The Welsh Government Major Events Unit (MEU) oversees the delivery of Event Wales, Wales' first Major Events Strategy which was launched in 2010. Event Wales aims to build Wales' position as a world class destination for major events. The MEU works with a wide range of regional, national and international partners to develop a portfolio of events which enhances Wales reputation and the wellbeing of its people and communities.
Wales is recognised as a consistently outstanding destination for Major Events. Amongst many others, Wales has previously hosted the Rugby World Cup 1999, RBS Six Nations matches, Two Ashes Tests, FA Cup finals, British Speedway Grand Prix, 11 London 2012 Olympic Football matches, Ryder Cup 2010, Wales Rally GB, Extreme Sailing Series, ICC Champions Trophy, ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup, Rugby League World Cup 2013, IPC Athletics European Championship, The Senior Open 2014 and 8 Rugby World Cup 2015 matches.
Future events secured include a UEFA Champion’s League Final, UCI Velothon Wales, World Half Marathon Championships, ICC Champions trophy 2017, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and a stop-over of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18.