SFA has recently been appointed by the new ICC (International Convention Centre) Wales with the aim of attracting more national and international Association conferences to the venue. Opening in 2019, the ICC Wales is a 26,000sqm venue located within the grounds of the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport and a joint venture between the owners of the Celtic Manor Resort and the Welsh Government. The multi-purpose events space, built within stunning woodland, includes a 4,000sqm main exhibition hall and a 1,500 tiered seating auditorium. It will be able to accommodate 5,000 delegates at a time, providing global event planners with a convention centre on an international scale for the first time in Wales. The two-year contract with SFA will help ensure the ICC Wales have a strong position right from the start to place them firmly on the UK and global conference and association market map.