UKIP 2012 Annual Conference to take place at Town Hall

The UK Independence Party is to stage its 2012 Annual Conference in Birmingham from 20 – 22 September. The city is expected to host 900 delegates across the three-day conference, contributing over £800,000 to the local economy.

The event, to be held at the city’s Town Hall, further cements Birmingham’s credentials as the UK’s meeting place for political parties – the city will have welcomed an unprecedented nine conferences in five years by the end of 2012.

This year’s conference will also include a training day for delegates on 20 September and a gala dinner the following evening.

Meet Birmingham, the official business tourism programme for the city, is facilitating the conference through the Birmingham Convention Bureau (BCB). Services provided by BCB include accommodation booking, the creation of a dedicated web page offering a range of exclusive discounts across Birmingham, Black Country and Solihull and assistance with the party’s fringe events.

A number of guest speakers will address delegates at the conference, including Wolfson Prize-winning economist Roger Bootle and broadcaster and songwriter Mike Read.

The Town Hall in Birmingham is a wonderful building in a spectacular location at the heart of the city, enabling our members from all over the country to gain easy access. The Birmingham Convention Bureau have been extremely helpful in helping us make the arrangements, and all the accommodation and facilities are of a very high standard. I’m sure our members will have a great stay and enjoy all that Birmingham has to offer, as well as the Conference itself, which will be our biggest and best to date.

– Steve Crowther, Executive Chairman of UKIP

Throughout its 178 year history, Birmingham’s Town Hall has been used for many high profile political events and debates so it is fitting that we are able to continue the tradition by hosting a party political conference at the venue in September. By offering world class facilities and a dedicated event team we aim to ensure the event is a resounding success.

– Catherine McGlone, Commercial Manager at Town Hall and Symphony Hall