New Home: New Future

Broadcast Video Expo and The Production Show to move to ExCeL in 2013

Broadcast Video Expo (BVE), and sister event The Production Show (TPS), will have a new home in 2013. Prompted by the uncertainty over the future of Earls Court, ExCeL has been selected as the best venue to support the planned investment in the shows’ content and growth.

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“BVE and TPS have grown rapidly over the last few years and now is the perfect time to move to a bigger home,” said Event Director Charlotte Wheeler. “We need a venue that will allow us to offer better, state of the art facilities for more exciting seminars and features. Visitor numbers to this year’s show were up 35% year on year and with 70% of our exhibitors rebooking onsite. We have huge ambitions in growing the show and the move to a new, purpose-built exhibition venue is just the start.”

The move also represents a major opportunity for BVE and TPS to expand its international audience, offering world-class speakers, an unmissable seminar programme and exhibitors not seen anywhere else.  ExCeL offers excellent links to both Europe and rest of the UK via London City Airport, and a campus of hotels and restaurants make it an obvious choice for the relocation.

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Charlotte Wheeler adds: “We are moving to ExCeL at a great time. The area will have been transformed by the hospitality and transport infrastructures which are currently underway in preparation for the London Games next year; the Olympics have certainly accelerated the immense improvements to this part of London. In addition the certainty offered by a new venue will allow us to take the shows to another stage in their development and underscore their position as the essential exhibitions for broadcast, video and audio professionals.”

About ExCeL
ExCeL London is located in the heart of London's Royal Docks, within easy reach of central London.The venue is part of a 100 acre campus, including three onsite DLR stations, easy access to the Jubilee Line and London City Airport, parking for 3,700 cars, five on-site hotels and numerous on-site bars and restaurants.

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About BVE & TPS
Broadcast Video Expo is the UK's only event for those working in production, post and delivery. Every year it attracts visitors working across all aspects of the television, video, film and audio industries all looking to touch, test and compare the latest products and services available.
·    Over 300 exhibitors at 2011's show covering over 4,300sqm
·    15,964 professionals visited over three days in 2011
·    Key customers include Sony, Panasonic, Adobe, JVC, ARRI & Holdan
·    Over 300 seminars take place over three days

BVE 2012: 14-16 February at Earls Court 2
BVE 2013: 26-28 February 2013 ExCeL

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