16-17 July 2024, Freemasons' Hall

This year we have a fantastic line-up of interactive sessions set to ignite your creativity and give you a taste of the best our industry has to offer:

WORKSHOP SESSIONS in the Workshop Room 

Get hands-on in our creative workshops sessions, which showcase new and exciting event suppliers that are emerging the ever-changing world of events. You will get to experience what they have to offer first hand to see if it’s something that can work for your team and/or upcoming events. 

WELLNESS SESSIONS in the Wellness Lounge

This year, we have created the ultimate ‘Wellness Lounge’ away from the hustle and bustle of the main Show floor with Be In Your Element. They will be offering a range of different activities that have been curated to help you find your balance, re-focus, re-energise and re-enter the world of events with mindful intentions.

STORY SESSIONS: MASTERING EVENTS in The Yahire Hub

Join us as we delve into the wonderful world of event mastery. Meet the masterminds behind the scenes of the Show, Story Events and gain exclusive access to their insights, strategies and expertise on how to craft unforgettable experiences and elevate your event game.

 

HOW TO BOOK:

Unregistered? To book onto one of our free interactive sessions, register to attend the Show today and select the session(s) that you wish to attend.

Already registered? If you are already registered, you can sign-up to one of our interactive sessions by editing your visitor profile.

PLEASE NOTE: We consciously over-subscribe our interactive sessions and seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis on the day. Registering your interest will give you priority but does not secure your seat. Please be sure to arrive 10 minutes early to ensure you get to experience the session you’d like to. 

Tuesday 16th July

4:30PM – 5:15PM: Christmas Table Styling

There’s something truly nostalgic about a beautifully set Christmas table; whether you’re hosting a festive banquet dinner or your traditional Christmas spread, we know that the perfect dinner goes beyond the food. Join Katie Fairlie, founder of Truffle Tablescapes, as she shares her top tips on the art of table layering and teached you how to build your table from the foundation up to the final flourishes. This workshop promises to teach you how to turn moments into cherished memories and style your own festively wonderful table top this Christmas, whether at home or at a larger event.

Host: Truffle Tablescape

Tuesday 16th July in The Wellness Lounge

5:30PM – 6:30PM: Mindful Meditation (10-minute drop in session) 

The festive season can be busy and overwhelming, join us for Mindfulness Meditation, where there’s no better present than being present. Take a moment to pause, slow down, reduce any stress, and embrace the joy of the moment with open hearts and tranquil minds.

Hosts: Be In Your Element

Tuesday 16th July in The Yahire Hub

5:30PM – 6PM: Let’s talk about Sustainability

Join Holly Mann, Event Director, and Jules Heckman-Hughes, Business Services Director, our sustainability warriors at Story Events, as they explore their top tips and easy wins for effectively implementing sustainability at events. Using real life examples from recent events, you will gain a better understanding of realistic steps you can make to reduce your carbon footprint throughout the entire planning process.

Hosts: Story Events

Tuesday 16th July

5:45PM – 6:30PM: Agency Canapé Creations

With over four decades of experience, Moving Venue have perfected the art of making delectable canapés, weaving together vibrant flavours and colours with precision and intricacy in just one bite. Now it’s your turn to put your culinary skills to the test! In this hand’s on, scrumptious workshop, we will see what agency has what it takes to create a menu worthy bite-sized delight. Get ready for a culinary showdown packed with creativity, flavour, and fierce competition!

Hosts: Moving Venue

Tuesday 16th July

7PM – 7:45PM: Paint & Sip with Art Sippers

Unlock your creativity with a paintbrush in one hand and a glass of fizz in the other! During the engaging experience, Art Sippers will guide you step-by-step in creating a masterpiece in minutes. But the fun doesn’t stop there – you’ll be immersed in an entertaining atmosphere with music, dad jokes, and a trivia quiz where a prize can be won! By the end of the workshop, you’ll have learned a new skill, gained creative confidence, and produced some wall-worthy art.

Host: Art Sippers

Wednesday 17th July in The Wellness Lounge

ALL DAY: Masseuse (Donation Service) 

Take a moment for yourself and head to the Wellness Lounge with Be In Your Element for drop in session with their onsite masseuse. This 10 minute session will be sure to take your stress away! Please note, this is a donation service and 10% goes to charity iheart.

Hosts: Be In Your Element

Wednesday 17th July

9:30AM – 10:15AM: Winter Wreath Making

Ignite your festive creativity and dive into the holiday spirit by making your very own Christmas Wreath. Our expert instructors will guide will you through the process, offering tips and tricks to craft a stunning wreath that will be the envy of your neighborhood! Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or a complete beginner, this workshop promises to teach you something new and leave you with a fabulously festive piece to take home.

