Organiser UBM Live’s Protection & Management Series 2014 at Excel London saw more than 40,000 attendees, the first time this milestone has been reached.
The event on 17-19 June at Excel, brought together IFSEC International, FIREX International, Facilities Show, Energy & Environment Expo, Safety & Health Expo and Service Management Expo.
The first day saw 19,544 visitors, an increase of 23 per cent on 2013. In all, there were more than 1,700 exhibitors, and a 25 per cent increase in international visitors attending from 172 countries around the world.
The show had more than 400 hours of free education from 500 speakers across 32 seminar theatres around the venue. This was supported by the IOSH Conference taking place alongside Safety & Healthy Expo for the first time.
“The Protection & Management Series taking place at Excel has been a fantastic addition to our portfolio,” said Excel London executive director, Jeremy Rees.
“This is one of the largest series of events to take place at the venue at one time and it came to life with the volume of visitors that were coming through the doors.”
The Protection & Management Series also successfully retained its ISO 20121 certification for sustainable event management. The 2014 Series achieved a significant reduction in printed materials with a resulting reduction in impact and increased focus on procuring sustainably through recycled paper choices.
“We take care in researching what these industries need, what the future trends are and how we can successfully match those demands. We’ve responded by providing an innovative platform for new products to be launched, industry insight to be gained and for valuable business leads to be generated,” said UBM Live group director Simon Mills.
“This has been a fantastic inaugural year at Excel and provided a great benchmark for us to continue to build upon.”
London Technology Week, organised by UBM Live and London & Partners reported an initial estimate of 40,000 visitors to the first event held on 16-20 June.
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