The Conservative Party Conference has kicked off at the ICC Birmingham this week.
The event, 3-6 October, is expected to attract 14,000 delegates and will see over 450 fringe events taking place across the venue and the city in addition to the main speeches.
Rt. Hon David Cameron MP, Prime Minister and Leader of The Conservative Party said: “I am absolutely delighted to be returning to Birmingham for our party conference this year. Before our last conference here in 2008 we hadn’t held a conference in Birmingham in 75 years. Now we are returning within two years.”
The ICC is building a reputation as the home of political conferences; it is the only UK venue to have hosted all three main political parties in the past two years with return visits planned by the Liberal Democrats in 2011 and The Conservatives again in 2012.
ICC’s General Manager Geoff Fenlon said: “Having the opportunity to host such high-profile events is not only affirmation that we are recognised as international leaders in our field but also highlights the significant impact The ICC has on the profile of the city and the region as a whole.
“We work closely with our partners in the city to ensure that we provide the very best experience for our delegates and maximise the economic and profile opportunities inherent within an event such as this, promoting Birmingham as the place to do business.”
Conference News will be reporting directly from the conference on Wednesday 5 October.