BEST CONFERENCE VENUE OVER 1100 THEATRE STYLE
Despite the challenges of the past two years, ACC Liverpool has proved itself to be a market leader. We have been able to take advantage of our versatile campus to facilitate the city’s pandemic response and support the wider community. We have continued to progress and develop while focusing on our recovery and growth.
Our customers remain at the heart of everything we do and our award-winning team take pride in developing and maintaining relationships. Our initiatives are created with our clients in mind – clients who are confident that we will deliver an exceptional conference.
To win this award would be recognition of the role that ACC Liverpool plays as an industry leader, from taking part in the Event Research Programme to launching a variety of significant initiatives such as our Social Value Impact Plan. Where we lead, others follow.
We work closely with the rest of the city to ensure that organisers receive the support they need and that, in turn, the events we host are of benefit to the wider region in terms of economic benefit and legacy. We are confident that we remain a major contender in the meetings and events industry.
Hilton Birmingham Metropole
Located on the N.E.C complex and just five minutes from major transport links, Hilton Birmingham Metropole delivers on every level. The hotel boasts 789 bedrooms and 31 conference and meeting spaces that span over 60,000 square feet of space, with the largest able to accommodate up to 2,000 people at any one time.
In 2021, Hilton Birmingham Metropole completed the first phase of its transformational refurbishment, with new-look bedrooms, conference spaces, LivingWell Health Club and two exciting new restaurant concepts that included the Gild Bar & Lounge and The Arbor. The second phase of the refurbishment, which included a brand new Executive Lounge and a further exciting waterfront restaurant and bar concept, opened in early 2022.
ICC Belfast has emerged from the pandemic as a market leader with a reputation for innovation. Technical infrastructure has expanded significantly at the convention centre, which is now fully hybrid by design. With large-scale hybrid conferences now the norm, this means the venue is well-equipped to deliver on the objectives of the many organisers that want to host their event in a destination that’s ranked among the Top 20 Most Sustainable in the world. As the first Green Meetings certified venue on the island of Ireland, working with partners and suppliers that match ICC Belfast’s platinum standards is key to fulfilling the organisational vision of creating a world-class stage where people make great things happen.
Originally built as a beacon of hope for Belfast, the team were determined to remain agile and creative when responding to clients’ evolving needs throughout the pandemic. Multi-disciplinary teams were assembled that responded to client concerns with bespoke ‘Survival Kits’, the objective of which was to safeguard the revenue and economic impact from these events. This approach is now paying dividends as the team gears up for a bumper year of creating emotional connections through incredible live event experiences for new and retained clients alike.
30 years ago, in June 1991, Queen Elizabeth opened the UK’s state-of-the-art purpose-built International Convention Centre right in the heart of the country. The ICC, Birmingham, was greeted with massive acclaim and in three decades 7 million+ people have gathered from across the world for more than 12,000 events – from global summits to party political conferences, conventions, product launches, banquets and meetings for 3 to 3,000 delegates.
Why do our customers choose the ICC? Well, there’s our iconic image, enhancing their brand profile. Our location, on stylish Centenary Square in buzzing, brilliant Birmingham Above all, the value our venue, our people and our ethos add to each event. Plus, as a purpose-built venue, we provide so much more: superior standards throughout every one of 10 halls, 10 executive meeting rooms and unique open and public spaces. We’re passionate about events and treat each one individually – from our award winning food, to our sustainability initiatives, 30 years on we are still leading the way!
ICC Wales opened in September 2019 as the first large-scale convention centre in Wales, and a venue which establishes the country as a major destination for business events. The state-of-the-art venue situated in Newport, South Wales can accommodate more than 5,000 delegates and includes a 4,000sqm pillar-free main hall, a 1,500-seated auditorium, 15 flexible meeting rooms, a double-height glass atrium and a 2,500sqm outdoor plaza.
In its opening two weeks, the venue welcomed 8,000 delegates for events as diverse as the Association of Stoma Care Nurses UK Annual Conference; the Green Party Conference; and a BBC Wales Live Debate. This was followed by the UK Space Conference; a major international event and a fantastic achievement for the new venue.
All meeting rooms have access to natural daylight, many with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the calming surrounds of Coldra Woods. A bridge links the venue directly to the woodland, with 2,500 sqm outdoor plaza space for exhibitions, networking and outdoor breakouts, giving event planners even more flexibility in terms of where they hold their events. Combined with cutting-edge technology, world-class catering, and a warm Welsh welcome, this is a venue designed with the delegate and event planner experience at its heart.
ILEC Conference Centre
Amongst London’s top largest and most versatile event hall, fitted with state of the art equipment, stunning design and one of the best secret to keep budget in line. Our stunning London Suite is fitted with stylish contemporary décor and built-in LED lighting system, perfect to suit the ambience of any event. Designed with flexibility in mind; a clever partition system enables to part the suite into nine modules of various sizes, creating multiple configurations for up to 1200 guests. The venue is also well fitted with state of the art technologies such as 1GB fibre optic Wi-Fi. Besides featuring one of London’s most flexible event space, the venue is also the only one to host on-site 3* hotel. This means we can provide event planner with stunning facilities and competitive packages. Both venue and hotel benefit from a brilliant location in the heart of West London, with excellent travel links to major airports, train stations, city landmarks and business districts. We @ ILEC breathe and live customer satisfaction. Working with large numbers of clients and customers we are very proud of the outstanding feedback that we get from our customers. #WELOVEEVENTS
The QEII Centre is the largest dedicated conference and exhibition space in central London and, since opening in 1986, has served as a trusted destination for hundreds of high-profile events, spanning press conferences, meetings, exhibitions and global conventions for up to 2,500 delegates, including the Commonwealth & Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in 2018 and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in 2019. Located in the heart of Westminster, amidst iconic buildings such as Big Ben and Westminster Abbey and surrounded by excellent transport links, this secure venue with its warm welcome is the default choice for many national and international events, from company AGMs and major summits, to fashion shows, gala dinners and TV shoots.
Tobacco Dock offers conference clients immense scope for creative and innovative events. Housed in a Grade 1 listed building, stunning historical details marry with an immense tech infrastructure and cutting-edge facilities to create a thoroughly modern venue. Attracting the world’s leading brands, we have experience in delivering conferences for an array of industries, from tech to service providers, retail to banking and plenty more in between.
Outstanding customer service lies at the heart of the Tobacco Dock offering, with dedicated ops and sales team managers for each booking, multiple site visits, extensive service partner list and thorough debrief.
Our dry-hire basis provides clients with the opportunity to create completely original, non-formulaic events. Meanwhile, we offer full event management packages throughout the venue for time-strapped clients as well as comprehensive DDRs in our Dock Gallery and East Dock spaces. Our large WiFi capacity with 10Gb bandwidth and the ability to simultaneously support up to 8,000 devices, makes us a popular choice with clients from the Tech and FinTech industries, and live events looking to stream their content. Our in-house catering team, Tobacco Dock Food, provides award-winning and versatile menus, from sit-down formal banquets to informal street-food options, with a focus on seasonal and locally sourced produce.