“England’s inherent ability to set global trends in design, music, fashion, art, entertainment and cuisine ensures
exhaustive options for original, high quality meetings, incentives and event programmes”.

England

Much more than a green and pleasant land, England is a melting pot for inspiring and contrasting event programmes, filled with diverse locations, sights and venues that tell an ancient and fascinating history. Rolling countryside offers quintessentially British experiences, and London, the original and ultimate capital of cool, is one of the most important, cultural, cosmopolitan and connected capitals on earth.

A magnet for international MICE events, London’s 21st century appeal is sparked by contemporary triumphs in architecture and infrastructure. The 2012 Olympics proved how successful and inspiring London events can be. New and interesting event facilities complement an existing plethora of stylish, cultural and historic venues that make conferences and events in London great.

The home of invention of many major sports and host of many major sporting events, arts and music festivals, England adds an appeal for MICE events beyond the obvious, and beyond the capital. Explore other culturally significant cities, quaint villages and countryside in a beautiful and forward-thinking country with history and heritage at its heart.

“London has launched itself into the 21st century with an astonishing energy, breathing new life into London’s MICE offering.

The 2012 London Olympic Games were an essential driver for new facilities for large events and improvements to the city’s transport system. Buildings such as the Shard, London’s tallest building, have raised the city skyline to new heights, and offer new opportunities for inspiring events, including luxury accommodation and private events with breathtaking views from its restaurants and bars.

The Thames has been revived as the central artery of England’s historic capital, and the east of the city has developed to be the coolest place to be seen and to hold events in trendy minimalist art galleries and sought-after hipster high-end restaurants. Boutique heritage hotels are also of a refreshingly sufficient size to offer incentive groups a stylish and quintessentially British experience in the city with service to match.

Whilst London is the natural hub and most accessible for conferences and incentives in England, the country’s other key convention cities such as Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham offer strong event infrastructure, and are served by extensive international and domestic flight networks.

Meetings and incentives around the country require impeccable destination knowledge and Pacific World England are the team to help. They will expertly advise you which of the 116,000 hotel rooms in London are best suited to your delegate demographic or which country house venue will suit your quirky meeting or stunning special event. They will work creatively drawing on their years of event management experience in England to ensure your program objectives are exceeded. They will maximize your experience of the Great British Pub, introducing tastings of traditional English foods, transport by private big red bus and entertainment by The Beatles, of course. They will harness their extensive connections to organize a British celebrity chef, sporting hero or rock star to host your private event. They will work tirelessly to source charming and exclusive locations and venues for events with a twist: a cocktail event at Hampton Court Palace, a boardroom brainstorm at the Tower of London or a gala dinner in the ballroom of a historic castle.”

England is appealing to:

MEETINGS & CONFERENCES

Conferences with global or European attendance

England is served by 23 airports, offering an extensive network of direct flight access to its major event hubs. London is the most connected city on the planet, with direct flights to 348 destinations globally and direct rail access to Europe’s key cities.

Meetings that seek impressive and alternative venues

Conference in: a 16th century room amidst Rubens paintings; a beautiful library used by politicians throughout the centuries; the glass dome of the iconic ” Gherkin” building, with 360 degree views of London.

INCENTIVES

Incentives that anchor on sporting events and venues – England has so many…

Wimbledon, Silverstone Grand Prix, Ascot, Henley, Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race, a football or cricket match, an international golf tournament, dinner at Lords or a function at the Emirates Stadium…

Multi-destination ­incentives

Combine London with: the English countryside – Shakespeare country, university towns or coastal escapes; a neighbour – Scotland, Wales or Ireland for a different cultural experience; beyond to Europe with hundreds of destinations just an hour’s flight away.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Events inspired by lashings of culture and history and unique venues

William Shakespeare, the West End, kings and queens, castles and palaces, fine art galleries and museums, and not forgetting the Beatles and the Spice Girls!

Special events seeking inspiring 21st century venues

Welcome delegates to the city at one of London’s newest iconic skyscraper venues – the “Walkie Talkie” or the “Cheese Grater” or inspire them with an Olympian theme party in a 2012 Olympic venue, where world records were broken.

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