About Us

Overview

Based within the headquarters of the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, Inmarsat, 99 City Road Conference Centre is all about space. 

From our 14 geostationary satellites in space, delivering global mobile broadband and maritime and aviation safety, to our array of conference, meeting and event rooms providing unrivalled space in the city, no one does space quite like we do. 

So much so that our conference room names all share a connection with space and global communications, from Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, to Galileo, the father of observational astronomy. 

So if we can organise a series of satellites around a planet, you can be assured we can organise a London conference, meeting or event with equal precision.

14 geostationary
satellites in space

Meet the team

Meet our team of experienced, friendly event professionals who will help plan and bring your conference, meeting or event to life. Their goal: to help you deliver an outstanding, well organised and smoothly run conference, meeting or event.

99 City Road team

Sandra Wilson

Conference Centre Manager

Gracia Kabongo

Event Coordinator

Alex Gomes

AV Technician

Loredana Gentile

Hospitality Supervisor

Sinisa Poznanovic

AV Technician

FAQ's

Meet our team of experienced, friendly event professionals who will help plan and bring your conference, meeting or event to life. Their goal: to help you deliver an outstanding, well organised and smoothly run conference, meeting or event.

What is your maximum conference capacity?
Our main conference room, Constellation, can seat 300 theatre style.

What is the link with Inmarsat?
99 City Road Conference Centre – formerly Inmarsat Conference Centre – is situated within Inmarsat’s global headquarters at 99 City Road. We are owned and operated by Inmarsat – the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications.

Is there a charge for your conference audio-visual equipment and audio-visual technicians?
No. Our state-of-the-art conference audio-visual and lighting equipment and audio-visual technicians are included in the package price.

However, if you have any additional audio-visual, lighting or sound needs, you can speak to our recommended AV supplier, Stage Engage.

 

Do your breakout rooms have audio-visual equipment?
Yes. They are set up by our in-house audio-visual technicians and use of our audio-visual equipment is included in our package price.

 

Do you have stage and mood lighting?
We do. You’ll find stage lighting and mood lighting in Constellation, our main conference room, plus mood lighting in our central lounge area.

 

Do you have a stage, lectern and top table?
Yes, we have it all. We also have comfortable lounge chairs should you wish to stage an informal Q&A or stage discussion.

 

Have something special in mind? Speak to our recommended staging supplier, Stage Engage.

I will need to hire some additional IT equipment for our conference. Can you provide this?
You can hire a range of IT and display equipment – from computer workstations and laptops to LCD walls, iPads and even VR headsets – from our recommended IT hire supplier, ITR Hire.

Do you have in-house caterers?
Yes. Bennett Hay is our in-house caterers. View a selection of menus here or for bespoke catering, please call us on +44 (0)20 7728 1106. Our executive chef loves a challenge!

Do you have set menus I can view?
Absolutely. We have a range of menus, including prices, that you can view and download on our catering page.

Do you cater to delegates’ special dietaries requirements?
Yes. We can cater to a wide range of dietary requirements. Your events coordinator will be happy to discuss your requirements.

Do you provide waiting and serving staff?
We do. Our in-house catering team will provide professional, friendly and efficient staff to meet your needs.

Is it possible to organise a food tasting?
It is. Once your booking has been confirmed and contracted, we will happily arrange food tastings for all events accommodating over 100 people.

 

Do you have space for exhibitors at our conference?
Yes. We regularly host up to 20 3x2m exhibition spaces in our extended lounge area. We can provide sample layouts and work with you to create the perfect set-up. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

 

Do you provide basic equipment for exhibitors?
Again, the answer is yes. The following are all included in your price:

  • 1 clothed table
  • Power sockets
  • x2 chairs
  • Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi

Do you have an in-house registration system?

We do. We use an online registration system called Q Flow.

Can you help with registration?
Yes. A member of our event management team will be available to assist with registration.

