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London to host Ipex 2014

David Preskett and Trevor Crawford
The Informa Print Group has recently confirmed that Ipex 2014 will return to London with the relocation of the exhibition to London’s ExCeL international exhibition and conference centre. The exhibition will take place in the heartland of London’s redeveloped Royal Docklands from March 26- April 02, 2014. The previous edition of Ipex was organised at The NEC, Birmingham (UK) in the year 2010.

ExCeL London, which will play host to seven Olympic and Para Olympic events in 2012 is an award winning international exhibition and convention centre within a 100 acre campus offering 100,000 sq m of flexible exhibition space, five on-site hotels, numerous bar and restaurants for after hours networking and excellent transport links to central London.

“We have undertaken detailed consultation with exhibitor and visitor groups prior to making this decision, and we are extremely excited about the move to ExCeL London for the considerable new opportunities it offers for the expansion and development of Ipex going forward,” says Trevor Crawford, director of the Informa Print Group, adding, “Ipex has been located at the NEC since 1980, some 30 years of its successful history, and until now the NEC venue was the only one in the UK that could handle the sheer size of the event. Since the expansion of its event halls in May 2010, ExCeL London has now become the perfect venue for Ipex to begin the next chapter in its development. Ipex is a truly global event, and the attraction of London as a venue, and the remaining legacy of the 2012 Olympic investment into the area, will certainly add to the attraction for our international visitors.”

Equally bullish about the move is David Preskett, president of Ipex 2014, chairman of the IAC (Ipex Advisory Committee) and European professional print director, Canon Europe. “Relocating to London will give Ipex the backdrop and foundation to further expand its International appeal. Ipex is a forward-thinking event that is determined to raise the bar to reflect our changing industry and communications media landscape,” he said.


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