The City of London’s venue consortium, London City Selection (LCS), hosted its 9th annual agency familiarisation weekend on 3-4 March with a Monopoly-inspired ‘Cityopoly’ theme for 2017.
LCS hosted 20 events agents from across the UK for a fun packed weekend of challenges, riddles and team building activities, held at a number of handpicked event spaces within the collection of modern, heritage and unique City venues.
The weekend began with a welcome reception at 47-58 Bastwick Street, where guests were assigned their teams and introduced to the theme of ‘Cityopoly’. Following a night’s stay at selection of the consortiums hotels, the five competing teams met for breakfast at One Moorgate Place where the day’s activities were unveiled.
Throughout the day, teams navigated their way from venue to venue, taking part in ‘Cityopoly’ themed activities, organised and run by Right Angle Events; which included, ‘Free Parking’ at CCT Venues Barbican, in which team’s raced remote control cars on timed laps whilst perfecting their parallel parking, and a ‘Get Out of Jail’ Lazer Maze in one of Ironmongers Hall event spaces. Further team building activities were held at Furniture Makers’ Hall, Sadlers Well, The HAC, and Museum of London. London Capital Club provided a three course lunch.
Emma Grant, account coordinator at Banks Sadler, took part in the event and said: “We both had a great time and found it really beneficial. We book 80% of our events in the city so being able to see so many venues in one day is amazing. The tasks were all super fun too!”
London City Selection Chair, Oliver Hargreaves added: “Once again the Agency FAM weekend has been a huge success and our members and supplier partners went above and beyond to ensure the agents had a fun and memorable weekend. The Cityopoly theme was really well received and Right Angle Events created a fantastic itinerary of competitive and hilarious activities. The pressure is on to beat it in 2018, let the countdown begin.”
The 29 venues currently within the London City Selection include 47-58 Bastwick Street, 58VE, America Square-Cavendish Venues, Baltic Exchange, Barbican, Bishopsgate Institute, CCT Venues Barbican, City of London Club, Crowne Plaza London Kings Cross, etc.venues – St Pauls, Furniture Makers’ Hall, Gibson Hall, Guildhall, The HAC, DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London, Ironmongers’ Hall, London Capital Club, LSO St Lukes, The Mermaid, Middle Temple, The Montcalm London City, Museum of London, One Moorgate Place, Plaisterers Hall, Sadler’s Wells, St Pauls Cathedral, The Steel Yard, Thistle City Barbican and Trinity House.