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The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Queen Elizabeth II Centre (The QEIICC) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month and is launching a series of initiatives and promotions to mark the occasion.

The first initiative is a twitter campaign, launching on the 24th June, to find the top events industry innovation of the past 25 years. To find out more follow The QEIICC on twitter – @TheQEIICC (http://twitter.com/TheQEIICC).

Sue Etherington, Commercial Director said: “Over the past 25 years, The QEIICC has hosted an estimated 9,000 events – many of them marking significant moments in history. We decided to celebrate the anniversary with a year long campaign – starting with an initiative to ask our twitter followers and key industry spokespeople to name the innovation they feel has had the most impact on the events industry in the past 25 years.”

“We are also proud of the many client relationships we have that span the decades; for the past twenty years the Centre has been the home of the winter meetings of the British Thoracic Society and host to the Historic Houses Association. The BioPartnering Europe Conference has been with us for fifteen years and we were the venue for BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year for ten years.”

The Centre was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the 24th June 1986, and has been host to or played a part in the following events:

  • EU Presidency Closing Summit (1986)
  • The Wedding of Prince Andrew (1986)
  • Press Conference following the Lockerbie bombing (1988)
  • 17th G7 Summit (1991)
  • Press centre for the Yugoslavia Peace Conference (1992)
  • Victory in Japan Weekend (1995)
  • The Funeral of Princess Diana (1997)
  • ASEM 2 (Asia Europe Meeting) (1998)
  • London Mayoral Election (2000)
  • The Queen Mother’s Funeral (2002)
  • Nelson Mandela for the Red Cross (2003)
  • Palestinian Peace Talks (2005)
  • The London Bombings (2005)
  • G7 Finance Ministers Deputies (2006)
  • Tour de France (2007)
  • The Papal Visit (2010)
  • The Iraq Inquiry (2009-2011)
  • Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s Wedding (2011)

For further information about the promotions, please go to www.qeiicc.co.uk or follow the Centre on twitter – http://twitter.com/TheQEIICC

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