Meetings, events and congresses

Offering free, impartial advice, guidance and support to event planners

London’s official convention bureau

We help hundreds of events come to life in London every year.

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We are home to London's official convention bureau

We bring meetings and events to London, channelling millions of pounds into key employers such as venues, hotels, hospitality and infrastructure; and into London to help it grow.

Visit conventionbureau.london to find out more about how we help events come to London.

The difference we’ve made since 2011

1,700

events we brought to London

£137m

we added to London’s economy

32,773

delegates drawn to London’s European Society of Cardiology Congress 2015, which we helped win

6th

London’s position in the rankings of top convention cities (ICCA 2014), risen from 19th place

My key piece of advice? Start with London & Partners. They were so good in welcoming me to the city, showing me all that it had to offer and making the connections for me.

Patti Thurmond, Operations Manager, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, London congress 2013

How we do it

We partner with more than 400 organisations across London’s business tourism and events sector to increase the number, scale and economic impact of business events in the capital.

We do this by bidding for and guiding international meetings, congresses, corporate events, incentive and high-end group travel. We particularly focus on organisers based in the US and Europe.

Convention bureau

  • As London’s official convention bureau, we offer free, impartial guidance and support to event planners, associations and convention organisers 
  • We are working with the industry to create exciting business-to-business events and content. For example, we’ve teamed up with conference venue ExCeL to create a fully immersive London streetscape for LinkedIn and helped create an intimate launch at Zaha Hadid’s Serpentine Sackler Gallery for The Nature Conservancy, a US-based conservation charity
  • Find out more at conventionbureau.london

Association congresses

  • London & Partners has an experienced bid team dedicated to bringing large association congresses to London
  • By targeting larger-scale conventions we aim to attract events which contribute £25m additional GVA to London’s economy and support at least 450 jobs
  • We are currently focusing on life sciences and tech-related events from the USA and Europe — sectors and territories that are most likely to make the biggest economic impact on London
  • Find out more at conventionbureau.london/associations

Marketing and promotion

  • Our job is to maintain and build on London’s global profile as a leading events city
  • London is among the top ten International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) cities and we run marketing and sales campaigns to drive it further up the rankings, attract more events and to highlight the expertise of our convention bureau team
  • We also bring London to the world through a strong presence at leading industry trade shows such as IMEX Frankfurt, The Meetings Show, IMEX America and ibtm world.
  • Watch some of our recent campaign videos on youtube.com/londonandpartnersCVB

Bringing just one major event to London can contribute £80m to the local economy.

Becky Graveney, Head of Associations, London & Partners

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Case studies

Find out more about some of the events we have helped bring to life in London.

London Technology Week

2016 saw London host another successful tech week, attracting thousands of people from across the globe

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European Society of Cardiology Congress

European Society of Cardiology

Winning this major congress generated millions and cemented London's leading reputation for life sciences

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