ICC Wales strengthens its position as a UK medical conference destination
ICC Wales has announced it will host a series of medical conferences which will support the recovery of the face-to-face medical meeting sector from the pandemic.
The venue first opened its doors in 2019 for the annual three day Association of Ostomy Care Nurses UK 2019 Conference and recently welcomed over 1,400 delegates to the Royal College of Midwives Annual Conference in October 2022.
Upcoming events and economic impact
The venue will now host more than 4,000 medical professionals at six major events in 2023 and an additional 2,400 delegates for events already planned for 2024. These events are expected to generate over £9 million for the South Wales economy over the next two years.
Key achievements include the British Society of Interventional Radiology, which will hold its annual scientific meeting at the ICC Wales in November 2023 and is expected to boost the local economy by £1.3m; The British Renal Society’s UK Kidney Week is set to drive £1.1million into the local economy in June 2023; and the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland providing a further £1.1m in March 2024.
The biggest economic impact will come in July 2024 when 800 delegates from the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI) are expected to bring £1.5m in spending to the region.