Steeped in history yet with a vibrant and cosmopolitan city feel, Cardiff makes a great choice for event planners. Whether it's a conference for thousands, team building for 50, or a leadership away day for 10.
Wales' pedigree in hosting events is demonstrated by it's success in attracting global sporting events and conferences, including the NATO summit and UEFA Champions League Final and has an attractive appeal to global event planners, knowing their events are in safe hands. The capital city, Cardiff, is young, diverse and energetic with rich culture, a thriving food scene and a lifestyle that ranks as one of the best in Europe.
Experience a deep insight into Europe’s youngest capital city, with centuries of culture and history. From the impressive 11th Century Cardiff Castle, Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales and City Hall, to the impressive Wales Millennium Centre, Senedd Cymru the Welsh Parliament and magnificent Principality Stadium.
Accommodation ranges from boutique to contemporary with a Welsh twist such as voco™ St David’s, Hotel Indigo and The Parkgate Hotel, there’s also a good range of established brand hotels such Hilton Hotel which has views across to Cardiff Castle.
With more green spaces than any other core UK city, business event delegates will discover lush green parkland and beautiful waterside bays and there’s more the city is all walkable, meaning business event delegates have time to unwind, rejuvenate and relax outside of their working day.
Cardiff is known for its range of innovative businesses, across diverse sectors, research and development from the leading universities. IQE in Cardiff has a 55% global market share in compound semiconductor technology, so it's highly probable your phone is already home to a tiny piece of Wales.
You can find out more about our key industry sectors and influential businesses and why Wales was their preferred location of business.
The city’s venues, accommodation and attractions are in walking distance to Cardiff central train station with good public transport access, to major UK cities and international destinations.
Transport can be directly accessed by:
- Road along the M4 motorway and over the Prince of Wales Bridge.
- Rail from London in under two hours by train and under three hours from Birmingham and Manchester.
- Air through Cardiff Airport (CWL), located 20 minutes outside city, with direct routes and connections through KLM, Vueling and other airlines, whilst Bristol Airport (BRS) is just 40 minutes away.