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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 the perfect location and venue. Our team of enthusiasts would like to share a range of blogs, reviews and articles to help you get the most out of your conference, event or meeting, alongside the latest regional updates - please read more below.

If you would like advice on your next steps, please contact us today. Please call +44(0)7739 624582 / +44(0)24 7697 8577 or email cwconference@destinationcoventry.co.uk and we will endeavour to support your enquiry. 

Latest news

Businesses head to summer networker

Businesses head to summer networker

Coventry and Warwickshire is ‘punching above its weight’ as a destination and ready to capitalise on the boost brought by major events to the region.

Coventry and Warwickshire hybrid events

Coventry and Warwickshire hybrid events

Venues in Coventry and Warwickshire have seen an overwhelming return to physical meetings, conferences and exhibitions as enquiries for hybrid events decrease.

Strong foundations set and ready to build for the future

Strong foundations set and ready to build for the future

Paul Jones, Managing Director of Destination Coventry, discusses the first eight months of our new destination management organisation (DMO) in this new blog.

 Works commence at hotel project in Coventry City Centre

Works commence at hotel project in Coventry City Centre

Developers have broken ground on a £20million project to bring a new Hotel Indigo to Coventry.

Countdown to the Queen’s Baton Relay visiting the British Motor Museum!

Countdown to the Queen’s Baton Relay visiting the British Motor Museum!

In just 12 days’ time the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will visit the British Motor Museum as part of its route around Britain.

Coventry and Warwickshire venues ready to thrive after launch of DMO

Coventry and Warwickshire venues ready to thrive after launch of DMO

Venues from the heart of the country are set to capitalise on the legacy of major events and the development of Coventry and Warwickshire’s new destination management organisation (DMO).

Coventry hotel celebrates milestone

Coventry hotel celebrates milestone

A Coventry hotel which defied the Covid odds to open and has won national acclaim is marking its first birthday with an extra cause to celebrate.

DMO supports tourism, leisure and hospitality sector

DMO supports tourism, leisure and hospitality sector

Job vacancies in the leisure, tourism and hospitality sector are continuing to rise in Coventry and Warwickshire as the sector struggles with the recruitment and retention of staff.

A new destination management organisation (DMO) has brought together its six founding Patrons

A new destination management organisation (DMO) has brought together its six founding Patrons

A new destination management organisation (DMO) has brought together its six founding Patrons to help it drive the visitor economy in Coventry and Warwickshire

Ashorne Hill Strengthens Leadership Team With Two Internal Appointments 

Ashorne Hill Strengthens Leadership Team With Two Internal Appointments 

Leading Midlands dedicated training and meeting venue Ashorne Hill has appointed James Lee to the position of Learning Solutions Manager and Sarah Ellis to Business Development Director.

Why you should bring your event to Coventry in 2022

Why you should bring your event to Coventry in 2022

2022 brings a fresh round of developments and experiences, with more reasons than ever to bring your meeting or event to Coventry and Warwickshire. Here are just some of them.

Investment being made to establish Coventry and Warwickshire as leading business tourism destination

Investment being made to establish Coventry and Warwickshire as leading business tourism destination

More than £200 million is being invested across Coventry and Warwickshire to cement the region as a leading destination for national and international business tourism.

World-first electric Urban Air Port® secures UK government backing

World-first electric Urban Air Port® secures UK government backing

Urban Air Port® Air-One® has been selected as a winner of the UK Government’s Future Flight Challenge.

Work starts on new south pavilion entrance to Coventry Building Society Arena

Work starts on new south pavilion entrance to Coventry Building Society Arena

Work is underway to create the new south pavilion entrance to Coventry Building Society Arena ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

West Midlands Tourism Awards 2022

West Midlands Tourism Awards 2022

To celebrate the region’s strong and resilient visitor economy, we’re proud to be supporting the West Midlands Tourism Awards 2022.

