Thursday 13 November 2014
The art-deco Great Hall at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) stepped into the events industry limelight on the 12th November when it hosted the second annual Venuemasters London (VML) Showcase. The event, featuring 10 of London’s academic venues included a keynote speech by Fay Sharpe, a founder shareholder in venue finding agency Zibrant alongside networking with the member venues.
The Venuemasters Showcase provides an opportunity for the London based members of Venuemasters to work together to promote their varied range of venues and accommodation options to event professionals from across London and the UK. Although the venues are all competitors, the event proves they can also work together in the interests of their clients to ensure business is retained within the academic venues arena.
George Foden, Head of Events for QMUL’s venue and hospitality brand, Events & Hospitality QM comments ‘The opportunity to place over 100 event professionals in our signature venue is a fantastic opportunity to show the facilities we have to offer the events market. The VML Showcase allows academic venues, like ourselves, to make a statement of intent that we are serious players in the events industry and that academic venues in London can provide a unique and great value solution for event planners.'