About Birmingham

Named as the UK’s most popular conference and events destination outside London by the British Meetings and Events Industry Survey 2015/16, Birmingham is where the world meets.


Whether you know the city well , or haven’t been for a few years, you cannot help but be in awe of the constant changes being made, providing an outstanding destination experience for all visitors, whether you are coming for a weekend break, a conference or an exhibition.

Birmingham is a city that welcomes major events and visitors like no other. With undeniable connectivity, located in the heart of the UK, more than 36,000 bed spaces available for delegates and an incredible range of world-class venues and state-of-the-art facilities, Birmingham is the best placed city for events of all sizes.

The city continues to be the city of choice for both national and international conferences and events. During, Birmingham attracted a record 37.2 million visitors, with 9.4% increase in visitors since 2013.

More people than ever before are talking about Birmingham, and why not, there’s so much to say! With the opening of Europe’s largest Library in 2013 and further new developments massively changing to the city. Projects that opened last year included a redevelopment of The Mailbox into a luxury shopping destination, The Resorts World complex at The NEC and the £600m redevelopment of New Street Train Station.

Furthermore, we continue to offer outstanding event support through our Birmingham Convention Bureau, with benefits to both organisers and delegates. Our aim to make sure every visitor to Birmingham receives the best possible welcome, and has a fantastic time while they are here.