ICC Wales told crowds at its Christmas soiree yesterday that its new build venue’s roof is in the process of being installed as plans progress as planned.
Ian Edwards, chief executive of ICC Wales, showed aerial photos of the build during a presentation at ICC Wales Christmas party at Lancaster House, London.
Scheduled to open in 2019, ICC Wales is located within the grounds of Celtic Manor in Newport. The new-build 26,000sqm venue will accommodate 5,000 delegates and includes a 4,000sqm pillar-free main hall.
ICC Wales is an £83.7m joint venture between the owners of the Celtic Manor and Welsh Government and is managed by Celtic Manor’s expert leadership team.
Edwards said: “We are delighted to be exhibiting for the first time at ibtm world this November. The appetite for bringing prestigious business events to Wales is already well established and we are looking forward to showcasing our exciting new offering to the worldwide meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry.
Two large scale conferences from the UK are already scheduled at the venue: Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference in March 2020 and the venue’s inaugural event, The Hospitality and Catering Expo in July 2019.