Cardiff to get new conference venue?

Cardiff council is seeking a developer to build a new conference centre in the city after business leaders called for a facility to rival the likes of Edinburgh.

The council's executive is meeting today (February 19th) to discuss plans for major development projects for the city beyond 2010, with a conference centre on the agenda.

Hoteliers have long demanded such a facility as they argue that the city loses out to rivals like Edinburgh because there is no such centre to stage major events, according to the South Wales Echo.

In a bid to add to Cardiff's venues offering, the council is now considering a number of sites for the new conference centre, with land next to the Millennium Stadium being the favoured option, the newspaper reported.

Burnley FC is also considering building a conference and exhibition space for use all year round as part of its plans for an innovative new StadiArena.

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