Iain Edmondson to head up Events for London team for Visit London

Iain Edmondson, who has worked for Visit London for the past two years, will become head of the organisation's Events for London (EfL) team with immediate effect.

Iain Edmondson is now head of Events for London
Iain Edmondson is now head of Events for London

Edmondson will be tasked with identifying and delivering specific opportunities for major events to take place in London both pre and post London 2012.

He brings with him 18 years experience in operational and project management in public and private sector and was a member of the London 2012 winning bid team. In his new role he will work closely with the Mayor of London and the teams within the LDA, GLA and the Olympic Park Legacy Company.

Edmondson said: "It's a great time to be leading the Events for London team. Now more than ever, the eyes of the world are on London and the city has the talent and creativity to establish itself as the home of exciting, inspiring and sustainable major events that will help drive a genuine positive change for its visitors, businesses and residents.

"The Events for London team is at the heart of this change and by helping to win new events like the 2011 World Badminton Championships, developing new events such as the annual London Restaurant Festival, hosting high-profile international sports like the NFL and showcasing the best of the Olympic legacy aspirations through hosting the international SportAccord Convention next year."

Visit London's Events for London team has been tasked with attracting, developing and staging major sporting and cultural events to the capital.

The department recently completed a research project led by a team from Cambridge University to identify key actions necessary to secure major events in the Olympic Park both pre and post the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

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