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The Kia Oval is fast becoming the conference and events destination in central London. A stone’s throw from the river and situated just outside the congestion charge zone, this venue surprises all with its proximity to the City. Boasting parking for up to 50 cars onsite and 4 minutes walking time from the transport hub of Vauxhall; you won’t find a central London venue with such accessible transport links and free parking.

Every room offers a unique experience for your guests with the variety of spaces spanning from the historic wood-panelled chandeliered Long Room to our incredible Roof Terrace with sweeping panoramic views across London. The Kia Oval offers something to suit every event from 2 to 1500 people.

With a dedicated team of events co-ordinators, you will be looked after by one person from the point of enquiry right through to the morning of your event at which point our experienced operational team will take over to ensure that your event runs impeccably. Our devotion to service and passion for events means we offer each client a bespoke experience. Your event is one of a kind so your service should be too.

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The EICC is located right in the heart of vibrant Edinburgh; a city recently voted number four in the Rough Guide’s ‘Most Beautiful City in the World’ award.

Inside the EICC the impressive facilities include a series of spacious event suites, adaptable auditoria and stunning reception areas, all of which offer clients incredible flexibility and world-leading technology to design an inspirational event.

Having recently expanded, the EICC has strengthened its position as one of the world’s most technologically-advanced event spaces. The new 1,600m2 Lennox Suite boasts unique moving-floor technology, allowing it to easily adapt from a flat-floored exhibition space into arena, raked auditorium and tiered cabaret modes.

Every event at the EICC is allocated with a dedicated Event Designer whose role it is to expertly manage the logistics whilst maximising the use of the venue’s remarkable facilities and services.

Join the many global organisations, including the European Space Agency, Virgin Atlantic and NATO, which have entrusted the EICC to host successful and memorable events for their delegates.

Edinburgh International Conference Centre www.eicc.co.uk

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Since being established in 1999, Kruger Cowne has grown to become one of the most respected, full-service talent representation companies in the world today. Kruger Cowne continue to attract, develop and retain iconic talent from the arts, industry, commerce, sports and politics from around the globe.

We believe in honesty and professionalism and abide by the constitution and rules of IASB, EASB and The Agents’ Association.

Every day, Kruger Cowne provide incredible talent for a variety of events in more than 70 countries around the world. We specialise in assisting, advising and supporting both retail customers and the wholesale trades of advertising agencies, public relations companies, speaker bureaus and event companies with some of the most well-known names in commerce, business, music, the arts, design, broadcasting and fashion.

Our legendary talent include Sir Bob Geldof, Boris Becker, Dave Stewart, Cher, Elle Macpherson, Sir Richard Branson, John Simpson CBE and Fatima Bhutto, among others,


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Ultimate Experience are London’s most sought after seasonal venue and event specialist. Their extensive portfolio of venues gives clients access to some of the most in-demand spaces in the capital.

For over 25 years, Ultimate Experience has worked side by side with its clients to create incredible events across London, according to any needs or requirements. They are London’s number one summer and Christmas party organiser, but that’s not all. They also manage high-impact corporate events, stunning award ceremonies, conferences, charity fundraisers, product launches, exhibitions and much more.

Ultimate Experience are tremendously proud of their talented team who will work round the clock to create your perfect event. If you’re just looking for venue installation, feast your eyes on their wide range of prestigious locations across London. And if it’s a simple, stress-free event if you’re looking for, talk to their team about managing your whole event.


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Emirates Old Trafford is a flexible, multi-purpose conference and events venue and world-class international sporting stadium ideally located in Manchester.

Catering from ten to 2,000 people across a multitude of events, from small meetings to large exhibitions, our high end space is fully supported by dedicated and in-house services, such as event duty managers, IT support and experienced event planners.

With over 3,600m² of space, 38 meeting rooms, over 600 on-site parking spaces, amazing transport links and a 150-bedroom Hilton Garden Inn hotel on-site which is due for completion in summer 2017, Emirates Old Trafford is an event organisers dream!



Gaudio have a reputation as the UK’s most trusted designer and manufacturer of bespoke awards to the events industry. Our experienced and friendly project management team guide our clients expertly through the process from initial brief to delivery of the finished product.

Our cutting edge award designs are carefully tailored to your event theme, brand and budget and are provided entirely free of charge. With an emphasis on using only the highest quality materials Gaudio guarantee to deliver unique and individual awards that will delight your winners, your sponsors and attract the attention your event deserves.

If you are looking for inspiration for your award event visit www.gaudio.co.uk


AwardsPro is a full circle platform to manage and streamline the entry and judging process for any Awards event. AwardsPro has been created and road-tested by those who know best what an easy-to-use, reliable and robust platform looks and feels like.

Contact aileen@globalconferencenetwork.co.uk to find out more.


The Zetter Group is proudly British, owned by partners Mark Sainsbury & Michael Benyan. They opened their first venue in 2004, turning a five-storey warehouse in Clerkenwell into the 59-room The Zetter Hotel  http://www.thezetter.com/, winning wide acclaim for a hotel with bags of personality & pioneering eco-credentials. The Group then went on to open Bistrot Bruno Loubet in February 2010 (now closed); The Zetter Townhouse, Clerkenwell in 2011; and Grain Store in 2013 (now closed). The Zetter Townhouse, Marylebone opened in August 2015. The Townhouses, which feel more like the private home of an eccentric relative than a conventional hotel, have gone on to win awards both as desirable boutique hotels and as destination cocktail lounges, with pioneering cocktails. http://www.thezettertownhouse.com/


Cuebox is a prompting company supplying On-Camera, Free standing and Corporate Presentation Systems to the broadcast and corporate world, supported by a select team of technicians.

