UK – ExCeL London celebrates association success in busiest ever year
ExCeL London has got off to a flying start in what will be the venue’s busiest ever year for conferences and events. Ahead of playing host to Europe’s largest medical association meeting for the European Society of Cardiology, ExCeL and London are already demonstrating their ability to host world leading events.
The European Wound Management Association (EWMA), which hosted their annual congress at ExCeL from 13th – 15th May, saw a 17% increase in delegates and a 33% increase in exhibitors. The congress welcomed a total of 4,126 participants from 77 countries.
EuroPerio8, which was held in London from 4th – 6th June, also reported a 25% increase in delegate numbers with 9,700 participants, compared to their last congress in 2012. The 52nd Annual Congress of the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplantation Association (ERA-EDTA 2015), which took place from the 28th – 31st May, also reported strong delegate numbers with four times the number of attendees from the UK compared to previous events.
Since the start of the year, ExCeL London has also welcomed the Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference; IEEE International Conference on Communications; Global Offshore Wind; the Digestive Disorders Federation Conference and the Regional Congress of the International Society of Blood Transfusion.
Samantha Shamkh, Head of Conventions, ExCeL London, said: “The record number of associations that are now choosing London is an endorsement of the decision to open our International Convention Centre. The world renowned attraction of London is responsible for delivering record breaking attendance and is why so many associations are now seeing our city as a prime location for their events. We are committed to continuing our investment in the venue, in the build-up to the opening of our Crossrail station in 2018 and beyond.”