Reboot, Refresh and Reimagine your Events in England

8th Dec, 2021

Welcome to England – a country infused with history and heritage and fuelled by inspirational energy.

Channelled by pioneers across a range of industries, like Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin, England is home to some of the world’s top manufacturers. With a long history of innovation and entrepreneurship, the largest region of the UK is striving to create a lasting legacy through the implementation of sustainable initiatives. Easily accessible by train, sea and air, it offers an impressive portfolio of business events facilities including over 43 leading business events destinations and 20 high-quality, purpose-built international convention centres. Intrigued? Explore these five English cities that are ready to host your next conference. 

Devon, South England

Known for its jaw-dropping National Parks, world-leading universities and 95 miles of stunning coastline, Devon is one of England’s leading conference destinations. The birthplace to some of the world’s most inspirational people and ideas, Devon is leading the way in areas such as technology, sports, politics, academia and the arts as well as striving to become one of the leading destinations in hosting sustainable events. Located only two hours from London and with an international airport on its doorstep, the region is also the proud home to a treasure trove of leading venues, including the purpose-built Riviera International Conference centre that can host up to 1,200 delegates.

Discover more of what Devon can offer your future events here

Brighton, South England

This city by the sea has a passion for creativity and a desire to look at things differently. Located only 30 minutes from London Gatwick Airport, Brighton (right picture) offers fantastic transport links and a variety of world-class hotels and venues all within walking distance of each other. Combining a coastal location with a quirky city atmosphere, it is also renowned for leading the way in creative technology, health and life sciences and environmental studies. All this combined with the state-of-the-art, 5,000 sqm international convention centre, Brighton Centre, it is easy to see why this lively city is the destination of choice for inspirational conferences and events.

Reimagine your events in Brighton here

Birmingham, Central England

Birmingham and the West Midlands provides truly world-class convention facilities, accommodating thousands of conferences and exhibitions annually. Located in the heart of England, the destination is home to an impressive transport network, with more than 95% of the UK being easily accessible within a four-hour travel time of the city. As well as being easy to get to, the West Midlands is home to more MedTech companies than any other UK region and has remained at the forefront of industry for centuries, from inventing the steam engine in the 18th Century to being the UK’s first multi-city testbed for 5G technology. All this combined with its plethora of dynamic venues, including the largest all-purpose venue in the UK, the NEC and the 3,050 sqm ICC Birmingham (cover photo), makes Birmingham a leading choice for international events.

Discover what Birmingham can offer your event in England

NewcastleGateshead, North England

Famous for its ‘warm Geordie welcome’, the destination of NewcastleGateshead will soon be home to a brand new £260 million convention centre, Gateshead Quays. Opening in 2023, the new complex will include a world class arena, purpose built conference and exhibition centre, restaurants, a dual branded hotel and large areas of outdoor space. The northern city is also paving the way in areas such as medical science, computer forensics and sustainability as well as just being named ‘the UK’s smartest city’ thanks to its pioneering work in technological innovation. All this combined with un-parelled accessability options and a thriving city scene makes NewcastleGateshead a leading choice for future conferences.

Reimagine your next event in Newcastle

Want to know more about what England can offer your events? Get in touch now.

Start your journey at Contact MeetEngland’s Europe office for more information on how we can support your events, offering expert advice and connecting you with the right suppliers to help you reimagine your future events in England.

To connect with your Europe representative, please contact:
Caroline Phelan - Meetings & Incentive Senior Manager Europe
Email:  Number: +33 (0)6 38 98 31 07

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