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MSDUK favours Birmingham over London for annual conference

Published: 13 Mar 2018

MSDUK, a non-profit membership organisation championing inclusive procurement, will host its sixth annual conference and awards at The Vox in Birmingham.

The two-day event, previously always held in Central London, will take place in Birmingham from 25-26 September. 

The event encourages networking, knowledge sharing and growth opportunities for Ethnic Minority Businesses (EMBs) and corporations, looking to connect with a diverse range of likeminded businessmen and women. It is expected to attract 700 delegates.

Mayank Shah, MSDUK chief executive said: “We are delighted to be bringing our annual conference and awards to the Vox. The venue itself offers outstanding flexibility for workshops, seminars and presentations, especially as the space can be configured to our specific needs – the moving walls are fantastic. We were also looking for a venue that brings something different to the table in terms of catering and we are extremely impressed by the food offering.”

Shah added: “We have delegates that attend from within the UK but also from the US, Australia, Canada, South Africa, China and from across Europe, so the excellent transport links to Vox by air, road and rail means we can easily accommodate both national and international guests.”

Donna Cunningham, at the Vox said: “We are really looking forward to hosting the MSDUK Conference and Awards in September. The event itself has challenged us to bring innovative and technically advanced solutions, and we cannot wait to show what our talented production and catering teams have created.”

Elsewhere in Birmingham, The ICC has secured a deal with the UK & Ireland SAP User Group to keep its annual conference at the venue for 2019, 2020 and 2021.

The three-day event for 900 attendees utilises the entire venue to facilitate networking, knowledge exchange and best practice amongst its members, culminating in SUGFest which gives delegates an evening of informal networking, great food and fantastic entertainment.

Craig Dale, Chief Executive for UK & Ireland SAP User Group, said “The ICC has invested heavily in improvements such as the Wi-Fi connectivity and in-hall technology over recent years, which continues to have an incredibly positive impact on our event. Each year we challenge the ICC team to bring innovative ideas around catering, production and SUGFest to the table and they never fail to impress us.”


Article by Mike Fletcher

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