ETW STAFF – Mumbai
England is a world class events destination combining an unrivalled reputation for innovation and creativity with superb state-of-the-art facilities and a spectacular range of things to see and experience.
Host to the enormously successful 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, England regularly hosts the world’s most famous sporting and cultural events including British Open Golf, Wimbledon Tennis, Royal Ascot and Premier League Football as well as an array of music, theatre and culinary festivals. Over the next six years the country will host two rugby world cups, a cricket world cup and the World Athletics Championships.
As the largest country in the UK, England is one of the world’s most advanced economies with established excellence in the advanced knowledge based sectors such as bioscience and medicine, engineering, environmental technologies, energy, ICT and the creative industries. The country regularly hosts medical association conferences and international corporate events with many of the world’s top companies having bases in the country.
England continues to invest heavily in infrastructure. Cities like Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Newcastle and London are home to modern arenas and convention centres complementing a varied selection of convention hotels. Liverpool has invested billions in creating a brand new city centre and waterfront. Birmingham continues to undergo significant development with its redeveloped railway station and stunning city library. Manchester is well known as the epicentre of world football but is also a major cultural centre with modern architecture and plenty of shopping. And London continues to evolve with an Olympic Legacy that includes the complete redevelopment of the East of London and iconic new hotels and buildings, such as the Shard near London Bridge. The famous historic cities such as Bath, York, Oxford and Cambridge retain the timeless elegance and charm that have made them Europe’s leading tourist destinations.
For corporate events the country offers a range of unique venues such as Old Trafford, home to the legendary Manchester United, a castle or palace such as Warwick Castle in the Midlands or Blenheim Palace just outside Oxford. There are literally hundreds of magnificent unique venues including historic boats like the SS Great Britain in Bristol, museums like the Beatles Story in Liverpool or the Alnwick Garden outside of Newcastle. For incentives and team building Visit England recently launched a suite of itineraries including gala dinner suggestions, once in a lifetime experiences, unique ways of getting from A to B and accommodation options.
There are 27 international airports with access from across the world and professional convention bureaux that offer advice and information as well as a range of services in event management.