IMAGINE YOUR NEXT EVENT       IN LONDON
WHYLONDON?SolidFoundations                   Access              Venues             HotelsInspiration              Unique ...
“I‟ve run corporate meetings andSOLID         conferences throughout the world.FOUNDATIONS   London is the most efficient,...
London has been voted Europe‟s number oneSOLID              city for international and national transportFOUNDATIONS      ...
TRAIN CONNECTIONS               INTERNATIONAL           5   AIRPORTS                                     10               ...
London offers venues to suit every budget,SOLID              size, sector and taste.FOUNDATIONS              • CHOICE     ...
SOLID         London offers a vast range ofFOUNDATIONS   accommodation from budget              B&Bs and hostels to some  ...
“London has huge cachet thanks to itsSOLID         unique venues and culture. It‟s such aFOUNDATIONS   vibrant world city,...
INSPIRATION   London offers unrivalled          WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS’              opportunities to create an        OF P...
INSPIRATION   Some of the world’s brightest               WORLD-CLASS BUSINESS              minds can be found in         ...
BETTER    London offers some of the mostQUALITY   exciting culture in the world.          ENTERTAINMENT          150 theat...
VALUEFOR MONEY   “London has a reputation as an expensive            city. But low-cost flights, discounted            acc...
VALUE       POTENTIAL PARTNERS                     MARKETING ANDFOR MONEY                                          ADVERTI...
VALUE       London has dropped to the 18th mostFOR MONEY   expensive city in the world, making            accommodation, e...
VALUE       In London, cutting-edge technology can broaden access toFOR MONEY   events, engaging audiences in multiple loc...
HOW WE CAN HELP YOUR EVENT       SUCCEED IN LONDON        GUIDANCE                LOCATION            INTRODUCTIONS       ...
MAKE CONTACT TODAYLONDONANDPARTNERS.COM/IMAGINELONDONEVENTSOLUTIONS@LONDONANDPARTNERS.COM+44 (0)20 7234 5833FOLLOW US @L_P...
IMAGINE YOUR NEXT EVENT IN         LONDON
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  • DIRECT FLIGHTSLondon has been voted Europe’s number one city for international and national transport links for the 21st year running.Cushman & Wakefield, European Cities Monitor, 2010EASE OF ACCESSFive international airports300+ direct flights from world citiesBecoming easier – with rail expansion, Euro railOVERLAND TRAVEL OPTIONS22 trains from Paris daily11 from Brussels dailyEXCELLENT LINKS BETWEEN VENUES, HOTELS AND OTHER LOCATIONSthe world’s second largest underground railway systemOyster smart cards for faster, hassle-free access to trains and busesriver taxis and ferriesbicycle hire scheme21,000 licensed taxisLIZ - DO YOU HAVE DATA ON NUMBER OF AIRPORTS/CAPAICTY IN EACH CITY?International transport rankings, 2010Cushman & Wakefield, European Cities Monitor, 20101.London2. Paris3. Frankfurt4. Amsterdam5. Brussels6. Munich7. Madrid8. Manchester9. Zurich/Berlin11. Barcelona/BirminghamNational transport rankingsCushman & Wakefield, European Cities Monitor, 20101. London2. Paris3. Berlin4. Madrid/Munich6. Barcelona7. Stockholm8. Amsterdam9. Zurich10. ManchesterEFFICIENT CITY TRAVELOyster smart cards- Cut queuing for tickets- Simplify check-in and check-out- Can be pre-loaded and issued to delegates prior to arrivalRiver taxisOften the quickest way to travel across the cityPossible to build itineraries around the river (using river-side venues and water transport)
  • London is the most accessible city in europe therefore your audience will find it easier to attend from around the globeLondon has DIRECT FLIGHTS TO MORE THAN 450 DESTINATIONS FROM LONDON And five international airportsBy rail - Eurostar> 22 trains from Paris and11 from Brussels, daily> Connections with over 10 European destinations
