Conservatives choose Birmingham's ICC for Autumn Conference

The ICC is preparing to welcome the Fingerprint Events-organised Conservative Party Autumn Conference to Birmingham for the third time.

Conservatives choose Birmingham's ICC for autumn Conference
Conservatives choose Birmingham's ICC for autumn Conference

More than 500 parallel events will take place from 7-10 October in the venue, which will be attended by the Prime Minister, David Cameron and members of the cabinet.

More than 13,500 delegates are expected to attend the event, along with 1,600 national and international media. The fringe events will range from breakfast meetings to full scale banquets and we will see staff delivering over six months worth of events in just four days across the whole of the venue.

Nick Waight, managing director of The ICC said: "When conferences repeatedly choose to return to our venue it is the best endorsement that we are getting things right. It is a tribute to our hard-working, professional team that the conservative party have chosen to return for the third time in five years.

"From our smallest meeting rooms to the largest halls, every inch of The ICC feels the excitement and we are proud to be able to showcase our talent for event management, our purpose-built flexible building and highly experienced team to delegates and press from across the world. This is what we do every day but on a grand scale."

Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party David Cameron MP added: "It gives me great pleasure to bring the Conservative Party Conference back to Birmingham’s ICC for the third time. The ICC proves time and again to be a tremendous conference venue, so I always look forward to holding our conference there."

Azhar Hussain, director of organisers Fingerprint Events said: "The ICC is an extremely versatile venue, which is exactly what is required for the Conservative Party Conference. The event requires planning at the highest of security and event management levels. The venue is able to adapt to our needs and that of the needs of the client and delegates alike. On top of that, relationships are highly important and various teams and individuals at the venue make the year long planning process an enjoyable experience with superb results."

The Conservative Party Conference will generate £16.5m for the local economy.

The Liberal Democrats recently chose Liverpool for its Conference, whilst Labour opted for Brighton.

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