The transatlantic partnership has been formed to create an easy route for simultaneous conferences and events between London and New York City head offices. The initiative will be cross promoted to the venues’ strong shared client base within the scientific, pharmaceutical and technology sectors. The partnership will see the Science Museum and the New York Hall of Science aim to acquire international awards ceremonies, large scale conferences and product launches on a bespoke basis.
Both venues support a range of technical solutions, facilitating outside broadcasts for international events, such as video/music streaming and stable Wi-Fi infrastructure for multiple-platform users, allowing events to be held simultaneously at both venues, connected via sound and video link. Technical services will be provided by the Science Museum’s external approved suppliers.
Alicia Earls, communications manager for corporate events at the Science Museum, said: “We are very excited to start working with the New York Hall of Science, and we are confident that this venture will generate many new business opportunities for both venues. With this collaboration, we aim to expand even further into the international events market.”
“Technology facilitates communication and connectivity in powerful ways,” said Dan Wempa, NYSCI’s Vice President of External Affairs. “This collaboration between NYSCI and Science Museum will give our clients greater flexibility and enable both of our venues to attract an even broader array of meetings and events.”
The Science Museum encompasses 10 contrasting conference and event spaces, from the 400-seat IMAX® cinema to the 700 square-metre blank-canvas space Level 1, accommodating up to 750 guests. The venue has recently attracted a number of high profile clients including EE, Acer, Coca-Cola and WWF. The New York Hall of Science is New York City's science and technology center, and is the home of 450 interactive exhibits. The venue offers six spaces available for corporate and private events, accommodating 15 to 500 guests. The venue’s clients include American Cancer Society, MTV, Pfizer, Pepsi-Cola, and Volvo.