Why Wales

There are many reasons to choose Wales for your next business event, whether a meeting, incentive, conference, or team building activity.  Stunning venues and hotels, from ancient castles, where there are more in Wales per square mile than anywhere in the world, to world-famous golf resorts in spectacular locations – sweeping bays to mountain tops, buzzing city centres to luxurious country estates.

Wales is home to excellent conferencing, exhibition and event facilities; ICC Wales – for 5,000 delegates with 4,000sqm pillar-free main hall, 1,500-seated auditorium, 15 flexible meeting rooms, double-height glass atrium and 2,5000sqm outdoor plaza. Natural daylight in all meeting rooms & main hall.  Celtic Manor Resort – M&IT Best UK hotel 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017 and ‘Top UK Conference Hotel’ for five consecutive years.  Venue Cymru – up to 5,000 delegates, 7,000sqm of exhibition space.  Cardiff where all major venues and hotels are within 15 minutes walk of each other.  Principality Stadium – 74,000 seated 10,000sqm bowl arena, 113 hospitality suites, 7 hospitality lounges. Vale Resort with 11 multi-functional meeting rooms (700 delegates largest capacity) with 17 century castle with 5 meeting rooms.  Proven successful events with major companies, brands and entities such as Aston Martin, Red Bull, the British & Irish Lions, England Cricket and Juventus FC.

Award-winning companies, legendary landscapes and unique world-famous attractions for team building and training.

Wales' eight universities, four of which are in the world's top 500 (QS World Rankings), are knowledge hubs for ambassadors and most with conference and meeting space. 

Beautiful natural landscapes: three National Parks, three UNESCO World Heritage sites and the only country in the world where visitors can walk the country’s entire 1,400km coastline. A place to reinvigorate and develop in wide open and unique spaces. 

Wales is less than two hours from major UK cities including London, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool. Cardiff is served by its own international airport which has more than 50 direct routes, including major European cities, and over 1000 world wide connecting destinations. 

Professional people with expert experience and innovative thinking to create successful and memorable events.

Wales is committed to research and development and innovation, putting it at the forefront of developments in technology, engineering, energy, the environment and life sciences. 

As part of the UK, but with our own devolved Government, we can  make decisions quickly, the Welsh Government is approachable and supportive.

Ian Edwards, CEO, ICC Wales said:

"We’ve proven we can deliver large scale, prestigious events; now we have the infrastructure to root ourselves on the world convention stage. We have the Hospitality and Catering Expo confirmed as our opening event, the Alzheimer’s Congress booked for 2020 and around £8 million of enquiries already on the books. We listened to organisers and we are delivering what they want: an amazing convention centre able to deliver the perfect conference. Most importantly, we have our Team Wales approach – we all work together to ensure success."

Wales has a great story to tell of an agile and innovative nation with a truly global outlook which has a distinct Celtic culture and heritage that offers a warm Welsh welcome. We look forward to making you part of our story.

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