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Coventry Building Society Arena wins AEO's Venue of the Year

Published: 01 Jul 2022

Coventry Building Society Arena has been crowned by one of the event industry’s most influential trade bodies.

The venue landed the prestigious Venue of the Year under 20,000 square metres industry prize in the AEO Excellence Awards – organised by the Association of Event Organisers (AEO).

The awards recognise the best that the events industry has to offer and Coventry Building Society Arena overcame competition from across the UK to win the honour – beating the likes of ACC Liverpool, Farnborough International and Business Design Centre.

It comes on the back of a hugely successful year for the world-class exhibition, event and conference centre since the lifting of Covid restrictions, with more than 350 large conferences and meetings, over 55 exhibitions and 10 new shows giving the Arena its most successful year yet.

The venue has also attracted major concerts and events including the MOBO Awards and world famous bands The Killers, Rammstein and The Specials.

Coventry Building Society Arena has grown to a repeat business rate of 77 per cent and welcomed more than one-and-a-half million visitors.

The success follows the announcement of a new 10-year naming rights deal with Coventry Building Society – and a major rebrand taking place across the venue.

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