Nottinghamshire is to showcase its comprehensive events and conferencing offer once again at this year’s Meetings Show, which is being held at the ExCel Centre in London on the 28th and 29th of June. The Meetings Show is the UK’s largest event and conference trade show, with Nottingham being represented alongside some its leading event venues over the two days!
This year, the region’s official convention bureau, Meet in Nottingham will partner with the National Ice Centre & Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, Nottingham Venues, The Island Quarter, Goosedale and the Mercure Nottingham Sherwood to showcase the very best of Nottinghamshire’s diverse events and conferencing offer. And of course, it wouldn’t be team Notts without the help of the legendary Robin Hood dropping by to help out!
The team will head to this year’s Meetings Show, and have the opportunity to meet with event planners, organisers and buyers who are looking to book their future national or international conference or event. Using their expert knowledge, they’ll show buyers why Nottingham should be their destination of choice, provide venue recommendations, and obtain rates and availability for specific event enquiries.
The 2022 Meetings Show generated 200 potential leads from businesses, associations and event organisers who were interested in Nottingham as a location for their events. These all-important contacts create a line of fresh new leads which will hopefully mean new events coming to Nottinghamshire.
Events Manager for Meet in Nottingham Rachel Stewart said:
“We’re really looking forward to attending this year’s Meetings Show with our amazing stand partners. We’ve secured a great mix of venues that demonstrate the region’s wide range of options for buyers.
“As the official convention bureau for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, The Meetings Show is the biggest trade event in our calendar. Last year we had over 200 leads for events, many of which we’re still in discussion with about bringing to Notts.
“Nottinghamshire is a great destination for corporate events and conferences. We’re a destination that has a proven track record for hosting a wide variety of events that fall within various sectors including sport, research, life science and academia. This is due to our two world-class universities, strong medical links through our two NHS Trust hospitals and various sporting venues and stadiums.”
Kylie Costall, who works as Head of Sales and Hospitality for The National Ice Centre & Motorpoint Arena, added:
“The Motorpoint Arena Nottingham are very excited to join Team Nottingham for a third year at The Meeting Show! It is a fantastic opportunity to join forces with Nottingham venues to promote our incredible city, whilst providing the opportunity to see many contacts from around the UK in one venue, and of course we look forward to meeting many new contacts along the way.”
Liam Morgan, Sales & Marketing Manager at the Island Quarter said:
“We are extremely excited to be joining The Meeting Show as The Island Quarter in partnership with Meet in Nottingham this June and are delighted to introduce 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 on the top floor of the iconic 1 The Island Quarter building, Upstairs at Cleaver & Wake. This high-end event area has been specifically designed for corporate and private events for up to 200 guests.
“Visit Nottinghamshire and Meet in Nottingham have been a huge supporter of the launch and growth of Upstairs at Cleaver & Wake and the entire Island Quarter future development, and we look forward to meeting you at the show.”
The business tourism sector is worth a huge £20bn to the UK economy every year with international events being especially valuable. International guests typically spend more money and stay for longer; adding additional value to the hospitality sector; with hotels, restaurants, attractions, and transport infrastructure all benefitting.
Posted on 01 June 2023