The Conference Cloud: A Campaign by ABPCO

The Conference Cloud is an award winning campaign launched by ABPCO in July 2011 to encourage conference venues across the UK to offer free wi-fi to delegates.

Our aim is to garner support for the campaign and to work with UK conference venues to develop a service that works for them. Ultimately, our goal is to give conference buyers what they need to run successful, interactive conferences and events here in the UK. We have already achieved significant success, with over 200 venue sites signed up to offer free wi-fi to delegates, including some of the UK’s largest convention centres.

About the Campaign

ABPCO initially made the decision to champion the Conference Cloud campaign following feedback from its PCO members regarding their clients’ increasing demands to offer Wi-Fi to their visiting delegates at no charge. As smartphone usage grows exponentially across the globe, keeping in touch when away from the office has never been more important.

Wi-Fi for Delegates – the life-blood of conferences

Added to this is the increased requirement for internet access as a fundamental element in conference communications during the event, such as Twitter, e-voting and many other applications. Access to good quality Wi-Fi is becoming fundamental to the success of interactive conferences now and in the future. We want to work together with venues and the events industry to make free wi-fi a reality for delegates attending UK conferences and events.

Venues – support our campaign!

Our aim is to work with conference venues across the UK to encourage them to offer conference delegates free Wi-Fi, helping to keep Britain ahead of the curve in terms of supporting delegates’ needs for connectivity.

If you are a venue, please support us by signing up to the campaign today!

Application to join the Conference Cloud

 

Verification

 

How does it work?

Once we have confirmation from your conference venue that you offer free Wi-Fi to conference delegates, we will upload your details, including a web link to this page for free.  We will also send you the Conference Cloud logo for use in your marketing materials. ABPCO member venues are given priority listing including a logo.

Below is a list of venues that have already signed up to support the campaign.

ABPCO Member Venues

All Conference Cloud Supporting Venues

SOUTH WEST ENGLAND
LONDON AND SOUTH EAST ENGLAND
NORTH WEST ENGLAND
NORTH EAST ENGLAND
EAST ANGLIA
MIDLANDS
SCOTLAND
WALES
NORTHERN IRELAND
EVERYWHERE ELSE

Delegate Accommodation

As of September 2012, hotels that offer Wi-Fi free of charge to conference delegates in their accommodation, regardless of whether they provide conferencing facilities, are also eligible to sign up to the Conference Cloud campaign.

Once we have confirmation that you offer free Wi-Fi to conference delegates in their accommodation, we will upload your details, including a web link, to this page for free. We will also send you the Conference Cloud logo for use in your marketing materials and a window sticker to display in your venue. If you offer both conferencing and accommodation facilities, you will be listed on the venues page of this website.

Interested in signing up? Contact us for more information. Below is a list of delegate accommodation providers that have already signed up to support the campaign.

DELEGATE ACCOMMODATION

If you are a venue, please support us by signing up to the campaign today!

Application to join the Conference Cloud

 

Verification

 

Disclaimer: ABPCO has published this list of venues offering free Wi-Fi services based on each venue’s statement that they offer this service.  ABPCO accepts no liability for the quality of Wi-Fi services available at these venues.  ABPCO shall not be liable for any loss of profit or any other commercial damages resulting from reference to this list.  Logos and web links have been published with permission of the venues.