The Olympics is not all ExCeL London is busy with at the moment, announcing that it has won the 2014 International Liver Congress.
The event is expected to involve 10,000 hepatologists, doctors and medical professionals and will generate more than £25m of revenue.
ExCeL London - which is currently hosting Olympic events including boxing, judo and weightlifting - was selected over other European and UK destinations after a competitive tendering process overseen by the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) through event organiser Congrex. London’s promotional organisation, London & Partners, was also involved, working with ExCeL to secure the bid.
Grégoire Pavillon, EASL’s executive director, commented: “London has transformed itself as a congress venue over the last four years both in terms of world-class facilities and new infrastructure. For EASL, London is also a major global centre for medical research and the life science’s industry as a whole.”
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, said: “I am delighted that EASL are coming here and welcome the jobs and investment their decision provides. The world has been watching how this city has hosted the Olympics, which I have no doubt will help lure further large events of this nature to London in the future.”
Pictured: ExCeL London