The UK-based event industry shows will take place next year on 18 and 19 February, organisers Mash Media announced yesterday (11 February).
The decision to collocate was taken following extensive research with visitors and exhibitors at both shows.
Donna Bushell, event director of the Event Production Show and International Confex, said: "This is brilliant news for both brands and more importantly for the visitors and exhibitors to the shows.
"We said from the beginning we wanted to give these events back to the industry, and through this move we’re giving them the gift of time and allowing them to enjoy the experience of two major exhibitions, in one location, during an intensive two-day period."
She added the two shows will stay independent, with features and educational programmes aimed towards the specific visitor profiles. "However, where cross over makes sense for both visitors, we will encourage a steady flow between the shows and a more spectacular feel to both," Bushell explained.
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