The Birmingham Toolkit

A natural meeting place

  • Over 90% of the UK market – consumer and business – within a four hour travel time, Birmingham has a strategic location at the centre of the national motorway network (M5, M6, M40 and M42) and at the heart of the UK rail network
  • Air, road and rail connections provide access to 400 million people across Europe
  • Birmingham Airport is the UK’s third largest airport outside London and the UK’s seventh largest overall. It currently serves 143 direct scheduled & charter routes, including cities in Europe, North America and Asia, and offers an additional 280 possible connections worldwide. This gives passengers a choice of 422 direct or one-stop flights. The Airport is a nine minute train journey from the city centre
  • There are more than 36,000 bed spaces available for delegates in Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country. 6,200 hotel bedrooms are within a 20 minute walk of The International Convention Centre (ICC)
  • Birmingham has been voted the most popular destination outside London for meetings, conferences and events for six successive years by the annual British Meetings and Events Industry Survey (BMEIS)