Six more shows are moving to Excel. The exhibitions, which include
the Evening Standard, Homebuyers Show will occupy 112,000 sq m of
The Evening Standard Homebuyers Show, The Property Business Show and The
Digital Solutions Show are all switching from Olympia. The others are
Business Startup 2001, planned for 20-21 October, The Digital Camera
Show, from 27-29 November and the UK launch of Paris event IT Storage
Forum, planned for 24-25 April.
"With shows such as IT Storage Forum and Business Startup 2001, it is
clear we are attracting entrepreneurial organisers," said Excel director
of customer services and sales Carolyn Hurley.
International Wine and Spirits Fair announced at the start of the summer
that it was leaving Olympia for Excel (Marketing Event, June). Other
shows to vacate the Earls Court & Olympia group include the London Boat
Show and World Travel Market.
"The decision to come to Excel has been very well received by our
exhibitors not just because of the venue itself but because the
Docklands and surrounding areas are booming in terms of building
activity," The Evening Standard Homebuyers Show spokesman Nick Clarke
said. "The move will open a lot of new doors for us."
Excel is still looking for a replacement for chief executive Iain
Shearer following his decision to step down (Marketing Event,