Event planners gathered at 30 Euston Square in London on Monday (18 January) for the MPI Insights- Economic Outlook forum. Following an economic overview from senior economist at Markit, Jack Kennedy, four key event professionals took part in a panel session to discuss the ramifications of the forecast. The forum was followed by a networking session with drinks and canapés.
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On Wednesday night (20 January), more than 65 corporate and agency event planners attended Mason Rose’s C&I showcase, held at the recently refurbished Lanesborough hotel on Hyde Park Corner, London.
Seven hoteliers belonging to the Mason Rose portfolio were in attendance to present their properties to delegates, having travelled from destinations around Europe, including Dubrovnik, Marbella, Istanbul and Marrakech. The night concluded with a prize draw where several lucky event professionals won trips to destinations represented around the room, as well as a Fortnum & Mason hamper and a gift supplied by Links of London.
On Thursday (21 January) London Union, the parent company of Street Feast, partnered with ISES UK to host a networking evening on ‘new events and experiences, what should they look like?’. More than 100 ISES UK members attended and the panel was led by Summerland's Deborah Armstrong, ISES president Kevin Jackson and TRO's Michael Wyrley.
London Union hosted the event in its 1950s crystal cocktail lounge, The Zephyr Bar and Winerama, its undercover wine garden, to showcase the versatility of its venue spaces. Attendees were given ‘Dinerama Dollars’, the venue’s food token currency, to explore the diversity of the catering from the street food traders on the floor below. Guests enjoyed steamed Chinese buns stuffed with hoisin pork belly from Yum Bun, Baja Fish Tacos from Breddos and juicy and meaty ribs from Smokestak, amongst other dishes.
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