Indeed - and that for me is the main thing. As well as adding a very important facility in Newport itself, and to Wales as a whole, if we are all to think of the wider South East Wales area as part of this Cardiff Capital Region it's important for some of the important infrastructure and facilities like this to be in places other than the city of Cardiff.
Possibly hotels, restaurants etc in Cardiff could benefit from this anyway, but could it also result in one or two more hotels being built in Newport ?
What it will do is poke Cardiff City Council in the eye. Maybe there is room for another convention centre in Cardiff aimed at a slightly different market, who knows, but they need to work far more quickly than they are in getting to the point that they can convince the private sector to come and build one.