Over 70 event buyers from corporates, associations and agencies attended the Venues of Excellence ‘Association and Large Venue Showcase’ at the Victory Services Club, Marble Arch on Wednesday 7th February.
The guest speaker was Tracy Halliwell, MBE, director of tourism, conventions and major events at London and Partners, who spoke about the ways in which a destination can help event organisers.
For lunch, delegates were wowed with a selection of food stations serving a variety of hot and cold dishes – including a live sushi station, cured meat station and a dessert station serving a selection of mini treats. The day ended with a gin reception giving delegates the chance to sample the exclusive Victory Services Club Gin and take part in a Twitter photo competition to win a bottle to take home.
Elizabeth Croxford, who is a PA within the NHS said: “This is a great event – I’ve been very impressed with the venues on offer today and I’ve found a number of interesting venues that could host our future events. The Victory Services Club is a wonderful venue in a great location. The staff today were attentive and the food was simply amazing.”
Mark Field FIH, operations director, Victory Services Club said: “It was great to see so many event buyers attending this inaugural event. We met some good contacts and we received a number of good enquiries.”
Mandy Jennings, executive director, Venues of Excellence said: “We were delighted to work in partnership with Victory Services Club, which we believe is a true example of a venue of excellence. The event was a great success as we believe the association market is an area of focus for many of our member venues and we believe we can offer the perfect solution for their requirements from our exceptional and prestigious large event spaces to our highest quality meeting and training facilities. Our venue finding service and coverage in the UK means we are able to work with our venues to come up with cost-effective long-term partnership agreements to ensure our clients are guaranteed the highest quality venues which are excellent value for money.”