Ipex Set to ExCeL as London Secures 2014 EditionJune 7, 2011
LONDON—June 7, 2011—The Informa Print Group is delighted to confirm that Ipex 2014 will relocate to London’s ExCeL international exhibition and conference centre. The exhibition will take place in the heart of London’s redeveloped Royal Docklands from March 26 to April 2, 2014.
“We have undertaken detailed consultation with exhibitor and visitor groups prior to making this decision, and we are extremely excited about the move to ExCeL London for the considerable new opportunities it offers for the expansion and development of Ipex going forward,” says Trevor Crawford, director of the Informa Print Group. “While our U.K. audience will always remain critically important to the show, Ipex is a truly global event, and the attraction of London as a venue, and the remaining legacy of the 2012 Olympic investment into the area, will certainly add to the attraction for our international visitors.”
ExCeL London, which will play host to seven Olympic and Para Olympic events in 2012 (the most that any venue has been given), is an award winning international exhibition and convention centre within a 100 acre campus offering 100,000 square meters of flexible exhibition space, five on-site hotels, numerous bar and restaurants for after hours networking and excellent transport links to central London. This includes easy access to London City Airport and the London Underground, as well as providing parking for nearly 4,000 cars. The onsite facilities at ExCeL are second to none with more than 40 cafés, bars and restaurants serving cuisine from around the world.
“This is a significant decision in the history of Ipex that sees the exhibition return to London,” continues Trevor Crawford. “Ipex has been located at the NEC since 1980, some 30 years of its successful history, and until now the NEC venue was the only one in the UK that could handle the sheer size of the event. Since the expansion of its event halls in May 2010, ExCeL London has now become the perfect venue for Ipex to begin the next chapter in its development.”
Commenting on behalf of ExCeL London, Kevin Murphy, CEO says “We’re delighted to welcome an event such as Ipex to ExCeL with our unrivalled facilities and proven track record for hosting large scale International and UK events. We believe that the combination of the Informa and ExCeL organising teams will deliver a memorable event in 2014 and beyond”.