News round-up from the Westminster Collection

18 February

20% incentive at One Great George Street!

One Great George Street has a super credit crunch busting incentive for all new bookings for events taking place between February and April 2010-an amazing 20% off the listed room hire price! Wow your delegates with a conference, event or meeting at the award-winning venue in the heart of Westminster. With its superb location and attentive, friendly staff, make One Great George Street your first choice.

Everyone likes to receive, that is why One Great George Street are offering a 12% enhanced commission to all venue finding agencies who make a new booking for events taking place with Westminster's premier venue between February 2010 and April 2010.

International Confex will take place between the 23rd and 25th February 2010 at Earl's Court. Confex brings together people who organise any kind of event with an array of venues, destinations and event support services both in the UK and internationally. Westminster's award-winning venue, One Great George Street will be exhibiting at stand L612. Come and meet the friendly events team who will be delighted to discuss how they can make your next conference, meeting or event, one to remember!

London is proud to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games. The Fair Pricing Charter was established to allow event decision makers to readily identify UK event venues, destination management companies, producers and suppliers that have made a firm commitment to reasonable and fair trading terms during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games. One Great George Street is pleased to announce its support for the charter by signing up as it believes in a fair pricing structure for all during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games period.

Contact

Website: www.onegreatgeorgestreet.com

Website: www.thewestminstercollection.co.uk

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IET Venues: Breakfast is on us at Confex 2010

IET Venues, the premier family of venues in London, Birmingham and Glasgow, is ensuring a great start to the first two days of International Confex.

On Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 February, IET Venues are offering attendees early access and will be providing a complimentary champagne and canapι breakfast on their stand (B850) from 9:30 - 11:00 am. Attendees are encouraged to visit www.ietvenues.co.uk/confex to register and receive their breakfast voucher, which also ensures early access to the event. The group will also be offering their customers the opportunity to upgrade to VIP visitors of the show, which enables access to the Confex Elite Lounge, reserved front row seating at the daily Keynote Sessions, priority booking in the Tranquillity area and an invitation to networking drinks.

This year’s newly designed stand will be showcasing the group’s brand new websites, enabling you to explore the three premier venues, IET London: Savoy Place, IET Birmingham: Austin Court and IET Glasgow: Teacher Building online through interactive show-arounds.

'We are delighted to be showcasing our portfolio of exceptional conference venues at International Confex 2010,” says Anna Clover, Manager of Venues & Facilities, IET Venues. “Last year was a great success for the IET Venues family and we are looking to raise the bar even further this year. Through our complementary breakfasts and our innovative Confex Concierge service we will be demonstrating the exemplary levels of service that people can expect from working with IET Venues.'

To meet the teams and discover the IET Venues group for yourself, visit Confex stand B850 and register for the IET Venues VIP breakfast at www.ietvenues.co.uk/confex

Contact

Website: www.thewestminstercollection.co.uk

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The Duchess of Cornwall attends Anna Valentine fashion show at the Royal Courts of Justice

Having successfully hosted the 25th British Fashion Awards in December 2009 - which saw the likes of Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss and Vivienne Westwood in attendance - on 11 February the Royal Courts of Justice hosted another fashion orientated event, the Anna Valentine charity fashion show. HRH The Duchess of Cornwall attended the event, hosted by actor Rupert Everett.

On arrival guests were treated to a Champagne and canapι reception in the venues Costume Gallery followed by a catwalk show in the main hall. An after show party concluded the event with delicious bowl food and drinks. The exciting menu was designed by chef Tom Aikens and created by caterers Rhubarb.

The catwalk show was Valentine’s first public launch of a collection in five years and showcased her Spring/ Summer collection, attracting 400 guests and raising money for charity Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres of which the Duchess of Cornwall was made president in 2008. The centres provide emotional and practical support to anyone affected by cancer.

Gavin Marshall, Head of Corporate Events, Royal Courts of Justice said 'Anna Valentine is a leading designer in the British couture scene, having famously designed The Duchess of Cornwall’s wedding gown. Her catwalk show was a great success and highlights yet again the versatility of the Royal Courts of Justice as a creative events space.'

Contact

Website: www.royalcourtsofjustice-events.co.uk

Website: www.thewestminstercollection.co.uk

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