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ADNEC launches expansion plans in Abu Dhabi and London

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced, 27 October, the launch of its plan to expand the facilities and infrastructure of the group’s centres in Abu Dhabi and London. The group said its expansion plans were designed to boost ADNEC’s competitiveness and ability to attract major international events for all sectors. The development operations at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitio...

ExCeL London given go-ahead for 25,000sqm expansion

ExCeL London, UK has secured Planning Committee approval from its local council (Newham) in London to expand the venue, which will increase the building’s usable event space by 25,000sqm. Construction works are expected to start in 2022. ExCeL’s CEO Jeremy Rees described the decision as a “key moment” not just for ExCeL but for its customers and the entire UK events industry. “The expansion of ExC...

Welcome Back! International Confex opens at ExCeL London

International Confex, the meeting place for the UK events industry, has opened with a big welcome back for the events community. The show runs 1-2 September 2021, at ExCeL London. The show’s content theatres include top-class speakers and exhibitors from within the industry’s value chain. International Confex offers the opportunity for attendees to stay ahead of the curve with the UK&#...

ADNEC locks in its London future

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), owner of ExCeL London venue has added a new hotel to its portfolio: the DoubleTree By Hilton London ExCel. The announcement comes in line with ADNEC’s long term investment strategy, aimed at diversifying its business. The addition brings ADNEC’s total portfolio of hotels to six, with other hotels under management including the Aloft Abu Dhabi, An...

Abu Dhabi holding company ADQ set to push through mega merger of hotels company ADNH with its ADNEC brands

Gulf media report that Abu Dhabi holding company ADQ has submitted an offer to Abu Dhabi National Hotels Company to merge it with its Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) and create one of the largest hospitality, events and catering groups in the region. The combined group would have assets of approximately Dh20bn ($5.45bn) and comprise 28 owned and operated hotels with a total of 6,700...

International Confex: building back better

As the events industry looks to the return of the live in-person format, International Confex, is set to bring events professionals in the UK back together on 22-23 June at ExCeL London. In the lead up to the show Jessica Ansell, marketing director, Informa; and Heather Lishman, association director, ABPCO, tell me about the move back to an in-person event and what the key themes will be at this y...

NHS Nightingale hospitals to shut at the end of April

The NHS Nightingale hospitals are to be decommissioned at the end of April, NHS England has confirmed. Five of the seven Nightingale hospitals in England were constructed at prominent event venues, including ExCeL London (pictured), the NEC, Manchester Central, Harrogate Convention Centre, and UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre. The field hospitals were built to provide extra capacity fo...