Here at 99 City Road we are celebrating what has arguably been one of our best years to date!
We started the year on a high with our new-look conference centre following an extensive £350,000 refurbishment, rebrand and launch of our new website offering 360° virtual tours of all our event spaces.
Since then, we have gone from strength to strength with a steady stream of bookings including a growing number of European event bookings from the likes of Air Liquide Healthcare, a French medical supplies company and the European Space Agency Conference Bureau. We’ve also received enquiries from many international booking agents which have resulted in bookings for 2017 and beyond from many blue chip companies, including ESA Conference Bureau whose event we host this coming April.
In June we had a stand at The Meetings Show to showcase our venue and meet new clients. The theme of our stand was ‘Space in the City’ which seemed to go down well with visitors who were encouraged to play our Space Invaders arcade game. As well as meeting new clients who we are looking forward to working with in the future, it was great to catch up with some familiar faces too.
In July we were very honoured to be a finalist in the Best Conference Venue for up to 300 delegates category in the Conference Awards and in October we were absolutely overwhelmed to win the award for Best Conference Venue for up to 600 delegates at the London Venue Awards which were held at the Emirates Stadium (that was a good night!).
In December we hosted the Global Conference Network’s 6th Annual Conference Summit. The day was a resounding success with over 150 senior conference professionals from 104 companies attending to discuss the latest trends, insights and innovations and network with fellow professionals. It was a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our spectacular, award-winning venue to our peers and make lots of new contacts with whom we hope to work with sometime soon.
And with 2017 looking set to be even busier than 2016, we are ending the year on a high too! But we couldn’t have done it without our great clients and the entire team here at 99 City Road – thank you all sincerely for the continued support and hard work.
Here’s to a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We look forward to working with you in 2017.