As the Queen’s Baton Relay arrived in Canada, the West Midlands Growth Company commemorated the event. Tourism and business leaders, trade dignitaries and senior leaders were invited to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Business and Tourism Programme VIP Reception on the 26 May.

The event was held at the 1 Hotel in downtown Toronto and gathered people from across the Toronto business community. Together, they discovered that the West Midlands is One Region with Many Worlds to Explore.

Attendees were able to hear from one of our local Michelin-starred chefs, were treated to performances held by esteemed West Midlands-based artists and were able to meet the Team Canada athletes who are preparing for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

This was all made possible by the efforts of the Business and Tourism Programme, which works to show investors, visitors and businesses the array of opportunities in the West Midlands.

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