  • CHOICEmore than 1,000 venuesCAPACITYspaces for groups comprising dozens to tens of thousandsVARIETYunique heritage locations such as Central Hall Westminstersporting venues such as the Olympic Park, Wembley and Lord’s Cricket Groundworld-famous arts centres such as the Barbicaninternational hotels such as the Hilton and Park Plazaspecialist venues such as the Royal Horticultural Halls and the Royal College of PhysiciansHISTORICAL AND SPECIALIST VENUESfilm, architecture, geology, natural history, medicine, science, law, academia, engineeringHISTORICAL AND SPECIALIST VENUESA good overview can be found in ‘Annex4.12-HQ12London.pdf’Film: British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)Architecture: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsGeology: Geological Society of LondonAcademia: Imperial College LondonNatural history: The Natural History MuseumMedicine: No.1 Wimpole Street (The Royal Society of Medicine); Chandos House; Royal College of Surgeons; Science: the Royal Society; Science Museum; Royal College of PhysiciansLaw: Honourable Society of Lincolns’ InnCivil engineering: One Great George Street (the Institute of Civil Engineers); Savoy Place (Institute of Electrical Engineers)VALUE VENUESLondon Chamber of CommerceLondon UniversitiesBusiness Design CentreCavendish Conference CentreKensington Town HallVENUES WITH ECO-FRIENDLY POLICIESRoyal Botanic Gardens at KewO2Bateaux London Restaurant CruisersChelsea Football ClubIronmongers’ HallOne Great George StreetNational Maritime MuseumBarbican Natural History MuseumSt Martin in the Fields churchThe WindowThe DorchesterUNIQUE VENUESVillage UndergroundLondon Transport MuseumShoreditch HouseBabylon Roof GardensImagination GalleryAudi Quattro RoomsOne Marylebone / One MayfairSaatchi GalleryParamount ClubLondon StudiosLH2 MossimansBlue Fin Building Old Spitaflields MarketSomerset houseVENUE UPDATE (JL note - are these new/upgraded venues in 2011? Taken from The Guide Live 2011LPs)Northumberland at Trafalgar Square33 Fitzroy SquareThe HubCello FactoryChina white Altitude 360 & The River RoomQuintessentially Soho at The House of St BarnabasSaatchi GalleryMerahWestminster Penthouse20 Century Theatre (Notting Hill)Jasmine StudiosAudi Quattro Rooms / Mayfair AudiShaka ZuluICC London ExCeLDiuShoreditch Town HallWestfield Stratford CityMuseum of London Park Plaza Westminster Bridge (2010): 1021 rooms Pestana Chelsea Bridge (2010): 216 roomsCorinthia Hotel London (2010): 300 rooms Four Seasons Park Lane (2010): 214 rooms A Loft, ICC London ExCel (2011): 252 rooms Renaissance St Pancras (2011): 244 rooms W Hotel, Leicester Square (2011): 192 rooms Mint Tower Hotel (2011): 583 rooms London Bridge Tower (2012): 195 rooms Beetham Tower (2012): 261 rooms
  • INDUSTRY THEMES SUCH AS…London’s sector strengths offer inspiring venues and itineraries for event organisers. Ideas include:Architecture: from classical to cutting-edge: St Paul’s Cathedral, 2012 Games site (including ZahaHadid’s aquatic centre), the Lloyds Building, St Mary’s Axe and a host of new skyscrapers. How is London planning to accommodate an additional million residents by 2030?Sustainability: how London is vying to become a pioneering low-carbon city through its exemplar Green Enterprise District (encompassing the Games site) feed-in-tariff schemes (FITs), carbon caps and reductions in greenhouse emissions, sustainable transport initiatives such electric vehicle charging grids, eco-friendly buses and a bike hire scheme, retro-fitting buildings and pioneering municipal recycling and biomass schemes.Technology: London is home to Europe’s most exciting ICT market, famous for its multi-disciplinary teams drawn from technology, telecommunications, software, entertainment, advertising and marketing, hardware and design sectors. The hub is East London’s Tech City; stretching from Shoreditch to the Olympic Park, it’s home to one of the largest concentrations of fast-growing digital technology companies in Europe. Sport: London boasts some of the world’s best sporting venues: the iconic 2012 Olympic Park, the new Wembley Stadium, Lord’s Cricket Ground, Wimbledon, TwickenhamWALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PIONEERSIn London you can visit addresses and centres of research associated with pioneers such as Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Michael Faraday, Alexander Fleming, Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Dickens, Sigmund Freud, Sir John Soanes, Dr Johnson, Benjamin Franklin, Handel, Jimi Hendrix…THEMED ITINERARIESLondon offers a myriad of exciting themed itineraries and tours taking in sector hotspots, restaurants and bars, world-class retail areas, festivals, exhibitions and events
