Cambridge wins £5m worth of conferences

Conference Cambridge has won international events worth a combined £5.2m to the local economy over the next two years.

The Conference Cambridge team
The Conference Cambridge team

The venue-finding service for Cambridge University and its colleges, hotels and other properties in the city, has announced that 15 international organisations will bring more than 3,600 delegates to Cambridge for residential conferences.

The events include the 23rd Fordham Law Intellectual Property Law & Policy conference, which will see 500 delegates spend two days in the city next month, and the 16th International Conference of National Trusts, which is expected to attract 300 delegates for five days in September.

The city’s Guildhall and Corn Exchange will host 500 delegates at the annual scientific meeting of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy in September. The five-day 12th International Conference on Technology of Plasticity will bring 600 delegates to the city in September 2017.

Other organisations holding events in Cambridge include the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland and the International Prison Chaplains’ Association Europe.

Judith Sloane, deputy manager at Conference Cambridge, said: "For many of these events we were involved in a competitive bid situation, working with the local organiser, often years in advance, to source venues, provide information and marketing collateral to develop these winning proposals.

"Being able to announce such fantastic results is testament not only to the popularity of Cambridge, but also to the hard work of the local organisers, our venues and the team here. The value of the business the events will bring – and the impact on the local economy – is very significant and a great boost to the city."

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