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Cambridge in summer line-up worth £7 million

Bureau announces string of event wins, which will bring 3,600 delegates to the region

Pictured: Cambridge will host conferences such as the International Prison Chaplains’ Association in Europe

Meet Cambridge has secured a host of international events that will deliver £7 million in economic impact.

The series of events, taking place from summer 2017 onwards, will bring about 3,625 delegates to the area. They include the International Conference on Technology of Plasticity, the International Prison Chaplains’ Association in Europe, the Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Science, the International Genetic Epidemiology Society, the International Congress of Odonatology and Exoplanets II.

Judith Sloane, deputy manager of Meet Cambridge, said: "We are delighted that for 2017 and beyond, Cambridge will host a number of high profile international events, attracting around 3,625 delegates to the area and delivering economic impact of approximately £7 million.

"Our latest ICCA rankings also reflect the fact that Cambridge and the wider region is a popular place to hold international events. Organisers of medical, technological and scientific-themed conferences are able to tap into the local expertise at our universities and at the many clusters of knowledge at the science and technology parks, Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the new Biomedical Campus all of which offer excellent opportunities for collaboration, peer to peer networking and knowledge transfer.

"This, coupled with a range of excellent, interesting venues academic, unique spaces and hotels in the city and beyond makes Cambridge an attractive destination for international associations."

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