Host: Hybrid Flowers

Wednesday 17th July in The Wellness Lounge

9:30AM – 10:30AM: Breath Work (10-minute drop in sessions) 

Stressed, anxious, low energy, and tired but wired? Learning how to breathe better can help you manage the struggles of modern-day living and live mindfully. Head to the Wellness Lounge with Be In Your Element for this 10 minute drop in session that’s guaranteed to leave you feeling refreshed and ready to network!

Hosts: Be In Your Element

Wednesday 17th July

10:45AM – 11:30AM: Christmas Table Styling

There’s something truly nostalgic about a beautifully set Christmas table; whether you’re hosting a festive banquet dinner or your traditional Christmas spread, we know that the perfect dinner goes beyond the food. Join Katie Fairlie, founder of Truffle Tablescapes, as she shares her top tips on the art of table layering and teached you how to build your table from the foundation up to the final flourishes. This workshop promises to teach you how to turn moments into cherished memories and style your own festively wonderful table top this Christmas, whether at home or at a larger event.

Host: Truffle Tablescape

Wednesday 17th July in The Yahire Hub

11AM – 11:30AM: Christmas Party Trends

Speak to the organisers behind the London Christmas Party Show and get the inside scoop on the latest trends for the upcoming festive season. In this session Lulu Summerfield, Account Director, and Samantha Holman, Account Manager, at Story Events will explore the latest booking patterns, hottest themes, must-haves and how to budget effectively for Christmas 2024.

Hosts: Story Events

Wednesday 17th July

12PM – 12:45PM: Bauble Making with Gilded Bee

There’s nothing that gives you the nostalgic festive feeling more than digging out your Christmas ornaments and starting to decorate your tree! This bauble workshop with Gilded Bee Gift Experience, will allow you to create your very own personalised bauble, with beautiful dried foliage, flowers and even a photo of your loved ones. At Gilded Bee Gift Experience, they believe in the joy of creating unique, stylish gifts and this workshop promises to leave you with beautiful baubles to adorn your tree or give as personalised gifts.

Host: Gilded Bee

Wednesday 17th July in The Yahire Hub

1PM – 1:30PM: Let’s talk about Sustainability

Join Holly Mann, Event Director, and Jules Heckman-Hughes, Business Services Director, our sustainability warriors at Story Events, as they explore their top tips and easy wins for effectively implementing sustainability at events. Using real life examples from recent events, you will gain a better understanding of realistic steps you can make to reduce your carbon footprint throughout the entire planning process.

Hosts: Story Events

Wednesday 17th July

1:30PM – 2:15PM: Paint & Sip with Art Sippers

Unlock your creativity with a paintbrush in one hand and a glass of fizz in the other! During the engaging experience, Art Sippers will guide you step-by-step in creating a masterpiece in minutes. But the fun doesn’t stop there – you’ll be immersed in an entertaining atmosphere with music, dad jokes, and a trivia quiz where a prize can be won! By the end of the workshop, you’ll have learned a new skill, gained creative confidence, and produced some wall-worthy art.

Host: Art Sippers

Wednesday 17th July in The Wellness Lounge

2PM – 3PM: Breath Work (10-minute drop in sessions) 

Stressed, anxious, low energy, and tired but wired? Learning how to breathe better can help you manage the struggles of modern-day living and live mindfully. Head to the Wellness Lounge with Be In Your Element for this 10 minute drop in session that’s guaranteed to leave you feeling refreshed and ready to network!

Hosts: Be In Your Element

Wednesday 17th July in The Yahire Hub

2PM – 2:30PM: The Benefits of using an Event Management Agency

Having a great event management team can help to make the event planning process much easier. Story Events, organisers of the London Christmas Party Show, entertain thousands of Christmas party goers each year and are experts it the field. Join Melanie Miles, Director and Lulu Summerfield, Account Director at Story Events, as they discuss why you should consider an event management agency.

Hosts: Story Events

Wednesday 17th July

2:45PM – 3:30PM: Christmas Cocktails with Mix & Match

Learn how to make delicious cocktails and mocktails that will make you a hero amongst friends and family this Christmas – the gift that keeps on giving! This Mix & Match taster masterclass is a festive feast for the senses, you will be taken through the process step by step on how to create two fantastically festive libations.

Hosts: Mix & Match