This October, the award-winning International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales) and The Celtic Collection are heading to Las Vegas to exhibit at IMEX America (17 – 19 October) for the first time.
Both organisations, which will be exhibiting on the Meet In Wales stand (Bayside E2316), will be promoting their extensive meetings and events and corporate incentive offering to the North American market.
Located in Newport, South Wales, ICC Wales is a joint venture between The Celtic Manor Resort and Welsh Government. It can accommodate more than 5,000 delegates and includes a 4,000sqm pillar-free main hall, a 1,500-seated auditorium, 15 flexible meeting rooms, a double-height glass atrium with views of the surrounding Coldra Woods and a 2,500sqm outdoor plaza.
Exhibiting alongside ICC Wales is The Celtic Collection, a prestigious family of experience-focused UK business and leisure destinations. Born from the legacy of the world-renowned Celtic Manor Resort, the group’s flagship destination situated in the beautiful Usk Valley at the gateway to South Wales, the Celtic Collection brings together premium accommodation with exemplary service and world-class facilities.
ICC Wales secured the ICCA Best Marketing Award in 2022 and the venue team have been making waves to educate the global business events sector and raise awareness of important topics including Martyn’s Law and the social and economic impact of events.
Speaking on ICC Wales’ attendance, Sales Director, Danielle Bounds said: “It’s a very exciting time for ICC Wales to be exhibiting at IMEX America, hot on the heels of the global recognition the country has received over the past 12 months through TV and film.
“At ICC Wales, we are passionate about the wider impact that events have on local communities and driving social and economic change, which we have outlined in our latest report, Event Power – A Force for Good. I am excited to bring ICC Wales to the North American market and show what we can bring to the table.”
The Celtic Manor Resort, a flagship destination in South Wales, has been consistently voted the UK’s Best Conference Hotel. Host venue of the 2010 Ryder Cup and 2014 NATO Summit, the Resort houses three championship golf courses, luxury spas, a range of restaurants, exceptional conference facilities and team building and family activities. Celtic Manor’s award-winning Convention Centre has been purpose-built for everything from board meetings to major conferences in the 1,500-delegate Caernarfon Suite with 24 additional syndicate and meeting rooms.
The chic Parkgate Hotel opened in 2021 in partnership with the Welsh Rugby Union. The Parkgate is situated in an original post office heritage building, adjacent to Principality Stadium in the heart of Cardiff, South Wales. One of the largest event spaces in the city, it can hold up to 432 people in the banqueting suite. There are 170 bedrooms as well as a bar, elegant restaurant and luxurious spa.
The portfolio also includes Tŷ Hotels a range of stylish, contemporary bedrooms, including family rooms, the hotel is suitable for all types of travellers, from business to leisure; Hunter Lodges luxurious accommodation located within the grounds of The Celtic Manor Resort and Newbridge on Usk, The Collection's idyllic five-star restaurant with six exclusive bedrooms.
Rachel Phillips, Sales Director, The Celtic Collection said: “Our flagship property, The Celtic Manor Resort, is well-known throughout the global markets as a golfing destination and as a 5-star resort – but The Celtic Collection has so much more to offer. I can’t wait to introduce the international market to our stunning portfolio of properties at IMEX America and continue to showcase our stunning country.”
Both ICC Wales and The Celtic Collection will be exhibiting alongside Meet in Wales and its Welsh partners on Bayside E2316. For media meetings with Danielle Bounds, Sales Director, ICC Wales or Rahcel Phillips, Sales Director, The Celtic Collection please contact Beth Hughes or Hollie Luxford on email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org