Venuemasters, the consortium representing 80
UK academic venues, will take
its 2011 Academic Venue Show back to the Emirates Stadium in London for its 2011
The event will take place on 11 May and organisers say
they are keen to build on the success of the 2010 event which attracted 450
visitors, 14 per cent up on the previous year.
Forty academic venues exhibited at this year’s show, with Ruby Wax
delivering the keynote.
Venuemasters is confident that many of its 11 new
members will exhibit next May.
Chief executive, Terry Billingham, says: “The 2010 show
was a great success and this achievement was at a time when similar events were
being postponed or cancelled due to an uncertain economic climate. It highlights
the growing appeal of academic venues for meetings and events, and the value for
money that they offer. We will be looking to build on this success in 2011 by
introducing new features to keep the show fresh and exciting, including another
high profile keynote speaker.”