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Unlike many other industry events IMPA London is every year, providing a unique opportunity to grow and build on your contacts each year. Under normal circumstances the event takes place in September and most often during the second week of the month. However, for one year only and due to the Covid-19 pandemic the event in 2021 takes place in December, it’s going to be a special one-off Christmas edition.

The event is two full days with a number of side events at the beginning of the week and at the end. Tuesday and Wednesday are the two days of the exhibition and conference itself with Monday acting as the exhibitor build-up day.

The event is two full days with a number of side events at the beginning of the week and at the end. Tuesday and Wednesday are the two days of the exhibition and conference itself with Monday acting as the exhibitor build-up day.

The 2021 IMPA London dates are Tuesday 14th September and Wednesday 15th December


It will be important that you register for the event and then we can keep you updated on all the latest information published around the event. 

Where is the event?

The event is held at possibly London’s finest and most prestigious conference and event venue, the Queen Elizabeth II centre. The venue is in the heart of Westminster and close to many leading London venues and hotels.

QEII Centre, Westminster, London - 13th & 14th December 2022



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The QEII Centre

In the very heart of Westminster, The QEII Centre is ideally located to take advantage of everything London has to offer.

Uniquely situated in the shadow of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye, the award-winning, purpose-built events venue is perfectly placed to experience London’s many cultural attractions.

The QEII Centre's address is as follows: -

Broad Sanctuary
, Westminster,
 SW1P 3EE, UK.

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7798 4000


Arriving by plane

London City Airport is less than 40 minutes travelling time via public transport

London Heathrow is around 55 minutes travelling time via public transport


For more information on transportation when you arrive in London, please visit the Transport for London website.

Arriving by car

There is NO Car parking on site, however, there are a number of car parks close to the venue which are within walking distance. Details of these car parks can be found on this link.


Please click here to plan your walking route.

Remember it is sometimes quicker to walk in London rather than travel by Taxi or public transport!

Cycle Hire

If you would like access to a bike to get around London, click here for more information.

Disabled Car Parking

Disabled delegates arriving at the Centre in a vehicle with a disabled badge displayed will be allowed to park on the forecourt of the building. Taxis and other vehicles will also be allowed onto the forecourt to enable disabled passengers to disembark more easily.

There is a ramp from the forecourt which leads to the front doors and is wide enough for easy wheelchair access.

Guide Dogs

Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other assistance dogs are welcome at the Centre.

What to expect when you arrive at the QEII Conference Centre

Staff from the event organisers will meet exhibitors, staff will be situated throughout the venue at all times and exhibitors will be provided with details of the event organisers office well in advance of the event.

Hotel Accommodation

The QEII Centre is situated in the heart of Westminster with easy public transport links and hotel accommodation to suit all budgets.

We have teamed up with Stay 22, who are offering some good rates on accommodation in the Westminster area with free cancellation. 

Click here to make a booking today.

Local Pubs Serving Food

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The Two Chairmen 

A favourite amongst Delegates and Exhibitors.


 The Two Chairmen is thought to be the oldest public house in Westminster.  Its pub sign featuring two men carrying a sedan chair can be traced back to 1729!

The pub is near Birdcage Walk where James I had aviaries for exotic birds.

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The Westminster Arms

The pub is opposite the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

It is in the heart of political London, a stone’s throw from the Houses of Parliament. It features a division bell so MPs can dash back to the House in time for the vote.

As well as politicians and journalists, the pub is usually bustling with civil servants, tourists, conference delegates, actors and models and has served many famous faces including Desmond Tutu, Bill Clinton and Angelina Jolie

Please Note – No phones are allowed at the bar you have been warned!

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The Sanctuary House Hotel & Bar

Another popular pub very close to the venue serving food from 7.30 am.


Built in the 19th century, this historic building provides the perfect base when attending the QEII Centre less than 3 minutes walk it also has a small number of bedrooms available.

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St Stephens Tavern

An iconic traditional pub in the heart of Westminster 

Originally opened in 1875, the St Stephen’s Tavern is a traditional pub, serving the heart of Westminster. It has been frequented by many notables, including prime ministers such as Baldwin, Churchill and Macmillan and even today boasts famous Politicians amongst its guests. The pub still has the original division bell which rings, warning MPs that there are only a few minutes to vote.

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The Blue Boar

For something a little more ‘upmarket’ The Blue Boar is the place to be seen.


Satisfying appetites and quenching thirsts the Blue Boar Bar is another local featuring a parliament division bell.

It has a private dining room, quiet corners, carefully selected local ales, classic cocktails and fine wines. 

Food is served throughout the day, from hearty lunches to luscious salads, as well as the perfect bar snacks to accompany your post-event tipple.

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