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  • Choose which title slide you would like Join us for INCENTIVE OLYMPICS, a night of networking and education featuring guest speaker, Chris Lynn of London & Partners. Chris recently returned from the London 2012 Olympics and will share with us his experiences and the impact, challenges and opportunities these worldwide events provide for our industry.  Joined by a panel of industry experts, Chris will illustrate the various levels that affect the incentive industry and how we can all benefit from the impact of these global events.
  •   EASE OF ACCESS • Five international airports • 300+ direct flights from world cities • Becoming easier – with rail expansion, Euro rail   OVERLAND TRAVEL OPTIONS • 22 trains from Paris daily • 11 from Brussels daily   EXCELLENT LINKS BETWEEN VENUES, HOTELS AND OTHER LOCATIONS • The world’s second largest underground railway system • Oyster smart cards for faster, hassle-free access to trains and buses river taxis and ferries • Bicycle hire scheme • 21,000 licensed taxis     DIRECT FLIGHTS London has been voted Europe’s number one city for international and national transport links for the 21st year running. • Cushman & Wakefield, European Cities Monitor, 2010     International transport rankings, 2010 • Cushman & Wakefield, European Cities Monitor, 2010 1. London 2. Paris 3. Frankfurt 4. Amsterdam 5. Brussels 6. Munich 7. Madrid 8. Manchester 9. Zurich/Berlin 11. Barcelona/Birmingham   National transport rankings • Cushman & Wakefield, European Cities Monitor, 2010 1. London 2 .Paris 3. Berlin 4. Madrid/Munich 6. Barcelona 7. Stockholm 8. Amsterdam 9. Zurich 10. Manchester   EFFICIENT CITY TRAVEL Oyster smart cards - Cut queuing for tickets - Simplify check-in and check-out - Can be pre-loaded and issued to delegates prior to arrival   River taxis Often the quickest way to travel across the city Possible to build itineraries around the river (using riverside venues and water transport)
  • CHOICE AND CAPACITY • More than 1,000 venues; spaces for 2 – 30,000 people   CONGRESS VENUES • ExCeL: 100,000 sq m of flexible event space; featuring the UK’s largest fully flexible auditorium with 5,000 seats • Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre: space for 1,300 delegates • Central Hall Westminster: the Great Hall seats more than 2,000 people theatre-style • Barbican Centre: Europe’s largest combined arts and conference centre; space for over 2,000 guests; break-out and exhibition spaces • Hilton London Metropole: 40 conference rooms; room for up to 3,000 delegates; more than 1,000 bedrooms • Park Plaza • Novotel London West   HISTORICAL AND UNIQUE VENUES Film, architecture, geology, natural history, medicine, science, law, academia, engineering     Full conference venue information can be found in ‘London for Associations A Destination Guide for Meetings’   ADDITIONAL LEADING VENUES • Lancaster London • Westminster Bridge •  London Hilton on Park Lane • Royal Horticultural Halls & Conference Centre • Church House Conference Centre • Millennium Gloucester Hotel & Conference Centre •  Park Plaza Riverbank London • Park Place Victoria London • Lord’s Cricket Ground • Royal College of Physicians • Royal Society of Medicine • BMA House • One Great George Street • Imperial College London   HISTORICAL AND SPECIALIST VENUES   • A good overview can be found in ‘Annex4.12-HQ12London.pdf’ • Film: British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) • Architecture: Royal Institute of British Architects • Geology: Geological Society of London •  Academia: Imperial College London •  Natural history: The Natural History Museum • Medicine: No.1 Wimpole Street (The Royal Society of Medicine); Chandos House; Royal College of Surgeons; • Science: the Royal Society; Science Museum; Royal College of Physicians •  Law: Honourable Society of Lincolns’ Inn • Civil engineering: One Great George Street (the Institute of Civil Engineers); Savoy Place (Institute of Electrical Engineers)
  • CHOICE • More than 100,000 bedrooms (125,000 by 2012) • Plus more than 17,000 university rooms • From budget to 5 stars   NEW HOTELS • W hotel London (192 Rooms) • City Inn Tower of London (583 rooms) • Shangri-La London Bridge (195 rooms)
  • London ideal city to cater for your entire programme Presidents / Welcome reception (350) St Paul’s cathedral London transport museum Museum of London London gala dinner (6,000) Excel – London’s largest banqueting hall Faculty dinner (400) Painted Hall Old Royal Naval College Guildhall
  •   Inspirational venues by sector –   Science and medicine London is an academic hub of pioneering scientific research and home to many of the world’s leading science, health and medical institutions. The capital’s 43 universities and colleges are renowned for scientific advances in heart disease, cardiovascular health, stem cell and regenerative medicine, nutrition, and human physiology and performance. Currently, the city boasts 175,000 healthcare professionals, 6,000 scientists specialising in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology and a yearly influx of 80,000 medical and science students.
