Event organiser, UBM Live, has announced that the UK-based Protection and Management Series – including IFSEC International, FIREX International, Safety and 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.
The 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.
In addition, ExCeL London, as a leading international venue will enable visitors to circulate between the four events more easily. Organisers hope the layout of the shows at ExCeL will ensure an enhanced visitor experience, easier navigation and ultimately a better return on their time.
'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,' said Simon Parker, managing director at UBM Live London.