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CHS Birmingham 2022 to continue Commonwealth Games legacy

by Louisa Daley

CHS Birmingham 2022 is set to return on 1 November with a focus on personal and professional growth.

The show aims to continue the legacy of the 2022 Commonwealth Games and maintain the global spotlight on the region.

The show will also return to ICC Birmingham, one of its founding partners and will be supported by The Birmingham and West Midlands Convention Bureau.

A destination for business 

Outside of the educational programmes, CHS Birmingham will host new venues and suppliers, as well as existing clients on the show floor. This aims to allow delegates to build relationships with key destinations, venues, and event suppliers.

Emma Cartmell, CEO and founder, CHS Birmingham, said: “We are putting together an educational programme which is tailor made to the individual. Our research shows that the biggest demand from delegates is either to look at ways to enhance their own careers, or look at developing themselves as people.

“There has been a lot of talk around how the industry Is performing right now, for us though, it’s now about supporting individual event professionals.”

Donna Cunningham, sales director for conventions, NEC Group, added: “CHS returning to Birmingham is an exciting opportunity for the attending hosted buyers to meet with teams from a range of destinations and venues at the ICC to do business.

“The educational programme is packed with inspiring speakers, presenting a great developmental opportunity for us to discuss key topics, share ideas and learn from each other as we bounce back from the pandemic.”

Steve Knight, senior business tourism manager, Birmingham and the West Midlands Convention Bureau, concluded: “The West Midlands is buzzing after hosting the most successful UK-based Commonwealth Games during the summer, with our hospitality and event venues providing a brilliant backdrop for 1.5m ticket holders, and more than five million people who visited Birmingham city centre during the games fortnight.

“We look forward to joining forces with partners across our business events sector to once again show delegates why Birmingham and the wider region should be top of their list when hosting their next event.”

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