Corporate Venue Photography in London for CCCE. Since its founding in 1976, the Canadian Council of Chief Executives has brought CEOs together to shape public policy in the interests of a stronger Canada and a better world. We were delighted when CCCE commissioned us to photograph this, the largest ever gathering of senior Canadian business leaders outside North America. This called for a crisp, reportage style of photography to record the event without any interference. The challenge here can be to achieve pleasing compositions, capture all the key speakers and attendees while they look their best – all without being noticed… but our photographers used their experience and expertise to do just that.
The event was spread across three days, the first day at “London’s top secret venue…” the Churchill War Rooms. An ideal venue for events from 20 to 400 guests, the Churchill War Rooms hold exclusive events at the secret wartime headquarters in the heart of Westminster. We captured some great shots of various attendees thoroughly enjoying themselves at this intriguing venue. Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England was the opening speaker.
Day 2 was held at The Savoy hotel in the Abraham Lincoln Room followed by the fabulous Lancaster Ballroom, with notable appearances including The Right Honourable Lord Mandelson, Kasia Madera from BBC World News and Stephanie Flanders of JP Morgan. The delegates then went on to a reception at HSBC Tower Canary Wharf – the providing the perfect backdrop for reportage shots of the guests mingling. HSBC Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver hosted the dinner.
Day 3 we returned to the lavish Lancaster Ballroom where Cathy Newman from Channel 4 News was Moderating the Panelists; spoiling us with great photo opportunities. Sir Martin Sorrell the Chief Executive Officer of the WPP Group hosted a luncheon – clearly a popular speaker as we had photographed him recently at a corporate event for JAI. The event concluded with a short trip to the Tower of London for reception and dinner, hosted by HRH The Duke of York – Prince Andrew.