Universities making groundbreaking discoveries thriving advanced engineering and financial and environmental industries make their mark in West England. The sky is the limit with delegate numbers at Birmingham's colossal International Convention Centre and Coventry's stadium-scale Ricoh Arena. More intimate meetings take place over tasting menus at chic, Michelin-starred Purnell's and Turner's restaurants or in front of Dutch and Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces at the grand Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Endless champagne and camaraderie flows in executive boxes on match days at Edgbaston cricket ground and St. Andrews football ground. Challenge colleagues to archery and abseiling with backdrops of rugged Peak District moors and rocky Pennine ridges.