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IAAPA Expo Europe heads to London

ExCeL London will host the IAAPA Expo Europe from 12 – 15 September, which marks the first time the UK has hosted the show since 2011. As the annual event is the flagship European trade show of The Global Association for the Attractions Industry (IAAPA), 2022’s edition will topically address the recovering tourism industry in the UK’s Jubilee year. This event will showcase the attractions industry...

ExCeL London appoints new director of marketing and communications

The ExCeL London venue in the UK has appointed of Michelle Kemp (pictured) as director of marketing and communications. With over 20 years’ of experience in the live event industry, Kemp joins the Royal Docks venue from her previous role at The ACC Liverpool Group, where she spent over a decade leading the marketing and communications team across conference, exhibition, sport and entertainment mar...

Golden ticket event for family doctors

CMW international reporter, Oliver Thomas, has sat down with Professor Shlomo Vinker (pictured), European president of WONCA, to discuss the 27th WONCA European Conference. Click here to read the feature in the CMW May/June 2022 Magazine.  The World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA) is set for its 27th edition of the European Conference, taking place at the ExCeL London, 28 June-1 July 2022. ...

Event organisers praise new London Elizabeth Line opening

UK-based event organisers have given resounding praise for the official opening of the new Elizabeth Line – London’s new high-speed railway. Reducing journey times to ExCeL London by up to two thirds, the first trains arrived at the venue’s own dedicated station (Custom House) on 24 May, where passengers were met by ExCeL CEO Jeremy Rees. Organisers from the first two events to benefit were ...

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company delivers US$250m of impact to national economy

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced the value of its direct and indirect impact on the Abu Dhabi economy in 2021 registering at AED2.4bn (US$250m). During 2021, ADNEC made investments and expanded its leisure tourism sector, diversifying the portfolio. Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, managing director and Group CEO of ADNEC, said: “We have overcome unprecedented challenges of rec...

ExCeL London makes three appointments to senior leadership team

ExCeL London, UK, has announced a new chief commercial officer, facilities director, and executive director of event management and guest experience within its senior leadership team. Following on from the reveal of its 25,000sqm expansion programme commencing later this year, the Royal Docks venue has appointed Lee Lacey (pictured centre) to the newly created role of facilities director...

UK’s International Confex announces two new content streams

The UK’s International Confex has announced two new content streams for next year’s event: The Corporate Event Forum and the Sustainability Programme. The next edition of International Confex will take place at ExCeL London, 8-9 March 2022. Liz Agostini, portfolio director, International Confex, said: “Mitigating the negative environmental and social impact at our events is now a very ...

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&#...