VisitBritain held a Gala Dinner at Church House Westminster to celebrate the magic of British events as part of its MeetGB showcase.

Over 100 event planners and buyers from North America and Europe attended the dinner on Thursday, 19 April to network with a high-profile guest list of events industry luminaries and meetings and event suppliers from across the UK. Guests enjoyed live show entertainment and a three-course dinner followed by a live DJ and dancing.

MeetGB, hosted by VisitBritain in partnership with London & Partners, VisitEngland, Visit Wales, VisitScotland and Tourism Northern Ireland, is a London-based showcase of 80 meetings and event suppliers from across the UK who were brought together with 120 global meetings, events and incentive planners to do business at the event, from 19-20 April.

Thousands of one-to-one business meetings between UK conference product suppliers and international event planners took place over the two days, which also included education sessions and the gala dinner, held at Church House Westminster.
Kerrin MacPhie, VisitBritain Head of Business Events, said: “VisitBritain’s MeetGB event brought 100 international meeting and event planners to the UK to experience the best of the UK’s business events product. Church House Westminster is the perfect entertainment setting for us to host these buyers, with its iconic location next to Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament and its stunning architecture, historical significance and exceptional service.”

Speaking after the dinner, Robin Parker, General Manager at Church House Westminster, said: “We were delighted to be chosen as the venue for the MeetGB gala dinner, and to work with VisitBritain and their partners on such an important and prestigious event. We all know what an amazing and diverse destination Great Britain is, and this was shown last night as everyone enjoyed a stunning evening under the dome of the Assembly Hall at Church House.”