Our Future Moves

Our Future Moves

Coventry and Warwickshire’s world-leading transport innovation will be showcased during a year of celebration and activities, starting this July.

Minister shown how culture title has changed the city

Minister shown how culture title has changed the city

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden was today given a whistle-stop tour of some of the recent changes to the city as it begins its year as UK City of Culture.

Meet the team and characters behind the ‘Factor Us In’ exhibition at a special ‘Museum lates’ evening

Meet the team and characters behind the ‘Factor Us In’ exhibition at a special ‘Museum lates’ evening

The British Motor Museum is to host an exclusive evening for visitors to join the ‘Factor Us In’ exhibition team and delve deeper into the history of the West Midlands motor industry.

M40 J15 Warwick Hotel rebrands as New Delta Hotels by Marriott Warwick

M40 J15 Warwick Hotel rebrands as New Delta Hotels by Marriott Warwick

The M40 J15 Warwick Hotel, previously Hilton Warwick, has rebranded as Delta Hotels by Marriott Warwick, following an exciting upgrade and multimillion-pound refurbishment.

Ground-breaking trial project launched to reduce private car use at the University of Warwick

Ground-breaking trial project launched to reduce private car use at the University of Warwick

E-scooters, buses on demand and Enterprise Car Club vehicles are just some of the innovative transport projects being looked at to reduce personal car use.

Destination Coventry launches ahead of big year for region

Destination Coventry launches ahead of big year for region

Tourism leaders from across Coventry and Warwickshire have celebrated the official launch of the region’s new destination management organisation (DMO).

Coventry UK City Of Culture announces new partnership with Assembly Festival

Coventry UK City Of Culture announces new partnership with Assembly Festival

Coventry UK City of Culture is delighted to announce that Assembly Festival will be setting up, programming and running a substantial new hub venue in the city centre, Assembly Festival Garden.

Coventry showcased as TMI Annual Convention comes to the city

Coventry showcased as TMI Annual Convention comes to the city

Coventry has been showcased to leading national tourism figures and destination management organisations (DMOs) from across the country as part of a major convention held in the city.

Coventry invited to host International Children’s Games in 2022

Coventry invited to host International Children’s Games in 2022

Council Cabinet members will meet next week (9 June) to consider an invitation for Coventry to host the 2022 International Children’s Games (ICG).

Coventry City of Culture Trust launches city host volunteer programme

Coventry City of Culture Trust launches city host volunteer programme

“Coventry needs you!” that’s the message to people of all ages and backgrounds across the city who want to get involved in the historic UK City of Culture year.

Coventry City of Culture to commence year-long programme in May 2021

Coventry City of Culture to commence year-long programme in May 2021

Co-created with national and local partners, and grassroots organisations across the city.

Celebrate women of the past and present with this brand-new exhibition at Coventry transport museum

Celebrate women of the past and present with this brand-new exhibition at Coventry transport museum

The thrilling exhibition, ‘Women in Motorsport’ opens at Coventry Transport Museum in the new year.

Business Restart Grants

Business Restart Grants

Any business that has previously received Local Restrictions Support Grant funding will not need to apply for the new restart grant funding from 1 April.

Business confidence is high across Coventry and Warwickshire Venues

Business confidence is high across Coventry and Warwickshire Venues

Business in the conference and exhibition sector has returned to pre-pandemic levels in Coventry and Warwickshire, according to three of the region’s leading venues.

All-electric bus city plan commitment by winter 2025

All-electric bus city plan commitment by winter 2025

Coventry will receive £50m to fund 297 all-electric buses that will be on city streets by 2025.

5G Network Trials At The MTC

5G Network Trials At The MTC

The Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre is to trial a purpose-built private 5G network aimed at helping manufacturers boost productivity.

Warwick Conferences starts 2021 with gold sustainability status

Warwick Conferences starts 2021 with gold sustainability status

Warwick Conferences has been commended for its ‘outstanding approach to sustainability’ after achieving the prestigious ECOSmart Gold Status by Greengage Solutions.