Within an hour of going on sale, 50% of the stands for this year’s Academic Venue Showcase have been reserved, with the majority of the stands on offer expected to be sold out by the end of the year.
The 2019 showcase hosted by Academic Venue Solutions (AVS) will be returning to the ILEC Conference Centre in London on 19th March, marking a change of venue and date for the exhibition. The showcase is being moved from the autumn to early spring, bringing the event in line with the conference and exhibition season. Around 40 exhibitors will be on hand including UK colleges, universities and professional establishments, plus a VIP meeting hub and event insights seminar programme.
These changes mark a shift in direction for AVS, as the consortium continues to welcome new members, expands its learning and development academy and promotes the excellent benefits to event professionals of using academic venues.
Natalie Williamson, General Manager at AVS, said: “The Academic Venue Showcase has been running for over 20 years, and exhibitors have once again shown that it’s a key event in their marketing calendar. Feedback from exhibitors and attendees, and our desire to raise our profile in 2019 and beyond, prompted us to go a for a date and venue change – the decision has been welcomed by members.”