  •   Our service providers: Kuoni Sterling Hiscox Crest of London Congrex uk ltd MCI Kenes UK TFImeeting point   Organising a conference is a fairly time-consuming and a demanding process. Fortunately, help is at hand! Some of the world’s most professional service providers are based in London, offering invaluable support for the success of your event. Visit London will assist you with the process of deciding which of these is the best route to take. We will explore your requirements and organise appointments for you to meet with these service providers.
  •   Our city is expert at holding major events – including events we have helped come to London.   EULAR 2011 at the ICC London ExCeL GASTRO 2009 The largest medical conference ever staged in London 29th Congress of the European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology Award winning city   London is an award-winning destination. In 2010, it was voted as the top conference destination and best incentive destination by the readers of Conference & Incentive Travel magazine. London has won ‘Best European City for Business’ at the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards, ‘Best City to do Business In’, as voted for by Eurostat readers and the ‘World’s Leading Destination’ at the World Travel Awards.   In the event city rankings compiled by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and the Union of International Associations (UIA) London consistently occupies a top 20 spot.   And, with the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on the horizon, London guarantees a gold standard of service, facilities and support from both the capital’s convention bureau and the Mayor of London.
  •   Europe’s largest and wealthiest consumer base; 392,000 registered businesses; gateway to the EU’s 27 member states Eurostat, 2009   London has been voted Europe’s number one city for international and national transport links for the 21st year running. Cushman & Wakefield, European Cities Monitor, 2010
  •   Good information on London’s progressive ICT offering can be found in the 2011 proposition document ‘ICT LONDON: A GLOBAL HUB FOR HIGH-SPEED GROWTH.’   Two thirds of international advertising agencies have their European HQ in London European Headquarters in the UK, Key Facts, 2010, UK Trade & Investment
  •   43 universities and college Unlocking London’s Digital Media Market, Think London, 2009   Home to two of the world’s top universities London, the Only Location for your European Headquarters, Think London, 2009   233 languages spoken HESA 2009-10   175 of the UN’s 191 member countries have embassies in London Think London, Business Facts, 2011   London hosts 50% of all European headquarters European Investment Monitor 2008, Ernst & Young   Voted Europe’s number one city for ‘access to qualified staff’ Cushman & Wakefield, European Cities Monitor, 2010
  •   175,000 healthcare professionals Corporate Report, Technology and Services, London Development Agency, 2008   Yearly influx of 80,000 medical and science students Why London for Associations, A Destination Guide for Meetings, Visit London. 2011   ICT 65,000 workers LONDON ICT: A Global Hub for High-speed Growth, London & Partners, 2011   100,000 students HESA 2009-10   24,000 companies National Statistics, ABI, 2010   The UK is home to Europe’s biggest ICT market, worth £115 billion. London hosts 40% of UK IT businesses London & Partners based on EITO data, 2010 figures   CREATIVE INDUSTRIES 400,000 workers London’s creative workforce (2010 update), GLA economics, Feb 2010   Leading sub-sectors London: Creative Industries. The Essential Next Step for your Business. Think London 2010   ENVIRONMENTAL INDUSTRIES £140 billion green industry Low Carbon Capital, London as a Global Leader of the Low Carbon Economy, London Development Agency, 2010   Leading sub-sectors London: Environmental Industries analysis, 2010  
  • Museums and galleries London 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 out Popular 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 nightlife Around 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 music Choose 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.   Shopping Choose 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 parks Green 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 sport Spectator 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 events Highlights 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.
