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For the fourth year in succession, pharmaceutical company Allergan has re-appointed London-based production company Metro Broadcast to produce its extensive programme of educational events at the Anti-Ageing Medical World Congress (AMWC) at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco in April 2014. Vast in size, the Grimaldi spans six floors and contains three auditoria, 22 breakout rooms, 35,000m2 of exhibition space and three catering venues. The annual AMWC utilises every event space simultaneously over the duration of the three day convention.

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Macmillan Cancer Support Raises a Record £195,000!

Macmillan’s biggest celebrity event of the year, the annual Celebrity Christmas Stocking Auction at London’s Renaissance St. Pancras blew its fundraising target out of the water this year by a clear £50,000 with the help of celebrities Kate Winslet, Joanna Lumley, Lord Seb Coe, Sharon Osborne, Holly Willoughby, Tom Daley, Bear Grylls, Michael Buble and Kimberley Walsh.

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Last night at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Macmillan Cancer Support raised over £150,000 by putting the dream Christmas stockings of ‘A’ list celebrities under the hammer. Sponsored by Harrods, the annual Celebrity Christmas Stocking Auction is Macmillan’s biggest celebrity event of the year. Macmillan’s special events manager Miranda Brown has the enviable job of planning the glamorous event and the more challenging job of managing the budget. She talks about working with production company, Metro Broadcast, to create an experience which encourages maximum donations without breaking the bank.

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When Philip Honey, event design consultant for luxury brands, asked Metro Broadcast to help present Jimmy Choo’s latest collection to their European network of store managers at the London head office in October, the team of production specialists met with an interesting challenge.

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Here at Metro we love a bit of art, so it was fantastic to be asked by our friends over at Somerset House to work with them on this year’s 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair. The event was designed by artist David Adjaye and the entire West Wing of Somerset House was set to stage no less that 17 exhibition spaces.

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October has historically been the busiest month of the year for us here at Metro and this year was no exception!

As always we were responsible for the AV at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester. This is always an impressive set, requiring state of the art technology and we were delighted to be involved again.

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All good things must come to an end and over the Bank Holiday weekend Metro moved from Great Suffolk Street in SE1 where we’ve been based for almost 30 years.

This marks an exciting new chapter for all of us as we move on to bigger premises right next to the Oval cricket ground in Kennington. As a location this is perfect for Metro, we now have a much larger warehouse, larger office premises and remain central with quick access to the city & west-end, which has always been important for us as a business.

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With the build-up towards the Olympics we’ve been kept very busy this week over here in Southwark. We’ve been putting final touches to the branding for the House of Switzerland at Glaziers Hall, we’ve been involved in the film festival for Casa Brasil at Somerset House and we’ve been at the Mandarin Oriental doing the AV for Mitt Romney’s UK fundraiser as well as various other jobs all on the go at the same time, all over the city.

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Things have been crazy busy here at Metro recently! We’ve had staff working all over Europe with clients in Rome, Barcelona, Budapest & France, we’ve got routine events for regular clients in full flow and we’re also gearing up for forthcoming Olympics work, as well as a number of other more bespoke projects. There have, however, been two jobs recently that have been particularly interesting for us to be involved with.

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