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  • ICC secures four international association contracts with the help of Birmingham ambassadors

    24th Feb 2017

    The International Convention Centre (ICC) Birmingham has secured four international associations conferences to host their annual events in the city from August 2018 through to August 2020. The ICC work in partnership with Meet Birmingham to leverage ...

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  • ICC becomes the first conference centre to gain food for the brain accreditation

    20th Feb 2017

    The International Convention Centre in Birmingham has become the first conference centre in the UK to gain accreditation from Food for the Brain – an educational charity which promotes the importance of nutrition in mental health and well-being. The...

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  • Millennium Point invests in brand new events space

    20th Feb 2017

    Eastside’s Millennium Point has unveiled plans to invest in a brand new dedicated events space called CONNECT. Located on Level 2 of Millennium Point, CONNECT will consist of three meeting rooms and a seminar space which can either be booked individ...

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  • Monarch launches new flights for summer 2017 from Birmingham Airport

    17th Feb 2017

    Monarch has announced four new routes to its network for summer 2017 from Birmingham Airport. Flights to Split in Croatia, Valencia in Spain, Naples in Italy and Rhodes in Greece are available to book now at www.monarch.co.uk and to celebrate the laun...

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    ICC Starbucks store reopens after extensive renovation

    16th Feb 2017

    Now serving 50% more customers with new store design and expert baristas The Starbucks store based in the Mall at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham has undergone an extensive refurbishment, led by in-house caterer Amadeus. The s...

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  • New Head Chef at top conferencing venue

    16th Feb 2017

    Birmingham’s biggest residential conferencing venue, Conference Aston, has promoted its Senior Sous Chef, Lewis Preston, to Head Chef. Lewis, who spent two years working at the Hilton London Olympia and three years at the 7* Emirates Palace Hotel in...

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  • Magic Grand Prix

    14th Feb 2017

    NEC adds to impressive fan based gaming events portfolio as Magic returns to Birmingham The NEC has been chosen to host Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix over 11-13 August, 2017 which will see over 3,000 gamers come to the midlands based venue to compet...

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  • British Airways flights return to Birmingham

    9th Feb 2017

    British Airways is to start flying from Birmingham Airport again with the launch of four new summer-only routes to popular European sunspots. From May the airline will begin direct flights from Birmingham to the popular Spanish destinations of Malaga,...

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  • Four new appointments drive LandFlight growth

    7th Feb 2017

    A 60-year-old scientist is one of four new appointments made in as many weeks by Solihull firm LandFlight in response to rising demand for its executive travel services. Qamar Zaman is proving it’s never too late for a career change after swapping t...

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  • Birmingham hotels enjoy most successful year in history as city’s tourism sector booms

    31st Jan 2017

    • Birmingham’s hotel sector achieves record high occupancy and revenue• Overseas and overnight visitors to city double• Birmingham sees greatest improvement in visitors’ perceptions of all UK cities • City’s Christmas Markets generate re...

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