Meeting Table-world record set by ExCeL London
[Oct 19] LONDON, UK-- ExCeL London set the World Record for the
World's Longest Meeting Table to mark its support for National Meetings
Taking part in the record were 200 pupils from
the local Britannia Village Primary School who acted as meeting
delegates and sat round the 80 metre long table.
Commenting on the attempt, Vanessa Cotton, ExCeL
London Managing Director, Conference and Events said: "We are
pleased to have been able to make this World Record attempt as part
of our support for National Meetings Week and it's been great that
our local primary school could also play a part."
"We used the record attempt to talk to the children
about healthy eating and the importance of getting their five pieces
of fruit and vegetables a day," added Vanessa.
(i)National Meetings Week (5th-19th October 2007) now in
its seventh year raises awareness of the significant contribution
the meetings and events industry makes to the UK economy each year.
- Based on his world record for the 100 metres It would
take Linford Christie 7.89 seconds to sprint the length of the table
- Based on the world record for the triple jump,
set by Jonathan Edwards in 1995, it would take approximately four
times to jump the longest meeting table length
- You can fit 8.4 London Double Decker Buses alongside
the longest meeting table.
- According to a survey 98.7% of business people
believe that face-to-face meetings are more productive than phone
or email communication
- A recent survey shows that business people in Britain
spend nearly half their working life in meetings (45.9%), significantly
higher than any other European country.