07 May 2015

It may have started off looking like a less-than positive year for the events industry in London, with The Guardian sadly writing of the closure of Earls Court back in December, marking the end of an era for the historic events venue – but as the Exhibition News website reported earlier this month, Olympia London has in fact bucked this trend and is enjoying the most bookings per year since the completion of its £30-million investment.
Olympia West and Central have also recorded the highest number of new shows booked, with six taking place from January to the end of March.
Commenting on these figures, Nick Graham – the head of sales for Olympia – said: “Olympia is thriving. These spaces are ideally suited to young shows with the potential to grow within Olympia’s seven spaces”, before continuing to note that he was “encouraged by the quality of new shows coming through our doors.”
Whilst it is undeniably a shame that Earls Court – which had been “creating legends since 1937” – has been forced to close, this bumper start to the year for Olympia London has provided a needed boost to the events industry in the capital. In fact, here at DB we’re headed over to  Olympia ourselves as official contractors on  a number of shows in the coming months, starting with the Pulse show in May, then a busy June with the Info Security Europe show, Spirit of Summer Fair and Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair, too. Later in the year we have a further three confirmed shows in the Autumn on which we are official. Even when we’re not official contractors on an event, rarely a week goes by when we’re not at Olympia on one show or another – it’s like our second home!
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