About the Venue
The Royal Garden Hotel is situated amid the shops and eateries of busy Kensington High Street, and affords unparalleled views of the London skyline and tranquil Hyde Park. It offers an elegant array of five-star rooms and services, ensuring that all guests are treated to the same first-class luxury that they would expect from a hotel of this calibre.
To maintain the exclusivity of the ILMC, rooms can only be booked for delegates (and their families) through the ILMC's official travel agent, The Tour Company. Read more about accommodation here.

Access all Areas

The Access All Areas programme gives delegates a chance to catch some of London’s hottest shows using just their delegate passes. With the whole of London on ILMC's doorstep, there’s an abundance of live music to get stuck into and enjoy…  

Line-up details can be found in the conference guide that delegates will receive when they check-in at the Royal Garden Hotel and will be published here in February 2016.
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Bursary Scheme

For the second year, ILMC's Bursary Scheme is available for a small number of young professionals and start-up companies. The scheme is intended to provide a route for those who would otherwise not be able to attend, to participate in ILMC for the first time. Patrons of the scheme are Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach.

The closing date to apply is 29 January 2016, with successful applicants being notified in the first week of February. A Bursary Scheme place is a full ILMC delegate pass. Details of all successful applicants will remain strictly confidential.

To apply for a bursary place, you must:
1. Be employed by, or own, a company that has not previously been represented at ILMC.
2. Have not previously attended an ILMC yourself.
3. Have gone through the ILMC nomination process (more details on this here).

Download the application form

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Courtesy Coaches

Complimentary transport will whisk delegates between the Royal Garden Hotel and various off-site ILMC events throughout the ILMC. Timetables will be posted on the Delegates' Noticeboard next to the Help Desk.

Delegates' Bar
An ILMC would not be complete without AEG's Barcade - the engine room of the conference, and a place some delegates will often find themselves drawn to, by the pull of a subsidised pint and the chance to catch up with industry colleagues.
It might account for some players having lost a few lives by the next morning, but it's where many deals are struck and friendships made. The central late-night hang out where everyone ends up, it's truly the place to be if you want to mingle with fellow delegates.  

Dinner in The Garden
The Park Terrace Restaurant on the ground floor of the Royal Garden Hotel serves an exclusive range of fine wines and a delicious five-star international menu. It is open on Thursday evening (from 18:00) and all day Friday, when the restaurant is exclusively for ILMC delegates.

Environmental Efforts

ILMC is implementing a staged three-year plan to become more environmentally aware, and introducing several new initiatives this year as a result. These include:

·       Voluntary carbon offset for all delegate travel
·       Reviewing all print and manufacturing around the event
·       Recycling bins placed throughout the hotel
·       Paper waste reduction
·       Suppliers issued with our environmental policy and asked to consider their own
·       Working closely with the Royal Garden Hotel to reduce all waste
Download a copy of the environmental policy here. Or for more info, email lou@ilmc.com.

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The fabulous award-winning event security specialists - Showsec International - will take their traditional place as guardians of the Royal Garden Hotel throughout ILMC 28, offering consummate protection to those delegates who find themselves being hotly pursued by pixelated monsters and digital villains (discounting the ones found in AEG's Barcade at 4am) and maintaining the exclusivity of the Royal Garden Hotel.

To read more about Showsec International's excellent reputation for crowd management, click here.


Getting to the ILMC
UNDERGROUND: The nearest tube station to the Royal Garden Hotel is Kensington High Street.
BUS: Useful buses that stop directly in front of the hotel are: Route 9 from Aldwych; route 10 from King's Cross; route 49 from Clapham Junction; and route 52 from Victoria.
BICYCLE: Also, if you are that way inclined, just a short walk from the Royal Garden Hotel, next to the Broadwalk entrance to Hyde Park, you will find Santander Cycles (Boris Bikes) for hire.
CAR: UK delegates who drive to the venue will be subject to a Congestion Charge (between 07:00-18.00 on weekdays) unless their vehicles use alternative fuels. For more information or to pay, refer to www.cclondon.com.
From Heathrow Airport: (21.5km)
55 minutes by taxi (approx £70) directly to the Royal Garden Hotel
15 minutes by rail on Heathrow Express to Paddington Station (from £21.50 one way/£35 return) 
Taxi from Paddington Station to Royal Garden Hotel (approx £15).
From Gatwick Airport: (48km)
90 minutes by taxi (approx £150) directly to the Royal Garden Hotel
30 minutes by rail on Gatwick Express to Victoria Station (from £17.70 one way/£31.05 return)
Taxi from Victoria Station to Royal Garden Hotel (approx £20).
From St Pancras International Eurostar Terminal: (8.5km)
40 minutes by taxi directly to the Royal Garden Hotel (approx £30).
All costs correct at time of website publication (November 2015)

 Goat Tavern

In response to requests for more private meeting space around the conference, this year ILMC has secured its very own pub! On the Thursday and Friday of ILMC, delegates will have exclusive use of the Goat Tavern, which is immediately across the road from the Royal Garden Hotel.

A wonderfully traditional British boozer, The Goat serves a great selection of teas, coffees, beers and wines, as well as offering a full menu all day should you wish to combine a meeting with a quick bite to eat.

The Goat is open exclusively for ILMC delegates from 11am until 6pm on both Thursday 3 March, and Friday 4 March. Outside of these times, the pub is open to all, including delegates. 

