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Conference set to go Superfast

Leicestershire County Council’s Superfast Leicestershire initiative will be a major focus of the Chamber’s 2015 East Midlands Digital Conference and Expo.

The event will incorporate the 2015 Superfast Leicestershire Conference, aimed at celebrating the success of the pioneering project bring access to high speed broadband to as many premises across Leicestershire as possible.

Superfast Leicestershire is a £28m project, led by Leicestershire County Council in partnership with BT, to increase superfast fibre broadband coverage across the county.

By the end of the project, in 2018, it is hoped that more than 63,000 additional properties in Leicestershire will have access to superfast broadband speeds of at least 24Mbps.

Cllr Blake Pain, the council’s Cabinet Member for Broadband, said: “The Superfast Leicestershire project continues to provide residents and businesses across the county with faster broadband speeds. This will make the county's economy more competitive and support our rural communities.”

Cllr Pain will officially open the Digital Conference and Expo, which takes place on 5 November, at Leicester Tigers’ Welford Road Stadium.

It is the region's biggest annual digital technology event and is expected to attract 500 conference delegates and a further 1,000+ visitors to the expo area and seminar programme.

It aims to help businesses across the region make the most of the very latest digital, information and communications technologies.

Keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in digital marketing can be time consuming and daunting for most businesses, but it is critically important and this event will address that need by equipping delegates with the most up-to-the-minute information and expertise, enabling you to make a step change to your business processes.

Bringing together some of the UK's leading authorities in digital marketing, the conference has been designed to help businesses understand how the digital landscape and marketplace are changing and how they can benefit fully from the opportunities it offers.

It will provide businesses with an opportunity to look at and experience new technology and solutions in an environment designed to inspire new ways of working, help to make the most of digital technology and improve digital skills.

The event is free to attend, but only a limited number of conference spaces are still available. These can be booked online through this link.

The expo, which it is hoped will feature more than 60 of the region’s leading technology suppliers, is also free to attend and you can book your expo passes via this link.

If you would like to exhibit at the event, go to this link or email kmakrecdlc.ka.te@m-n.ou for more details.