  • 43 universities and collegesUnlocking London’s Digital Media Market, Think London, 2009Home to two of the world’s top universitiesLondon, the Only Location for your European Headquarters, Think London, 2009 Voted Europe’s number one city for ‘access to qualified staff’Cushman & Wakefield, European Cities Monitor, 2010London hosts 50% of all European headquartersEuropean Investment Monitor 2008, Ernst & Young175 of the UN’s 191 member countries have embassies in LondonThink London, Business Facts, 2011SECTOR EXPERTISEMedicineFive medical schools, three dental schools and three schools 18 Medical Research Council research centres and unitsSeven of the 12 NIHR Biomedical Research Centres in EnglandUp to 60% of clinical trials in Europe are carried out in the UK, the majority of those in LondonLondon is home to 3 of the 5 comprehensive and 4 of the 6 specialist biomedical centres of the National Institute for Health Research; 17 of the MRC’s units centres and institutes; and CRUK’s London Research InstituteICTWorth £115 billion, the UK boasts the biggest ICT market in Europe. London is the magnet, hosting the largest concentration of companies, with some 40% of UK IT businesses based here.London & Partners based on EITO data, 2010 figuresFinancial ServicesLondon is the world’s leading financial centre, hosting the world’s largest international banking centre and foreign exchange market. NB. Liz - these stats are taken from the Think London site. Still true?Environmental IndustriesLondon is vying to become the low-carbon capital of the world. London’s environmental sector is predicted to attract up to £140 billion of investment and create an industry of around 225,000 peopleLow Carbon Capital, London as a Global Leader of the Low Carbon Economy, London Development Agency, 2010Creative industriesLeading sub-sectors: film and broadcast, product design, electronic gaming, digital advertising Nearly 400,000 people work in London’s creative industriesLondon’s creative workforce, 2010 update, GLA economics, Feb 2010. Skillset, 2010)
  • Museums and galleriesLondon is home to more than 200 museums and galleries hosting everything from blockbuster art shows to crowd-pulling interactive displays. Start with the world-famous Tate Modern art gallery, the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum and plot your route from there.Heritage and days outPopular attractions include the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Hampton Court Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, Greenwich’s Royal Observatory and the Houses of Parliament.Europe’s best nightlifeAround half a million people go clubbing in London every Saturday night. Choose from superstar DJ hangouts such as Pacha, Fabric and the Ministry of Sound to cutting-edge smaller venues such as Favela Chic and 333.Theatre and musicChoose from more than 100 venues from West End musicals to Chekhov at the Royal Court, opera at the Hackney Empire, hilarious acts at the Comedy Store and contemporary dance at Sadler’s Wells. London is home to five symphony orchestras, two leading opera houses and a huge choice of concerts at multi-arts centres such as the Barbican, the Royal Albert Hall and the Southbank Centre.ShoppingChoose from big names such as Harrods, Selfridges, Fortnum and Mason, Liberty’s and Lilywhites, vibrant markets including Portobello Road, Spitalfields and Camden, and some of the world’s most fashionable shopping areas such as Covent Garden, Kings Road and New Bond Street.Beautiful parksGreen space makes up some 30% of London, with the royal parks of Kensington Gardens, Regents Park, Hyde Park, St James Park and Richmond Park among the most popular. Boating lakes, zoos, open-air theatres, fountains, lidos, woodland and sports grounds abound. Unrivalled sportSpectator highlights include tennis at Wimbledon, football at the new Wembley Stadium, cricket at Lords, rugby at Twickenham, racing at Ascot and, in 2012, the Olympics at Stratford. Festivals and eventsHighlights include the Notting Hill Carnival, Chinese New Year celebrations, the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, the London marathon, Chelsea Flower Show, Trooping the Colour, the BBC Proms, Open House architecture week and the London Jazz Festival.
