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Academic venues take centre stage at Venuemasters London showcase

Venuemasters London showcase
Venuemasters London, a branch of Venuemasters recently welcomed industry bookers to its London showcase of academic venues.
The showcase and ice skating event, hosted by Kings Venues at King’s College London’s Strand Campus, was a joint venture between its 12 London members. The showcase was designed to promote the meeting and accommodation facilities of academic institutions as an alternative option for event planners within the highly competitive London events market.


Members of Venuemasters London invited 70 key clients from the corporate, leisure, charity and social enterprise sectors. The event provided the opportunity for members to thank their own clients, whilst interacting with new buyers and promoting their unique and unusual offerings.

Guests were treated to champagne and canapés before taking to the ice for some festive fun on the opening night of Somerset House’s renowned skating rink. The backdrop of Kings Venues facilities at Somerset House East Wing provided the right level of ambience to enable those attending to network and relax with the showcasing members and industry figures.

Vanessa Gouws, Chair of the Venuemasters Board of Directors, said: “The Venuemasters London Showcase was a unique opportunity for the London members of Venuemasters to work together to promote their common interests against the backdrop of a highly competitive London events market, while also reinforcing the work of Venuemasters nationally. The event was a tour de force for academic venues in London, where we showcased the variety of unique and unusual spaces available across these venues and reinforced in the minds of those attending that we are credible event industry participants.”

Exhibiting members include: Events & Hospitality QM (Queen Mary University of London); Senate House, University of London; Imperial College London; Goldsmiths, University of London; Regents Conferences & Events; University College London; Kings Venues at King’s College London; University of Greenwich; Conference Roehampton; Park Crescent Conference Centre; London Metropolitan University; University of Westminster.

Venuemasters is a not-for-profit organisation representing 82 academic venues in the UK & Ireland and providing access to these via a free enquiry service.

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