out the required digital infrastructure to create more opportunities for businesses.

Tourism Minister Rebecca Pow commented: “We want the UK to attract the biggest and best international business events to help grow our economy and encourage trade and investment.

“Ensuring our conference facilities can deliver the connectivity and facilities organisers want and need is crucial to help achieve this and there is a great deal of scope to expand this area.

“Our Tourism Sector Deal is providing a broadband boost to the country’s business events industry, and I would encourage all eligible venues to apply.”

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