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Eventopedia celebrates first birthday

Start-up holds networking event with team building activities at Victorian Bath House

Guests were split into teams and tasked with a number of team building activities, as part of Eventopedia's first birthday celebrations

Team building activities involving Victorian sponge cakes, networking and an impromptu striptease took place when Eventopedia celebrated its first birthday.

Almost 100 event industry professionals attended the event, held at the newly-opened Victorian Bath House in Bishopsgate on Tuesday evening.

They were told how Eventopedia, a site that lists and allows reviews for thousands of suppliers, has spread to four other destinations alongside London; Dubai, Chicago, Monte Carlo and New York.

Attendees to the birthday celebrations were split into teams and tasked with a number of team building activities, which involved dividing sponge cakes using limited cuts, or solving riddles using matchsticks. With the announcement that two teams were locked in first place, one event professional - who shall remain anonymous - resorted to performing a mock striptease to take the winning spot. It worked (although whether this was due dancing talent or to urge the see them clothed again was not made clear.)

Co-founder Alan Newton said: "We wanted to celebrate our first year in a fun way that encouraged people to network and meet one another, and also to show off this beautiful Camm and Hooper venue, the Victorian Bath House.

"We have had a great first year, expanding into five markets. Our strategy is to be global, but we have to do that slowly but surely. We won't launch a (destination) until we get 95 per cent of its meetings market."

Smart Group's Emma Greenfield, who attended the event, said: "I love the venue; it was very atmospheric. I've had a great time and I loved the team building activities."

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