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Meet Cambridge and ExCeL London partner for association offer

Meet Cambridge is working with ExCeL London to offer association event organisers an extended range of unique services.

Pictured: left to right: Kelly Vickers, director Meet Cambridge; Samantha Shamkh, head of conventions at ExCeL London; and Judith Sloane, deputy manager, Meet Cambridge

Meet Cambridge, the conference and events bureau for Cambridge and the region, is working with ExCeL London to offer association event organisers an extended range of unique services.  

The collaboration will involve working closely on relevant conference bids, to offer organisers the opportunity to enhance London-based conferences and events, with pre or post-specialist seminars, training courses, dinners and symposia for groups of between 10 and 500.

Judith Sloane, deputy manager at Meet Cambridge said: “We are delighted to be working in conjunction with ExCeL London to attract even more association conferences to the UK.

"Cambridge is just 45 minutes from the capital, so organisers will find it very easy to host pre or post conference events here. Add to this, the opportunity for associations to tap into the region’s intellectual capital and we believe that we have a winning combination which really will help organisers to add value to their London-based congresses.

“Whether it’s identifying a keynote speaker of world-renown, finding a venue, organising a visit, accessing our extensive network of event suppliers or arranging a dinner, we look forward to supporting a wide range of future events.”

Samantha Shamkh, head of conventions at ExCeL London added: “Our team is very excited by the potential of this new working relationship. It is a great example of cities collaborating together which we hope will lead to many successful events in the years to come.”

Highlighted as a top hotspot for growth in the digital economy and the hub of Europe’s leading bioscience and healthcare cluster, Cambridge is an international centre for scientists, innovators, researchers and leading organisations. This makes the region an attractive destination for association conferences, providing opportunity for event organisers and delegates to engage with an unrivalled range of experts.

Cambridge has just been ranked in ICCA’s top 10 cities for the number of international association events it hosted in 2017.

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