Sign in or Register | Newsletter

Register today to receive each issue absolutely FREE!

Account Manager
North Warwickshire

Business Development Manager, Events & Exhibitions
Huddersfield, Yorkshire

Conference Sales Co-ordinator
Central, London

Sales Executive / Manager
Manchester Square, London

Sales Academy

Production Controller

Emily Gibson, senior account manager at Projection Artworks, on...

From ballet, scotch eggs to working with the Top Gear gang, Chris...

Are we a sales or marketing led industry? Members of the EN30/30 give...

David Epstein, content marketing manager at event management platform...

The registration process for your event is critically important, EN...

AMR International helps clients build business strategies for...

Exhibition News November 2015
November 2015

Read it online
now for free!

Destinations London visitor result affected by snow
posted on: 10/2/2012 09:33:57
destinations london show

Clarion Events says it is pleased with visitor turnout to its annual London Destinations Show at Earls Court despite reporting a 42 per cent drop in last-day attendance.
The organiser blamed the significant Sunday attendance drop on heavy snowfall and wintry conditions in the capital, and the national press’ advice to the public to only travel if absolutely necessary. Total visitors to the show ended up at 32,293, down 12 per cent year-on-year and exhibitors totalled 310. The Destinations Show ran from 2 to 5 February.
“We’d had a strong gate up until this point and were pleased attendance was running slightly above last year’s figures,” head of sales Rob Debenham said. “I’m happy to report those intrepid and dedicated consumers who battled through the wintry conditions on Sunday were indeed of the highest quality.”
Debenham said the organiser and exhibitors pulled together with a real “blitz spirit”.
“The team rallied around and after contacting all the suppliers of feature content and experts, we were able to present the full list of attractions as advertised,” he continued. “It ended up being a real example of quality over quantity and we managed to realise a great sense of achievement for visitors and exhibitors alike.”
Clarion also reported onsite rebookings surpassed previous years, with the majority of core market-leading brands sign up again for its 2013 show.

The London Destinations show followed Clarion’s inaugural Destinations Manchester event at EventCity by Trafford Park in January, which attracted 22,000 visitors. The northern show replaced the organiser’s Birmingham edition and will return to EventCity from 17 to 20 January 2013.

Debenham expected the second Manchester event to be significantly larger with exhibitors increasing from 80 to 150.

Got a news story for EN? Email us:

Share article:

Would you like to Leave a Comment?


New £10m exhibition hall underway at YEC
posted on: 30/11/2015 15:51:14
The Yorkshire Event Centre (YEC) has reached a major milestone as the last bolt was fastened into position on the structural steel frame for the new £10m events and exhibition hall.

Simply Christmas attracts 15,000 visitors
posted on: 30/11/2015 15:50:36
Around 15,000 festive fans flocked to ICHF Events’ Simply Christmas for the second year running at ExCeL London.

Mark Taylor has been re-appointed to head the QEII Centre in London as chief executive.

Explori strikes major US deal
posted on: 27/11/2015 15:27:12
Global exhibition research provider Explori has partnered with US-based research consultancy Exhibit Surveys.

Confex to inspire industry with UK Events Week
posted on: 27/11/2015 10:31:35
Mash Media, the organiser of International Confex are set to light up the events industry next spring with the launch of UK Events Week.