What the media say

Association Event Planner Magazine

“Birmingham is seeing major investments in infrastructure, hotels and venues, and event planners will also receive help through a bidding support scheme and an ambassador’s programme.”


“Birmingham offers excellent value for money in a well connected central hub location. It has intriguing waterside venues, imaginatively converted former industrial premises retaining their charm and world class newly-built conference centres, museums and galleries. Very friendly people as well.”
Tom Otley, Editorial Director

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“Birmingham is, and always has been, one of Europe’s most progressive cities. Whether you’re sipping coffee facing the Council House and the Town Hall in Victoria Square, feeding the ducks in Cannon Hill Park by the Mac or watching the Villa take yet another Premier League scalp, Birmingham is a unique big city experience. A world class conference venue with a friendly, personal feel.”
Jonny Gould, CEO, Sportsmedia Broadcasting Ltd


“Birmingham’s all-round offer for event organisers and delegates now has a dynamic critical mass as never before. From the large and evolving facilities of the NEC, fast becoming a destination in itself, to the vibrant and elegant Brindleyplace and central attractions, both ancient and modern, the city of my boyhood sits as a fast-beating heart of the UK conference and exhibition capital.Connectivity and accommodation also continue on the upswing, as the city reaches out ever more confidently to global organisers.”
Paul Colston, Managing Editor Conference News, Mash Media


“As a native ‘Brummie’, I’m proud to have witnessed the regeneration of Birmingham, which began with the opening of the NEC in the mid-1970s. Since then, continuing investments in infrastructure have helped to position Birmingham as one of the leading destinations in the UK’s business events sector and as a very strong competitor in the international arena.”
Tony Rogers, Tony Rogers Conference & Event Services Ltd


“Birmingham is a very different destination compared with a few years go. It is upbeat and has an array of new facilities to offer for small, medium and large gatherings.
We know that it is a tough job to change people’s old, ingrained perceptions, but I am sure Meet Birmingham will help. The more event organisers can visit the city, the sooner Birmingham will be recognised universally as a modern destination that can cater for all their needs.”
Sydney Paulden, Editor, Incentive Travel & Corporate Meetings (ITCM)