Objectives

The iconic meetings and events venue the Queen Elizabeth II Centre (QEII Centre) in London’s Westminster offers world-class facilities for high profile conferences, conventions, exhibitions and corporate events with capacity for up to 2,500 delegates.

Between 1 January 2013 and 30 June 2014 it hosted 580 events ranging from small seminars, meetings, training events and receptions to AGMs and large-scale conferences and world congresses.

Production Values

Summer 2014 has seen the start of an ambitious programme of capital works to future-proof their facilities, dovetailing with the ongoing perfection of the customer experience and the continued reinforcement of the venue’s reputation as a beacon of British excellence.

The extensive refurbishment is set against a backdrop of considerable achievement for the venue and its dedicated team. A stellar performance across all departments in June 2014 that saw the QEII Centre exceed target by 143%, a figure reflective of 98% occupancy.

Overall Effectiveness

The Houses of Parliament hosted a TEDx event bringing people together to share a TED-like experience. At these event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. This event included 25 speakers, an art display and lots of breakout space.

The QEII Centre was chosen for its convenient location, ability to host 700+ delegates, its catering offering and fantastic AV capability.