Best of British business backs Birmingham’s 2022 bid as city reveals Business Expo 2022 plans

The Birmingham 2022 bid team has unveiled its plans to showcase the best of UK industry and business to a global audience, as part of its 2022 Commonwealth Games bid. Business Expo 2022, and the associated five-year Enterprise and Industry Programme building up to it, would form a key part of the legacy left by a Birmingham Games. 

In addition to showcasing the best of UK industry and business to a global audience, Business Expo 2022 will create inter-connecting opportunities between Commonwealth nations and key global markets from the USA, Middle East, China and non-Brexit Europe.

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Stars of screen and sport back the Birmingham 2022 Bid

Hollywood stars Julie Walters and David Harewood are joining with over 60 top sports stars to back Birmingham’s bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The stars highlight the city’s diversity and energy, ability to host major events, amazing crowd support and sporting facilities as key reasons to bring the Games to Birmingham.

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Birmingham boosts 2022 Bid with Baton visit

The Queen’s Baton Relay visited Birmingham on Sunday 20 August. Counting down towards the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Baton’s visit is in recognition of Birmingham’s own Commonwealth Games ambitions as it bids for 2022.

Many of Birmingham’s iconic landmarks and showcase sports events featured in the Queen’s Baton Relay visit and there were opportunities for the public to see the Baton and Olympic and Paralympic medallists, Commonwealth Games Champions and World Champions escorting it.

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Basketball and Urban Street Festival at the heart of Birmingham’s bid

Birmingham’s Victoria Square would transform into a sporting and cultural landmark for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, as the bid team unveils the city centre location as the venue for 3×3 Basketball and 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball.

This centrepiece of urban sport in the heart of the city will be enhanced by the Urban Street Festival, a key cultural component of Birmingham’s bid which underpins the vision of ‘heart of the UK and soul of the Commonwealth’, providing a Games that embraces youth and diversity.

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Villa Park will host spectacular Rugby 7s tournament

One of the Midlands’ premier sports stadiums that successfully hosted Rugby World Cup fixtures for the 2015 Championship, Villa Park Stadium, with 42,700 seats and home to English Football League club Aston Villa, has been announced as the venue to host Rugby 7s, as part of Birmingham’s 2022 Commonwealth Games bid.

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