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SHAPING THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS EVENTS

The Meetings Show is the UK's leading exhibition for the events, meetings, and incentives community.

Proudly brought to you by Northstar Meetings Group, a name synonymous with excellence in the MICE industry, we've been bringing together thousands of event professionals since our launch in 2013. It's an event all about connections - providing a platform for global event suppliers to meet face-to-face with up to 1500 pre-qualified meeting and event planners and showcase their products and services.

Our exhibitors come from all corners of the globe, with over 70 international destinations represented, and a diverse exhibitor base, including hotels, destinations, destination management companies, conference centres, venues, and technology suppliers.

Our 2024 line-up includes hundreds of exhibitors, such as Visit Detroit, Hyatt Hotels, and Hilton, to name just a few.

But that's just the beginning. At The Meetings Show, we believe in inspiring our attendees. That's why we offer a comprehensive education programme designed for all levels of the industry. Our sessions cover everything from event marketing trends, security, AI, creativity, experiential design, contract negotiation, sustainability, and more.

We're also the only exhibition in the UK with a fully-fledged hosted buyer programme. The programme guarantees pre-arranged appointments and return on investment, as it is centred around the needs and preferences of the buyers themselves.

It provides selected senior events and meetings organisers with the opportunity to attend the show as VIPs, with complimentary travel and accommodation, access to an exclusive diary to book 1-2-1 appointments with our exhibitors, and attendance at our exclusive Hosted Buyer Insight Forum and welcome reception.

The show is the perfect place to connect with the meetings, events, and incentives community while enjoying everything that London has to offer. It's an event that's not to be missed. Join us at The Meetings Show!

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WHEN AND WHERE

DATE

The Meetings Show show will take place at ExCeL London on 19-20 June.

Wednesday 19 June 2024 
Halls S2 & S3, ExCeL London
Registration from: 08.00
Show open hours: 09.30 – 17.30 (for Hosted buyers from 09.00)

Thursday 20 June 2024
Halls S2 & S3, ExCeL London
Registration from: 08.00
Show open hours: 09.30 – 17.30 (for Hosted buyers from 09.00)

Hall S2: For badge holders and fast-track entry. 
Hall S3: For badge queries and printing.

VENUE

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 and TravelTech Show.

We hope you'll join us!

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. 

THE ELIZABETH LINE

The Elizabeth line has transformed 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.

Elizabeth Line Map

OTHER WAYS TO REACH EXCEL LONDON

DLR (Docklands Light Railway)

Please alight at Custom House – the West Entrance of ExCeL is nearest to The Meetings Show. 

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 – the west 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

Please alight at Custom House – the West Entrance of ExCeL is nearest to The Meetings Show. 

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

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

There is an onsite taxi rank at ExCeL London, for easy drop-off and pick-up.

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.

SUSTAINABILITY AT EXCEL LONDON

Since opening its doors more than 20 years ago, ExCeL London - with the backing of ADNEC - has firmly established itself as one of the UK's leading international exhibition and conference centres.

As well as supporting five local charity partners, ExCeL are immensely proud of their achievements to date, most notably being certified carbon neutral in 2022 - and the first UK venue to achieve the internationally recognised PAS 2060 status. 

ExCeL recognise sustainable development as fundamental to their success and endeavour to operate as a responsible corporate business, focusing on five key areas; Climate Action, Resource Efficiency, Client Engagement, Community Engagement and People. 

ExCeL's vision is to be a sustainability leader within our industry by shaping the future of events into one that is net zero, resource efficient and equitable.

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CO-LOCATED SHOWS

BUSINESS TRAVEL SHOW EUROPE

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.

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

TravelTech Show 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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TEAMS EUROPE

Step into the exciting world of sports with TEAMS Europe! Presented by SportsTravel, the event is part of the renowned TEAMS brand, which has been shaping and defining the sports-event industry for over 20 years.

Join sporting-event rights holders, destinations and suppliers on 18-20 June 2024 at ExCeL London for an exclusive opportunity to network, share insights, and learn about the latest trends and best practices in sports events.


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