Summer in January!?!
Friday 3 February 2017
Brightening up a dreary January, our sister company Story Events brought summer to the City to host their third London Summer Event Show at the stunning Banking Hall. The two-day event brought together industry agents and corporate event buyers to showcase a diverse mix of venues and suppliers, and what an excellent two days it was!
The main hall of Banking Hall was transformed into a Street Party with Union Jack flags hanging from above, street lamps and cobbled flooring. Busker's, dancers and stilt walkers made their way around the exhibitor stands, creating the perfect party atmosphere for us and the rest of the visitors. The Counting room on the first floor became the Seaside room, where we could enjoy delicious summer canapés whilst watching oyster shucking demonstrations.
Spanish restaurant Hispania helped transform the Countryside room for Story Gives Back, where new suppliers were given a helping hand into the wonderful world of events. Hispania also hosted the seminar room, where we presented our very own seminar on 'The Top 20 New London Venues' to a packed house of event buyers.
We also had the opportunity to participate in exciting workshops, including a one-off pasta-making workshop with celebrity guest, Gennaro Contaldo and The Jamie Oliver Cookery School. We even took part in the School of Wok Vietnamese Cookery Class!
The London Summer Event Show introduced us to a real mix of new London event venues such as The View From The Shard and Restaurant Ours, as well as giving us a chance to catch up with old friends such as Cafe de Paris and Hurlingham Club. The large amount of new suppliers that we got to meet was also fantastic, from new street food start ups like Bluegrass Bills to the fantastic Harry Specters; a company who make delicious chocolates that create employment for people with autism.
We just can't wait for the next show!