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Telford top choice for national cinema convention

The opening of Telford’s first IMAX cinema has placed an even greater emphasis on the £multi-million business tourism investment in the region with the announcement that Cineworld IMAX Telford has been chosen as the host venue for the Cineworld Management Convention 2014.

The Convention will welcome over 200 Managers from across the UK for a two day high-paced executive conference. Taking advantage of the sheer scale of the new Convention Quarter in the heart of Telford, organisers will use IMAX for their main convention alongside The International Centre, onsite hotels, entertainment and hospitality venues.  

Phil Jones, General Manager at the Cineworld IMAX Cinema Telford, explained: “Telford ticked all the boxes for the organisers of the conference. As well as its central UK location, first class event facilities and vibrant visitor offer, the destination’s new Convention Quarter impressed organisers with the range of visitor facilities in one compact location.

“Bringing the IMAX Cinema to Telford is a real achievement and on top of this, it’s a real coup for us to be chosen from over 80 cinemas in the Cineworld estate across the UK to host the annual management conference. Winning this event for Telford really recognises the venue as a major player in the meeting and conferencing arena.”  

The 11 screen Cineworld IMAX is the perfect setting for conferences and corporate presentations with 3 dedicated conference theatres for up to 350 people and state of the art digital technology.  Each theatre has a LANSAT satellite world-wide broadcast feed, a 30ft high projection screen, the very latest in sound, visual and lighting technology, flexible stage settings and comfortable seating. The venue also has its own in-house events team which can oversee the smooth running of any meeting and conference, as well as its own dedicated professional caterers. 

Sarah Bird, Business Tourism Manager at Meet Telford & Shropshire, the region’s official convention bureau, explained: “We’re absolutely delighted with the opening of the brand new IMAX Cinema in Telford, which has also been chosen as the official venue for the Cineworld Annual Conference. Prior to the venue’s launch, the nearest IMAX facility was over 40 miles away in Birmingham, which truly showcases the growing level of attraction from major investors in the region.  

“This is a fantastic milestone for Telford and Shropshire and we’re thrilled with the wide range of additional business facilities the IMAX Cinema will provide and the state-of-the-art digital projection technology available. The IMAX joins a portfolio of over 60 event venues in Telford and Shropshire, expanding the scale and choice for event organisers more than ever before.”

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