EXCLUSIVE: The O2 clears diary for new events week

The O2 has cleared its arena diary in September 2016 for a week of corporate events.

The week-long series of events, billed as Conference Week, will take place from 4-11 September. The arena will be set up with a modular infrastructure, giving the space a flexible capacity, from 3,500 people up to 15,000.

A new high-density Wi-Fi system will be in place, a draping system and The O2’s events team will also be on hand.

Corporate clients who have held events at the venue include KPMG, St James’s Place, The Salvation Army, the BRIT Awards and the National Television Awards.

“Conference Week underpins our commitment to the corporate events sector,” said Steve Sayer, commercial director at The O2. “Clearing our diary for the first time in this way allows us the flexibility to hold numerous events and offer true value to our clients. London is competing on the world stage for the conference business and we at The O2 are supportive of any efforts to bring more business to this city.

Tracy Halliwell, director of business tourism & major events at London & Partners, commented: “London’s connectivity and ease of access combined with its rich culture and heritage makes the city an exciting destination for meeting organisers. The O2 is an iconic London landmark, alongside being a standout venue for meetings and events. Dedicating a week specifically to conferences is a fantastic new proposition for the venue and will help showcase the diverse offer of The O2 for both consumer events and corporate activities.”