Taking inspiration from shows that come to life in our venue is a favourite pasttime of ours and the first quarter of events certainly didn’t disappoint…
It's all in the editing
It's all in the editing
Two of Olympia London’s brightest young stars were recently recognised by The Institute of Entertainment and Arts Management (IEAM). Conference and Event Coordinator, Frances Finn and Account Manager at the venue’s in-house IT supplier, eForce, Virginia Figuero, were both recipients of a Young Persons Award—sponsored by professional services provider, Emprise.
The annual awards lunch was held on Friday 11th March and recognised both established and up and coming talent within the events industry, who were nominated by their managers.
Olympia London has once again opened its doors to Event Management students for the venue’s annual Student Placement Day.
Thirteen students from Sheffield Hallam University attended on Thursday 10th March to experience a day in the life of an events professional, whilst also interviewing for the 2016/17 Conference & Events Administrator placement position with Olympia London.
Continuing the trend of aligning shows with celebrity speakers, last week we were lucky enough to welcome international supermodel-turned-philanthropist, Lily Cole, to our venue as part of International Confex. Captivating the audience with her speech on literacy, conscious consumerism and creating a gift economy—Lilly also spoke a few home truths with lessons that could be taken away and applied by us all.
It will be lights out for Olympia London on Saturday March 19 as, for the eighth time, the iconic venue will join other London landmarks—including Harrods, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, and The Gherkin—for WWF’s Earth Hour.
Olympia London has today announced the success of London’s first ever Walker Stalker Con, with 16,000 fans of the hit series, The Walking Dead, attending across 20th & 21st February.
Visitors were able to immerse themselves into the world of ‘walkers’, with access to exclusive panel sessions, photo opportunities and meet and greets with the show’s creators and staring cast—including Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, Alanna Masterson, Alexandra Breckenridge and Chandler Riggs.
Understand your audience
Understanding what makes your audience tick is vital to the success of your event. Your flagship customers should know what excites and interests the end user, that’s why they’re a successful business who can afford to invest in event after event. The important thing for you is that they choose your event over a competitor one or, even worse, take themselves off to hold their own “customer event.”
Gone are the days where a cup of coffee was solely used as a jolt of energy to get you through the day. Coffee is now commonly viewed as an experience, where people can learn about what’s in their cup, engaging consumers in the story of their drink. It’s about relationships, with coffee farmers, roasters and baristas all involved in the process. Make sure you buy new season harvests, ensuring that the coffee really is as fresh as possible.