London & Partners (L&P), the official promotional organisation for the capital, unveiled its inaugural ambassador programme at the Museum of London’s event space on 21 January..
The event underlined the Mayor of London’s commitment to establishing the city as a global hub for medical advancement and discovery.
At the event, Gordon Innes (pictured), Chief Executive of L&P, invited an audience of the city’s leading medical experts, to join the Ambassador Programme and champion the city within the medical community and life sciences sector.
Potential ambassadors were told how they could use the expertise of London & Partners Convention Bureau to bring their congresses and events to the city, and the role they could play in shaping the future development of London as a city of medical and life sciences hub.
“London has a long history as a place of medical and scientific discovery,” said Kit Malthouse, Chairman of L&P and Deputy Mayor of London for Business and Enterprise. “Today, as the home to some of the finest medical and research facilities, it is a world leader in life sciences and medical innovation. This hugely important sector is one of the Mayor’s upmost priorities for the city and as such we are driving forward with an ambitious programme of investment and infrastructure into London’s life sciences eco-system, underlined by the opening of the Francis Crick Institute in 2015.”
Innes, added: “By launching this initiative we are recognising the vital role that our industry leaders play in promoting the city of London on a global stage. Through this exclusive programme we are not only creating a city-wide network of expertise, we are working in partnership with senior professionals and academics to raise London’s profile internationally and help attract industry events and congresses to the city.”
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