The venue this year will be The QEII Centre. Located opposite Westminster Abbey, the QEII Centre is less than a five minute walk from the Thames, and a two-minute walk from a royal park.
The Centre is served by exceptional transport links providing easy access to everything the city has to offer, from world-class restaurants and nightlife to shopping and culture. Within an hour’s transfer from five international airports, you will have an effortless journey to the Centre.
The QEII Centre is renowned for being the home of influencers, innovators and pioneers from a range of industries and professionals across the globe. It has hosted key royal, political and sporting events that have shaped history. From the EU Presidency Summit in its first year to the inaugural speech delivered by Boris Johnson as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 2019.
In between times the Centre has played a primary role in a wide variety of events such as the Palestinian Peace Talks, The Tour De France, Lockerbie Bombing press conference as well as Royal weddings and funerals. It has also hosted Her Majesty The Queen, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Nelson Mandela, as well as sporting, political and industry leaders from across the globe.
The site the Centre is built on is steeped in history. Originally an island formed by two streams called Thorney Island, it has been home to Kings and Queens and historic figures including Chaucer, Caxton, Pepys, John Milton and Edward Burke. Prior to becoming a conference facility, the Centre had several uses, including a rebuilt infirmary which was on the site from 1832-1950 and as a car park, until construction began in 1982.