Social/Cultural Events

Opening Ceremony

The traditional Opening Ceremony will be held on Saturday, 31 March 2012 at 19.00 in the ICC ExCeL Auditorium. All participants, registered accompanying persons and exhibitors are invited to attend. You are kindly requested to wear your badge.

Opening Programme


Welcome to London & Introduction
Fanfare Trumpeters joined by the British Imperial Marching Band


Jonathan Cohen (Brighton, UK)
22nd ECCMID President

Jordi Vila (Barcelona, ES)
ECCMID Programme Director

Giuseppe Cornaglia (Verona, IT)
ESCMID President


British Pageant:

  • WelshMaleVoiceChoir
  • Irish Dancers
  • Madrigals sung by the Clare College Cambridge Chamber Choir
  • ScotsPipeBand


London Finale featuring Lambeth Walk

Welcome Reception

After the Opening Ceremony all participants, registered accompanying persons and exhibitors are invited to attend the Welcome Reception, giving you a taste of multicultural London. The reception will be held on the Boulevard in ExCeL. The Opening Ceremony as well as the Welcome Reception is included in the registration fee.

Billy Elliot The Musical

Date/Time: Monday, 2 April 2012, 19.30
Price: sold out

With unforgettable music by Elton John, sensational dancing and a powerful storyline, this astonishing theatrical experience will stay with you forever.
You can experience Billy’s thrilling story... in the most exciting musical of the decade. One of the most celebrated, award-winning musicals on stage today, Billy Elliot has been dazzling London’s West End since 2005 and has gone on to captivate audiences around the world.
Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984/85 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and the whole community and changes his life forever.

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