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QEIICC to become main London conference venue?


Oct 23, 2009 | News

New proposals have been put forward which could see the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (QEIICC) become London's main International Conference Centre (ICC).

Mayor Boris Johnson recently pledged his support for the Docklands-based ExCeL, which is currently the capital's main ICC, but QEIICC chief executive Ernest Vincent said that the expansion of his centre would make it one of the ideal London venues for large-scale events and conferences.

The QEIICC was put up for sale in July but a buyer has yet to be found and Mr Vincent said that enlarging the venue's capacity from 2,500 is feasible.

After the centre doubled its end-of-year profit forecasts, its potential as a large-scale ICC has been enhanced, with Mr Vincent saying that "everything is possible in the course of time".

In other London venues news, Jackie Boughton, head of sales for conference and banqueting at Wembley Stadium, recently said that the venue has become a "trailblazer" when it comes to hosting corporate events.ADNFCR-1752-ID-19424137-ADNFCR

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