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Royal Society opens its doors to global experiential agencies

Global DMC Partners welcomes 20 global brand specialist agencies to its President’s Dinner at the Royal Society’s new Library

The Royal Society - the UK’s national academy of science - has for the first time opened its doors to a select gathering of brand and events experiential agencies. The Global DMC Partners President’s Dinner formed part of a three day sales mission for DMC Partners and the UK sales team with their President and CEO. It chose The Royal Society’s Library - the venue’s newest space - to entertain the cream of the MICE industry at a sumptuous meal to celebrate existing and new partnerships.

The Society in partnership with Harbour & Jones Events, and Global DMC Partners invited guests to try a fun, science-themed menu. Managing directors from organisations including Zibrant, Concerto, and FMI Fischer Moy enjoyed a meal that included: lipstick tubes containing smoked bacon mousse; an amuse bouche of tomato leather, whipped basil & mascarpone sorbet; seaweed & squid risotto with a dry ice clouds; eight-hour braised Jacob’s ladder with parmesan mousseline, watercress jelly, & chanterelle fritters; and lastly chocolate spheres with exploding popping candy.

The event celebrated the Society’s £2 million refurbishment of its kitchen and The Library. It now has 13 rooms that can accommodate parties numbering between 12 and 300 at the Grade I listed 6-9 Carlton Terrace - little more than a Champagne cork away from The Mall. Fellows of the Royal Society past and present read like a roll call of global scientific genius - from founding Fellow Sir Christopher Wren in 1660 to Sir Tim Berners Lee today.

Global DMC Partners is a group of 50 Destination Management Companies (DMCs) worldwide covering The Americas, The Caribbean, Africa, The Middle East, Europe, Australasia and the South Pacific - and claims to be the only truly global network of independent DMCs worldwide. Partners agree to set standards of communication, pricing, risk management and operational excellence. Its three day event involved partners from six nations.

Nicholas da Costa, Head of Conference Services at the Royal Society, said: “We are honoured to host this elite gathering of MICE industry executives. The Royal Society is more popular than ever, so we are delighted to give them the inside track on what the venue has to offer.”

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