ABPCO to chair wi-fi debate

The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) is to host a round-table discussion with some of the UK's top conference venues later this month to determine best practice regarding the supply of wi-fi to congress attendees

Twickenham Experience
Twickenham Experience

ABPCO launched its Conference Cloud campaign in August in a bid to persuade more conference venues to supply free internet access to conference delegates. So far, the petition has gathered more than 150 signatures and venues backing the campaign include Twickenham Experience, Ricoh Arena and Sheffield International Venues.

Janette Niccolls, conference manager at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Europe, said that being charged for wi-fi is a bugbear of most organisers. "I have so many delegates complain about the cost of logging on to the internet and I think it's about time venues worked together to sort it out," she said.

"Delegates would be more likely to stay in a venue and spend money on things like food and drink if internet access was free, rather than just walk out and find somewhere they can log on at no cost."

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