Central London's largest Conference VenueWelcomeAs central London's largest Grade II listed conference venue, we create a spectacular atmosphere for your small and large events. Located opposite Westminster Abbey, our clients value the remarkable range of flexible event spaces, stunning décor and natural light flooding our portfolio of 22 rooms. www.c-h-w.comCentral Hall Westminster Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H 9NH | +44 (0) 20 7222 8010 | firstname.lastname@example.org For further information or request, please contact our meeting and events team:T:+44(0)207 666 8470 F:+44(0)207 666 8588 E: H5623-SB@accor.comILEC CONFERENCE CENTRE - 47 Lillie Road, London, SW6 1UDOne of the largest venues in London Our large wide-open London Suiteparts into 9 modules of various sizes:divide, combine and play them endlesslyto create a space that will fit yourevent to perfection.
www.conference-news.co.uk . June 2012 . 5LONDONas 2011 a positive year for London's meeting industry? 2011 was extremely positive for London. Business visitors were a signifi cant source of higher visitor expenditure in the capital, seeing 16 per cent growth from 2010.The trend for business visitors was consistently up throughout the year, yielding an annual growth rate of seven per cent. The US market gave a large contribution to the performance of the sector as the volume of US business visitors increased by 15 per cent in Q4.In Partnership... What initiatives are you working on to attract future events to London?London & Partners has already launched Limited Edition London highlighting a host of events and one-off experiences only available in London during 2012.We are also working with the London Legacy Development Corporation to ensure a far-reaching legacy is delivered post-Games. The fi rst announcement of this activity was at IMEX Frankfurt this month, inviting the world of business and CN spends 60 seconds with Tracy Halliwell, Director of Business Tourism and Major Events at London & Partnersevents to explore the opportunities available in London as a deliverable legacy of the Games.From which countries do major client events originate from?London's top business market remains the USA, which makes up just over 16 per cent of all business visits. The remainder of London's top fi ve business markets originate from Europe, specifi cally Germany, France, Spain and Italy. WUSA (16.1%) Up 7%Germany (8.7%) Up 5%%France (8.8%) Up 18%Italy (5.5%) Up 17%Spain (4.2%) Down 10%Top business markets (% share in brackets) for London: