The 2017 Federation of Infection Societies Conference
- Birmingham, ICC, 30th Nov - 2nd Dec 2017

Experience the city

Birmingham is a modern, connected city that lies right at the centre of the UK’s motorway network enabling easy access to the rest of the UK. Its main train station is the UK’s largest interchange rail station and it also has one of the most accessible international airports in Europe. So getting here really is simple!

Once you’re there, Birmingham is a city of culture and heritage with a dynamic energy that truly offers something for everyone. From royal ballet and international art collections to premiership football and international cricket, world-class theatre to world-class cuisine, the city is a great European destination. With one of the youngest populations in the world and a track record of bringing together great minds to develop ideas, share inspiration and drive change, Birmingham is the place to be for innovation.


Whatever your requirements, Birmingham will meet them. From top-class luxury hotels and serviced apartments to country house hospitality, fabulous boutique hotels and budget accommodation, there’s a great nights’ sleep waiting for you.

With more than 28,600 bed spaces in and around Birmingham, and over 6,200 bedrooms within walking distance from the ICC, delegates will find Birmingham a comfortable and convenient city to stay in.

To book accommodation please follow this link:


Birmingham has fast become known as a culinary capital with four Michelin-starred restaurants, more than any other English city outside London, all of which are within easy walking distance from the ICC. The Birmingham uprising on the food scene has led to  recognition as the UK’s “foodiest town” by BBC Magazine Olive and featuring in the top 20 List of places to go in 2012 by the New York Times.

Alternatively, if you like a curry you can’t visit Birmingham without a trip to the Balti Triangle, which connects the Sparkbrook, Balsall Heath and Moseley areas to form a centre of Asian cuisine.

From the canalside bars of Brindleyplace and the Mailbox to relax and unwind in after a day of meetings, to the party atmosphere of Broad Street, where you’ll find a whole host of bars offering music to suit your every mood.

Please visit the city’s webpage for further information and a timetable of events.