London, 12th February 2013. UBM Live, today announced that the UK-based Protection & Management Series – including IFSEC International, FIREX International, Safety & Health Expo and Facilities Show – will move from Birmingham’s NEC to ExCeL London in June 2014.
The decision comes at the end of a 12 month period of research and consultation with stakeholders across all communities, which resulted in overwhelming support for a move to London in 2014. UBM’s research concluded that re-locating to the UK Capital would ensure the events would continue to be easily accessible for existing visitors as well as allowing the Series to take advantage of London’s status as a global business destination to attract even greater numbers of international attendees: increasingly important to all our exhibitors and partners. In addition, ExCeL London, as a leading international venue will enable visitors to circulate between the four events more easily. As visitors’ requirements have changed over recent years, the Series has witnessed more and more visitors wishing to experience all the shows, not just one.
“The move back to London after 16 successful years at the NEC is informed by extensive customer research and is a natural progression for the Series as the markets we serve become increasingly international. We are very excited at the prospect of a move to ExCeL which will enable us to continue to grow these enormously successful events by taking advantage of both the benefits of a London location and the ability to attract new visitor sectors” commented Simon Parker, Managing Director, UBM Live London.
ExCeL London and the surrounding area – including the O2 complex – offer an array of entertainment options to event attendees, including fabulous opportunities for corporate hospitality, and an abundance of hotel rooms to cater for all budgets. The excellent international links to the venue, including Eurostar and five international airports, support London’s reputation as an exceptional business destination whilst visitors from the UK will experience easy access to the capital by both road and rail.
The Protection & Management Series will take place at ExCeL London from, 17 -19 June 2014.