Exhibition organiser QD Events has begun its UK expansion with the acquisition of the London Pet Show. The London Pet Show, which previously ran as the Ultimate Pet Show at the NEC, will take place from 7 to 8 May 2011 at London Olympia.“Our strategy is to continue to build our consumer show division across the UK,” says MD for QD Events Fran McIntyre. “This is an excellent addition to our portfolio and one we believe has a great future. Nicole and her team will continue to direct and manage the event, with full support from our existing team in Glasgow.”Other events in the organiser’s portfolio include the Scottish Caravan and Outdoor Leisure Show and the Scottish Wedding Shows.
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.