A connected destination

With a wide range of venues including state of the art conference centres, heritage venues, stadia and academic venues – Wales can offer a home for conferences and conventions of all types with capacities of up to 5,000 delegates.

Whether you are planning for an international or national delegation, Wales’ venues are well connected, with the new ICC Wales, set in ancient woodland and with walkable accommodation of nearly 700 rooms, easily accessible from multiple points in the UK or to international travellers through Cardiff Airport.  In the north of the country, newly refurbished Venue Cymru offers a conference venue with a sea view and boasts state of the art production and is easily reached from the North West of England – including Manchester and Liverpool airports.  A wealth of walkable, quality accommodation is offered at a range of price points in the Victorian seaside town. 

Plane on runway with yellow jet and branding and Welcome to Wales sign in black and red on Airport .
The shoreline of a beach resort lined with hotels with cliff tops beyond.

Cardiff Airport in Vale of Glamorgan and Venue Cymru, Llandudno, North Wales 

A destination for wellbeing 

Delegates will value the opportunity to meet in Wales, our venues are never far from fresh air, stunning country side and coastline and the warmth of the welcome. Attention to detail and high service levels will be appreciated.

The opportunity to enjoy the rich out of conference offering will also be a draw for delegates, as well as the chance to enjoy a destination that may be new and breaks the routine of the same old spaces.

Influential business and Academic strengths 

With eight universities across the country, all with research recognised for its excellence, associations will find their academic communities well represented, and with industrial and commercial innovation and excellence across a broad range of sectors there are additional opportunities for alignment with your organisation. Visit our spotlight page to get more information on each university.

Sustainability is one of the key pillars of development for Welsh Government and as such planners will find venues and suppliers are well able to support with the increasing demand of organisations to host sustainable events. 

Government support is available to conference planners through the team at Meet In Wales.  Find out more about the expert team in the support and resource section of the website and how they can support your event.  

An aerial shot of a university campus with the sea beyond.
Empty red folding seats in a theatre style conference room.

Aberystwyth University and Bangor University

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