We specialise in award ceremonies, corporate videos, seminars and general public speaking engagements as well as TV and broadcast work.

Our unique independently powered systems enables them to be used outside in almost any situation, allowing us to provide you prompting wherever you need our support. We have operators in London, Bristol, Cardiff and Manchester, with dedicated operators further north covering Scotland as well so we really are a Nationwide company.


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AVC Live Ltd is a Technical Production Company delivering a specialist, integrated service, spanning over 35 years in the industry. Our expertise lies in the provision of audio visual and production services to hotels & venues, corporate clients, event agencies, production companies, PR and communication agencies.

We manage all aspects of event production from content development to on-site technical management, ranging from small meetings to high profile corporate conferences, AGM’s, product launches and award ceremonies.

Our business has evolved to accommodate our client’s needs and we offer a total integrated service comprising of five key elements; AVC Events, AVC Technical, AVC Scenery, AVC Digital and AVC Video. This means we can draw on the in-house expertise from every corner of our business.


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ACC Liverpool is an award winning conference and exhibition venue with meeting space for 10 – 10,000 delegates and total exhibition space of 15,225m2. Boasting flexible facilities, a stunning waterfront location and located in the heart of a world class city, ACC Liverpool has all you’ll ever need for your next event. Easily accessible via rail, road and national and international air links, Liverpool is the conference destination that your delegates won’t stop talking about.


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Hiscox is an international specialist with over 30 years’ experience of insuring conferences. We understand that no two events are the same. We proactively contact clients if we foresee a potential problem, such as extreme bad weather. We’ll also help to keep your event running wherever possible and pride ourselves on our service. Our tailored covers include:

  • Public liability and employers’ liability – protecting you against the legal risks you may face when running an event
  • Cancellation and abandonment – protecting your financial investment in the event
  • Property cover – for your property, venue fixtures and fittings, or hired property at the event


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Twickenham Stadium is one of London’s premier conference and event venues and a unique destination for delivering inspired business and social events of all types.

With excellent facilities, Twickenham can effortlessly cater for large-scale conferences and exhibitions, product launches, truly memorable incentives, private dinners and meetings to name a few. In all there are 25 dedicated spaces and rooms, many providing delegates with a view of the famous playing field that has inspired the England Rugby Team.

Autumn 2018 Twickenham will see the newly redeveloped East Stand open, which will include six levels of creative event space for receptions, parties and dining, including the new rooftop Rose Garden which will have a built-in stage for live music performances.  The updated stand will also include a space suited to conferences on level three, named The Lock, which will be able to accommodate meetings, dinners and receptions with great views of the pitch. There will also be more intimate spaces within the East Stand for high-end dinners with terrace access as well as informal drinks and dining options in the Union Ale House pub.

Twickenham Stadium is ideally located just six miles from London Heathrow Airport and 20 minutes from Central London and also boasts an onsite 4* Marriott Hotel.



CAPTURISE is a photography company specialising in corporate and conference events, covering everything from small meetings right through to large international conferences. No event is ever too small or too large for CAPTURISE and we make the most of any surroundings and situations to capture exceptional images.

Our dedicated photographers and editors have a wide range of knowledge and experience and not only are able to fulfil and accomplish any brief set before them but are always able to exceed client’s expectations.

By using CAPTURISE you can always rest assure that Professionalism, Discreetness, Reliability and Outstanding Images will be provided to each and every one of your events. www.capturise.com/



An expert recruitment service for companies and candidates within the conference, exhibition and events sectors.

GCN Talent is THE go-to recruitment partner for the international conference, exhibitions and events industries. With decades of experience in the sector and a worldwide network of contacts, we are perfectly positioned to assist you with your next key hire – or to take your career to the next level.

GCN Talent – part of the Global Conference Network  – is managed and run by former industry practitioners. For clients, this means that you’ll be dealing with someone who understands your business inside out. For candidates, the depth of our understanding of your job and our position at the heart of the industry sets us apart from a traditional recruitment agency – and means we’ll be able to place you quickly and effectively. And our reach truly is global.



Knp Litho Ltd have over 30 years of experience helping our clients reach their target audiences.

We provide sophisticated and integrated printing and direct mail solutions. We are a well-established and highly experienced company with a reputation for quality and reliability.

Our services include Litho, on demand Digital Print, Direct Mail, Design Facility, Signage and Specialised Finishing.

Our team is always on hand to give advice should you require; working together with our clients in true partnership. Knp provides a modern, creative and efficient print production environment, designed to work in harmony with our clients.

With all Litho printing, finishing and mailing technology on site, we will provide the most cost-effective solution to your print and publishing needs. Above all, we offer a great service at competitive prices with no hidden extras!

We have taken time to look at the bigger global picture and to recognise our responsibility to our environment; our project over the past couple of years has included some substantial green initiatives to produce cleaner print and mail using FSC credited paper and vegetable based printing inks from our suppliers. Not least the addition of 400 solar panels to our south facing roof providing enough sustainable energy to power the entire Bury St Edmunds production site. We share Suffolk County Council’s commitment to make our county the greenest county in the UK.



Established over 30 years ago, Sounds Commercial now boasts 6 nationwide offices employing over 80 full-time employees. Sounds Commercial is now one of the UK’s leading event production companies.

As an industry leader, Sounds Commercial offer access to state-of-the-art technology, and pride ourselves on managing all aspects of event production – Making ourselves the one stop shop for all your event needs.

Big or small, from photo-quality printing, full stage design and build, through to end to end event management, Sounds Commercial can cater for every aspect of your event.

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