Financial meetings dip, but technology events up, says Radisson

The banking crisis has impacted on financial sector meetings at Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow, according to a new survey, which shows a rise in technology events.

Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow
Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow

The sector-by-sector analysis, recorded over the past decade by the hotel shows that finance dropped from second to fourth place in the rankings, replaced by those from the technology sector, with food & retail in third place, and manufacturing and mining and oil representing new sectors in the top ten.

The pharmaceutical sector retained its top position.

Paul Duggan, Radisson Blu Edwardian’s general manager, said: "While Heathrow remains an increasingly important location for domestic and international meetings, the proportion of those involving finance has declined as other sectors have increased their use of our extensive facilities."

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