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G7 summit worth £50m to Cornwall

Prime minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that the G7 summit scheduled for 11-13 June 2021 will take place in Carbis Bay, Cornwall.

The three-day summit, which is attended by leaders from the UK, US, Germany, France, Canada, Italy and Japan, is thought to be worth some £50m in economic benefit to the county.

Delegates will be staying at the Tregenna Castle Resort, St Ives.

Perhaps in unwitting praise for the conference industry, the prime minister said: “Two-hundred years ago Cornwall's tin and copper mines were at the heart of the UK's industrial revolution and this summer Cornwall will again be the nucleus of great global change and advancement.”

News that the summit will go ahead in June has been broadly welcomed by the industry, and suggests events will be able to run, at least in some capacity, by the summer.

Visit Cornwall chief executive Malcolm Bell said the summit would not only “showcase the beauty of Cornwall but give us the opportunity to communicate our heritage, culture and the connections”.

Pictured: South West Path, near Penzance, Cornwall