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NEWSFebruary 2012 . www.conference-news.co.uk . 15 £1bn Games boost for UKSix out of the eight permanent Olympic venues have had their futures secured with the appointment of long-term operators.The Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) has endorsed operator contracts for the Aquatics Centre, Multi-Use Arena and Acrcelor Mittal Orbit, worth a combined £350m.The company says "employment, training and sporting opportunities for Londoners are at the heart of the contracts, along with ensuring the venues are both affordable and accessible, and fi t into the wider offer of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park". Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) has signed on to operate the Aquatics Centre and the Multi-Use Arena, and Balfour Beatty WorkPlace will run the ArcelorMittal Orbit and manage maintenance of the Park. The contracts include 254 full-time jobs with 75 per cent going to local people in the host boroughs; 86 apprenticeship places every year. "The combination of Balfour Beatty WorkPlace's commitment to jobs and apprenticeships and GLL's innovative proposals for sports programming will create a host of economic and sporting opportunities," said Baroness Margaret Ford of the OPLC. GLL will operate the Aquatics Centre and Multi-use Arena for 10 years starting in 2013. Ford says the contract ensures the Aquatics Centre will not require any additional public subsidy and that further revenue will be generated from naming rights for both venues. The company hopes to have secured new operators for all the venues before the Games start. Achieving that goal would be a fi rst for any Olympic cityThe news was announced at a most unusual meeting, a meeting of the Cabinet at the Olympic Park handball arena to mark 200 days to go to the opening of the London 2012 Games.The Aquatics Centre is not only expected to attract 800,000 swimmers a year, but managers hope to adapt it by using platforms over the water to turn it into a venue for corporate events and weddings.Prime Minister David Cameron said: "This summer's Olympics will put the eyes of the world on Britain as we host not just an unparalleled sporting spectacle, but also a chance for companies from across the globe to interact and do business."The PM also said a large business conference, to be held on the eve of the London Olympics 2012, would bring a £1bn boost to the economy. Speaking at the special Cabinet meeting, the Prime Minister said 200 company chiefs and executives from Google to Goldman Sachs would convene at Lancaster House on the eve of the sporting event for their special business conference. Leading executives from GlaxoSmithKline have already signed up to speak.