Convention centre Proposal

Central to our proposal is ‘The International’ – a world-class convention centre with a bold ambition to enable Reading to compete on a world stage in hosting business conventions, with regional, national and international reach, plus a host of live events offering a viable and exciting alternative to London venues.

  • Convention centre

  • Convention centre showing roof terrace and bridged walkway

Events and factilites

The convention centre will be a catalyst for growth in Reading and across Berkshire. It will bring together year-round business and cultural events which will benefit local people and the economy.

Designed to accommodate over 5,000 delegates, the convention centre will provide flexible, adaptable spaces and a publicly accessible ice rink. The convention centre will be capable of facilitating a range of events from business meetings, conferences and exhibitions to live entertainment including music, sport, family events and comedy.