A two-day product launch for Samsung's newest phone the Galaxy S8, which welcomed 1000 tech enthusiasts to Here East, as well as hundreds of thousands of international delegates who were watching the live-stream of the event.  

  • Fully-branded theatre and first-floor reception 
  • Delicious fork buffet lunch 
  • 36 immersive stands showcasing new 2017 products
  • Guest speakers and launch presentation in the grand theatre
  • Casual seating in the first floor reception 

Global Disability Summit

A 2-day conference organised by UK DFID, the IDA, the Government of Kenya and Smart Live. The event took place at Here East from 23rd-24th July, and welcomed around 1,200 guests each day, including delegates with and without disabilities, as well as assistants and support staff.

  • 1,276m2 First Floor Reception: 3 spotlight rooms, 2 marketplaces, 10 meeting pods, relay areas with casual seating, accessibility zone, information desk, a quiet area, charging point, catering stations
  • 2,385m2 Theatre: extended AV requirements such as captioning and translation, and capacity for 1,000 guests including wheelchair space
  • Terrace: sandpit for guide dogs, portable toilets, casual furniture for networking
  • Catering provided by Smart Hospitality including breakfast, rolling refreshments, lunch and a drinks reception

‘I just wanted to send you a note to say a huge thank you to Smart for all of your help and support during our 'take over' for the Ford Focus event!'

All-new Ford Focus Reveal

A product launch for the all-new Ford Focus. The event took place at Here East from 10th-12 April, and welcomed 200 media guests and Ford staff.

  • Multiple breakout spaces and guest speakers
  • Delicious catering by Smart Hospitality including British-Scottish feather blade steak with pearl onions, mushroom and red wine gravy
  • State-of-the-art stage for the reveal of the car
  • Tiered seating and a large platform in the yard to crane cars through theatre window


An innovative, inspiring showcase of Here East, bringing our brand and values to life.

  • An inspiring tour of the site, introducing our founding partners
  • Entertainment including Dynamo and an LED band
  • Live performance from Studio Wayne McGregor
  • Hybrid super car technology representing UCL
  • Market place of technological innovation
  • Catering by Smart Hospitality featuring live cooking stations
  • Experimental food installations including liquid nitrogen ice cream and edible mist.


An international creativity festival that unites the worlds of graphic design, moving image, digital music and performance. The event took place at Here East on 29th and 30th September, with 600-800 international delegates on each event day.

  • Drinks reception in the first floor reception space
  • Refreshments on the canal side
  • Entertainment including a live band and DJ
  • Fantastic line-up of speakers
  • A market area for guests to explore design books, unique accessories, clothing and more


A dynamic conference and awards ceremony, welcoming 550 guests to Here East throughout the day including speakers from the brightest and best tech companies from around the world.

  • Conferences and networking held in the grand theatre 
  • Real life Iron Man, Richard Browning, greeted guests on the terrace in a jet-powered suit
  • Performance by Gabrielle Aplin
  • Drinks and canapé reception on the private and landscaped terrace 
  • A delicious lunch served by Smart Hospitality 
  • Entertainment included a magnificent fire-breathing robot horse