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We believe that Coventry and Warwickshire is the perfect destination to hold any business event. However, there is more to organising an event than selecting a location and a venue and our team of enthusiasts creates a range of blogs, reviews and articles to help you get the most out of your conference, event or meeting. Read more below.


City of Culture 2021 - One Year On

City of Culture 2021 - One Year On

Coventry has marked the first anniversary of being named UK City of Culture – and is looking ahead to 2021.

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Warwick Conferences Career Campaign

Warwick Conferences Career Campaign

An event manager who had ambitions of becoming an air hostess until a career-changing opportunity took off with Warwick Conferences is flying the flag for working for the organisation.

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Tourism Sector Deal Update

Tourism Sector Deal Update

The Government has signalled its intention to deliver a landmark sector deal for the UK tourism industry to attract more domestic and overseas visitors and help drive major economic growth.

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Success at Academic Venue Awards for Warwick Conferences

Success at Academic Venue Awards for Warwick Conferences

Warwick Conferences wins the Best Conference Venue accolade at the Academic Venue Awards.

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Ashorne Hill launches the Sheddon Centre

Ashorne Hill launches the Sheddon Centre

Ashorne Hill has added to their extensive conference, meeting and learning facilities by launching a dedicated assessment and development centre.

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Coventry's Trip to Tokyo

Coventry's Trip to Tokyo

Coventry's Env Ambassador programme has been a global success and will be used in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics

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Village Business Club OPEN!

Village Business Club OPEN!

Village Hotel Club Coventry, has been chosen as one of the new locations in the Midlands for the Business Club.

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Visitor Economy Seminar

Visitor Economy Seminar

This event will be happening as part of Coventry & Warwickshire Business Festival

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Europe Corporate Games 2019

Europe Corporate Games 2019

Coventry has been awarded Europe Corporate Game 2019

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Spice Girls are coming to Coventry

Spice Girls are coming to Coventry

STOP RIGHT NOW, the speculation is over! Get ready to SPICE UP YOUR LIFE!

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Ricoh Arena nominated for large venue award

Ricoh Arena nominated for large venue award

Ricoh Arena has been nominated as Large Venue of the Year at The Drum Experience Awards.

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C&W Event Organiser Expo

C&W Event Organiser Expo

Do you book conferences, meetings or events for your company? Are you a PA or event organiser? If so, we have the perfect fun and interactive event for you!

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CWRocks Returns for 2018

CWRocks Returns for 2018

The Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce is known for delivering the biggest and best expos and networking opportunities in our region.

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Coventry Telegraph Hotel Development

Coventry Telegraph Hotel Development

The UK’s largest independent hotel group has reached an agreement to operate a 1950s-style boutique hotel at the former Coventry Telegraph offices.

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Pub in the Park at Coombe Abbey Country Park

Pub in the Park at Coombe Abbey Country Park

A refreshing pint is now on the menu at a popular beauty spot as a brand new pub has opened its doors.

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Culture Secretary visits Coventry to discuss UK City of Culture plans

Culture Secretary visits Coventry to discuss UK City of Culture plans

Coventry is Jeremy Wright’s first regional visit since being appointed

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Holiday Inn Coventry's Refurbishment

Holiday Inn Coventry's Refurbishment

Holiday Inn Coventry just off of the M6 Junction 2, has now completed their exciting refurbishment!

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Warwick Conferences win big!

Warwick Conferences win big!

Warwick Conferences are delighted to have been presented with the Best Venue Chain or Group award at the inaugural National Venue Awards.

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Woodside's Charity of the Year is Myton Hospice

Woodside's Charity of the Year is Myton Hospice

Woodside Hotel in Kenilworth has Announced Myton Hospices as its Charity of the Year for 2018/19

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Coventry and Warwickshire at The Meetings Show 2018

Coventry and Warwickshire at The Meetings Show 2018

Conference Coventry & Warwickshire will be exhibiting at The Meeting Show on 27 - 28 June 2018 on stand I400.

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Hotel Du Vin & Bistro Opening in Straftford-upon-Avon

Hotel Du Vin & Bistro Opening in Straftford-upon-Avon

Hotel du Vin & Bistro will be opening their doors to Startford-upon-Avon visitors and delegates this Spring! Find out more.

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Holiday Inn M6J2 Customer Award by BDRC Continental

Holiday Inn M6J2 Customer Award by BDRC Continental

Holiday Inn Coventry M6 J2 receives coveted customer service accolade by UK leading market research firm BDRC Continental.

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Ocean Media’s Wedding Fair says “I do” to NAEC Stoneleigh for 2018.

Ocean Media’s Wedding Fair says “I do” to NAEC Stoneleigh for 2018.

Following the launch of The West Midlands Wedding Fair in October 2017, Ocean Media has confirmed its return to NAEC Stoneleigh in October 2018.

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Coombe Abbey Hotel Win Big at the M&IT Awards

Coombe Abbey Hotel Win Big at the M&IT Awards

Coombe Abbey Hotel has been recognised for a third year by a leading national awards scheme – competing with the biggest names in hospitality.

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BBC Music - The Biggest Weekend in Coventry

BBC Music - The Biggest Weekend in Coventry

The Biggest Weekend is coming to the War Memorial Park in Coventry over the late May Bank Holiday! Don't miss some of the biggest artists performing!

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How to hack Social Media in the events industry

How to hack Social Media in the events industry

Some of us love it and some of us hate it, but like it or not we live in a world where social media is well and truly here to stay. ! Can’t beat them? Join them!

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Holiday Inn M6 J2 bedroom refurbishment

Holiday Inn M6 J2 bedroom refurbishment

Local hotel Holiday Inn Coventry just off of the M6 Junction 2, is undergoing an exciting bedroom refurbishment, making your stay better!

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Coventry is the UK City of Culture 2021!

Coventry is the UK City of Culture 2021!

We did it!!! Coventry is gearing up for one of the biggest years in its history after being named UK City of Culture 2021.

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Warwick Conferences takes home two awards

Warwick Conferences takes home two awards

Warwick Conferences has taken home two business awards recognising its outstanding service and innovative sales & marketing strategies.

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Ricoh Arena smashes record for number of events and visitors

Ricoh Arena smashes record for number of events and visitors

The Ricoh Arena has smashed its own record for the number of events and visitors it has hosted in 2017, proving why it is always excelling.

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Warwick Conferences - Radcliffe's New Look!

Warwick Conferences - Radcliffe's New Look!

Phase 1 & 2 of the Radcliffe's £6.5m refurbishment is complete and doors are open for brand new events and conference bookings to be taken!

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 New and exciting ways to make your event memorable

New and exciting ways to make your event memorable

Keep delegates and colleagues interested with these inspiring ways to host successful meetings and events.

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Why engagement matters and how to measure it

Why engagement matters and how to measure it

Financial gain is important and often Return on Engagement is over looked, read on to find out how to measure your ROE.

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Event trends that are taking over 2017

Event trends that are taking over 2017

Now that New Year has passed, the tinsel is safely tucked away and your January detox has already begun, it’s time to start planning ahead.

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10 tips for finding your ideal conference venue

10 tips for finding your ideal conference venue

As well as deciding the content and inviting delegates, one of the most important decisions you make in planning your event is booking the perfect venue.

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Productivity tips for event organisers

Productivity tips for event organisers

A day in the office can quickly disappear beneath a mountain of emails, constant telephone calls and questions from your team.

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Five things to scrap from your next event

Five things to scrap from your next event

It is 2017, times are changing, technology is developing and our habits for event planning should be adapting.

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