The £84m ICC Wales has opened its doors to UK and international conferences, meetings and events, with more than 5,500 delegates passing through its doors in its first week.
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 and it will soon host a BBC Wales Live Debate and will welcome members of government, industry and academia for the prestigious 2019 UK Space Conference.
inister for international relations and Welsh Language, Eluned Morgan, said:
“The International Convention Centre Wales is a major asset for Wales, enabling us to compete with any venue in the UK and beyond to attract and host key events that will make a huge contribution to our economy – and I’m delighted that ICC Wales has had such a great start after opening its doors for the first time. Business events bring wide ranging benefits and the new centre is already showing how we can build on our international reputation as hosts of some of the world’s biggest events.”
The new 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.