  • London/UK media833 radio stations527 TV channels1,600 newspapers1,971 magazines
  • LOW-COST TRANSPORTat the heart of Europe’s low-cost airline networkFREE ENTERTAINMENTmore than than 250 free attractions including some of the world's top museums and galleriesBUDGET OPTIONSan abundance of budget hotels, B&Bs and hostelsgreat value food and drink: more than 6,000 restaurants, cafés and barsSPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES75% of Fortune 500 companies have offices hereLondon hosts 50% of all European headquartersLondon has dropped to the 18th most expensive city in the world in which to live. London dropped one place to rank 18 in 2011.Mercer’s 2011 Cost of Living SurveyLuanda (Angola)Tokyo (Japan)N’djamena (Chad)Moscow (Russia)Geneva (Switzerland)Osaka (Japan)Zurich (Switzerland)SingaporeHong KongSao Paulo (Brazil)Nagoya (Japan)Libreville (Gabon)12. Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)14. Sydney (Australia)15. Oslo (Norway)16. Bern (Switzerland)17. Copenhagan (Denmark)18. London (UK)19. Seoul (South Korea)20. Beijing (China)More than than 250 free attractions including some of the world’s top museums and galleriesVisit London75% of Fortune 500 companies have offices hereThe UK: A Springboard for Global Growth, Deloitte, 2008London hosts 50% of all European headquartersEuropean Investment Monitor 2008, Ernst & Young
  • Imagine your event in London

    1. 1. IMAGINE YOUR NEXT EVENT IN LONDON
    2. 2. WHYLONDON?SolidFoundations Access Venues HotelsInspiration Unique Experiences Leading Speakers Pre & post- event cultureValuefor Money Opportunities Reduced Costs; Extended Access to build your sponsorship business opportunities
    3. 3. “I‟ve run corporate meetings andSOLID conferences throughout the world.FOUNDATIONS London is the most efficient, reliable and flexible host city. It‟s simply outstanding every time.” Jane Broon, corporate events planner
    4. 4. London has been voted Europe‟s number oneSOLID city for international and national transportFOUNDATIONS links for the 22nd year running, making travel cheaper, simpler and faster for organisers and time-poor delegates. • EASE OF ACCESS • OVERLAND TRAVEL OPTIONS • EXCELLENT LINKS BETWEEN VENUES, HOTELS AND OTHER LOCATIONS
    5. 5. TRAIN CONNECTIONS INTERNATIONAL 5 AIRPORTS 10 WITH OVER EUROPEAN DESTINATIONSEASE OFACCESSLONDON‟SCENTRALLOCATION DIRECT FLIGHTS TO MORE THAN 450 DESTINATIONS FROM LONDON
    6. 6. London offers venues to suit every budget,SOLID size, sector and taste.FOUNDATIONS • CHOICE • CAPACITY • VARIETY • HISTORICAL AND UNIQUE VENUES
    7. 7. SOLID London offers a vast range ofFOUNDATIONS accommodation from budget B&Bs and hostels to some of the world‟s most exclusive retreats. • CHOICE • NEW HOTELS OPENING
    8. 8. “London has huge cachet thanks to itsSOLID unique venues and culture. It‟s such aFOUNDATIONS vibrant world city, businesses cannot help but feel motivated and inspired here.” Dave Rogers, corporate events planner
    9. 9. INSPIRATION London offers unrivalled WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS’ opportunities to create an OF PIONEERS inspiring event around a Brunel, Faraday, Dickens, theme. Freud, Hendrix INDUSTRY THEMES THEMED ITINERARIES Architecture and urban planning Historical Sustainability Luxury Technology Royal Sport Parks & outdoors Fashion Food & Drinks
    10. 10. INSPIRATION Some of the world’s brightest WORLD-CLASS BUSINESS minds can be found in LEADERS London voted Europe‟s number London, making it easier to book one city for „access to qualified leading speakers, offer quality staff‟ – meaning the people you content need are here. Home to more than and attract more delegates. 50% of all European headquarters Europe‟s most culturally diverse talent pool (40% born abroad); 233 ACADEMIA languages spoken. 43 universities and colleges and home to two of the world‟s top five universities: University CLUSTERS OF SECTOR College and Imperial College. EXPERTISE ICT; medical science; DIPLOMAT HUB financial services; environmental industries; 175 of the UN‟s 191 member creative industries. countries have embassies in London.
