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Association of School and College Leaders signs with ICC Birmingham until 2022

Having first hosted their annual conference at the ICC in 2017, the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) has confirmed its return to Birmingham until 2022 – marking six consecutive years at the venue.

Welcoming 1,300 delegates across two days in March of 2019 – 2022, the event will bring together the leading names in education from across the globe. A mix of conference and keynote presentations will utilise the Hall One auditorium, which has hosted keynotes from some of the world’s most prestigious speakers including Malala Yousafzai, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Tim Peake over the last two years.

A 95-strong exhibition in Hall Three plus an additional 30 optional seminars will also take place across the venue each year. The organisers decided to renew their contract with the ICC, having had highly positive feedback from delegates of the 2017 and 2018 events. 

Karrie Valentine, director of ASCL professional development services, said: “Our members were especially pleased with the accessible location of the ICC, right in the heart of Birmingham city centre, and the professionalism of their event hosts. 

“As an organiser, the flexibility of the venue was - and continues to be - of paramount importance to us. The layout of the venue allows us to achieve exactly what we want for the event each year, and this teamed with the high service levels makes the ICC the perfect venue for us.”

ASCL membership continues to grow, with organisers anticipating and expansion of the event and the usage of more hall space beyond 2022.

Association account director for the ICC, Linda Best, said: “It is fantastic to receive such a positive response from both delegates and organisers, as our ethos is to deliver exciting and engaging events.  We want to ensure that our world-class facilities consistently exceed expectations, and so we look forward to ASCL’s return to the ICC in the coming years.”