In a time when hosting an event seems an unlikely possibility, the team at the Royal Lancaster London hotel has introduced a timely piece of equipment to allow businesses and individuals to host a virtual, hybrid or live event in the heart of London. The new XR SmartStudio, in partnership with Smart AV, features a 215-square-foot "Extended Reality" (XR) stage with an LED backdrop and floor, audio, broadcast cameras and TV-ready lighting allowing clients to have both a live audience and virtual attendees.
Opening in early 2021, Pan Pacific London hotel is touted as what will be the city’s new landmark tower just across from Liverpool Street Station. A highlight of the property will be the 5,000-square-foot Pacific Ballroom, the hotel’s largest and most flexible event space—and one of the largest hotel ballrooms in the Square Mile.
London's BMA House, a conference and events venue, has created a range of hybrid and digital event packages that reflect the ongoing changes in the corporate and association meeting industry. Including options for webcasting, breakouts, speaker-only conferences and exhibitor/sponsor packages, the offering reflects both the challenges presented by COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the future needs of event organizers.
Startups in London’s tourism and business event sectors are now being encouraged to apply to the London & Partners’ Business Growth Program.
Launching in late June, the accelerator program's summer cohort will support companies in tourism and business events, creative, urban, life sciences, financial, business services and technology industries, as well as in the impact (purpose-driven) sector as originally planned.
As countries around the world respond to the coronavirus pandemic, London’s events industry has been adapting their business offering to support the fight against coronavirus. While the government takes small steps towards reopening parts of the U.K. economy and the events industry considers the path to recovery, the London Convention Bureau is launching a new resource for event planners: London’s Virtual Site Visits.