As partners of The Meetings Show, EVENTIT will be exhibiting at ExCeL London next week on Thursday 30th September and Friday 1st October. This year we will be joined by six fantastic stand partners: Johnnie Walker Princes St, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Warwick Events Services, Meetings Perthshire, Eventcloud and GTG Training and Conference Centre.
After a £185m investment by Diageo, Johnnie Walker Princes St opened its doors for the first time to the public on September 6th. The largest single investment in Scotch Whisky tourism, its eight floors are home to shops, a whisky cellar, two rooftop bars, and much more. The modern whisky shopping experience features a bottle your own experience, and promises stunning settings and a dedicated team to help create exceptional events.
In 2019, the Scotch Whisky industry attracted a record 2.16m visitors. Malcolm Roughead, chief executive of VisitScotland, said the new visitor attraction was an “exceptional addition” to Edinburgh’s tourism offer. He added that it demonstrated “the confidence international brands have in the capital city whilst supporting the Scottish tourism recovery”.
When it comes to staging successful events, Scotland is one of the leading providers in the world. Splendid venues set in magnificent landscapes, world-famous golf courses, traditional and historic buildings and a long pedigree of hosting world-class events all combine to make Scotland an ideal base that motivates and inspires in equal measure – something Meetings Perthshire are championing for business professionals.
Now that your business can finally look beyond working, meeting, and celebrating from home, discover Perthshire, the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. An archetypal Scottish landscape just an hour’s journey from Glasgow and Edinburgh, it boasts unrivalled indoor and outdoor venues with easy travel connections by air, road and rail.
For those looking to stay in Scotland – and indeed across the UK – Interstate Hotels and Resorts offer unique and spacious 3- and 4-star meetings and event hotels across multiple hotel brands in great locations. Originally founded in the U.S. over 50 years ago, Interstate have since expanded internationally and are recognised as the leading third-party hotel management company in the world. In their Scottish properties, enjoy free on-site car parking, plenty of outdoor team-building space and al fresco dining options.
Diversifying from business tourism, we warmly introduce Eventcloud – a really simple (but really smart) cloud-based platform providing all the technology you need before, during and after an event. With unified data for greater insight and unrivalled usability and integration, they offer solutions for event registration, websites, communications and mobile apps. They promise event technology that will elevate your events, lower your costs and increase your efficiencies.
Speaking of efficiency – Warwick Event Services, the team behind the exhibition build for EVENTIT – will be joining our stand this year. They are an event production company with a reputation for the design, build and delivery of events that really stand out. The team share an excellent work ethic, technical expertise and creative energy, which makes Warwick specialists in providing Live, Hybrid & Virtual AV, production, technical and exhibition services to conference and events industry in the UK and Ireland.
Our final partners, GTG Training and Conference Centres, have a history of offering a varied and innovative training programme that would grow to become one of the most respected in the UK. GTG is a leading UK-based training provider, located in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Wolverhampton. With £50million of investment since 2004, GTG now owns five dedicated training and conference centres offering a wide range of high-quality training courses and conference and event facilities.
Scots are internationally renowned for their warm hospitality, and we can’t wait to bring some with us to London next week. The Meetings Show is one of the premier platforms in the UK for the events, meetings and incentives industry to come together to source, learn and network. Launched in 2013, the show welcomes exhibitors from the UK and around the world including luxury hotels, destinations, destination management companies, conference centres, venues and technology suppliers.
Their last show took place in 2019, with more than 5,000 attendees involved in over 12,000 pre-scheduled meetings across the show floor. Attendees are professionals from across the MICE sector, ranging from agency buyers, in-house planners, associations planners, media – all with a genuine interest in the industry. In 2020, a virtual event kept business event professionals connected and informed, wherever they were in the world.
This year’s show will run as a hybrid event, taking place live at ExCeL London and virtually. We will all be exhibiting together on stand TMSF285, so come and say hi! We can’t wait to connect at The Meetings Show!