Academic Venue Showcase

19 March 2019 | ILEC Conference Centre, London | 9.30am to 6pm

Your event. Fit for purpose. Fit for success.

Don’t miss the only exhibition dedicated to event facilities at academic venues. It’s free and packed with great venues and learning sessions. It's a day to discover around 30 diverse meeting and event venues, in between our bite sized educational sessions and networking opportunities. Organised by Academic Venue Solutions, specialists in connecting event planners with academic venues, this event is the place to meet with venues who are ready to make your event, fit for purpose and success.

Who's Exhibiting

Visiting the Showcase is the perfect way to make your next event fit for success. Academic venues offer a huge choice of cutting-edge and historic event facilities, all over the UK and you can meet around 30 of them in March. 

Our VIP meeting hub allows you to set up one-to-one meetings with the key venues you want to meet, ensuring you get the most out of your time and don't miss the venues you want to connect with.

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What's On

Get ready for the most practical and fun programme yet. Our free to attend program features punchy, 20-minute sessions that will teach you valuable skills in double-quick time. Our programme of learning sessions brings you:

  • Tips and updates on events innovations and how to be fit for success
  • Ideas for creating purposeful events that really engage your audience 
  • Develop your knowledge and stay ahead of the emerging trends

Event organisation: Thinking outside the box
There are all sorts of things to consider when hosting an event, from the catering and the entertainment, to the guestlist and the all-important budget. In this session hosted by Charlotte Russell of PA Life, we will discuss some helpful tips and advice for event organisers in the industry. The panellists include: Nicky Brown, Director, Arctic Fox Events, Kay West, Events Sales Manager, House of Commons and Samina Azam, Executive Assistant, Coca-Cola European Partners.

Where it's taking place

The Academic Venue Showcase 2019 will be held at the ILEC Conference Centre at the Ibis London Earls Court Hotel, on Tuesday 19 March. The venue offers superb accessibility for exhibitors and visitors alike, by tube, road or rail.

A three minute walk from West Brompton tube station, ILEC also features onsite car parking and excellent hotel accommodation. As a purpose-built venue-hotel, ILEC has a dedicated exhibition space that is big enough to accommodate all exhibitors and seminars on a single floor. It’s easy to navigate and creates a buzzing show-floor atmosphere.

Register now and join us for an amazing day

The Showcase is the perfect opportunity for Event Planners, Venue Finders, PAs and Agents to discover some of the very best academic venues on show, attend informative seminars and benefit from some fantastic networking opportunities; it is a must for the modern event planner.