The Meetings Show’s hosted buyers welcomed aboard HMS Belfast

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Royal Navy warship HMS Belfast, part of Lime Venue Portfolio, has been announced as the host of The Meetings Show Hosted Buyer Welcome Reception.

Two hundred event planners will be heading back in time on Tuesday 28th of June to party aboard the Second World War vessel, which fired some of the first shots at the D-Day landings, served in the Arctic Convoys and in the Korean War before arriving on the Thames.

The Hosted Buyer Welcome Reception, which takes place on the evening before the 10th edition of The Meetings Show at ExCeL London on the 29th and 30th June, will be hosted by Lime Venue Portfolio.

Attendees will be invited to enjoy exclusive use of HMS Belfast’s Quarterdeck and Boat decks while sipping ship-themed cocktails or mocktails and eating dishes selected from three themed food stations to a backdrop of live 1940s jazz music.

There will also be an opportunity to explore the onboard museum to learn more about the history of the significant Second World War Royal Navy warship.

Jenner Carter, Head of Marketing, Lime Venue Portfolio: "We’re delighted HMS Belfast, part of Lime Venue Portfolio, are hosting this fantastic event. At Lime Venue Portfolio, we're massive fans of face-to-face events and we wanted to play our role in getting the industry back again together at another event. We're looking forward to welcoming the guests from The Meetings Show and will be looking to party with a purpose on the Thames. It will be a great night, well deserved by everyone involved."

Graham Angus, hosted buyer manager at The Meetings Show, said: “We’re thrilled to see the return of our Hosted Buyer Welcome Reception for our 10th edition show and are looking forward to celebrating this landmark year at such a historically significant venue.”

The Hosted Buyer Welcome is an invite-only event for event planners participating in The Meetings Show’s hosted buyer programme. Registrations for the hosted buyer programme are open until 24th of June – to apply, click here.