Hosted buyers joined key London venues for breakfast at IMEX today to see how events can seamlessly come together in the heart of Westminster.
The QEII Centre, Church House Conference Centre, London & Partners and Kuoni Destination Management welcomed hosted buyers to the London stand for the launch of a video showcasing the ease with which organisers can use the two venues together for a single event. In particular, the video and subsequent presentation highlighted the venues’ proximity to each other as well as their relative distance from landmarks such as The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and The London Eye.
“London is at its most appealing and flexible when venues come together to organise unique events that make the most of the city’s infrastructure. Initiatives such as this partnership between Church House Conference Centre and the QEII Centre make the city easy to navigate and create an almost campus like feel to what is one on the world’s most dynamic cities,” said Barbara Jamison, Head of Business Development Europe, London & Partners. “IMEX is the ideal platform to showcase the United Kingdom’s capital to an international audience and we were delighted to welcome a wide variety of hosted buyers to the stand this morning.”
Sue Etherington, Head of International Sales, QEII Centre, commented: “Following on from our significant refurbishment last year, we are continually looking for new ways for organisers to make the most of London and the QEII Centre. Working with other venues, such as Church House Conference Centre, we are creating a destination in the heart of London that is ideal for all types of events, particularly the corporate and association markets.”
“Organisers are continually looking for new options that set a destination apart. Working together our venues offer not just more space, they offer flexibility and choice. Church House and the QEII Centre not only compliment each other, they offer a wide range of different styles that are suitable to any type of event. Both venues offer exceptional catering, audio visual facilities and a focus on customer service, making this the ideal partnership.” commented Robin Parker, Church House Conference Centre’s General Manager
Keiran Dennis, General Manager of Kuoni Destination Management said: “Westminster offers far more possibilities than most organisers realise. The very short walk between Church House Conference Centre and the QEII Centre takes in some of London’s best known sites. From the grandeur of Westminster Abbey to the peace and quiet of Dean’s Yard, delegates can move easily between the venues whether it be for lunches, dinners of even separate conference sessions.”