Broadcast Video Expo (BVE) and sister event The Production Show (TPS) have decided to relocate across London due to fears over its current home.
Prompted by the uncertainty over the future of Earls Court, the events will move to Excel London for their February 2013 editions.
“BVE and TPS have grown rapidly over the last few years and now is the perfect time to move to a bigger home,” said event director Charlotte Wheeler. “We need a venue that would allow us to offer better facilities for more exciting seminars and features. Visitor numbers to this year’s show were up 35 per cent year-on-year.
“We have huge ambitions in growing the show and a new, purpose-built exhibition venue is just the start,” she added.
Wheeler said the area’s hospitality and transport infrastructure will be transformed by the time of the next show.
“The Olympics have accelerated the improvements to this part of London immensely,” said Wheeler.
“The certainty offered by a new venue will allow us to take the shows to another stage in their development and underscore their position as the essential exhibitions for broadcast, video and audio professionals.”
Emap bought the Broadcast Video and Production shows from joint venture partner, VCM Events, last May after previously owning a 55 per cent stake. The original BVE at Earls Court, which most recently ran in February, attracted 16,000 visitors, a 27 per cent annual increase.
BVE and TPS will take place from 26 to 28 February in 2013.
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