Event professionals gathered on 2 October 2019 at OXO2 London to celebrate the launch of eve, a full-service venue and events solution that aims to ‘shake up’ the venue sector.

Everyone in the event organisation sector can access eve, who can help with everything from creative event management and production to catering and venue finding.

CH&CO, an independent hospitality and catering specialist and creators of eve, hosted the exclusive event.

To mark the advent of eve and its new platform, which features artificial intelligence, empathy mapping and cutting-edge tech, CH&CO brought the brand to life by showcasing eve’s core capabilities and expertise.

Features included a completely hand drawn pop-up restaurant complete with interactive live illustrations, an Instagram-powered vending machine and a selfie-taking robot named eve.

Derick Martin, managing director of CH&CO Venues, said: “eve is much more than a venue finding agency. Supported by years of experience, it also has the know-how to provide clients with full-service support, including event management, catering and event production expertise.

“It was an absolute pleasure to work with all of our partners on this fantastic event. Full Circle delivered full event production and Create London supplied a social media vending machine. Guests engaged with the machine and won eve-branded gifts by sharing posts and stories to Instagram using the hashtag #GoAskEve. White Label Cocktails created specially mixed drinks served from branded bottles, Icebox provided the perfect display for our Nordic seafood bar and Selfibot was behind a selfie-taking machine called eve.”

CH&CO’s creative chef team served guests an extensive menu designed to showcase their talent. Dishes were cooked specially with local and seasonal produce, and included beetroot meringue pie, Essex truffle pudding, pine and juniper cured sea trout and crispy panko pork belly katsu sando.

Becci Thomson, head of business development at eve commented: “The new website – goaskeve.com – amalgamates all of CH&CO’s extensive events and venue experience and puts it all in one place. Thanks to the latest technology, eve will make it easier for event organisers to research, book and manage all of their events.

“The launch event was a great success. CH&CO would like to extend its thanks to all of our guests and our partners that spent the evening with us to celebrate eve. Last night was just a taster of great things to come and the entire team looks forward to working with events professionals to deliver memorable events.”