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Birmingham named top UK events destination outside London

Birmingham has been named the top UK regional destination for conferences and events by global event management company, Cvent.

Cvent listed Birmingham 22nd in its second annual ranking of more than 2,500 cities in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), based on event booking activity through the firm’s supplier network.

Birmingham moved up one place to 22nd in Cvent’s top 25 rankings, overtaking its nearest UK rival Manchester in 23rd position. The top five included London, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin.

Cvent monitors approximately 230,000 hotels, resorts and event venues in 175 countries worldwide through its Supplier Network database. The company has 16,000 customers and 2,000 employees around the globe.

David Chalmers, Marketing Director of Cvent Europe, commented: “Meetings and events are critically important to the economies of cities of all sizes around the world and we’re deli8ghted to confirm that Birmingham has been named the top UK regional destination for conferences and events in Europe.

“It is a very competitive landscape out there and destinations around the world compete on a variety of factors including accessibility of the destination and facilities for events, price and price flexibility, quality of facilities, quality of services, personal safety for attendees and having a point of differentiation.

“Research shows that factors which have often created a difference in popularity include investments in infrastructure and hotel renovations within a city.”

To read the full report or to see the top cities, visit: http://www.cvent.com/uk/event-venue-supplier-network/top-25/2016-top-destinations-emea.shtml

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