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ICC Birmingham chosen as host of the Associations UK Congress and Expo 2019

Linda Best, Association Account Director at the ICC with Damian Hutt, Executive Director of the Association of Association Executives
The team at Birmingham’s ICC is delighted to have been chosen to host the Associations UK Congress and Expo 2019.
This is the first time the venue has hosted this premier event, which will run from 16 -17 December 2019.
Leaders from across a spectrum of disciplines will all come together to experience a range of workshops, expert briefings, and hear success stories from some of the industry’s best talent.

There will also be chance to hear advise and solutions for enhancing services, adding value as well as developing an organisation. The two-day event programme has been researched with and designed for those responsible for: Strategy, leadership, events, membership, communications, marketing, education, professional development, technologies, CRM, automation, and more. This will then be followed by an awards lunch to close on the final afternoon.

Linda Best, Association Account Director at the ICC said: “This is the perfect occasion for associations from across the UK to come together to share learnings and best practice, and the ICC team are proud to host such an influential event. Over 28 years’ experience in the sector teamed with a relentless drive and passion to keep association events exciting and insightful, makes the ICC the UK’s top associations venue.”

Kelly Haslehurst, Head of Marketing at the ICC and Vox added: “This will be a welcome opportunity to showcase to associations organisers the ICC’s fantastic credentials for events of all shapes and sizes.  The ICC’s vision is to inspire connections through exceptional events, and we work hard to consistently deliver to an excellent standard through every customer touch point with our venue and our teams. Our multi-million-pound investment programme has included the refurbishment of our Halls and Executive Meeting Rooms, plus the enhancement of wayfinding, Wi-Fi, lighting and bathroom facilities.  The Associations Congress will benefit from all this and will hopefully also encourage delegates to return to the venue with their own events in the future.”

Damian Hutt, Executive Director of the Association of Association Executives, organisers of the Associations Congress concluded: "We are delighted to be bringing this leading congress for association executives and event organisers to the ICC in Birmingham. The ICC is a fantastic venue for association events, and many associations will get to experience the very highest quality of service and experience by attending the Associations Congress in December.  I have personally been very impressed with all the refurbishment at the ICC, the very professional support of the events and catering team, and the extensive work on the whole centre of Birmingham which makes it a delightful location for the event to be based."

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