The ARC Show is to return to the Business Design Centre in Islington for next year’s edition of the architecture exhibition.The show moved from the BDC to Earls Court in 2009 and has held two shows there. United Business Media took over ARC from Mondiale Publishing in 2008, while it was at Earls Court. It hopes the Islington venue will better suit the show.Event director, Cathy Oates, says: “This has been a really good decision for the event. The BDC provides us with a purpose-built, ready-made set, and really fits the architecture and design community.”Oates makes says the decision to move has nothing to do with the news that Earls Court is likely to close for exhibitions after the 2012 Olympics as the owners look to develop the land for housing.The 2010 show ran from 3 to 4 February. Next year’s show will take place from 12 to 13 January 2011.
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.