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Accessibility: Barriers Still to Overcome for Disabled Delegates

“The majority of disabled people don’t travel to conferences because they expect their needs will not be met”. So says Alan Broadbent, an accessibility writer and consultant to the events industry. Three examples of inclusivity, a venue (ICC Wales), a meeting (Glasgow’s IASSIDD World Congress) and a city (Dubai), are analysed. From Association Meetings International…

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ICC Wales Hosts UK Space Conference

ICC Wales has hosted members of government, industry and academia from across the country for the UK Space Conference 2019. Over 1,800 delegates attended the three-day meeting, the first big international event held at ICC Wales, including representatives from space agencies around the world and astronaut Tim Peake (pictured). From Meetings International…

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ICC Wales Opens with Packed First Week

The International Convention Centre Wales, the new £84 million venue in Newport, South Wales, has opened its doors to UK and international events, with over 5,500 delegates experiencing the venue in a packed first week. The first event was the Association of Stoma Care Nurses three-day UK Annual Conference 2019. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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ICC Wales Recruiting Event Ambassadors

ICC Wales has demonstrated a strong commitment to attracting major international association meetings by launching a drive at Swansea University recruiting for its Ambassador Wales Programme. The scheme aims to establish a network of patriotic professionals who will be championing the country as a conference and event destination. From Association Meetings International…

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Jill Manley: Women in Events, ICC Wales, ROI, Wellbeing and Brexit

2019’s International Women’s Day is aiming to leave behind the legacy of a more gender-balanced world. Jill Manley, Business Development Director at ICC Wales, looks at the role of women in the meetings industry. All of the senior sales directors and managers at ICC Wales are female. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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17 July 2019

M&IT Agency Challenge 2019, Wales, UK

This is the modern way to engage with customers through creative and interactive learning and teamwork. No more boring forums, no more endless one-on-one sales pitches, this is the way to inform, educate and build relationships in a fun and professional environment. The M&IT Agency Challenge brings together suppliers and senior personnel from leading agencies…

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Wales Business Events Conference Held

Wales Business Events has held its first The Business of Events Wales conference in Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, where the new ICC Wales (pictured) is under construction. The idea was to motivate the region’s industry to grow to an international scale. Prominent UK advocates were on hand to deliver the message. From Association Meetings International…

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ICC Wales Starts Hard Hat Site Tours

ICC Wales opens its doors in May 2019. With less than a year to go, the £84 million conference centre is letting potential clients, stakeholders and the media view the construction site. With all the steel and some plumbing now in place, the venue is holding “Wonder What It’s Like” tours. From Meetpie.com…

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Wales Launches Five-Part Business Events Strategy

Visit Wales has announced a new approach and strategy to maximise the country’s opportunities and strengths as a business events destination. The plan comprises the appointment of Heledd Williams as head of business events, attending industry shows, matching events sectors with existing knowledge hubs, an education programme, and also building on recent hosting successes. From Meetpie.com…

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Next Construction Phase for ICC Wales

ICC Wales has reached an important milestone, with more than half the steel of the build now in place, including the framework of the 1,500-seat auditorium. The £84 million joint venture between Celtic Manor and the Welsh Government will accommodate 5,000 delegates and bring £70 million a year into the Welsh economy. From Meetpie.com…

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Intellectual Capitals: This is Wales

With ICC Wales opening in 2019, and with key strengths in the automotive, aerospace, and marine renewable energy sectors – not to mention life sciences, cyber security and compound semiconductors – how does the land of rugby and song marshall and present its knowledge economy to attract prospective international meetings? From Intellectual Capitals…

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ICC Wales Announces First Conferences

ICC Wales – currently under construction at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport – has announced that the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2020 is one of its first confirmed bookings. The two-day event will attract around 500 dementia researchers from across the UK and beyond. The £83.7 million ICC Wales will open in July 2019. From Meetpie.com…

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