A campaign calling on venues across the UK to provide delegates with free Wi-Fi has gathered early momentum with six organisations already putting their name down for the scheme.
The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) - the group behind The Cloud Conference campaign - said the internet was a ‘fundamental part of working life’.
In the first 48 hours six venues signed up to the campaign.
First out of the blocks was Twickenham Experience, followed by Sheffield International Venues, UMIC, Ricoh Arena, Park Inn by Radisson Rotherham and Eastbourne Devonshire Park Centre.
Simon Mills, head of sales and marketing at Twickenham Experience, said: “This is a great initiative and we are delighted to be the first to sign up. We already offer free Wi-Fi at the Stadium as we see this as essential in today’s competitive environment. PCOs and clients see Wi-Fi as an integral part of their event and do not want to be charged additional fees for a fundamental service.”
ABPCO chair Michael Foreman, added: “The Conference Cloud campaign has already been widely picked up, with lots of interest and support across social media channels in addition to the petition and venues signing up. This is just the beginning and we are looking forward to sitting down with venues later this year to discuss how best to implement free Wi-Fi for delegates.”
For more information visit www.theconferencecloud.co.uk
Pictured: Simon Mills