Nine venues unite with Meet Birmingham for events industry’s flagship UK exhibition.
City ranked most popular location for business tourism events outside London.
Major business tourism conferences, sporting events and festivals boost figures.
Listing reflects continued investment in Birmingham’s business tourism offer.
Major music and conference events drive upturn in occupancy.
International visitor consumer spend reaches £300 million.
City’s connectivity highlighted as key to its growth as a global events destination.
The city’s newest venue The Vox to be showcased at The Meetings Show – one of the country’s leading business tourism events.
Business tourism programme Meet Birmingham to take new ‘Where The World Meets’ campaign to Australia, USA and Europe in 2014.
Ranking follows third Meet Birmingham Showcase, highlighting region’s conferencing offer.