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ExCeL London set to celebrate its 20th year with more than 20 new shows

One of the largest and most versatile exhibition centres in London, ExCeL London has just unveiled a list of twenty-four relocated or new shows to celebrate 20 years in the Royal Docks. With the ambition for 2020 to be the best year on record for the venue since it opened, their exhibition offering looks perfectly placed to deliver on that expectation.

The last decade has seen exponential growth, both through the number of events hosted and visitors attending. The newly listed shows provide a mix of relocations from other UK venues or high-profile launches, proving that ExCeL and London are the epicentre of the country’s events industry.

Among the relocations and new shows are Spark, Intelligent Health and Future Health Expo. All of them focussed on innovation and sustainability, which tie in nicely with the core values of the Royal Docks, London. Other shows include CloserStill Media’s shows Technology For Marketing and E-Commerce Expo, Terrapinn’s The World Aviation Show, Easyfair’s Clinical Cosmetic Regenerative Expo and PPS Publications Ltd’s British-Irish Airports EXPO.

We are continually seeking to improve the guest experience by investing in the venue and working collaboratively with our partners in London. As a result of this work, we’re delighted to confirm that 24 new shows will be either relocating to or launching at ExCeL in 2020. As the number of events here continues to grow, we look forward to working with new and existing customers on achieving their objectives through our flexible, high-quality event space and London’s unique offering.

Simon Mills, Executive Director - Exhibitions, ExCeL London

ExCeL London is currently the host venue for 400 events, welcoming 40,000 exhibiting companies and four million people, from every corner of the globe. These events are responsible for delivering £4.5bn in economic impact, support 37,600 jobs and driving 25 per cent of London’s inbound business tourists. However, with the new line up adding to the plethora of already established shows, the expectation is that the additional revenue delivered will bring a further economic boost to the local economy as well as deliver hundreds of additional and skilled employment opportunities for the surrounding local residents.

As the growth in use of the venue for substantial events continues, ExCeL maintains its commitment to sharpening its focus on operating sustainably, by working with partners to substantially reduce single-use plastic and energy consumption, while increasing recycling rates – building on the work already completed to date.

Sean Willis, Managing Director, Terrapinn, said: “We are really excited to be bringing three more shows to ExCeL London this year. Spark, taking place from June 30 to July 1, will be an engaging, collaborative and global event, with carefully curated content about disruptive innovation in relation to the world’s energy challenges. The World Aviation Festival is a fast-growing event, which has seen attendee numbers increase by 340 per cent since 2016, bringing together all types of global airlines, airports and industry tech providers. It will be at ExCeL September 23 – 25. WLTH, a wealth & asset management show, is also launching at ExCeL this year, on October 21 to 22.

“The hard work begins now, working with ExCeL to ensure we deliver the very best events that will spark ideas, innovations and relationships for our sponsors, exhibitors and attendees and we’re certain ExCeL is the right place for us to grow these events while making them highly-engaging and relevant. We can’t wait for the year ahead!”