ABOUT US

Brought to you by Northstar Meetings Group, The Meetings Show is the best platform in the UK for the events, meetings and incentives industry to come together to source, learn and network.

Launched in 2013, each year we bring thousands of event professionals together to:

MEET FACE-TO-FACE WITH HUNDREDS OF GLOBAL SUPPLIERS
The show welcomes exhibitors from the UK and around the world including hotels, destinations, destination management companies, conference centres, venues and technology suppliers.
Previous exhibitors include: the Barbican, Finland Convention Bureau, Hard Rock Hotels, Lime Venue Portfolio, Marriott Hotels, Shocklogic and VisitDenmark.

Our first line up of exhibitors are now live! Take a look to see who you'll be able to meet at this year's show. 
 

GAIN INSIGHT AND INSPIRATION FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS THROUGH OUR COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMME
Designed for anyone at any level in the industry, whether you're just getting started or an events industry guru! Our sessions are delivered in a variety of formats, including: panels, presentations, workshops and Q&As.

This year's programme will focus on: innovations & trends, event marketing & research, meetings design, technology in events, sustainability and diversity and inclusion. We'll also have a pre-show conference, exclusively available to our hosted buyers.

With 49 sessions, over 85 speakers, and 22 hours’ worth of content to choose from – take a look at this year’s programme.
 

ATTEND COUNTLESS NETWORKING EVENTS HAPPENING AT THE SHOW AND THROUGHOUT LONDON
From on-stand competitions and drinks to post-show networking events, The Meetings Show is the perfect place to reconnect with your industry colleagues and peers.
 

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WHEN & WHERE?

This year's show will take place at ExCeL London on 29-30 June.

Event Days & Timings:

Wednesday 29 June 2022 - 09:30-17:30 BST

Thursday 30 June 2022 - 09:30 - 17:00 BST

Full address: ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London, E16 1XL

Once again, we'll be co-located with Business Travel Show Europe, as well as our other sister event: TravelTech Show.

We hope you'll join us!

OUR HOSTED BUYER PROGRAMME

A hosted buyer is a senior decision maker who is responsible for organising meetings and events.

Successful applicants will receive a host of benefits, including:

  • Exclusive access to an online diary: use this to pre-schedule 1:1 meetings with our exhibitors

  • Attendance at the pre-show conference and our official welcome reception on Tuesday 28 June

  • Complimentary food and beverages

  • Access to the hosted buyer lounge during the show

  • Complimentary travel and accommodation

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GETTING TO EXCEL LONDON

We highly recommend that you use the Citymapper app on your phone to plan your journey quickly and easily - you can download this on Apple and Android phones via your app store. To use the app, simply type in your departure point and destination, then select your preferred mode of transport. 



For more information about the different transportation options available to you, please see below:

DLR (Docklands Light Railway)

The Docklands Light Railway (known as the DLR) is part of the London Underground network. Two of the stations, Custom House and Prince Regent, are on our campus. Trains pull up at a covered walkway leaving visitors with less than a two minute’s walk to the entrance.

Please alight at Custom House - this entrance is nearest to The Meetings Show.

DLR services: All trains towards Beckton/Gallions Reach will stop at Custom House and Prince Regent.

London Underground

The Jubilee Line and the DLR are the quickest routes to ExCeL London. 

Alight at Canning Town on the Jubilee Line and change onto a Beckton-bound DLR train for the quick two-stop journey to ExCeL: Custom House for ExCeL.

*ExCeL is approximately 20-minutes walking distance away from Canning Town underground station, download the walking route map here

London Overground

The London Overground, part of the London Underground network, serves a large part of Greater London and parts of Hertfordshire with 112 stations on several routes. The Overground is highlighted in Orange on the Tube map.

The DLR and Jubilee Line can be connected from multiple Overground lines such as Stratford, Canada Water, and Shadwell. It’s also possible to join the Overground and travel to ExCeL London from Euston station. 

National Rail

Rail services in the UK are run by a set of private train operating companies. Your point of departure will determine the best service to take and at what station your train will arrive into London.

Eurostar:
Eurostar operates regular train services from Brussels and Paris to St Pancras International. For bookings or more information please visit eurostar.com/uk-en

Rail tickets:
Rail tickets can be booked via the following links — tickets are usually released 12 weeks from date of travel and booking early can save you money: nationalrail.co.uk and thetrainline.com

Journey times to ExCeL London:

  • Charing Cross - 27 mins
  • Euston - 32 mins
  • King’s Cross / St Pancras Int - 32 mins
  • Liverpool Street - 26 mins
  • London Bridge - 16 mins
  • Marylebone - 31 mins
  • Moorgate - 26 mins
  • Paddington - 32 mins
  • Victoria - 40 mins
  • Waterloo - 17 mins

The Elizabeth Line

The Elizabeth line will transform travel across London and make it easier, faster and more convenient to visit ExCeL by being a direct link to the closest station to The Meetings Show - Custom House.

Direct links for national travel:

  • Farringdon (for Thameslink services)
  •  Paddington (for Reading, Oxford, and the South West)
  • Liverpool Street (for Stansted and the East of England)

For international travel, there is a 43-minutes direct connection from Heathrow to ExCeL.

