In November 2000, ExCeL opened its doors for the first time. Since then, the venue has seen exponential growth in conferences and events, as a host venue for product launches, experiential activity and corporate brand experiences. Our vision is to be the home of world leading events. Events at ExCeL are thriving and every year we bring together 4 million people from all over the world to meet, trade and do business.
It has been another successful year in ExCeL’s history for conferences and events. We have hosted events for clients including Oracle, Microsoft, Adobe, Salesforce, Xero and Tesco. In addition to large corporate events, we have hosted congresses for medical associations including The European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).
This is not only a success story for ExCeL but also for London as a city. It demonstrates to the corporate and association worlds that we can deliver fantastic event outcomes. Along with our strong stakeholder relationships in the capital, this will pave the way for a new and refreshed view of what London and ExCeL can deliver for international and national event communities and will ensure the continued growth of this business opportunity.
Across the venue, we host over 400 world-leading events. The economic impact of this for the UK is evident, with the venue being responsible for 25% of inbound business tourism into the capital. We are proud that our events contribute £4.5 billion in economic impact and support 37,600 jobs.
As we look to the future, we are confident that by continuing to invest in our venue and facilities we can retain clients, attract new customers and ensure they have the best event environment to conduct their business.