    11. 11. BETTER London offers some of the mostQUALITY exciting culture in the world. ENTERTAINMENT 150 theatres 250 galleries 250-plus free attractions SHOPPING HERITAGE 40,000 shops Royal palaces Beautiful parks FOOD AND DRINK Four World Heritage sites 6,000 licensed restaurants, bars and cafés
    12. 12. VALUEFOR MONEY “London has a reputation as an expensive city. But low-cost flights, discounted accommodation, free entertainment and competitive prices for food and drink meant our event came in under budget.” John Smith, corporate events planner
    13. 13. VALUE POTENTIAL PARTNERS MARKETING ANDFOR MONEY ADVERTISING 75% of Fortune 500 companies have offices here in London, which World-leading advertising agencies hosts 50% of all European based here include Saatchi & headquarters. Saatchi, Ogilvy, Leo Burnett, Lowe, BBH, Mother, M&C Saatchi, WCRS and TBWA. FINANCE MEDIA London is one of the world‟s London is home to the Financial leading financial centres, boasting Times, the BBC, News a concentration of financiers and International, CNN, CNBC, Reut unrivalled access to private equity. ers, Associated Press, Trinity Mirror, Bloomberg Europe and the Economist.
    14. 14. VALUE London has dropped to the 18th mostFOR MONEY expensive city in the world, making accommodation, entertainment, transport and venue budgets go further. • LOW COST TRANSPORT • FREE ENTERTAINMENT • BUDGET OPTIONS • SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    15. 15. VALUE In London, cutting-edge technology can broaden access toFOR MONEY events, engaging audiences in multiple locations world-wide at low cost. PRIVATE BROADCASTS COACHING & MASTERCLASS IPT, steaming video, audio e-learning and voice NUMEROUS VENUES WITH INTERACTIVE Q&AS ADVANCED IT EQUIPMENT Social networking, webinars INCLUDING… Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre Lancaster London Royal Horticultural Halls Millennium Gloucester Hotel Park Plaza Riverbank London
    16. 16. HOW WE CAN HELP YOUR EVENT SUCCEED IN LONDON GUIDANCE LOCATION INTRODUCTIONS TOOLS SUPPORT & RESEARCH & VENUE HELP YOU HELP YOU FIND THE INTRODUCE YOU TO PROVISION OF A THE ONE STOP UNDERSTAND WHAT BEST VENUE IN THE THE BEST PEOPLE LONDON TOOLKIT SHOP FOR ALL LONDON HAS TO RIGHT LOCATION TO BRING YOUR TO PROMOTE EVENT OFFER EVENT TO LIFE YOUR EVENT REQUIREMENTS- Free expert and - Excellent knowledge - Referrals to - Production of bid - Dedicated Eventimpartial advice about of new, unique, quirky professional event documents and Solutions team tovenues, housing, and historic venues organisers, DMCs supporting support youprofessional conference - Assistance with and London material for - Bespoke Eventorganisers and DMCs accommodation suppliers Associations Planners and- Site inspections for searches - Introductions to the - Access to a Association e-organisers - Site inspections for best event talent in marketing toolkit newsletters- Budget advice and organisers London helping promote - Event plannersquotes from suppliers your event guide
    17. 17. MAKE CONTACT TODAYLONDONANDPARTNERS.COM/IMAGINELONDONEVENTSOLUTIONS@LONDONANDPARTNERS.COM+44 (0)20 7234 5833FOLLOW US @L_PBUSINESSJOIN US ON LINKEDIN:„LONDON & PARTNERS CVB GROUP‟
    18. 18. IMAGINE YOUR NEXT EVENT IN LONDON

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