TMI Annual Convention 2024

TMI Annual Convention 2024

30th/31st October 2024


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We're thrilled to be heading to the heart of the UK for this years 'in person' annual convention on 30th and 31st October.

With amazing connectivity and fantastic transport links, the dynamic, diverse and ambitious city of Birmingham, in the heart of the West Midlands, will play host to this year's event.

The West Midlands has reinvented itself from an industrial heartland to a leading business, cultural and major events destination that creates unforgettable experiences. Year after year, Birmingham is voted the most popular events destination outside London and offers a winning combination of excellent infrastructure, seamless connectivity and a growing range of world-class venues.

Supported by The West Midlands Growth Company, the main day convention will take place in the fully sustainable conference room in McIntyre House at University College Birmingham. Opened in September 2014, the building’s stunning design is underpinned by the latest technology, a high-specification fit out, impressive functionality and cutting-edge environmental features.

With the event falling in October half term this year, alongside networking with all of your TMI colleagues, why not make the most of exploring Birmingham and the West Midlands by turning your trip into a short family stay?

The region is constantly buzzing with a huge variety of incredible events, unique attractions, delicious food and drink, world-class shopping, fascinating history, and so much more. There really is something for everyone, so come and see what all the fuss is about!

West Midlands Growth Company

This year's event is being supported by the West Midlands Growth Company. 

The West Midlands Growth Company (WMGC) is the West Midlands region's investment promotion and destination management organisation.

Backed by the West Midlands Combined Authority, it consists of seven constituent metropolitan authorities, and five of the region’s universities and brings together the strengths of the public, private and academic sectors to deliver sustainable, inclusive growth for the West Midlands.

WMGC's mission is to attract investment, businesses and visitors to the West Midlands to grow the economy, create jobs and deliver a better quality of life for those who live and work here. 

Sustainable West Midlands

As part of the recovery strategy from the pandemic, the West Midlands, seized the opportunity to fast-track its recovery and promote environmental sustainability, equality, diversity, and inclusion values through significant milestones and capital developments.

The West Midlands Sustainability Roadmap to 2030 is dedicated to enhancing social, economic, and environmental indicators in the region for a more sustainable, fairer, and greener community. WMGC's Business and Tourism programme (BATP) has been a strong advocate for sustainability and social value, especially during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, which aimed to be the first carbon-neutral Games. The West Midlands is at the forefront of efforts to achieve the national target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while also addressing health disparities and promoting inclusive growth. In line with the national sustainability agenda, WMGC is prioritizing sustainability in West Midlands destinations to meet the criteria of the Global Destination Sustainability Movement index.

Earlier this year, the West Midlands Growth Company commissioned the Global Destination Sustainability (GDS) Index to assess its Environmental, Social, Supplier and Destination Management performance for the first time.

The GDS Index is used to benchmark cities and supply chains, and takes into consideration a range of factors from energy emissions and air quality, to diversity, inclusion, and equality.

Birmingham scored 44.46 in the report, with the city ranked 75th out of 100 destinations and leading the West Midlands scoring (top destinations received a score between 70 and 90). This was in line with expectations for a first-time score and provides tailored recommendations regarding sustainability policy and practice and incentivises the region to continue to improve sustainability performance.

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