The events industry is now worth over £42 billion to the UK economy and the beating heart of this is in the capital – London.
The Event Academy is centrally located at the Business Design Centre in Islington making transport connections and travel easy for all our students.
As the leading course in Event Management, and the only course accredited by CIM; we have a huge amount of contacts in venues, agencies and events that we can tap into.
Our home at the Business Design Centre (BDC) in Islington is home to some of London’s most established events.
The BDC hosts over 300 events and 500,000 visitors a year ranging from large-scale exhibitions to board meetings and everything in between!
Our lecture room is located on the first floor overlooking the iconic mezzanine level where we see events in all phases – setting up, live show and de-rig.
All of our live course students are given the opportunity do a site visit of the space which includes 6,000 metres of exhibition space and a 500-seat auditorium.
Outside the doors of the BDC there is a lot to explore in Islington – a huge variety of food & drink outlets plus shopping and of course event venues!
As well as learning at our training home at the BDC we also ensure our students are given the chance to see event venues across London.
Understanding how space can be used to best suit a particular client or format is one of the first skills an event manager needs.
By exposing our students to a wide variety of venues – from five star hotels to conference centres to museums and even car parks – we are helping develop their knowledge in a very practical way.
Understanding how venues work is integral to being an effective event manager.
During all of our live courses students are given the opportunity to conduct site visits of a number of London venues such as Tobacco Dock (home to festivals, raves and corporate events), Chandos House (a popular wedding venue) and London Stadium (host of the 2010 Olympic Games).
Not only do we see the space but our students learn from the venue managers we meet and have the chance to ask a lot of questions!