Association Events

Associated with success

Welcome to the ICC Birmingham. If you’re looking for a venue to host your upcoming Association that has an enviable reputation, an experienced team and an unbeatable UK location that offers a fresh and exciting destination for your delegates, you’re in the right place.

The ICC has been welcoming events for over 30 years, so no matter the size or requirements, we’ll be ready and waiting to welcome your Association, working in partnership with you to deliver an exceptional event every time. 


Get to know Birmingham

A dynamic city full of confidence, ambition and entrepreneurial spirit

For any event to be a success it needs to pack out the room, generate infectious word of mouth and have everyone wanting to return before they’ve left. And we understand that it’s not just the venue that draws the crowds, but the host city too. Luckily for us, we’re smack bang in the middle of Birmingham, a city full of confidence, ambition and entrepreneurial spirit. Retail and financial powerhouses, award-winning architecture, advanced engineering and culinary excellence. It’s fair to say Birmingham continues to be a city that never rests on its laurels – always leading the way, setting new standards and pushing forwards to show the world that it’s one of the most diverse and ambitious cities in Europe.

Booming Birmingham

Discover all that Birmingham, the host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, has to offer. The city has more than 57km of canals and has something for everyone.

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City developments

There’s a reason that Birmingham’s city motto is ‘Forward’. We’re always looking ahead to the next exciting challenge and development.

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Further afield

As much as we love Birmingham, it can’t be ignored that there are so many other incredible places to visit in the surrounding area.

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Discover The ICC

So what are the benefits of being a bespoke conference venue? Fully soundproofed rooms for starters, which means your event remains yours and yours alone. Flexible spaces that give you the room to grow your event. Clear signposting to avoid any unintentional conference crashing. Dedicated registration areas. The list goes on. You’ll also find the ICC is incredibly accessible with street access to all of our key halls, plus three loading bays to keep build times to an absolute minimum.

Explore our spaces

Let’s be honest, you don’t want your delegates to spend all their time travelling and feel exhausted before they even arrive at your event. That’s where our handy central location and unrivalled transport connectivity makes all the difference. And with 90% of the UK within a 4 hour drive time of the ICC, most of our visitors enjoy the option of either travelling home after the event, or remaining in Birmingham overnight – whichever’s more convenient.

If you opt to stay the night, you’ll have a choice of over 6,500 hotel rooms. Luxury ones, cost-effective ones, historic ones, the choice is entirely yours. To help find the best local deal we recommend using the handy online HotelFinder service. You’ll also save a small fortune on taxi and bus fares during your visit, as everything from museums and bars to street dining and spas can all be found within minutes of our front door

Our location

At the ICC, we believe great events have the power to change, to inspire and to connect people and ideas in a uniquely collaborative way. But more importantly, we’ve got the evidence to back it up. Over 30 years’ worth in fact. And we’d love to make a difference to your event too.

On average, we host around 400 events a year, welcoming over 350,000 visitors from across the globe in the process. It’s our job to ensure every single one leaves feeling alive with excitement and possibility. That’s where the game-changing experience of our instinctive in-house teams comes into play.

However, it’s not just our venue and experts that bring people together. It’s the fact we’re bang in the middle of Birmingham, which means getting to us is a breeze from all corners of the UK. Getting visitors to go home is a touch trickier though, as Birmingham’s absolutely booming with more retail opportunities, posh nosh and vibrant hotels than ever before.

About us
The ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter Annual Conference

It was a pleasure to work with the ICC, from taking their recommendations for the best meeting spaces to knowing that our technical requirements were in capable hands. Our Event Manager, was always on hand and the food offering included delicious plant-based options to meet ICCA UK & Ireland’s sustainability goals. The conference has set new quality standards for us thanks to the ICC Birmingham against which we will be able to benchmark future host destinations.​ - Julie Watterson

Human Appeal

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all the team at the ICC. It has been a pleasure working with you all. Can’t express to people how great you have all been. Recommending you for all future events both with us and any partners we work with.​ - Sibbat Noor​, Campaigns & Strategic Partnerships Manager​

Gambling Commission​

he ICC team really went the extra mile to help us deliver a fantastic staff conference that catered to all our needs. From preparation ahead of the day, right through to post-event processes, they were always on hand to answer questions and with support so we could focus on the content and leave the logistics in their capable hands. The catering service was brilliant along with the ICC hosts. No ask from us was ever too much for them! Thank you all. ​- Laura Dudley​

ICC Birmingham Showreel

Take a look at our showreel that gives you a glimpse of our vibrant city and internationally acclaimed spaces at the ICC. 

Welcome to Birmingham and the West Midlands

Take a look at what Birmingham and the West Midlands has to offer in this brilliant video. 

The ICC has two sister venues, the NEC and Vox which are located on the NEC Campus, just a 10-minute train journey from the ICC. Discover more about our versatile venues below as we have event space solutions for every event - no matter how big or small. 

Meet our Sister Venues

NEC Birmingham

The home of endless possibilities.

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Vox Conference Venue

Setting new standards for events.

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