A user’s guide to hybrid events at Congress Centre

05 October 2020

The concept of hybrid events isn’t a new one, but it’s certainly becoming an important part of the event industry. Combining live and virtual elements allows event organisers to increase the reach of their events and allow more guests to attend thanks to easily-accessible streaming platforms – the sky really is the limit: your chosen […]

Congress Centre to host major virtual event, 152nd annual TUC conference

04 September 2020

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) are the official federation of trade unions in England and Wales. For 2020, it has confirmed Congress Centre will be the host venue for it’s 152nd annual Congress, where it will take place as a virtual event over the 14 – 15 September. Thousands of TUC members are expected to […]

Tips for managing events with social distancing

24 August 2020

If there wasn’t enough to think about in planning events before, organisers now have to arrange safety measures and ensure social distancing at their events for the foreseeable future. It’s something that is new to us all, but if anyone can handle a challenge it’s event professionals! Even with new guidance about hosting events being […]

8 ways to save money when organising a conference

24 July 2020

No matter how many conferences you’ve planned, there are always new tricks to learn and better deals to be had. At Congress Centre we’re always ensuring we’re up to date with the latest needs and wants of the event industry to make sure we can host the best events possible. This includes being aware of […]

How to design an event feedback form: questions to get the insight you want

27 May 2020

With the events world having to keep its head down for a little bit longer, now is a great time to give some attention to those processes you normally wouldn’t give a second thought to. It’s usually impossible to find the time to review ‘luxury’ processes that means your event organising company can truly go […]

More than just a conference venue…

04 May 2020

Hearing the name Congress Centre you might assume we only accommodate meetings or conferences, yet this couldn’t be further from the truth. All year round we host a wide variety of events and make the most of our what our facilities have to offer. Our venue is versatile and adaptable, allowing us to host everything […]

London filming location: Congress Centre’s best bits

27 February 2020

Here at Congress Centre we’re really proud of our beautiful spaces, listed features and impressive works of art. And it seems our venue’s attributes have not gone unnoticed by film and location scouts across the country. Our building has been used as a central London filming location for major films and TV series many times […]

The History of Congress Centre

03 February 2020

The origins of our London conference venue might be more historically significant than you’d expect. Built as part of Congress House in 1958, today it’s one of the longest-established, dedicated conference venues in London. Sandwiched between Mayfair, Covent Garden and Farringdon, Congress House serves as the headquarters for the Trades Union Congress, and has done […]

Pre-event activities to inspire and motivate your events team

19 December 2019

Are you trying to get your head in the game ahead of a big event? Corporate team building activities can be just the tonic to help bring your events team together and boost businesses overall. Behind the goofy names and silly antics sometimes involved, corporate team building activities do have a scientific backing and measurable […]

How to plan an event efficiently: 6 tips from event pros

13 November 2019

Feel like you have a million and one thing to do for your next event and struggling to stay afloat? Lucky for you event planners, we’ve put together our team’s go to tips for mega event efficiency. Set the brief Before getting into event planning mode and making list upon list of what needs to […]