Our Commercial Partners Programme works in three ways:


We publicise our Partners’ work through our websites and social media channels, as well as offering opportunities to work with local, national and international media outlets.


Our Partners have access to data produced by our in-house Research team, and can commission bespoke reports.


Invitations to our bi-monthly Partner events and introductions to our networks of contacts. This ensures our Commercial Partners hear about key developments from the decision-makers themselves.


Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what our partners have to say:

“The NEC Group works closely with Meet Birmingham to secure high profile national and international events that make a significant economic impact to the region. In fact together we are aligning our proactive approach to the city’s inward investment priorities, identifying events important to our key sectors and helping to drive economic growth for Birmingham, the Black Country and Solihull.”

Paul Thandi, Chief Executive of the NEC Group

“Opus has been a commercial member of Marketing Birmingham since we opened for business in 2005 and we feel it is important to be an active member of the organisation that markets Birmingham home and abroad. For us, Marketing Birmingham’s focus on food and culture is very important, and we find that by being active members, we can help shape the way forward for promoting our city. Their emphasis on both business and the leisure customer is key and they have achieved some great international recognition for Birmingham, especially during the past year”

Ann Tonks – Managing Director, Opus Restaurant

“Business tourism is crucial to Birmingham’s hotel sector. The work of Meet Birmingham and its partners is vital to ensuring the city attracts events that translate into bed nights and spend for our accommodation offer and the wider hospitality sector. We are in challenging economic times, where competition for events is tighter than ever. By working in partnership, to a considered and proactive strategy – as provided by Meet Birmingham – the city region can be confident of retaining its crown as the home of events and conferencing in the UK, and look to extend its reign to global shores.”

Michael Mason, General manager at Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre

“Working with Marketing Birmingham has been a cost effective way for us to boost our business development strategies. We have been able to access opportunities to profile our work to key influencers and potential clients.”

David Vaughan, Gowling WLG