Dear members and colleagues,
I am delighted to extend an invitation to you and your team members to join us for the 2018 Annual Conference and General Assembly. As Acting CEO of ExCeL London, where next year’s conference will take place, I look forward to welcoming you to both our venue and our Capital.
With a commitment to intentionally design the best possible delegate experience, we look forward to showcasing our latest innovations in convention centre management, from our fresh approach to food and drink to our new facilities for training and development.
Delegates will also be able to experience the very best of what London has to offer, seeing first-hand how our city welcomes world-class events, such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise and the ESC (European Society of Cardiology) Congress.
As you are probably aware, ExCeL is owned by ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company). By having two venues in two distinct regions, Europe and the Middle East, I am able to draw on the innovation and expertise that we share to ensure the organisers we work with deliver exceptional event outcomes, in particular to event audiences derived from differing cultural backgrounds.
Since the opening of our International Convention Centre in 2010, we have become increasingly engaged with the global community of convention centres and are a passionate supporter of AIPC and the work that they do.
As a venue, we are committed to the convention centre innovation that AIPC stands for and are keen to work with colleagues, from all of over the world, to set the very highest standards for our industry. I am passionate about the role every convention centre plays as a driving force for commerce and trade and believe venues form an integral part of any city’s business infrastructure.
Next year, ExCeL London will provide the ideal environment for our industry’s leaders to meet, collaborate and discuss the key issues that are facing us all.
As always, the program will combine global experts to provide insight and expertise on some of the important concepts and strategic thinking that has become such an essential element of prospering in today’s world.
I look forward to sharing a truly world class experience through the valuable time we spend together during AIPC 2018.
Acting CEO, ExCeL London