The Fantastic International Convention Centre, Birmingham
The ICC in Birmingham will host Ticketing Professional Conference 2018. We are delighted the ICC has been able to support the launch of what we hope will be an annual event.
For 2018, we will be using Halls 9, 10 and 11 to give us a conference of around 300 people, so places are limited!
The flexibility of the ICC means, unlike some conferences we will be focusing on a mix of key notes and break out parallel sessions, allowing delegates to choose the sessions, topics and themes that they want to learn about.
Easily accessible from across the UK and abroad, the ICC sits right in the centre of the vibrant, cosmopolitan city of Birmingham and has 6,200 hotel bedrooms, ample parking and a great selection of restaurants and bars to suit everyone all within walking distance.
With its accommodating layout and fluid walkways connecting ten halls and executive meeting rooms, together with a public mall, the ICC offers an inspirational, flexible and well-equipped environment for events. Since its official opening by Her Majesty the Queen in June 1991, the ICC has delivered high quality events of all shapes and sizes welcoming over 300,000 delegates to around 400 events every year and is the only UK venue to have hosted all three of the major Political Party Conferences in the last five years. The venue is also the location of Birmingham’s world-renowned Symphony Hall, home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Conference Hotel Information
We understand that many of you may wish to make your own accommodation arrangements, however we are pleased to be working with a hotel booking partner Reservation Highway who are managing blocks of rooms at preferred rates. They have secured eight hotel and apartment brands across the city to suit different budgets.
The closest hotel to the ICC is the Hyatt Regency which is adjacent and joined by a glass walk-way to the centre (Fascinating fact: it’s bullet proof glass!). Less than 5 minutes away you will also find the Hampton by Hilton and the Jurys Inn, both on Broad Street itself. We also recommend checking out the Hilton Garden Inn, situated in Brindley Place, surrounded by great restaurants and a short and beautiful walk to the ICC across Birmingham’s famous canal junction.
To book please use the link below or if you prefer, download the off-line booking form here.
Getting to the ICC
Travelling by car
The ICC is located centrally in Birmingham city centre and is easily accessible by road from all over the UK. Visitors from any direction can travel in to Birmingham using many different routes connected to the following motorways: M1, M5, M6, M6 Toll, M40 and M42.
There is abundant, secure multi-storey parking available located within the Barclaycard Arena, which is just a short walk away from the ICC. Both the ICC and Barclaycard Arena are signposted on motorways and major roads and are marked on most road maps.
Travelling by train
The ICC is served by the UK’s largest interchange rail station, Birmingham New Street and the smaller Five Ways Station. Both stations are a short walk from the ICC and taxi ranks are situated close by. Birmingham New Street has direct and regular services to Birmingham International railway station which directly links to Birmingham International Airport and The NEC. It also has many direct services to London Euston, including a service that takes just 80 minutes and runs every 20 minutes.
Birmingham’s two other city centre train stations, Moor St and Snow Hill, are also within quick and easy access of the ICC and directly connected to London Marylebone or London Paddington via an hourly service. Download our maps for walking directions from the three main city centre train stations.
Travelling by foot
The ICC is located in the well-known, accessible Broad Street area of Birmingham city centre, adjacent to Brindleyplace and Centenary Square. Download this city map for a more detailed look at Birmingham City Centre.
Paradise Forum Redevelopment
As part of a major redevelopment of the city centre, the old Paradise Forum and Birmingham Central Library are currently being demolished, requiring a re-routing of traffic and pedestrian access to the west-side of the city and Broad Street, home of the ICC.
If you are planning to walk from New Street Station to the ICC, the new pedestrian route is along Fletcher’s Walk, to the front left-hand side of the Town Hall as you approach from the station and through Birmingham Conservatoire. Please download this aerial map of the walking route for more information, and be sure to follow the sign posts for Centenary Square and the ICC.