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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).
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.