CREDAI case study: A conference to inspire the cities of tomorrow

How the London Convention Bureau helped construct an event for CREDAI, the foremost organisation of Indian premium property developers

CREDAI (Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India), an organisation of over 11,500 real-estate developers, organises the National Convention (NATCON), one of India’s most prominent real-estate events, in a different global city each year. For 2017, they chose London.

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.

  • We worked in conjunction with Visit Britain as one team with the event planners
  • We connected the event planners with contacts across the city
  • We advised on venue selection for the main conference and gala dinner
  • We secured the Deputy Mayor of London for Business, Rajesh Agrawal, 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 1200 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 facilitators. 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 in August 2017. 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. It did reach the right people."

Ragini Wanchoo, Project Manager at Plan it! Meetings & Conferences

How can we help you?

NATCON is just one example of the London Convention Bureau’s support for world-class events in the capital.
If you’re interested in bringing your event to London or would like to discuss a proposal, contact us.