Sign in or Register
 
 
Exhibition News Race Day
Register today to receive each issue absolutely FREE!


Exhibition and Events Project Manager
Hemel Hempstead

Digital Marketing Assistant
Wimbledon

Area Sales Manager
East Midlands/North East

Event Sales Executive
North London



Should you open your doors to all and sundry or handpick the brands...

When it comes to insurance, it’s easy to be wise after the event....

With further investment in Asia and a thriving business in emerging...

Exhibition News July 2014
July 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
Britain for Events launches new initiative
posted on: 25/7/2014 17:00:26
Britain for Events, launched its National Events Month initiative last week at the Meetings Show UK.

Fresh Montgomery appoints new digital supplier
posted on: 25/7/2014 13:00:10
Following evaluation of the digital solutions available to exhibition organisers, Fresh Montgomery has made the move to run their portfolio of events through the expocms website.

In the Rough raises £7,000 for charities
posted on: 25/7/2014 10:21:14
In the Rough, the annual charity golf day, sponsored this year by The NEC and held at the Forest of Arden Championship course near Birmingham on 17 July 2014 has raised £7,000 for good causes.

Emma Chilton, event manager at ACC Liverpool, has been elected as the inaugural chair for the Event Manager Working Group.

Olympia London is to be the venue for Blaze Publishing’s new electric guitar show, Electric Live.