Goat Tavern, 3A Kensington High St, London W8 
11:00 -18:00 Thursday 3 & Friday 4 March (ILMC only)

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Leaflet Table

The delegates' leaflet table provides a cost-effective way to market your company to other delegates. Situated in a prime location, their placement makes sure you catch the passing crowd both coming and going, with all proceeds going to The Nikos Fund.

Tick the Leaflet Table box on the online Registration Form or contact registration@ilmc.com.
Send your marketing materials to the ILMC Production Office, Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 Kensington High Street, London W8 4PT to arrive no earlier than Monday 29 February 2016 or bring your materials directly to the conference and deliver to the Help Desk. Please do NOT send marketing materials directly to the ILMC office.

Places on the Leaflet Table must be pre-booked no later than 6PM GMT on Friday 26 February 2016. No materials will be accepted unless a place has been pre-booked and paid for, and you must be responsible for collecting all unused literature. 
As part of our environmental policy working towards a more sustainable conference, we would like to encourage you to use 100% recycled materials where possible. We would also ask you to ensure you collect any unused materials left at the end of the conference and reuse it or dispose of it correctly to avoid any unnecessary waste. Any materials left at the Royal Garden Hotel will be subject to a £100 recycling fee.

Meeting Space
There are many rooms and impromptu spaces around the Royal Garden Hotel for delegates to sit down and conduct private meetings:

The Tech Laboratory
(mezzanine level)
Throughout the weekend

The York Suite
(mezzanine level)
Friday 10:00–11:45 & 15:00-18:00
Saturday 07:00-11:30 & 15:00-19:00
Sunday  07:00-14:00

AEG’s Barcade
(mezzanine level)
Friday from 11:00 - Monday early AM

Park Terrace Restaurant
(ground floor)
Friday 06:00-23:00. Dinner reservations taken after 18:30.

Goat Tavern
11:00 -18:00 Thursday 3 & Friday 4 March (ILMC only)

Additionally, there is a wealth of cafes, juice bars and pubs within a 60-second walk from the hotel, perfect for meeting away from the main bustle of the conference.




The mezzanine level of the hotel is the central hub for delegates throughout the conference weekend and offers an exclusive area dedicated to networking, entertaining, business, play and an endless array of impromptu activities. The bars and cafés on this level offer delegates an exclusive centre for both business and pleasure.

Mobile App

Once again ILMC will have a mobile app that allows delegates to plan their schedule, get conference updates and network, all via their smartphones. ILMC’s Official Mobile Partner is developer Airbeem.
You can download the ILMC app from Apple or GooglePlay:


Networking Scheme

The ILMC Networking Scheme allows delegates to communicate with each other and plan meetings in advance of the conference. Members of the scheme are issued a password to access a protected section of this website, where they can find each other's contact details. To take part, please tick the relevant box when registering or contact registration@ilmc.com.

Basic details about every registered delegate will be automatically listed (unless you opt out when you register for the conference) elsewhere on this site and in the Globetrotters Guide (which you will receive upon your arrival at ILMC) but the networking scheme is the only way for delegates to access each others' contact details in advance.

The adult-in-charge of the Networking Scheme is Tom Hopewell (tom@ilmc.com), who will be able to advise you on getting the most out of your weekend, and will be on hand to make the odd introduction, if necessary.


Nikos Fund

Each year, The Nikos Fund raises money for a chosen registered charity to commemorate the life and contribution to the ILMC of one of our founding members, the late Nikos Sachpasidis.

Every delegate automatically makes a donation to The Nikos Fund just by registering for the conference but there will be additional opportunities to further swell the coffers by giving generously via the Nikos Fund collection tins, strategically placed around the Royal Garden Hotel and occasionally shaken loudly in your face during the conference.

ILMC 28  will be raising money for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) - the world's leading emergency medical humanitarian aid organisation. 

MSF provides emergency assistance to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics and natural disasters, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. They work in over 60 countries and go to places where others cannot and choose not to go.

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Tech Laboratory

The Tech Laboratory will be open and online almost 24-hours a day throughout the ILMC weekend, and will host some of the most innovative tech companies in the industry who’ll be showcasing their wares to delegates.

The room also contains computers on which delegates can check their emails, update their Facebook statuses, as well as charge their overworked and underpaid laptops, iPads, smartphones, Commadore 64s and Etchasketches.

With hot tea and coffee on tap, and cakes and snacks also available, it's one of the best areas for private meetings during ILMC.

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Registration Desk
The Registration Desk is located in the foyer of the Royal Garden Hotel. Head there on arrival to collect your delegate pass and ILMC 28 bag.
Registration opening times:
Thursday 13:00 - 21:00
Friday 09:00 - 20:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 12:00

Travel Desk
The ILMC's official travel agent - The Tour Company - will be on hand to answer all your accommodation and travel questions throughout the conference weekend. 
Travel Desk opening times:
Thursday 13:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


York Suite

The York Suite is definitely somewhere to be at the ILMC, as it features those essentials of the live industry - music, food and booze.

As well as being the place where many meetings and additional events take place, it is available for private meetings when not being used for an event.

In the York Suite you can partake of extra life-giving hot breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday mornings, a complimentary snack lunch on Friday and hot buffet on Saturday lunchtime.