MeetGB 2020 to be held in Wales
VisitBritain has announced that its flagship annual Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) event MeetGB is being held at the Celtic Manor Resort and the recently opened International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales) in April 2020.
MeetGB, now in its third year, is the UK’s international business events showcase, connecting international MICE planners to some of the UK’s best suppliers.
MeetGB will take place from April 22-24, is set to host 90 international MICE buyers from Europe and North America and 80 industry suppliers from venues, hotels, destinations and incentive experiences across the UK.
UK Tourism Minister
UK Tourism Minister Helen Whately
We have a thriving events industry and I’m delighted that next year’s MeetGB conference will be hosted by ICC Wales. This will be an excellent opportunity to showcase the best of the UK and help us develop new global relationships, boost trade and investment across the country.
VisitBritain Chief Executive
VisitBritain Chief Executive Sally Balcombe
MeetGB has been created with global buyers in mind to highlight the breadth and quality of the UK’s business events industry. We are delighted to be bringing our flagship event to the new ICC Wales, a shining example of the high-calibre, world-class conventions, events and meetings venues the UK has to offer. MeetGB also gives UK suppliers and destinations the opportunity to promote their products on an international scale, forging valuable business relationships that will drive more international MICE events right across the country, boosting local economies.
Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Culture Sport and Tourism
Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Culture Sport and Tourism Lord Elis-Thomas
It’s excellent news that Wales has been successful in its bid to host this flagship event for the first time – and we now look forward to working with partners in VisitBritain and ICC Wales and the Celtic Manor Resort to deliver a memorable and productive event. The event will provide an excellent opportunity for us to showcase Wales’ ability to host business events, give insight into our industry, academic and sectoral strengths as well as give delegates an opportunity to explore more of Wales during our Year of Outdoors before the conference.
Thousands of business meetings set to take place
Over the course of the two day event, thousands of one-to-one business meetings are set to take place during MeetGB with delegates also attending networking events, forging valuable business relationships. Delegates will have the opportunity to learn about the future of the events industry, exploring sustainability and wellness, driving innovation and expertise.
Taking inspiration from the ICC Wales’ woodland surroundings, MeetGB 2020 incorporates wellness and nature, with a programme to encourage attendees’ wellbeing alongside networking and social events.
Ahead of the business programme at MeetGB, international buyers will attend educational visits to 11 different UK destinations as they experience first-hand the country’s best conference, events and incentive products.
Registration for the event now open
Events are GREAT
VisitBritain promotes business events worldwide under Events are GREAT, part of the UK Government’s GREAT Britain campaign. Events are GREAT drives awareness of Britain’s destinations and products, highlighting its history of research, innovation and high-quality infrastructure, positioning it as a leading destination for business events.
Find out more about Business Events in Wales
Find out more about the newly opened ICC Wales
Find out more about The Celtic Manor Resort
Published 11 October 2019