Birmingham, England Meeting Planning Overview
As Britain's second largest city, Birmingham provides an outstanding destination experience for all its business tourists, whether they are coming for a seminar, a conference, or an exhibition. Birmingham's central location in the UK and its connectivity by air, road, rail, and bus make it a desirable and easily accessible MICE destination. Its nearest airport, Birmingham Airport, is nine minutes away from the city center by train. The West Midlands city can also be easily explored by foot, with many of its attractions just a few minutes apart.
Birmingham has more than 36,000 rooms available for visitors and a range of world-class event venues and state-of-the-art facilities. The International Convention Centre (ICC) is one such spectacular venue that welcomes 300,000 delegates annually, and features 10 meeting rooms and 11 halls. Another popular purpose-built venue in the city is the National Exhibition Centre that has 20 exhibition halls, 34 conference suites, and a host of additional outdoor spaces.
Birmingham also has loads of MICE hotels to offer, such as Copthorne Hotel Birmingham, Malmaison Birmingham, Hotel La Tour, Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Hotel du Vin Birmingham, Jurys Inn Birmingham, Hyatt Regency Birmingham, Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre, Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Brindleyplace, and Thistle Birmingham City Hotel. The city also has enough picturesque canals, waterside attractions, outstanding museums and galleries, an explosion of gastronomic restaurants, secret cocktail bars, and craft breweries to keep the business guests entertained.