The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) will host its 2009 Annual Business Convention at the International Conference Centre in Birmingham. 

With the UK’s economy in a downturn, the Convention’s theme will focus on “The Road to Recovery”. Delegates will be able to take part in professional business surgeries and practical advice will be on offer to help companies get through the worst of the downturn. A number of high profile figures from the world of business and politics will also address the attendees. 

The BCC Convention will give the media an opportunity to speak to hundreds of companies from across the UK, and there will be a unique chance to gauge the mood of the business community. The 2009 event will be held on Monday, April 27. Local business tours and events around Birmingham will take place on April 28. 

Speaking ahead of the Annual Business Convention, Neville Reyner, President of the BCC, said:

“We are thrilled to be bringing the British Chambers of Commerce’s Annual Convention to Birmingham in 2009. “The Convention will focus on addressing the major issues affecting businesses during the current economic slowdown, but also on how we can help prepare companies for the recovery. Birmingham City Council Leader, Mike Whitby, added: 

“This event will have a hugely significant role in bringing thousands of key industry experts together to discuss the economic climate and the way forward for businesses across the country.

“It is a great honour for Birmingham to host the BCC’s Convention, which will bring significant benefits to the local economy and further prove that the city is fast establishing itself as one of the premier conference and events locations in the UK.”