Week in Pictures: C&IT Awards Shortlist Party; Trailblazers board meeting; Food by Dish summer venue party

This week saw the C&IT Awards Shortlist Party at Brown's Hotel; the Trailblazers apprenticeship scheme at The Savoy; and the Food by Dish summer venue party on the Thames.

C&IT Awards Shortlist Party
C&IT Awards Shortlist Party

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On Wednesday evening (2 September), more than 70 events professionals attended the C&IT Awards Shortlist Party at Brown's Hotel in London. Suppliers, corporate planners and agency professionals from agencies including Grass Roots, Sledge and Team Spirit gathered in the Clarenden room at Rocco Forte's Brown's Hotel in Mayfair to celebrate being shortlisted for the C&IT Awards 2015, which will take place at the London Hilton Park Lane on 25 September.

Attendees enjoyed a drinks and canapé reception and networking session, while C&IT's editor Yasmin Arrigo welcomed them to the venue and congratulated them for having made the shortlist in a competitive year. 

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Also on Wednesday, industry professionals met at The Savoy in London for the Trailblazers apprenticeship scheme's Industry Advisory Board meeting before the submission of the standard later this month. The meeting and drinks reception was attended by representatives from major events agencies including Jason Megson from George P Johnson, Dale Parmenter from drp, Helen Seaman from Rapiergroup and Fay Sharpe from Zibrant. 

Earlier in the week (1 September), London caterer Food by Dish hosted its summer venue party, treating guests to a voyage and dinner on the River Thames. More than 100 industry professionals boarded the Thames Luxury Charters vessel M.V. Erasmus for a Japanese-themed journey.

They enjoyed an evening of assorted sushi, served from a sushi conveyer belt, and a barbecue. Passengers were also able to partake in origami-making classes and live entertainment courtesy of a Saxophonist and DJ. A Champagne and cocktail reception was held on the Erasmus before departing Butlers Wharf Pier and taking party goers on a three-hour voyage along the river.

The Switzerland Convention and Incentive Bureau hosted a room full of event planners last night (3 September) at the Victorinox Flagship Store, near Bond Street. Attendees were invited to meet various representatives from Swiss destinations, including Bern, Zurich and Interlaken, to learn more about their C&I offerings through fun interactive games.

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