Sign in or Register | Newsletter
 
 
Register today to receive each issue absolutely FREE!


Sales & Project Manager
South East

Head of Shows Operations
Central, London

Sales Director
Central, London

Data Manager
Wimbledon



Analytics consultancy Acrotrend thrives on offering innovative...

Industry heavyweight and former pub landlord Tim Etchells, with 35...

Maria Schuett of Central Hall Westminster talks to EN about the...

Exhibition News December 2014
December 2014

UK Venue Show to launch in 2012
posted on: 5/7/2011 08:07:07
event production show P2023759

Ocean Media will launch a new venue show to run alongside the Event Production Show in 2012.
 
The UK Venue Show will run in London Olympia’s West Hall from 1 to 2 February 2012. Event director Tanya Cohen said the
co-located event will have its own identity but that the two shows will be accessible via the same entrance. It is expected to appeal to new visitors as well as the Event Production Show’s current audience base including event organisers, experiential agencies, associations, corporates and production companies.
 
“With the demise of Event UK and Confex moving to Excel, there is an opportunity and need for something back in the west of London and in the heart of where venues and shows are,” Cohen said.
 
Cohen agreed the UK Venue Show launch could be seen as competitive to Confex but pointed to its specific, core focus on UK venues. One of Ocean’s first confirmed exhibitors is Church House Conference Centre. The Association of Event Venues has also thrown in its support.
 
“Our offering does present a different opportunity [to Confex], but it will be the events sector that will be choosing the show that’s right for them,” Cohen said.
 
Ocean will launch a hosted buyers programme of pre-selected and approved individuals to bring suitable visitors and exhibitors together at both shows, Cohen said. Combined, the organiser expects to attract 250 exhibitors and 5,000 visitors over the two days.
 
Longer term, Cohen saw an opportunity for additional spin-off exhibitions and complementary products to sit alongside its expanding Event Production Show offering.
 
UBM’s Confex will move from Earls Court to Excel this year. The organiser announced plans for the new International Outdoor Event Expo to launch with Confex at its new home in 2011.
 
What do you think of Ocean’s plans? Email us: exhibitionnews@mashmedia.net


Print:
Email:
Share article:

COMMENTS
Would you like to Leave a Comment?

LATEST NEWS
International Confex has announced a host of partnerships with some of the UK’s leading suppliers, leading up to the 2015 show.

More than 53,000 visitors are expected to attend events at the Bournemouth International Centre in 2015, contributing around £50m to the local economy, said BH Live director of venues, Pat Coyne.

New directors appointed at QEII Centre
posted on: 19/12/2014 09:49:06
The Queen Elizabeth II Centre (QEII) has expanded the team with the addition of two new directors in early 2015.

The Mind Body Spirit Wellbeing Festival has expanded its UK reach with the launch a new Midlands edition at the NEC on 11-13 September 2015.

FaceTime has launched a new 15-part series of Exhibitor Shorts videos, aimed at helping enhance exhibitor performance.