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Conference wins give Leicester £350k boost

Leicester says spring conferences confirm its reputation as growing destination for major events

Pictured: Leicester city centre

Leicester will receive a £350,000 boost this spring after securing three national conferences, bringing a combined 1,000 delegates.

Leicester Shire Promotions says the conference wins cement the city's reputation as a growing hub for large, national events.

The Chartered Institute for Archaeology, Cycle City Active City and the Tourism Management Institute Hot Topic will take place before the end of May.

Martin Peters, chief executive of Leicester Shire Promotions, said: “Leicester is gaining a rapidly growing reputation as the new destination for hosting national conferences and events. Our event bidding team has worked closely with city partners and venues to attract national and international conferences, and the pipeline for interested conference organisers stretches over the next 2-3 years already.”

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