A special event is being held in Birmingham today to launch the British Chamber of Commerce's (BCC's) annual conference, which the city is set to host in April.
David Frost, director general of the BCC, will unveil the theme and aims of the convention at Malmaison at The Mailbox tonight, the Birmingham Post reports.
"We will bring to the city the breadth, scope and influence of the chamber network," he tells the newspaper.
Mike Whitby, leader of Birmingham City Council adds that the annual convention will be a "welcome addition" to the city's events calendar.
He says: "Birmingham has successfully positioned itself as the premier conferencing venue in the UK"
The event is being held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) on April 27th and 28th.
Last month, the ICC played host to the Voice '09 symposium, which was opened with a keynote speech from Conservative party leader David Cameron.