The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) has invested £1m into a refurbishment programme for the venue.Refurbishments have taken place throughout the venue including Hall 5, the Concourse, Armadillo and the Loch Suite, with improvements including renovated toilet facilities, freshly painted interiors and a new energy-efficient boiler plant. Other major improvements have been made to the physical internet infrastructure as well as the level of connectivity.SECC’s Director of Sales Ben Goedegebuure says: “We have a yearly programme of investments and improvements. Our continued investment in to upgrading the SECC’s facilities has been vital to its success over the last 25 years. Since opening in 1985 the SECC has welcomed over 28m visitors.”Further refurbishment projects are due to take place at the SECC over the coming months which include a new air conditioning system in the seminar suite and new LED lighting in the Lomond Room.
As the UK has voted to leave the European Union with a 52 per cent majority result, EN has spoken to members of the exhibition and events industry, to gauge their initial reactions on the future of the UK and their businesses.
More than 8,000 visitors arrived at ExCeL London on 4-6 February for the fourth edition of 100% Optical. The show featured more than 175,000 frames, catwalk performances and a comprehensive education programme.