Ahead of a strong 2022 calendar and as confidence continues to return to the industry, event location ExCeL London has strengthened its Conference & Events team.
New team member Jamie Ades brings with him more than 15 years’ experience to the role of Senior Account Manager at ExCeL, including recent positions at ICC Wales and Visit Britain. Meanwhile. Jane Hague returns from a short sabbatical to her position as Head of Business Development and Senior Account Manager. Katy Gough re-joins the team following maternity leave, being almost 14 years at the Royal Docks venue.
Their arrival is linked to an uplift in market confidence in the sector with a run of major corporate events and association congresses from April to July 2022 and beyond. Taking place in May (7th to 12th), the Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB and the ISMRT 31st Annual Meeting is one such event, followed by the IFSSH, IFSHT & FESSH Combined Congress 2022 – the worlds' biggest congress on hand surgery and therapy (6th to 10th June).
The International Liver Congress (22nd to 26th June) and the 27th WONCA Europe Conference (28th June to 1st July) follow shortly, before the leading thrombosis and haemostasis congress - ISTH - gets underway from 9th to 13th July. All of these bring together their respective medical communities face-to-face for the first time since the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Amazon’s AWS Summit London on 27th April begins a cluster of high-profile technology events, along with Temenos 2022 (17th to 19th May), and Salesforce World Tour London (26th May), further demonstrating the strong appetite of corporate organisations to re-engage in-person events, particularly with travel restrictions in the UK less restrictive than other parts of Europe.
James Rees, C&E Executive Director at the venue, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Jamie, Jane and Katy back to the team in what is a very busy period for the Conference & Events business at ExCeL, on a par with pre-pandemic levels.“
“We are already issuing contracts for 2023 and beyond, including events that will use the new facilities of our 25,000 sqm expansion programme”, James Rees added. Since reopening its doors last summer, ExCeL has welcomed more than 1.2 million visitors and over 125 events, with a total of 350 events scheduled by the end of the year.