Driving and parking

You can download ExCeL's parking map which shows you the location of the car parks on campus.

If you’re arriving via the M11, the North Circular (A406) or the A13, as you get closer to ExCeL you’ll pick up signs for Royal Docks, City Airport and ExCeL London.

If you’re using satellite navigation, please enter the postcodes below. You can also use the what3words app or go to the website, and enter the three word address (///word.word.word). The three words for each postcode are listed below.

For more information on what3words, please click here.

E16 1XL:
If you are travelling from the west to ExCeL from Blackwall Tunnel, Limehouse Link, A12 or central London. 

For entrance to the car park, use ///expect.likes.eager

E16 1FR:
If you are travelling from the east to ExCeL from the M11, A13 or into London from the east.

For entrance to the car park, use ///expect.likes.eager

E16 1AL:
If you are using the Royal Victoria Car Park (MSCP) — approximately a 5-minutes walk from the venue. For entrance to the car park, us ///output.rooms.drive

For more information about parking, including spaces, costs, disabled bays and FAQs - please take a look at ExCeL's website.

If you still require more information, please email ParkingOnline@excel.london 

River and cable car

Travel by boat:
With some of the best views of the capital’s most popular landmarks including Big Ben, the London Eye, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral and The O2, travelling on a river boat service offers a truly unique perspective on London. The route is serviced by Uber Boat by Thames Clippers; the fastest and most frequent boat fleet on the river with departures from major London piers every 20 minutes.

When travelling to ExCeL London, alight at the all-new Royal Wharf Pier.  It takes just over 20 minutes to walk through Britannia Village and over the Royal Victoria dock footbridge to ExCeL’s west entrance. 

The Royal Wharf Pier opened in October 2019 and provides a 38-minutes link into Central London.

A river services timetable can be viewed here

Accessibility:
All boats are wheelchair and pram accessible by ramp — all piers are wheelchair accessible except London Bridge, Wandsworth Riverside Quarter and Cadogan piers. Ramps are used for boarding.

Ticket prices:
Travel from Central London to Royal Wharf from £7.30 when you touch in and out with Oyster pay as you go, or just £6.10 with a Travelcard — click to see a full list of fares here

 

Emirates Airline Cable Car:
The UK’s first urban cable car, known as the Emirates Air Line, connects ExCeL London to The O2 and North Greenwich tube station. On the cable car, you can sit back, relax and enjoy stunning aerial views of London from 90m above the River Thames.

All exhibitors and visitors to shows at ExCeL can use the cable car for just £2.50 single fare - to redeem this exclusive discount, all you need to do is show a confirmation email/ticket etc - something that indicates that you are attending an ExCeL event - to the staff at the Emirates Airline terminals.

Journey time
A cabin arrives every 30 seconds and flights last approximately 10 minutes — except during peak commuter times when it runs a bit quicker.

For real time service updates and planned maintenance closures, visit tfl.gov.uk/emiratesairline

Accessibility
Emirates Air Line is fully accessible for most wheelchairs and pushchairs. It has step-free access, and you can even take bicycles on board!

Cycling

Cycle racks:
ExCeL London has free to use cycle racks located at the west entrance taxi drop off point just underneath the DLR walkway. The cycle racks are also available near to the east entrance underneath the stairway connecting Level 0 to Level 1.

Check cycling routes for all or part of your journey on TfL Go app.

We are very close to the cycle superhighway route CS3 which runs from Barking to Tower Gateway.

Click here for a PDF of cycle superhighway 3.

You can take your bike on the Emirates Air Line cable car at all times at no extra cost, click here to find out more about taking your bike on public transport.

You can take your bike on the DLR during off-peak times Monday to Friday until 07:30, between 09:30-16:00, and after 19:00, and all day during weekends and Bank Holidays, click here to find out more about taking your bike on public transport.

Walking

ExCeL is approximately 20-minutes walking distance from Canning Town underground station and you can download the walking route map here

Check walking routes for all or part of your journey on the TfL Go app

Visit the Royal Docks to explore the local area and join one of the guided walking tours.

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CO-LOCATED SHOWS 

BUSINESS TRAVEL SHOW EUROPE

btsTaking place at ExCeL London on 29 - 30 June, Business Travel Show Europe, presented by The BTN Group, is the place where travel buyers, procurement, and bookers from across Europe go to start, improve, or benchmark their travel programmes.

Focusing solely on business travel, it brings all the innovations, knowledge, and contacts together into one place to allow buyers and bookers to put the corporate traveller at the heart of every story. The unique hosted buyer programme brings many top-level decision-makers to the show with a minimum £1 million travel budget.

The show provides a forum for the industry to talk travel, learn new practices and exciting new techniques, and meet with colleagues and network. It is a show where the industry comes together to do business effectively.

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TRAVELTECH SHOW

ttsTravelTech Show (formerly Travel Technology Europe) unites thousands of senior travel technology decision-makers with the widest range of innovative B2B travel and technology services to help them deliver excellent customer experiences.

The event is where technology and tourism collide. Over two days, there are plenty of opportunities to start conversations with over 100 leading and disruptive brands delivering technology that’s transforming the travel industry, stay ahead of the curve with the forward-looking conference programme and reconnect with your travel and tourism industry peers face-to-face.

 


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