Biogen's evening reception at Here East
Fri 01 Sep 2017
On 15th September 2016, Biogen, one of the pioneers in biotechnology, came to Here East to enjoy an evening reception after attending a day conference a short drive away at the ExCel London. Biogen uses leading-edge technologies to create and commercialise transformative therapies for patients with very few treatment options; Here East, London’s ‘spiritual home for modern makers’, was therefore the perfect venue to host their evening reception.
On arrival, 650 guests were given drinks and nibbles on the private and landscaped terrace, which boasts fantastic city views. Guests were later called through to the magnificent Here East theatre where casual seating was laid out allowing guests to network and enjoy a few speeches from Biogen’s management team about the future of treating MS.
Both savoury and sweet bowls were circulated to guests by our in-house catering team, Smart Hospitality, throughout the night. A few of the hot and cold savoury dishes included buttermilk fried chicken with kimchee slaw served in soft brioche sliders, and Falafel burgers with tzatziki, yellow baby plum tomato and alfalfa. For dessert, guests were given a variety of options including chocolate ganache and salted caramel kisses, followed by coffee.
With excellent public transport connections to and from the venue, guests departed from the reception hassle-free after an incredibly enjoyable evening.