London chosen because the host metropolis for New Scientist Reside 2016
New Scientist Reside has chosen London because the host metropolis for its 2016 occasion, London & Companions, the Mayor’s official promotional firm for the town introduced right now.
The distinctive Four-day occasion, happening from 22nd-25th September 2016 at London’s ExCeL Centre, will illustrate how science and know-how improves lives, shapes society and drives financial progress. That includes world-renowned specialists and well-known faces from the world of science, engineering and know-how together with mathematician Marcus de Sautoy, quantum physicist Jim Al-Khalili and Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, New Scientist Stay will supply interactive demonstrations of cutting-edge know-how and supply unparalleled insights into the goals and aspirations shaping our futures.
London was chosen because the host for the occasion on account of its place as a number one international centre for Life Sciences and know-how, says Publishing Director John MacFarlane: “We’re delighted to launch our inaugural New Scientist Stay occasion in London. London is house to famend educational centres, a vibrant ecology of worldwide analysis and improvement corporations and entrepreneurial start-ups, and a extremely expert, educated workforce. We’re assured that London is our good associate, and sit up for placing on an awesome present for the capital.”
At present’s announcement comes simply over a yr because the Mayor of London Boris Johnson launched MedCity – an organisation that goals to advertise and develop the life sciences financial system in London and the higher south east.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, in the present day welcomed the information and stated: “I’m delighted that our nice metropolis has been chosen to host this implausible celebration of science. London is a worldwide hub for scientific discovery and the event of cutting-edge new applied sciences. New Scientist Stay will convey collectively our progressive thinkers and showcase London’s world-leading credentials on a worldwide stage.”
New Scientist Stay is predicted to draw tens of hundreds of attendees from the UK and around the globe. Already 20,000 New Scientist readers have expressed curiosity within the occasion, forward of tickets happening sale.
Tracy Halliwell, Director of Enterprise Tourism & Main Occasions at London & Companions, commented: “We’re thrilled that New Scientist Stay has chosen London for his or her international celebration of science and innovation. Our companions throughout the capital, from Med Metropolis to the Francis Crick Institute, are dedicated to driving ahead the Life Sciences business and additional positioning London as a hub for science, know-how and engineering. With New Scientist Stay offering a implausible focus, we invite different main occasions within the subject to decide on London on the similar time and benefit from the surge of curiosity in these topics that may stem from this internationally famend occasion.”
World-leading improvements together with the Mars Exploration Rover and the Bloodhound Challenge’s supersonic automotive might be on show on the occasion, alongside a number of the most well-known science and tech manufacturers together with Airbus, Rolls Royce and the European Area Company (ESA). The occasion at London’s ExCeL Centre will consist of 4 devoted zones overlaying all points of science and know-how along with a Major Stage which can current the main audio system alongside entertaining debates.
Jeremy Rees, Government Director, ExCeL London, stated: “ExCeL is delighted to have been chosen because the host venue for New Scientist Stay in London. As the house of world-leading occasions, we proceed to take a position closely in our infrastructure to ship the absolute best expertise for the Four million guests and 38,000 exhibitors who cross by way of our doorways annually. New Scientist Reside joins an ever-expanding portfolio of STEM occasions that happen right here and throughout London, cementing the capital’s thrilling place as a hub of scientific innovation and excellence.”
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