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ICC secures association wins thanks to ambassador scheme

Birmingham venue secures four international association conferences

Pictured: The ICC Birmingham

The International Convention Centre (ICC) Birmingham has secured four international association conferences – thanks to its conference ambassador programme.

The ICC and Meet Birmingham’s ambassador programme provides a platform for enthusiastic professionals and academics to actively encourage their association to hold its next conference in the city.

Through this programme the ICC has secured the 12th European Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials (ECSCRM) 2018; the 2019 CIRP General Assembly for The International Academy for Production engineering; The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT) 2019 Annual Meeting; and the 21st Congress of the International Society for Burns (ISBI) in 2020.

ICC sales director James Elston said: “We are delighted to be welcoming so many international associations to Birmingham. The city is in the process of a huge transformation which will be coming to fruition in the next couple of years and over 2,600 delegates visiting these conferences will get to take advantage of everything our thriving city has to offer.”

Linda Best, association account director for the ICC was instrumental in securing the four contracts.
She said: “The Birmingham ambassadors are passionate advocates for the city, with their support, we can really showcase Birmingham as the global events destination it deserves to be.”

Dr Simon Elliott, consultant forensic toxicologist and MD at Forensics Ltd, played a pivotal role in bringing TIAFT 2019 to the ICC.

He said: “Working with the ICC has been a pleasure as they are completely invested in making the event a success and I have no doubt we have chosen the right venue. I am very proud to have played a part in bringing our 57th Annual meeting to our wonderful city and I truly believe my colleagues who will travel from all corners of the globe will enjoy their time in Birmingham.”

Emma Gray, director of marketing and communications for Meet Birmingham, said: “The fact that so many international associations are choosing to bring their events here is testament to how much the city is currently thriving following an ongoing period of investment.

“These latest wins demonstrate the importance of our Birmingham ambassadors programme – an initiative bringing together the city’s leading academic figures with the private sector – and its role in attracting key conferences to the region.”

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