Global Exhibitions Day, (#GED17), is the perfect platform to raise the profile and highlight the importance of exhibitions within the events industry.

As ever, we are proud to support Global Exhibitions Day and are excited to see new developments, creativity and key findings, which will impact our current and future clients.

Today with the industry focused on #GED17, we’d like to share a snapshot of comments from some of our clients on what Global Exhibitions Day means for them…


Chris Townsend OBEstamford-bridge-x3
Commercial Director
Stamford Bridge, home to Chelsea Football Club

“Global Exhibitions Day is the perfect stage for us to recognise the success and developments within the exhibitions industry, which on a day-to-day basis are not always visible.  Exhibitions are enormously important as they not only promote vital face-to-face communications and provide a great tool to forge and nurture new business relationships, but they also provide a unique education platform for attendees to develop and more

“For us, year-on-year, we are welcoming a broader range of exhibitions into our blank canvas space, the 1,400sqm Great Hall, which supports industries from retail to sport and entertainment in the most dynamic of showcases. Exhibitions that have become familiar events at Stamford Bridge include the Campaign for Wool’s, Wool Floor Show London, attracting over 100 exhibitors, and the Leaders Sport Business Summit which brings together some of the most influential people in sport to challenge, inspire and educate audiences. Leaders has been held at Stamford Bridge for over eight years and literally adopts every inch of the stadium, so it’s a wonderful team effort with everyone involved.

“Our dynamic and flexible space at Stamford Bridge allows us to provide a unique and functional platform for niche exhibitions so we are, and always will be, delighted to support Global Exhibitions Day as it serves as a reminder to embrace the creativity and stature of exhibitions and support them as a vital component of the live events industry.”

Raj Shaharora-x3
Commercial Director
Arora Hotels

“Think Global, Act Local, is the theme of this year’s Global Exhibitions Day on the 7th June, which is an adage we’re very familiar with at Arora Hotels. As one of the UK’s leading independent hotel groups operating with international brands such as IHG (InterContinental Hotel Groups) Accor, Marriott and Hilton, we adopt a global approach to event operations, yet utilise local expertise and knowledge to deliver a unique ‘destination’ experience for delegates. read more

“Exhibitions and live events is a huge part of our business, and today is a day for us to celebrate the global exhibitions industry and recognise those that work incredibly hard on the ground to create experiential live events from scratch. Transforming spaces to create stand-out events is what this industry is all about, and it’s one that brings hundreds – sometimes thousands – of people together under one space to network, learn and explore.

“At the InterContinental London – The O2 – which offers our largest events space at 3,100sqm – we have welcomed a host of exhibitions since opening last year from clients including Procurement Leaders and L’Oreal, with international event organisers and delegates making our hotel their home during their event.  Seeing the space transform overnight is a real team effort and it is one of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of venue operations, so having a committed team, who together can also speak over 30 languages and know the local area inside out to create extra incentive experiences, is fantastic.

“Global Exhibitions Day allows us to reflect on all that hard work, and say thank you to the team, and our clients, for creating exceptional events with us.” 

Alicia Duncan
General Manager
The Mermaid London

“Global Exhibitions Day elevates the visibility of the exhibitions industry on a global platform, spurring a vast amount of knowledge which, seen of the back of the success of last year’s Global Exhibitions Day, helps promote not only awareness but education for both attendees and members of the industry.  read more

“We’re currently seeing an influx of interest within the industry for versatile, flexible and blank canvas exhibitions, where organisers can custom build their event by fully maximising on venue space, further creating a unique and dynamic offering for exhibitors and attendees, like our offering at The Mermaid London. Global Exhibitions Day is a vital component for the events industry to further communicate and enhance exhibitions, bringing them to light on a daily occurrence. We’re proud to support Global Exhibitions Day and to embrace the education and creativity it lends itself to.”

Tracy RusbridgeJockeyClub-x3
Regional Business Development Executive
Jockey Club Venues

“Jockey Club Venues prides itself on its people so we are proud to support Global Exhibitions Day which recognises those building a career in this dynamic industry.  It is our dedicated team that continue to serve the new and longstanding exhibition organisers, some of which have been using these venues for more than 30 years. Exhibitions, tradeshows and live events are a vital and thriving part of our business mix at Jockey Club Venues. read more

“We have seen a significant increase in enquiry levels year-on-year, which has led to growth in the number of total events across the portfolio. Global Exhibitions Day is an important date in this growing industry’s calendar to raise awareness and future-proof a sector where careers are developed and memorable events are created”. 

Carlo Zoccali
Account Director
Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre

“#GED17 is our way of highlighting the exhibition industry accomplishments and how it requires a large group of people from a variety of companies and backgrounds to come together to create a successful exhibition. read more

“At Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre we are entering week 30 of our 69 week construction of our new Hall 1. #GED17 becomes even more prominent for us as International Airshow organisers and host of future exhibitions in this ever expanding diverse market.”