ABPCO’s campaign calling for free Wi-Fi for conference delegates – The Conference Cloud – has already received huge support from venues and individual supporters signing the petition within its first day of launch. ABPCO corporate member Twickenham Experience was the first to sign up, quickly followed by Sheffield International Venues, UMIC, Ricoh Arena, Park Inn by Radisson Rotherham and Eastbourne Devonshire Park Centre. Twickenham Experience will also play host to ABPCO’s Conference Cloud round table event with venues in the autumn.
Simon Mills, Head of Sales and Marketing at Twickenham Experience commented: “This is a great initiative from ABPCO and we are delighted to be the first to sign up. We already offer free Wi-Fi at our venue 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.”
The Conference Cloud is an initiative by ABPCO to encourage UK conference venues to offer delegates free Wi-Fi. Further information about the campaign is available via www.theconferencecloud.co.uk , ABPCO’s LinkedIn group or via Twitter following #confcloud.