Sunrise view over Westminster Bridge
CREDAI (Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India) organises the National Convention (NATCON), one of India’s most prominent real-estate events, in a different global city each year.

Why London?

With the theme of “revive, reinvent and refocus”, the three-day convention needed to inspire its delegates to build cities that will be the pride of India. CREDAI chose London for its strong business and personal ties with India, for its warm welcome and for its inspirational and innovative architecture.

Supporting the bid

The London Convention Bureau supported the event from start to finish. This included:

  • Working in conjunction with VisitBritain as one team with the event planners.
  • Connecting the event planners with contacts across the city.
  • Advising on venue selection for the main conference and gala dinner.
  • Securing Rajesh Agrawal, former Deputy Mayor of London for Business as inaugural speaker.

Creating the event

The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge was chosen as the main conference venue as it best fitted NATCON’s needs. The hotel offers 32 event spaces including a ballroom that holds 1,200 people, full event support and a central location with views of Big Ben.

Plan it! by Creative Travel was appointed by CREDAI as the event facilitator. Plan it! worked closely with suppliers, including London DMC for staffing and transportation services and AVC Live for audio and visual support. Perton Signs supplied the branding, while Ardan Exhibitions managed the exhibition stalls.

A great success

The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge welcomed 820 delegates to the three-day event. Attendees included government officials, policymakers, entrepreneurs and property consultants. The panel discussions and presentations provided deep insight into the future of Indian real estate.

CREDAI launched a report, “Indian Real Estate in 2017 and Beyond”, at the conference. A study tour was organised for developers that encompassed several of London’s most striking architectural highlights: The Shard, Battersea Power Station, King’s Cross and Canary Wharf.

The event was a great success and we would definitely like to work with Park Plaza again. Delegates were happy with the content of the conference and the hospitality of the venue.
Ragini Wanchoo, Project Manager at Plan it! Meetings & Conferences

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