London O2 To Host Conference Week

The landmark venue will stage a week of corporate events from Sept. 4-11 next year.  will be able to host between 3,500 and 15,000 delegates, thanks to its modular infrastructure.

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During the seven-day period the venue “will also see its range of smaller event spaces reserved for more intimate corporate meetings, breakout sessions and team building,” the announcement reads.

Delegates will enjoy “high-density Wi-Fi allowing 15,000 attendees to connect at once, a draping system to make even the largest space feel intimate and a world-class events team on hand to meet each and every client requirement.”

The O2 has hosted corporate events in the past, with clients including KPMG, St James’ Place, The Salvation Army as well as award ceremonies like the BRITs or the National Television Awards. The plan is to make the Conference Week an annual event and get more large brands to stage their events in London’s O2 going forward.

Steve Sayer, commercial director at The O2, commented: “Conference Week underpins our commitment to the corporate events sector. Clearing our diary for the first time in this way allows us the flexibility to hold numerous events and offer true value to our clients. London is competing on the world stage for the conference business and we at The O2 are supportive of any efforts to bring more business to this city. We believe our venue offers the perfect setting for any brand or organisation.”

Tracy Halliwell, director of business tourism and major events at London & Partners, said: “London’s connectivity and ease of access combined with its rich culture and heritage makes the city an exciting destination for meeting organisers. The O2 is an iconic London landmark, alongside being a standout venue for meetings and events. Dedicating a week specifically to conferences is a fantastic new proposition for the venue and will help showcase the diverse offer of The O2 for both consumer events and corporate activities.”