Brighton Centre backs Conference Cloud campaign

Brighton Centre has become the first convention centre to support the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers' [ABPCO] Conference Cloud free wi-fi campaign.

Brighton Centre backs Conference Cloud campaign
Brighton Centre backs Conference Cloud campaign

The centre has introduced a free wi-fi infrastructure as part of a redevelopment of its premises.

Since its launch in August 2011, Conference Cloud has garnered the support of 138 venues, which have agreed to offer free wi-fi to conference delegates.

Michael Foreman, ABPCO’s chairman, said: "While those in attendance at our December debate agreed overall that there was a need for 'basic' free wi-fi for conference delegates, many larger venues are still hesitant in offering a free service of some kind.  

"We are delighted that the Brighton Centre has factored this in to their major new refurbishment and built a robust network that enables them to offer a degree of free wi-fi."

Penny Parker, Brighton Centre’s business and communications manager, added: "The Conference Cloud campaign was definitely a motivator for the Brighton Centre in terms of developing a free wi-fi offer as part of our redevelopment.

"We followed the debate online, which then created our own discussions internally and ultimately influenced the decision to build in a high-speed, state-of-the-art network as part of our offering.  This is something we have considered for some."

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