Conservative Party Conference to increase economic impact for 2010

Marketing Birmingham says it expects the economic benefit
of this year’s Conservative Party Conference to exceed that of
2008.

The convention bureau says the 2008 event had a £15m
economic impact and £13m media impact
on the city.

Marketing Birmingham’s
Commercial Director Ian Taylor tells
CN: “Hosting such a high-profile
event is a huge deal for Birmingham, which has considerably changed its
image in the last five years. Organisers at the Conservative Party have shown
they value the city as a great destination for hosting such an influential group
of people.”

Fourteen thousand delegates are expected to descend on
the conference at ICC Birmingham between 3 and 6 October 2010. There are also
450 fringe events taking place across the city throughout the four
days.

The venue says during the conference, 45,000 cups of
coffee will be consumed, 2,500
handmade cakes and 600 litres of milk.

Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

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