Event Venues

London Gets Down to Business

We explore ExCeL London.

This is the view from the Executive Lounge of the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, which is the host hotel for a press trip that Visit London has organized around the opening ceremony for London ExCeL’s new International Convention Centre (ICC). (Apologies for the photo quality, but it’s not too bad considering I snapped it using the Photo Booth app on my MacBook Pro laptop.) If you’ve got to get some work done on a beautiful summer day in a gorgeous European capital, this isn’t a bad place to do it.
The ICC event is tomorrow, and the neat thing about it is that ExCeL has organized something that’s much more than a photo opportunity. In fact, it’s a day-long meeting, with a forum on how cities can attract business opportunities, a media briefing by London Mayor Boris Johnson, a keynote presentation, networking, and more. Makes sense, because what better way to show off a new conference center than by hosting an actual conference?

Christopher Durso

Christopher Durso formerly was executive editor of Convene.