Birmingham lands Labour Spring Conference

Birmingham has won its third political conference of the year with the announcement that it is to host the Labour Party Spring Conference in 2008. Running from 29 February-2 March at the International Convention Centre, the event is set to attract 4,000 delegates and bring £4m to the local economy, according to Marketing Birmingham. “We are delighted to be returning to the city,” Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman MP said. “It is a dynamic, diverse, multicultural city which has seen great regeneration since Labour came to power and is therefore a fitting venue for us to hold our conference.” Marketing Birmingham worked with The NEC Group in negotiating and securing the event and chief executive Neil Rami added” “In a process that can normally take months, this bid has been turned around in just six weeks. It has been a real team effort involving West Midlands Police, Birmingham City Council, local hoteliers and the excellent team at the ICC.” The Labour win follows the announcement earlier this year that Birmingham is to host the Conservatives annual conference in the city next September and again in 2010.

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