Networking event Bistrot Pierre Coventry

Date: 28 Mar 2019

Coventry and Warwickshire’s business community recently rubbed shoulders with Wasps Rugby Club’s players at a networking event in the city centre.

Around 60 professionals were joined by Wasps first team player Marcus Garrett and Ex England International and former Wasps player Paul Sackey at Bistrot Pierre in Coventry, as Wasps gear up for two big Gallagher Premiership fixtures at Ricoh Arena against Worcester Warriors on Saturday 6 April (kick-off 3pm) and Saracens on Saturday 27 April (kick-off 4.30pm).

Nick Eastwood, Chief Executive of Ricoh Arena and Wasps, shared details about the venue’s future plans, which has recently held a record year by welcoming 1.6 million visitors across 857 different events.

Eastwood said: “An increasing number of businesses across the West Midlands are utilising our venue for meetings, conferences and exhibitions, or turning to Wasps matchday hospitality as a way of hosting clients and treating staff, which was reinforced by the great turnout we had for this event.

“Ricoh Arena has an exciting programme of events coming up that will make Coventry and Warwickshire one of the go-to UK destinations this summer, starting with the arrival of Catfish And The Bottlemen in May.

“We have one of the world’s biggest girl groups – the Spice Girls – performing two dates in early June, the Soundscape Festival which is being headlined by David Guetta, while Bon Jovi is also returning to the venue for the third time.

“We are also stretching the flexibility of the venue by hosting Monster Jam, which will be the first time that Ricoh Arena has hosted a monster truck show.”

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