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Marine association pens 10 year QEII Centre deal

IMPA London attracts 2,000 key sector decision makers and has agreed a deal until 2027

Toasting the 10 year agreement are, left to right, Nicola Roberts, IMPA ACT operations manager; Tony Brinsden, account manager at QEII Centre; Stephen Alexander, IMPA COO; and Diane Waldron, QEII Centre sales and marketing director

London’s QEII Centre will host the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA) annual conference until at least 2027 after agreeing a 10 year contract.

IMPA London, which attracts 2,000 key decision makers from 25 global maritime sectors, was first hosted at the QEII Centre in 2012 and the two-day event returned in September for its fourth year at the Westminster venue. 

COO Stephen Alexander said: “The IMPA annual conference is attended by representatives from 72 different countries and it takes a prestigious venue like the QEII Centre to provide a professional business environment in the heart of London. QEII is distinguished from other London venues by the outstanding performance demonstrated by its staff, from the security and catering team to our account manager, who always has huge energy and enthusiasm for our event. We are looking forward to spending another 10 years working with this fantastic venue and its team.”

The QEII Centre completed the second phase of a £12 million refresh this year, including new lighting infrastructure and a reconfigured room layout.

Diane Waldron, QEII Centre's sales and marketing director, added: “Long-term partnerships like this are extremely valuable to us and we look forward to working with IMPA to help them make the most of our newly improved facilities.”

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