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Telford to host European Pharmaceutical Conference
Europe’s largest showcase for new drugs and pharmaceutical innovations is on its way to Telford after the area’s award-winning conference venue beat off stiff competition.
The Drug Discovery 2015 and 2016 events will be held at The International Centre following a pro-active campaign by the venue to bring them to the town.
Organised by ELRIG (European Laboratory Robotics Interest Group), the event has become the largest free-to-attend conference and networking gathering of its kind in Europe, and more than 1,000 delegates are expected to attend.Read more...
Multi million Convention Quarter launches October
We are hugely excited to announce that on the 18th October, the stunning £250million Heart of Telford Southwater Convention Quarter is set to officially launch!
This investment is already seeing Telford & Shropshire make its mark and is fast emerging as one of UK’s leading event destinations. This is fantastic news for the conference and incentives industry and will see event planners, delegates and visitors alike benefit from enhanced facilities, services, and experiences.
Convention Quarter invites you
Come and see the new Convention Quarter and explore what it can offer your event. Meet Telford & Shropshire, the official Convention Bureau for the region are hosting Site Visits and familiarisation visits for Event Planners throughout October and November.
We would be delighted to welcome you and your team to see first hand this exciting events destination.Read more...
Your Guide to Meet Telford & Shropshire
Have you got your 2014/14 Event Planners Guide to Telford & Shropshire. The new edition is our biggest yet and as the official destination bible for event planners it has everything you need to help you plan your event.Read more...
Meet Happy in Telford & Shropshire
Telford has been named one of the top 10 happiest places in the UK in the Rightmove Happy at Home Index 2014. With a happy delegate at the centre of a successful event, choosing Telford could be the key to success for event planners.Read more...
Telford is premiere choice for National Cinema Convention
Telford’s brand new IMAX cinema has been chosen as the host venue for the Cineworld Management Convention 2014.Read more...
Event Review by: Connect Marketing The event: 1920's Themed Dinner and Party Venue: Western Park House
Sixty clients and their partners enjoyed exclusive use of one of England’s finest stately homes for a 1920’s themed murder mystery evening. Flapper dancers and murder mystery players provided the entertainment at a Champagne reception in the Orangery and the guests were then treated to a luxurious four-course dinner in the superb Dining Room, followed by an overnight stay.
Weston Park provided the perfect setting for our corporate evening. Hosting an entertaining corporate event that encompasses fine dining, lavish accommodation, and which can keep everyone enthralled can be a difficult task – but Weston Park made the whole process effortless. The first class service and the impressive location simply added to the experience.Read more...
The Ironbridge Gorge Museum
Event Review By: Top Banana The event: Brammer: Manufacturing our Future Venue: Enginuity at Ironbridge Gorge Museums Total Number of delegates 300 People
An excellent relationship between the event management company and venue staff ensured the success of this prestigious annual event for the client. A unique combination of character filled industrial venues combined with state of the art audio visual equipment created a winning formula, inspiring creative thinking and a sense of corporate pride in delegates.
The team at Ironbridge Museum were second to none. They fully understood the objectives we were trying to achieve and were on top of our requirements both before and during the event. The food quality was extremely high and very professionally presented. We would not hesitate to return to this venue for future events.Read more...
The Tandem Experience
Event Review by: Waitrose The event: Corporate Team-building day Venue: Tandem Experience Total Number of delegates: 50 People
The Tandem Experience is a unique opportunity in Team-building. Riding a tandem is used as the focus to concentrate the team's energy, building on relationships and promoting cooperation. Team members experienced piloting and co-piloting a tandem while taking part in: steering and navigating exercises, Tandem team games and a treasure hunt.
The 'Tandem Experience' ticked all our boxes - fun, supporting each other, using each other's skills, communication, building relationships and achieving success as a team. It also helped them understand the different 'teams' they are in within a branch and how they need to work together to achieve results.Read more...
Melanie Hobbs - Waitrose
The International Centre
Event Review by: Youth Sports Trust The Event: Conference, exhibition and Gala Dinner Venue: The International Centre Total Number of delegates 1600 People
The Youth Sport Trust is an independent charity, established in 1994 and has held events at The International Centre for the past 7 years. The Schools and Sports Partnership event took place in October 2010 and was a huge success. This 2 day event welcomed over 1600 delegates from all over the country and consisted of a conference, gala dinner and an exhibition occupying over 3500 sq m of event space.
This event enabled us to bring together PE and sport professionals, national governing bodies of sport, a wide array of exhibitors and first class presenters under one roof and offer them a comprehensive programme of plenary and workshop sessions, together with excellent networking opportunities. The International Centre delivered a seamless event and is our preferred venue.Read more...
Iconic Places and People: Paul Gossage
Paul Gossage is Director of Marketing & PR for the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, which operates the ten museums in the World Heritage Site.Read more...
Convention Capital: Tom Gray
Ambitious plans is a phrase Tom Gray, Chief Executive of Southwater Event Group, never tires of hearing.
Tom and his business have come a long way since they took over The International Centre in Telford, then a racket sports club, in 1984 and decided to relaunch it as an exhibition venue.Read more...
Taste of Shropshire: Will Holland
Will Holland is Chef Patron of La Bécasse, an award winning restaurant in Ludlow. Since 2007 Willl has gained a Michelin Star, an Acorn Award and 3AA Rosettes. The Good Food Guide has ranked Will Holland as one of the UK’s Top 10 Chefs predicated to dominate the restaurant scene in the next 10 years. He describes his food as a modern British interpretation of classic cuisines using plenty of locally sourced produce.Read more...
Events Excellence: Emma Kennard
Emma Kennard is Operations Manager for The Venue Pot, the venue finding service of the award winning communications agency drpgroup. She has been working in the industry for 15 years and has organised numerous events at venues across Telford and Shropshire.Read more...