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Destination Spotlight: Birmingham

Birmingham is an amazing city, not to be underestimated. It’s a city full of surprises and hungry to help event organisers create successful and memorable events. 

While London’s history dates back some 2000 years, England’s second city - Birmingham - is a relative youngster. Previously a medium-sized medieval market town, it expanded dramatically during the industrial revolution of the 1700s. Other industrialised northern cities specialised in coal or raw materials and it was Birmingham that made them into products of value. Now the city’s industrial importance has waned, and it has relied on its talent for innovation, to emerge as a cosmopolitan cultural centre, home to Europe’s largest library, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham Royal Ballet, and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. It boasts some of the finest German-style Christmas market outside of Germany - large festive extravaganzas with German beer, choirs, carol singing, and festive cheer, lasting from mid-November to just before Christmas Day.

Not surprisingly, Birmingham is a major events and conference destination, with a myriad of superb facilities suitable for events of all kinds.

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Conferences & Meetings in Birmingham

Birmingham has developed from its industrial origins into a modern, high-tech, cultural hub with superb transport links and excellent conference and meeting venues. The city’s foremost venues are the International Convention Centre (ICC) and the National Exhibition Centre (NEC). ICC has 13 meeting rooms and 20 exhibition auditoriums and NEC, which is located close to the city’s airport, offers numerous meeting rooms and 20 large exhibiting halls - spanning over 200,000 sq metres.

The city has a wide choice of business hotels with more in development. Some primary examples include La Tour with 174 bedrooms and nine function rooms for up to 150 delegates; the Macdonald Burlington, a 16 meeting room, 114 bedroom property. The 212-room Copthorne Birmingham, with six function rooms, has capacity for up to 220 persons and Malmaison Birmingham with its 189 bedrooms, is able to host up to 70 persons in its five meeting rooms.

Birmingham International Airport provides service between many cities in UK and Europe. There’s somewhat limited access to North America with flights to Newark, NJ and New York JFK. With its central location the city is serviced by a good road and rail network to all areas of England, Scotland and Wales.


  • Villa Park (Aston Villa FC)

    Villa Park (Aston Villa FC)
  • The ICC

    The ICC
  • Delta Hotels by Marriott Forest of Arden Country Club

    Delta Hotels by Marriott Forest of Arden Country Club
  • Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport - NEC

    Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport - NEC
  • Edgbaston Stadium

    Edgbaston Stadium
  • Holiday Inn Birmingham M6, JCT.7

    Holiday Inn Birmingham M6, JCT.7
  • The Vox Conference Venue

    The Vox Conference Venue
  • IET Birmingham

    IET Birmingham
  • Macdonald Burlington Hotel

    Macdonald Burlington Hotel
  • Revolucion de Cuba Birmingham

    Revolucion de Cuba Birmingham
  • Toby Carvery Hall Green

    Toby Carvery Hall Green
  • Birmingham Strathallan Hotel | Signature Collection by Best Western

    Birmingham Strathallan Hotel | Signature Collection by Best Western
  • Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club

    Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club
  • Bierkeller Birmingham

    Bierkeller Birmingham
  • PRYZM Birmingham

    PRYZM Birmingham
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens
  • Millennium Point

    Millennium Point
  • Cosy Club Birmingham

    Cosy Club Birmingham
  • The Eastside Rooms

    The Eastside Rooms
  • Sheldon Hall

    Sheldon Hall
  • NEC Birmingham

    NEC Birmingham
  • Manahatta Temple Street - Birmingham

    Manahatta Temple Street - Birmingham
  • The Cocktail Club Birmingham

    The Cocktail Club Birmingham
  • Heidi's Bier Bar Birmingham

    Heidi's Bier Bar Birmingham
  • Roxy Lanes Digbeth

    Roxy Lanes Digbeth
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