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MICEBTN - JUNE-AUGUST 2017 • Page 45 London, with the journey from Heathrow to ExCeL London being shortened to less than 45 minutes, half the time it currently takes. James Rees, executive director ExCeL London commented: “The opening of the Elizabeth line will be truly transformational for our clients and the millions of exhibi- tors, visitors and delegates who we welcome each year. “The line will provide a direct service to Central London, reducing journey times and allowing visitors to access the whole of the city quickly and easily. It will provide an ‘events super highway’ linking one of the world’s busiest airports (Heathrow) to ExCeL London in 44 minutes. “Visitors will be able to access the very best of what London has to offer, with access to more hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants and world-renowned theatre and shop- ping, all within record time. We look forward to working with our clients to open up the bene- fits of Crossrail in the build-up to 2018 and beyond.” Rachael Boraston, sales and marketing manager at Principal, London DMC said: “We hear it time and time again from our clients who are as far afield as China, Asia Pacific, North America and Europe: ‘Connectivity is key’. “A destination can have the best venues but if delegates can’t get there it simply won’t work. Great connectivity also often trans- lates into cost savings for event planners, and at a time when budg- ets are tight, this is paramount. Whether it is getting here, or moving around the city, London’s accessibility is definitely a major draw for event professionals.” Engaging Event Technology and Creative Services Our mission is to enhance your events by providing the tools to create meaningful connections. www.invisage.net your satchel in your hand branded for your event network with; social timelines attendee profiles attendee meetings instant messaging developed and supported in australia engage with beacon and geofence messaging invisage It was revealed recently this week that London had maintained its position in the top five Interna- tional Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) rankings for the second year in a row. The city has moved up the rankings from 19th to its current position in just five years. For more than 20 years Eurostar has connected the UK and continental Europe and has carried more than 170 million passengers in that time.