Marketing Birmingham

Meet Birmingham

Meet Birmingham positions the region as a world-class conference and events destination

Birmingham's official business tourism programme, Meet Birmingham works within this highly competitive industry to demonstrate the expertise, knowledge and expertise that Birmingham has as a conference and events host. Working in partnership with venues and accommodation providers, as well as transport and event support organisations, Meet Birmingham bids for and supports conferences coming to the area from across the globe.

The Birmingham Convention Bureau team are also on hand to provide accommodation booking, venue location services and other event support, all part of The Birmingham Welcome, which aims to ensure that delegates and organisers have an excellent experience in Birmingham.

Highlights:

  • Birmingham Convention Bureau secured 24 national and international events during 2015, with an economic impact of £36million

  • For the sixth year in the row, Birmingham has been named as the top UK events destination outside of London by the influential British Meetings & Events Survey

  • Birmingham has been named the top UK regional destination for conferences and events by Cvent, a leading global event management company. The city ranked 22nd out of more than 2,500 EMEA cities


“The NEC Group works closely with Meet Birmingham to secure high profile national and international events that make a significant economic impact to the region. In fact together we are aligning our proactive approach to the city’s inward investment priorities, identifying events important to our key sectors and helping to drive economic growth for Birmingham, the Black Country and Solihull.”

Paul Thandi, Chief Executive of the NEC Group


“We are in challenging economic times, where competition for events is tighter than ever. By working in partnership, to a considered and proactive strategy – as provided by Meet Birmingham – the city region can be confident of retaining its crown as the home of events and conferencing in the UK, and look to extend its reign to global shores.”

Michael Mason, Chairman of the Midlands Association of Restaurants, Caterers, Hotels and Entertainment


www.meetbirmingham.com

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