Birmingham venues are 'location of choice'

David Cameron opened a two-day long conference in Birmingham this week, which a councillor says demonstrates the importance of the city as a location for holding international events.

The Conservative party leader made a keynote speech at the Voice '09 symposium, which is discussing the role that social enterprises can play in securing the country's economic and environmental future.

Councillor Paul Tilsley, deputy leader of the city council and chair of BeBirmingham, asserts the decision to hold the event at the International Convention Centre shows Birmingham venues are becoming "the location of choice for an ever increasing number of national and international conferences and events".

Hundreds of senior politicians, local government officials and business people from around the UK descended on the city for Voice 09, one of the largest interactive exhibitions of its kind in the country.

In other news, the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh will host the 4th Justice Sector Skills Conference this month, featuring the Scottish government's cabinet secretary for justice, Kenny MacAskill, as a keynote speaker.

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