Do you have an iPad to help with the registration process?
We can provide up to four iPads (subject to availability)

Where exactly are you? We are located in the global HQ of Inmarsat on the south-east side of Old Street roundabout, next to both Old Street tube and rail stations.   If I am arriving by car/taxi, what postcode should I use? Our taxi drop-off and collection point is our side entrance in Cowper Street. Use the postcode EC2A 4AW and proceed to the end of Cowper Street. Our entrance is on your right. Please do not use our actual postcode (EC1Y 1AX) as this will take you to Old Street roundabout, where stopping is prohibited. What is the closest London Underground station? Old Street, on the Northern line, is right next door and less than a minute’s walk away. From the ticket office, follow the blue walkway (subway 1). Then follow signs to Old Street East (north side). At the top of the stairs, at street level, follow the road back to the Old Street roundabout. When you reach the pedestrian crossing, cross the road and turn right to reach 99 City Road. What is your closest railway station? Old Street train station, on the Northern City line, is right next door and less than a minute’s walk away. From the ticket office, follow the blue walkway (subway 1). Then follow signs to Old Street East (north side). At the top of the stairs, at street level, follow the road back to the Old Street roundabout. When you reach the pedestrian crossing, cross the road and turn right to reach 99 City Road. Other near-by National Rail stations include:

STATION BY TUBE
Liverpool Street 12 mins
London Bridge 9 mins
Kings Cross 9 mins
Euston 10 mins
Charing Cross 17 mins
Paddington 35 mins
Marylebone 30 mins
Victoria 13 mins
Waterloo 12 mins
What is the closest airport? We are 35 minutes from London City Airport via taxi and 32 minutes via Docklands Light Railway and the Northern Line (change at Bank).   Is there parking at 99 City Road? There isn’t any parking at 99 City Road. However, there are two secure car parks close by:   Union Car Parks on Clere Street, EC2A 4UY (five minute walk).   NCP at Finsbury Square, EC2A 1AD (seven minute walk).   Both of these car parks fall within the Congestion Charge zone.   Is 99 City Road in the Congestion Charge zone? Yes.

I need to deliver equipment and materials to 99 City Road. Do you have a Goods In entrance?

Yes. Our goods entrance is located on Cowper Street which has a different postcode to the main entrance – please use EC2A 4AP for goods deliveries.

What are your delivery and collection times for equipment and materials?
Deliveries and collections can be made at our Goods entrance on Cowper Street which is open 8am-5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Please ensure all items are clearly labelled. A set of editable delivery and collection labels can be found at the back of our event organisers’ manual which you can download here.

Is 99 City Road in the new ultra-low emissions zone?
Certain streets on the fringes of the City of London have been designated as ultra-low emission streets. Only ultra-low emission vehicles can access these streets between the hours of 7-10am and 4pm-7pm, Monday to Friday.

Our taxi point and goods entrance is on Cowper Street which IS an ultra-low emission street. Normal vehicles can only be used outside the hours of 7-10am and 4pm-7pm, Monday to Friday.

Ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) include vehicles that emit less than 75g/km C02. This includes all pure electric and hydrogen vehicles and some of the ‘cleanest’, least polluting, hybrid vehicles.

A wide range of taxi and courier companies in London now operate ULEVs.

For more information about organising deliveries and collections to Cowper Street, please see page 11 of our event organisers’ manual which you can download here.

Are there many hotels close to 99 City Road?

Yes. There are five hotels offering a total of 1,250 rooms within a five minute walk of 99 City Road. There are 13 hotels, or 2,450 rooms, within a 10-minute walk of the conference venue.

Do you have preferential rates with local hotels?
We do. To view the deals we’ve negotiated with a number of local hotels, please view our hotels page.

Where can I view all of the hotels in your area?
You can view, check availability and book a local hotel, through our hotel booking partner, HotelMap.

Can we apply our own branding to 99 City Road?

Yes. We have a number of areas where you can apply adhesive vinyl branding to walls and floors. If you spot any additional areas where you think branding will help deliver your message, we will do our utmost to accommodate your request.

You can read more about our venue branding options on page 9 of our event organisers’ manual which you can download here.

How do we apply branding to your walls and floors?
You will need to use removable grade self-adhesive vinyls. Our recommended supplier, Think Ambient, can produce these for you.

Do you have someone who can produce venue branding vinyls for walls and floors?

Yes. Our recommended supplier is Think Ambient.