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ADNEC and ExCeL London celebrate 10th anniversary

ADNEC and ExCeL London are celebrating 10 years of ownership

Pictured: ExCeL London

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company – (ADNEC) and ExCeL London are celebrating 10 years of ownership, following ADNEC’s acquisition of the venue in May 2008.

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, group CEO of ADNEC, said: “It has been 10 fruitful years since ADNEC’s acquisition of ExCeL London and we are on a continued mission to maintain the excellence in our services, encourage more partnerships, reward creativity and pursue excellence in the business tourism sector.

"London exemplifies a global hub known for its vibrancy, inventiveness, professionalism and strong ability to deliver world-class experiences, which accurately meets Abu Dhabi’s uncompromising commitment to excellence, innovation and strong values for developing and honing talent."

Jeremy Rees, acting CEO, ExCeL London, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating 10 years of collaboration and partnership with ADNEC. It is thanks to their continued investment, support and vision, that ExCeL and London have been able to achieve such success. 

"When we committed to build and open our phase 2 extension, including London’s first International Convention Centre, we strongly recognised the economic benefit that hosting more ICCA-rated events, exhibitions and large scale corporate conventions would bring. Ten years on, ExCeL is delivering £4.5bn in economic impact annually, supports 37,600 jobs and is directly responsible for delivering 25 per cent of London’s inbound business tourists. Each year we welcome 4 million visitors and 40,000 exhibiting companies, from every corner of the globe."

In the last decade, there has been continuous investment from ADNEC in ExCeL which, along with support from London’s CVB and the Mayor’s Office, has propelled ExCeL and London into a world class events destination. 
This year ExCeL will prepare to open its onsite Elizabeth line station at Custom House.

The Elizabeth line is set to transform travel across London, allowing ExCeL to welcome an additional 18,000 visitors per hour.

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