Thursday, 22 September 2011

Tory party conference boost to Manchester

A report on this morning's Business Desk suggests that the Tory party conference which begins in Manchester next weekend is set to generate £27.4m for the city's economy.

The figures released by Marketing Manchester is set to attract more than 13,000 delegates.

They report that

Marketing Manchester chief executive Andrew Stokes said: “Political party conferences have been one of the city’s biggest success stories of the last decade.“The development of Petersfield, investment in the surrounding infrastructure and a city-wide partnership approach has enabled us to not only attract these events but keep them coming back year after year.“They are now a firm fixture of the city’s business tourism calendar and contribute a significant amount to the city’s £573m-a-year conference industry.”

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