After three very successful years, the Venue Expo co-located with PA Expo has built an unrivalled reputation for being a leading exhibition for the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events) industry across the North of England.
Year on year, Venue Expo co-located with PA Expo has delivered high quality exhibitions, including the best products & services, leading content and industry renowned keynote speakers. It has attracted an array of visitors, including agencies, PCO’s, corporate firms, associations and exhibition/event organisers. It’s a pleasure to finally announce that the Venue Expo co-located with the PA Expo is expanding to Wales. The two day event will be hosted at the stunning Celtic Manor on the 24-25th of May 2017.
Celtic Manor is one of the most exceptional venues for convention and events that Wales has to offer. Previously hosting the Ryder Cup in 2010 and events such as the NATO summit, it’s fitting that this is going to be home to the impressive Venue Expo co-located with PA Expo.
Celtic Manor Resort Sales Director, Danielle Bounds says: "We are delighted to be hosting Venue Expo 2017 and bringing this prestigious event to Wales for the first time. Venue Expo has built a reputation as one of the leading MICE industry exhibitions and hosting this event gives us an excellent opportunity to showcase the fantastic facilities we have for staging meetings, conferences and events here at Celtic Manor. When we exhibit at other show venues, we always say you really need to visit Celtic Manor to truly appreciate the size and scale and quality of our facilities and the great thing about hosting Venue Expo 2017 is that we can show the delegates all that while they are here for the event."
Previously we have seen masses of attendees and hosted buyers visiting the event, directly interacting with industry leading suppliers. The UK events industry is continuously developing and it’s only fitting that Wales is able to benefit from this. It’s not only an honour but a privilege to be providing the platform to enable this.
It’s exciting to see that there is a lot of interest regarding the event at such an early stage, The Leader of Newport City Council, Councillor Debbie Wilcox says: “The visitor economy is a strategically important growth sector for the City of Newport, which has seen tremendous changes over the past few years. The Business Tourism and Business Events side of this is especially important, and we continue to support the Celtic Manor Resort with their new developments.
The city has excellent transport connections and a range of products and venues that we hope will give you a reason to return. We are delighted to have the chance to host this event, Venue Expo Wales 2017, for the ‘event specialists and organisers’, on the first time it has come to Wales, and offer a warm welcome to all.”
All attendees to both the Venue and PA Expo are encouraged to attend CPD accredited seminars and benefit from invaluable networking opportunities. Not to mention the enormous variety of exhibitors offering services and products directly relating to the MICE industry. “We are all very excited as it’s an incredible time for the Venue & PA Expo. Cementing these events as the largest MICE industry and PA focused exhibitions in the North has been a long but worthwhile journey. The fact we have expanded these profiles to include Scotland and now Wales is incredible. I am very pleased to be announcing this fantastic news and looking forward working with such a prestigious venue like Celtic Manor.”
-President of UKFE Brett Bienias