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International Convention Centre Wales

ICC Wales open after successful first events

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International Convention Centre Wales - the state-of-the-art £84 million meetings venue situated in Newport, South Wales - opened its doors to UK and international conferences, meetings and events, with more than 5,500 delegates passing through its doors during a packed first week of events.

ICC Wales’ inaugural event was the Association of Stoma Care Nurses (ASCN) three-day UK Annual Conference 2019. Other events at the new venue included an Experience with Arnold Schwarzenegger, a gala dinner for more than 1,200 people. Soon ICC Wales will host a BBC Wales Live Debate and will welcome members of government, industry and academia for the prestigious 2019 UK Space Conference - considered the most influential event for the space community. Ian Edwards, Chief Executive, ICC Wales, said: “We are all incredibly excited to be opening the ICC Wales doors this week and giving a warm Welsh welcome to our first ever delegates. I am hugely proud of the whole team who have worked tirelessly but always with a smile over the past two years to bring this incredible venue to fruition. We would also like to extend our thanks to Welsh Government and our partners across Wales, without whom this project would not have been possible. This, of course, is just the beginning, and we look forward to continuing to work together to welcome the meetings and events community to Wales and our fantastic new convention centre.”

Located within the grounds of the Celtic Manor Resort, just two minutes from the M4 and under two hours from London Paddington by train, the new-build 26,000sqm ICC Wales can accommodate more than 5,000 delegates at a time and includes a 4,000sqm pillar-free main hall, a 1,500 seated auditorium, 12 flexible meeting rooms, a double-height glass atrium and a 2,500sqm outdoor plaza for outside events and teambuilding.

www.iccwales.com