International Convention Centre (ICC) Birmingham has secured a new contract to host Community Care Live for 2015 and 2016.
The flagship event for the industry publication Community Care is the largest free-to-attend event for registered social workers, local authority directors, commissioners and councillors across adult care services and the children and families sectors.
Previously the event has been held in London, but growth has led organisers to add Birmingham as a venue for the first time and this year they expect 1,500 delegates to travel to the ICC for the two-day event, 12-13 May 2015.
Cheryl Smith, project manager at Community Care cited the ICC’s central location as one of the reasons for moving the event from London to Birmingham. She said: “Research from our delegates told us that we should expand the event to have coverage outside London and the South East and therefore encourage more people to attend. Birmingham was a logical location as it is a transport hub for many parts of the country and a gateway to the North. Through moving the event to the ICC we are expecting a record number of attendees.”
The congress will use five of the ICC’s halls and the media suite and will feature speakers, an exhibition with key industry organisations and four interactive zones to enhance networking and knowledge gathering.
Sales director at the ICC, James Elson said: “We’ve worked closely with Community Care throughout the planning process to ensure their event objectives are met and their requirements fulfilled, so we look forward to welcoming them to our venue and providing them with a great experience.”
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