London tops Cvent's Destination Index

Cvent has revealed its annual list of the top 25 cities for meetings and events in EMEA, with the UK in first place.

London tops Cvent's Destination Index
London tops Cvent's Destination Index

The Destination Index has also revealed the top ten destination choices for UK Meeting, Incentive, Conference, and Exhibition (MICE) Planners, with Birmingham in second place and Manchester in third place. Birmingham rose to number. 19 (up three places from last year) and Manchester rose to number 21 (up two places from last year).

Kevin Fliess, VP of marketing for Cvent’s Hospitality Cloud, said: "Meetings and events are critically important to the economy of cities of all sizes across the globe. While London has once again retained its no. 1 position in this year’s top 25 EMEA list, it’s clear that competition is becoming fiercer.

"UK MICE planners also demonstrated their national allegiance by preferring to organise events on home turf.  This may be partly due to the weakening of the pound since June 2016, which has made it costlier in some cases to organise meetings and events overseas."

The Top 10 cities in EMEA for 2017 are:

1.     London, England

2.     Barcelona, Spain

3.     Berlin, Germany

4.     Amsterdam, Netherlands

5.     Paris, France

6.     Madrid, Spain

7.     Frankfurt, Germany

8.     Rome, Italy

9.     Munich, Germany

10.  Prague, Czech Republic


Top 10 Cities for UK MICE planners are:

1.     London

2.     Birmingham

3.     Manchester

4.     Bristol

5.     Leeds

6.     Dublin

7.     Edinburgh

8.     Glasgow

9.     Barcelona

10.  Amsterdam


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