Mash Media has confirmed International Confex will take place from 22nd to 23rd June 2021 at ExCeL London. Event Director Duncan Custerson underscores the importance of the event returning to a live setting: “The industry has come together this year, but we think it is vital to physically bring everyone together in person too, so we are planning to make 2021’s International Confex the most powerful yet.”
Prior to the outbreak, the corporate events sector contributed £32 billion to the UK economy annually, while the exhibitions market was worth £11 billion. Duncan hopes the event will play a role in restoring the industry to its former status: “It’s been an appalling 12 months for the industry, and there is no doubt we have suffered business casualties. But as an industry I genuinely believe we have been galvanised. We have made tremendous progress in getting recognition from government and have worked hard to illustrate just how vital an economic component we are.”
The event will be COVID-secure, with Mash Media and ExCeL London mandated to follow the government-backed All Secure Standard guidance, as laid out by the Association of Event Organisers.