Every day, more and more Meeting Planners, Event Managers and Administrative Assistants are discovering why London, Ontario makes the ideal conference and convention destination. London is a growing, vibrant, innovative city with a youthful, progressive vibe. (We’re a UNESCO designated City of Music, don’t you know!) Not to brag, but we’ve got everything you could ever need and we serve it up exactly the way you want it.
London, and its approximately 550,000 residents, enjoy a picturesque setting on the banks of the Thames River in Southwestern Ontario, about 200km from either Toronto or Detroit. As Canada’s 11th largest city, London is easy to get to by car or bus, train or, with the convenience of our international airport, plane. As home to both the world-renowned University of Western Ontario and the acclaimed Fanshawe College, as well as leading companies in the education medical research, manufacturing, financial services and information technology businesses, we’re very experienced hosting meetings and conferences.
If your attendees require overnight lodging, we can accommodate them in comfort and style in over 185 facilities, from smaller boutique establishments to the very largest hotels, many with modern conference facilities on-site. And when attendees get hungry? We can take care of that, too, with 2,355 stand-out restaurants, according to the last count by restaurantguru.com. International flavours, comfort food, exotic modern cuisine – our chefs are ready to please any palette.
Your meeting facility options in London are, well, staggering. We’re a city of modern business – medicine, finance, research, infotech. The kinds of businesses that demand thoroughly modern communication and collaboration tools. So we can offer an entire infrastructure of facilities and equipment to ensure your meeting is secure, well-supported and most of all, productive.
Options range from conference and meeting rooms that can be booked at Fanshawe College and Western University or members of the major hotel chains, to our conference showpiece, RBC Place London. Owned by the City of London, RBC Place London is one of the largest and finest conference and exhibition spaces in the world, boasting 70,000 square feet of flexible space and a mission to “delight guests with every act.”
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There are literally hundreds of reasons to book your conference, meeting or convention in the Forest City - London, Ontario. These are just 10 of them.
We don’t mean to brag, but this is just a snapshot of some of the associations we’ve worked with and the conferences we’ve hosted in the recent past. And this list doesn’t include our National Sports Championships or our Canadian Music and Cultural events! We’d love to see you join their ranks.
London has a diverse economy with strengths in the agri-food, advanced manufacturing, digital media and tech and medical sectors. Our researchers, scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs are recognized globally for their cutting-edge innovations and have made London a hub for attracting talent from across the various sectors of industry. Conventions that meet in London give you access to the industry leaders, innovators and subject matter experts as speakers and panelists.
One of the things that makes London such an ideal destination for your next conference or meeting is completely intangible. It’s something in the air; a spirit of youthful curiosity and can-do attitude that comes from being a college and university city, filled with students and researchers.