Tag: london


New 3,158sqm venue opens in London Europe

Real estate company Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield and Broadwick Venues are set to launch Exhibition, a new venue at Westfield London, for the end of 2019. Exhibition – named after its proximity to the site of the Franco British Exhibition of 1908 – will repurpose the Grade II listed Dimco East building, a Victorian structure completed in 1899 and originally built as an electricity generating station for the...

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Mash Media launches 2020Publishing Conference at International Confex Europe

EW publisher Mash media has today announced the launch of 2020Publishing – a new conference aimed at publishers looking to develop new revenue lines and products for their business. The conference will take place at International Confex 2019 on 27 February, at Olympia London. Confex is taking place alongside the Event Production Show and The PA Show. In a series of presentations from leading experts, attendees will...

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£1bn London Olympia upgrade approved by UK planners Europe

The £1bn ($1.3bn) plans to turn Olympia London into a multi-purpose cultural hub have been approved by planners. YOO Capital and Deutsche Finance International – which own the historic exhibition centre – submitted plans to Hammersmith & Fulham Council in 2018 to turn the 14-acre site into a destination with hotels, restaurants, performance venues and office space. Heatherwick Studio and SPPARC are leading on the design and implementation...

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Informa’s London On Water Boat Show rebrands as London Yacht Show Europe

The London On Water Boat Show in the UK has been rebranded as the London Yacht Show ahead of its 2019 edition, taking place from 8-12 May. The rebranding provides a better fit for manufacturers and dealers who attract high end net-worth customers, giving them a platform to showcase their models, on water, in the City of London. Andrew Williams, president, maritime, Informa Global Exhibitions,...

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Event Horizon: Sustainability is not a fad Expert Opinion

“A region in spacetime beyond which events cannot affect an outside observer.” Event Horizon is a column by EW’s Stuart Wood, taking a look at the events industry from a newcomer’s perspective. In this third instalment, he locks horns with Veganuary, and wonders if sustainability is getting trend-ified.   2019 has arrived, and with the advent of the new year comes the time for many...

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UK’s Setsquare draws up acquisitions at the double Europe

Surrey-based Setsquare Staging, one of the UK’s leading event construction businesses, has acquired print and interior design specialists Enigma Visual Solutions, as well as event and print production company GTMS. Both acquisitions are part of a strategic development that has helped transform Setsquare into a £20m (US$25.48m) company. Creative Director and founder of Setsquare, John O’Gorman, says: “We are extremely excited to embark on this...

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EN Indy Awards recognise independent event organisers in the UK EuropeGallery

EW‘s sister publication Exhibition News recently hosted the EN Indy Awards, an event designed to recognise the achievements of independent exhibition organisers and companies in the United Kingdom. The awards took place in London’s Honourable Artillery Company, and shone a light on those who were described as the ‘lifeblood’ of the exhibition industry. Attendees were treated to a three-course meal and a performance by impressionist and...

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London ranked #1 for EMEA events in new Carlson Wagonlit survey AfricaEuropeMiddle East

CWT Meetings & Events, a division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, has unveiled its predictions for the top ten cities in Europe, Middle East & Africa for 2019 events. The ranking is based on proprietary and industry data in CWT’s 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, to be published later this week. It features each city’s 2018/17 positions in brackets: London, UK (1/1) Moscow, Russia...

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In pictures: Sticky Wicket 2018 EuropeGallery

Annual charity cricket event Sticky Wicket raised over £50,000 (US$65,763) for the UK youth cricket and disability sports charity Lord’s Taverners. Event professionals from around the world gathered in London’s Regents Park, 11 July, for competitive cricket fun, with fundraising events held throughout the day. EW’s sister publication Exhibition News and the Confex team finished as semi-finalists, with organiser Easyfairs taking the win. Sticky Wicket’s 2019 dates are...

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UFI Global CEO Summit comes to London EuropeWorld

The 2019 edition of UFI’s Global CEO Summit (GCS), the exhibition industry’s global annual event for C-level executives, will move to London and take place from 30 January to 1 February, at the ME Hotel in the heart of the city. Charlie McCurdy, CEO Informa Exhibitions, will chair the summit. McCurdy commented: “As far as I’m concerned, UFI’s CEO Summit is a must-attend event. I...

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