ExCeL London will celebrate its 20th year in business with 24 relocated or new shows coming to the venue for the first time. The line-up means 2020 will be the venue’s best year on record for exhibitions.
Among the relocations and new shows are Mash Media’s International Confex, Clarion Events’ Counter Terror Expo, CloserStill Media’s shows Technology For Marketing and E Commerce Expo, Terrapinn’s The World Aviation Show, Easyfair’s Clinical Cosmetic Regenerative Expo and PPS Publications Ltd’s British-Irish Airports EXPO.
The new business builds on the 14 new shows and launches at ExCeL in 2019, which saw Brand Licensing Europe and EGX hosted at the venue for the first time. Both of these events are returning in 2020, along with leading events like World Travel Market, ICE Totally Gaming, BETT and MCM Comic Con.
ExCeL is currently the host venue for 400 events, welcoming 40,000 exhibiting companies and four million people. These events are responsible for delivering £4.5bn in economic impact, support 37,600 jobs and driving 25% of London’s inbound business tourists.
And as growth in use of the venue for major events continues, ExCeL is committed to sharpening its focus on operating sustainably, by working with partners to substantially reduce single-use plastic and energy consumption, whilst increasing recycling rates – building on the work already completed to date.
Simon Mills, Executive Director - Exhibitions, ExCeL London, said: “We’re delighted to confirm that 24 new shows will be either relocating to or launching at ExCeL in 2020.
“As the number of events here continues to grow, we look forward to working with new and existing customers on achieving their objectives through our flexible, high-quality event space and London’s unique offering.”
Sean Willis, Managing Director, Terrapinn, said: “We are really excited to be bringing three more shows to ExCeL London this year.”
Graeme Howe, Director Closer Still Media, organiser of Technology For Marketing and E Commerce Expo, said: “The growth of E-Commerce Expo, in particular – but both shows, since we bought them – has been amazing. Visitors have increased by over 30% and the reality is that we have outgrown Olympia.
“Given the cutting-edge nature of the events and the two industries that they cater for, it is also important that the venue we use is modern. So we’re hoping that visitor and exhibitor experience will be better in that regard at ExCeL.
“It’s already looking like the decision to move the shows has been a good one. We have already seen year-on-year growth of stand square meterage, which is up 56% year-on-year and it will definitely be the biggest these two shows have ever been. That’s great for us, great for exhibitors and great for visitors.”
A full list of relocated and new shows at ExCeL for 2020, and their organisers, is below:
Intelligent Health - Inspired Media
International Confex - Mash Media
Future Health Expo - Future Health Expo Ltd
ITEC - Clarion Events
J Trade - J Trade
Counter Terror Expo - Clarion Events
Commercial Kitchen - Diversified
The British-Irish Airports EXPO - PPS Publications Limited
Spark 2020 - Terrapinn
Dementia, Care and Nursing Home Expo - Prysm Group (at ExCeL London in September)
The World Aviation Festival - Terrapinn
IAAPA (Euro Attractions Show) - IAAPA
Technology For Marketing & Advertising - CloserStill Media
E Commerce Expo - CloserStill Media
CCR (Clinical Cosmetic Regenerative) - Easyfairs
Smart Buildings Show - Turret Group
Musical Con - Neighbourhood Events Ltd
WLTH – Terrapinn
European Pizza & Pasta Show - IPR Connections
Destination Star Trek - Showmasters Ltd
FutureScape - Eljays 44
Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe - Elite Exhibitions Ltd
Elemental - Professional Trade Events
(One further show has been contracted and will be announced later in January)