  •   RESEARCH - Free expert and impartial advice about venues, housing, professional conference organisers and DMCs - Excellent knowledge of new, unique, quirky and historic venues - Site inspections for organisers - Budget advice and quotes from suppliers   BIDDING & LOBBYING - Production of bid documents and supporting material - Support in the bid from a team of experts who have delivered hundreds of events - Written support from leading civil and corporate figures   LOGISTICS - Assistance with accommodation searches - Group discounts on travel to London through airline and rail partnerships - Visitor information for delegates   PRE-CONGRESS - Help build delegate attendance - Ordering of London travel Oyster cards & planners - Provision of promotional materials - Dedicated association account manager   CONGRESS - Promotional tools to help increase delegate attendance, including City stand at conferences, videos, DVDs, photos, literature and presentations
  • Imagine your association congress in london1

    2. 2. WHYLONDON?SolidFoundations Access Venues & Accommodations ExpertiseGreaterOpportunitiesfor return oninvestment The London Uplift Media & Marketing London ValueBetter Quality Leading Speakers Sectors Hotspots Theatre & Entertainment
    3. 3. “London’s atmosphere, historicalSOLID background and close links with the USFOUNDATIONS market, combined with a high-level of service provided by the venue helped to make the congress our most successful to date.” Antonio Guadagnoli, MCI Geneva Congress Director
    5. 5. 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
    6. 6. London offers venues to suit every budget,SOLID size and sector.FOUNDATIONS • CHOICE AND CAPACITY • CONGRESS VENUES • 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
    8. 8. INSPIRATIONAL London has over 1000VENUES venues available to hire for private events. Whether for a gala dinner, welcome reception or speakers dinner. To inspire and impress London also has these great venues spread across the city – so you will always be able to find one year your chosen conference centre.
    9. 9. VENUES Royal College of PhysiciansFOR YOUR Royal Society of MedicineSECTOR Imperial College London Royal Institute of British Architects
    10. 10. SOLID LEADING CONGRESS SUPPLIERS – CAN-DO CULTUREFOUNDATIONS INTERNATIONAL RENOWNED AND a professional, business-like attitude LEADING and mindset PROFESSIONAL PARTNERS a world-class convention bureau world-leading venues and hotels outstanding professional conference organisers (PCOs) high-calibre destination marketing companies (DMCs)
    12. 12. RETURN ON “The number of participants grewINVESTMENT significantly (from 915 in 2010 BASEL, to 1,440 in 2011 London). As for Sponsorship/Exhibition, we raised approximately €40,000 more in London” Michael Foreman, MD Kenes UK Advances Technology and Treatments for Diabetes Conference (March 2011)
    13. 13. RETURN ON BROADENED ACCESS MARKETING ANDINVESTMENT AND NEW REVENUE ADVERTISING STREAMS World-leading advertising Using IPTV; streaming video, agencies based here include audio and voice; social networks; Saatchi & Saatchi, Ogilvy, Leo location-based advertising and Burnett, Lowe, BBH, Mother, M&C e-learning. Saatchi, WCRS and and TBWA. MEDIA Two thirds of international advertising agencies have their London is home to the Financial European HQ here. Times, the BBC, News International, CNN, CNBC, “As for Sponsorship/Exhibition, Reuters, Associated Press, we raised approximately €40,000 Trinity Mirror, Bloomberg Europe more in London” Michael and the Economist Foreman, MD Kenes UK
    14. 14. LONDON/UK • Global & VerticalMEDIA Media London • 833 radio stations • 527 TV channels • 1,600 newspapers • 1,971 magazines
    15. 15. VALUE London boasts more than 250 free attractionsLONDON including some of the world’s top museums and galleries. Great value food – with over 6,000 restaurants, cafés and bars. London has an abundance of budget hotels as well as B&Bs and hostels. Low cost airlines.
