Meetings Show 2024 Team Nottingham graphic showing images of each venue who joined us at the show

Meet in Nottingham to showcase region’s opportunities for conferences and events at The Meetings Show 2024

Meet in Nottingham, part of Marketing Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and the official convention bureau for the region, is proud to announce its participation in The Meetings Show 2024 on 19th & 20th June at the Excel London.

This exhibition presents a prime opportunity to highlight Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to event buyers and decision makers looking for the right location for their next conference or event. The Meetings Show, renowned as the UK’s premier exhibition for the MICE community (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions), attracts annually over 5,000 industry professionals.

VisitBritain’s research identifies the average spend by domestic event delegates is £950 per event per delegate and for the international delegates it’s £2,229 with an average conference bringing together between 100-500 delegates per event to the host city. The value of those national and international events can bring millions of pounds to the local economy (to event venues, hotels, restaurants, bars, attractions etc.) improving the quality of life for local people and helping the region’s economy grow and prosper.

At this year’s exhibition, Meet in Nottingham will showcase a wide variety of event venues and conference facilities across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Joining Meet in Nottingham on the exhibition stand will be teams from prominent venues such as the Trent Conference Centre, The Island Quarter (Cleaver & Wake and Binks Yard), NTU Events and Conferencing, Nottingham Venues, National Ice Centre & Motorpoint Arena Nottingham and Nottinghamshire County Council who will be showcasing their key county-based venues. This collaborative effort across both city and county highlights the strength and diversity of Nottinghamshire’s events and conference ecosystem, offering event organisers comprehensive event solutions and support services.

By joining the Meetings Show 2024, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire will be put on the map and join other key UK cities, such as Newcastle, Bristol and Bath, Manchester, Liverpool, Brighton and Leeds to name just a few locations.  

Megan Powell Vreeswijk, CEO of Marketing Nottingham and Nottinghamshire said:

“We are delighted with our partnership representation which showcases our region as a 1st class conference and event destination.

We want to place Nottingham and Nottinghamshire firmly on the map for conference and event organisers to experience the wonderful range of offers we have for them and their delegates across our city and county.

Conference and association events bring immense economic benefits to our region, with millions of pounds worth of economic impact each year.”

Laura Simpson, Visitor Economy Manager at Nottinghamshire County Council, said:

“This is an exciting time for Nottinghamshire County Council as we are attending the Meetings Show for the first time. This is indicative of how passionate we are about marketing our beautiful county to the conferencing and events sector.

We have a great deal of untapped potential, and this will give us the opportunity to work alongside partners to shout about what we’ve got including Sherwood Forest, Rufford Abbey, Creswell Crags and the National Water Sports Centre at Holme Pierrepont County Park.

Melissa Sobo, Director of Sales at Nottingham Venues, said:

“I am delighted to be attending and representing Nottingham as this is one of the largest events within our industry in the UK.  Our county and city have some of the best conferencing and events venues in the UK, along with amazing restaurants and hotels that ensure those travelling here for business or leisure can have a brilliant experience.

Nottingham Venues is working hard with its stakeholders to develop our region as one of the best in the UK for conferences and events, and we are proud to share that vision with so many other excellent venues in Nottingham.”

Liam Morgan, Sales and Marketing Manager at The Island Quarter (Cleaver & Wake and Binks Yard), said:

“We are extremely excited to be joining The Meeting Show for the second year running as The Island Quarter in partnership with Visit Nottinghamshire this June. We are delighted to showcase Phase 1 of the Island Quarter to the national and international corporate and events market. The team and I are looking forward to talking to you about our dedicated event space Upstairs at Cleaver & Wake. The space is located on the top floor of the iconic 1 The Island Quarter building. This high-end event area has specifically designed for corporate and private events for up to 200 guests.

Meet In Nottingham have been a huge supporter of the launch and growth of Upstairs at Cleaver & Wake. We are pleased to have had their support on the entire Island Quarter future development. We look forward to meeting you at the show.”

Smita Hose, Business Insights Supervisor at Trent Conference Centre, said:

“We are thrilled and honoured to showcase our venue at the Meet in Nottingham stand! To represent Nottingham is a privilege we hold dear. Our love for this fantastic city is the reason we exist.

Our desire is to foster meaningful relationships with our clients and showcasing excellence in all areas of event planning and delivery. We can be a conference centre that makes a difference to not only our clients but the people and places around us. 

We work towards change by being a living wage employer, have net zero carbon emissions and actively serve our community through funding local charities and community programmes. All of our profits are used toward social action. We believe this will help Nottingham be a city where all feel valued and welcome to stay a little longer than planned!”

George Posnett, Business Developments Events Officer at Nottingham Trent University, said:

“We are incredibly excited to be bringing Nottingham Trent University Events and Conferencing to The Meetings Show 2024. We’ll be showcasing all the amazing facilities that our academic venue has to offer. Our sites range from our City Campus in the bustling heart of Nottingham to the idyllic countryside estate of Brackenhurst. We have a number of University sites across Nottingham and the surrounding areas suited to hosting a range of events.

It is a privilege to be hosted on a stand with our partners at Meet in Nottingham. We’re pleased to share the stand with some other incredible venues. We are all ready to share the great potential of Nottingham as a host city and your next event location”.

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Posted on 14 June 2024

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