Week in Pictures: Creative Edge; NY-LON launch; Casino Royale showcase

This week saw C&IT and Event host Creative Edge in Brighton; The O2's NY-LON Lounge Bar debut; and Holiday Inn London - Stratford City launch its new Casino Royale Christmas Party Nights.

Holiday Inn London - Stratford City launched its new Casino Royale Christmas Party Nights
Holiday Inn London - Stratford City launched its new Casino Royale Christmas Party Nights
  • Creative Edge summit

    Creative Edge summit

  • Creative Edge summit

    Creative Edge summit

  • Creative Edge summit

    Creative Edge summit

  • Creative Edge summit

    Creative Edge summit

  • Creative Edge summit

    Creative Edge summit

  • Creative Edge summit

    Creative Edge summit

  • Creative Edge summit

    Creative Edge summit

  • NY-LON Lounge Bar's official launch party

    NY-LON Lounge Bar's official launch party

  • NY-LON Lounge Bar's official launch party

    NY-LON Lounge Bar's official launch party

  • NY-LON Lounge Bar's official launch party

    NY-LON Lounge Bar's official launch party

  • NY-LON Lounge Bar's official launch party

    NY-LON Lounge Bar's official launch party

  • NY-LON Lounge Bar's official launch party

    NY-LON Lounge Bar's official launch party

  • Holiday Inn London - Stratford City's Casino Royale Christmas Party Nights showcase

    Holiday Inn London - Stratford City's Casino Royale Christmas Party Nights showcase

  • Holiday Inn London - Stratford City's Casino Royale Christmas Party Nights showcase

    Holiday Inn London - Stratford City's Casino Royale Christmas Party Nights showcase

  • Holiday Inn London - Stratford City's Casino Royale Christmas Party Nights showcase

    Holiday Inn London - Stratford City's Casino Royale Christmas Party Nights showcase

  • Holiday Inn London - Stratford City's Casino Royale Christmas Party Nights showcase

    Holiday Inn London - Stratford City's Casino Royale Christmas Party Nights showcase

  • Holiday Inn London - Stratford City's Casino Royale Christmas Party Nights showcase

    Holiday Inn London - Stratford City's Casino Royale Christmas Party Nights showcase

  • Holiday Inn London - Stratford City's Casino Royale Christmas Party Nights showcase

    Holiday Inn London - Stratford City's Casino Royale Christmas Party Nights showcase

  • Holiday Inn London - Stratford City's Casino Royale Christmas Party Nights showcase

    Holiday Inn London - Stratford City's Casino Royale Christmas Party Nights showcase

  • Beaumont Estate's ‘Bear Grylls Survival Academy’

    Beaumont Estate's ‘Bear Grylls Survival Academy’

  • Beaumont Estate's ‘Bear Grylls Survival Academy’

    Beaumont Estate's ‘Bear Grylls Survival Academy’

  • Beaumont Estate's ‘Bear Grylls Survival Academy’

    Beaumont Estate's ‘Bear Grylls Survival Academy’

  • Beaumont Estate's ‘Bear Grylls Survival Academy’

    Beaumont Estate's ‘Bear Grylls Survival Academy’

  • Beaumont Estate's ‘Bear Grylls Survival Academy’

    Beaumont Estate's ‘Bear Grylls Survival Academy’

  • Hotel Indigo York's official opening

    Hotel Indigo York's official opening

  • Hotel Indigo York's official opening

    Hotel Indigo York's official opening

  • Hotel Indigo York's official opening

    Hotel Indigo York's official opening

  • Hotel Indigo York's official opening

    Hotel Indigo York's official opening

  • Hotel Indigo York's official opening

    Hotel Indigo York's official opening

  • Hotel Indigo York's official opening

    Hotel Indigo York's official opening

  • RWC screening party at Under the Bridge

    RWC screening party at Under the Bridge

  • RWC screening party at Under the Bridge

    RWC screening party at Under the Bridge

  • RWC screening party at Under the Bridge

    RWC screening party at Under the Bridge

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On Monday (21 September), more than 60 event planners gathered for the inaugural Creative Edge summit, hosted by C&IT and sister title, Event Magazine. Held at The Grand Hotel in Brighton, the event opened with a speech from Will Butler Adams from Brompton Bicycles on the importance of branding in events.

Over the course of the one-day event, delegates had the opportunity to meet with a range of suppliers in one-to-one meetings, from venues and destinations to tech companies and caterers. The evening was capped off with a night of drinks, dinner, entertainment and networking.

This week's top five stories:

1. C&IT Awards 2015: UK and Global Agency of the Year shortlists revealed

2. Eventful hires new client services director

3. Suppliers will 'control' buyer/seller relationship in 2016, says CWT

4. Smyle predicts 50% turnover increase after Google, HP and EY wins

5. Five of the best... London venues to watch the Rugby World Cup

More than 300 industry professionals gathered at The O2 on Tuesday (22 September) for the NY-LON Lounge Bar's official launch party. The evening entertainment included live music from hip-hop DJ, Grandmaster Flash, alongside new talent and neo-soul artist, Lion Babe. A selection of signature cocktails were served throughout the evening and canapés included mac & cheese, salted cod and Brooklyn crab salad, offering guests a taste of NY-LON’s British and American menu.

Earlier in the week, Holiday Inn London - Stratford City hosted a showcase night to launch its new Casino Royale Christmas Party Nights for the festive season. Event organisers were greeted with a ‘shaken not stirred’ sparkling reception to help get them into the mood for Bond season whilst sampling canapés from the new Christmas menu. 

Also on Monday, Beaumont Estate hosted an interactive preview of the newest teambuilding addition to their event roster; the ‘Bear Grylls Survival Academy’ experience. The event brought corporate clients including representatives from Mattel, together with the new members of the Beaumont Estate events team. Teams learned lifesaving rope and knot techniques and competed in a range of outdoor challenges.

Also this week, Hotel Indigo York celebrated its official opening with a thank you lunch for those who helped create the new 101-room hotel. Guests were treated to a champagne reception and meatball canapes served by The Yorkshire Meatball Co and Team GB Paraclimber Sianagh Gallagher made a special appearance.

Last Friday evening (18 September) the C&IT team and other event professionals descended on Stamford Bridge’s Under the Bridge venue, to watch the opening match of the Rugby World Cup. 

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