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Resorts World expansion gets green light

The long-term future of Resorts World Arena in Birmingham is looking bright, having had its planning application for roof extension works approved by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

The Vox lines up first collaborative event with The NEC

The Vox, Birmingham’s newest conference centre, will hold its first collaborative event with the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in November 2015. UBM, organisers of Care Show - the UK’s largest exhibition for those responsible for the care of older people – will take 7,000sqm at the NEC for an exhibition, as well as 2,115sqm at the Vox for an international dementia conference. The conference will be a first collaboration with organiser University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC).

Conference revenues up a record 43% at The NEC

The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham has reported record growth in 2014/15 for its conference and live events business. Conference revenue increased by 43% year-on-year, while revenue from larger experiential live events increased by 47%. The NEC, primarily known for hosting large-scale exhibitions, is also capable of hosting conferences and live events for up to 5,000 delegates. Adrian Evans, director of conference and live at the NEC, said: “We are absolutely staggered by the level of growth we achieved in 2014/15.