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ExCeL sees strong start to 2018

ExCeL London has seen a strong start to 2018 with a host of new events relocating to the venue

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ExCeL London has seen a strong start to 2018 with a host of new events relocating to the venue.

On the conference side of the business, ExCeL will welcome both EAES (European Association for Endoscopic Surgery) and IADR (International Association for Dental Research) this year, as well as the return of Diabetes UK, which will be held at the venue for the third time. Corporate clients will include the likes of Adobe, Salesforce, Tableau and, in 2019, the global financial services event, Sibos.

2019 will also see the return of EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers) for the third time, the world's largest geoscience and engineering event.

The world’s biggest gathering of heart specialists, ESC (European Society for Cardiology) is set to return to London in 2021; a huge vote of confidence in London’s conferences and events sector, as well as a leading centre for medical research.

Jeremy Rees, acting CEO of ExCeL London, said: “From global brand showcases to international association meetings and world-renowned exhibitions, events at ExCeL are thriving.  Every year we bring together 4 million people from all over the world to meet, trade and do business. Events at our venue experience an average visitor uplift of 15 per cent, with over 300 world-leading events hosted annually.

Shows relocating from Olympia to ExCeL include Learning Technologies and Employee Benefits Live, which will be taking place in October. Bridal Trade and White Gallery, previously held at Battersea Evolution, also aims to grow its event by moving to ExCeL.

New launches for ExCeL include Plant based Live in September, while in 2019 Passenger Terminal Expo will  relocate from Sweden to London, choosing ExCeL as its host venue.

Rees added: "With the opening of the Elizabeth line in December 2018, the future is set to be even better. ExCeL will have its own onsite Elizabeth line station, delivering an additional 18,000 visitors per hour. By dramatically reducing journey times, it will allow visitors to spend more time at events and access the very best of what London has to offer in record time.”

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