Area Associations

There are four area associations: China & the Far East; Commonwealth & Countries of Origin;  Europe and  North & South America.  Each draws its membership from a wide range of stakeholders encompassing: business; third sector; public sector; sport and cultural organisations, plus education bodies. By working together we hope to enhance Birmingham’s profile, reputation and influence in each of the key geographical areas.

Each of the four associations will deliver on the core priorities of the European and International Strategy which include:

  • Jobs and growth
  • Knowledge and innovation
  • Enhancing infrastructure
  • Attracting visitors
  • Engaged and cohesive communities
  • Trade and investment

Each area association reports to the European and International Committee chaired by the Leader of Birmingham City Council.