UBM Live, yesterday 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, the event organisers say, 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: 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.
According to UBM, leading figures across all industry sectors support the reason behind the move with the British Security Industry Association (BSIA); Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH); Fire Industry Association (FIA) and British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) confirming exclusive support for the events.
“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.
The Protection & Management Series will take place at ExCeL London from, 17 -19 June 2014.