Excel ICC launch party to take centre-stage 24 June
by Annie Byrne
Excel London’s launch event for its International Convention Centre, the capital’s first, and Phase 2 extension will be hosted by Mayor Boris Johnson and Visit London on 24 June. “Produced by George P Johnson, it will be a fantastic showcase,” says Excel London CEO Kevin Murphy. The party will include a conference, exhibitions and will be attended by global stakeholders. The Association of Event Organisers has, according to sources, reluctantly bumped its annual awards ceremony forward from its originally planned date of 24 June, as a result of the importance of the ICC event. Chief executive Austen Hawkins said, however, he was “delighted” to reschedule the awards ceremony to the Tuesday “to allow Excel to host its launch event”.