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Association events up by one third at RCP

Medical venue says interest is result of 'high profile' 50th anniversary celebrations

The Royal College of Physicians says medical and pharmaceutical associations form the bulk of enquiries

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has seen a 34 per cent year-on-year increase in association bookings from January to October.

The London-based medical venue says there has been particular increase from medical and pharmaceutical related associations, which accounted for 57 per cent of all meetings at the venue in December.

The RCP says the increase in confirmed business and enquiries from association event planners was a result of last year’s high profile celebrations for the 50th anniversary of its Grade I listed building by Sir Denys Lasdun and the venue’s involvement in London’s Knowledge Quarter, an initiative launched in December 2014.

Natacha Allen, sales and marketing manager at the RCP, said: “We’re pleased to have had such success with the associations sector over the last 12 months. We’ve seen a great legacy from the 50th anniversary of our iconic building which we celebrated last year and the launch of the Knowledge Quarter has played an important part in the development of our offering in the heart of the educational hub.”

The Knowledge Quarter is a growing partnership of 35 academic, cultural, research, scientific and media organisations based in Kings Cross, Euston and Bloomsbury in London, launched by Chancellor George Osborne on Thursday 4 December 2014.

The aim of the Knowledge Quarter is to make the outstanding facilities, collections and expertise of its members understood, available and used as widely as possible for the benefit of researchers, creative people, students and the local community.

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