    16. 16. “Over 250 scientific abstract submissionsBETTER from around the globe (far exceedingQUALITY previous congresses). This is the best turnout we’ve had to date in regards to number of exhibitors, amount of sponsorship - financial commercial support received and the number of attendees expected.” Annika Hayes, INS Congress Manager Vanern Enterprises, INC International Neuromodulation Society
    17. 17. BETTER Some of the world’s brightest WORLD-CLASS BUSINESSQUALITY minds can be found in LEADERS London voted Europe’s number London, making it easier to one city for ‘access to qualified book leading speakers, offer staff’ – meaning the people you quality content and attract need are here. Home to more than more delegates. 50% of all European headquarters Europe’s most culturally diverse talent pool (40% born abroad); 233 languages spoken. ACADEMIA 43 universities and colleges and home to two of the world’s top CLUSTERS OF SECTOR five universities: University EXPERTISE College and Imperial College. ICT; medical science; financial services; DIPLOMAT HUB environmental industries; 175 of the UN’s 191 member creative industries countries have embassies in London
    18. 18. BETTER Specialist venues and concentrations of speakersQUALITY and audiences can be found in London thanks to the success of key sectors. HEALTHCARE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES 175,000 healthcare professionals 400,000 workers leading sub- yearly influx of 80,000 medical and sectors: film and broadcast, science students. product design, electronic gaming, digital advertising. ICT ENVIRONMENTAL 65,000 workers; 100,000 students; INDUSTRIES 24,000 companies the UK is home to Beacon ‘eco’ city with a £140 billion Europe’s biggest ICT market, ‘green’ industry leading sub-sectors: worth £115 billion. London hosts renewables, waste management and 40% of UK IT businesses. Tech City recycling, low-carbon vehicles. hosts one of Europe’s most exciting clusters of high-tech expertise.
    19. 19. BETTER ENTERTAINMENTQUALITY 150 theatres 250 galleries 250-plus free attractions HERITAGE Royal palaces Beautiful parks Four World Heritage sites SHOPPING 40,000 shops FOOD AND DRINK 6,000 licensed restaurants, bars and cafés
    20. 20. OUR TRACK EULARRECORD London’s largest ever congress: over 16,000 attendees Held at ExCeL: 25th - 28th May 2011
    21. 21. OUR TRACK EAACI “The EAACI 2010 Congress was a greatRECORD • Over 8000 attendees success… turned out to be the biggest Allergy Congress in the world to date. • Held at ExCeL: 12 - 16th June 2010 We’ve had very good feedback from the client, speakers and delegates and the Congress attracted many journalists from around the world, which generated a lot of International news coverage.” Jenny Strömgård, Account Manager, Congrex Sweden
    22. 22. HOW WE CAN HELP YOURCONGRESS SUCCEED IN LONDON BIDDING & THE RESEARCH LOGISTICS PRE-CONGRESS LOBBYING CONGRESS- Free expert and - Production of bid - Assistance with - Help build delegate - Promotional toolsimpartial advice about documents and accommodation attendance to help increasevenues, housing, supporting material searches - Ordering of delegateprofessional - Support in the bid - Group discounts London travel Oyster attendance,conference organisers from a team of experts on travel to London cards & planners including City standand DMCs who have delivered through airline and - Provision of at conferences,- Excellent knowledge hundreds of events rail partnerships promotional videos, DVDs,of new, unique, quirky - Written support from - Visitor information materials photos, literatureand historic venues leading civil and for delegates - Dedicated and presentations- Site inspections for corporate figures association accountorganisers manager- Budget advice andquotes from suppliers