EcovElocity drivEs to ExcElLow-carbon motor show EcoVelocity will relocate from Battersea Power Station to Excel London in an earlier timeslot for its second annual edition this year. The news coincides with, but is not the direct result, of administrators being appointed to Battersea Power Station in December. A spokesperson for venue manager Industri Management confirmed it is business as usual and events booking are being accepted in 2012 and into 2013. EcoVelocity was organised by several former individuals behind the British International Motor Show in conjunction BvEP takes top tips to MPsThe Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP) has put together recommendations for consideration by Minister for Tourism John Penrose (pictured), government and industry departments. The list is born out of industry consultation following the release of the UK Subvention Policy and Bid Support Practices for International Conference report in 2011. The recommendations identify actions for various stakeholders news8 www.exhibitionnews.co.ukand will also be submitted to the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, The Home Office, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and the All Party Parliamentary Group for Events (APPG). Key recommendations include: That the events industry should continue to raise national and local government understanding of the benefits and direct and indirect value that accrues from hosting international conferences, business and cultural events in the UK; encourage greater national and local government commitment to provide in kind support for event bids, especially when the qualifying event is beneficial to economic growth, scientific and industrial advancement; and tourism representative bodies should include the potential of reduced VAT rates for organisers of inbound international events and across venue hire for international events. "A number of initiatives towards meeting many of the objectives set out in the recommendations are already underway," said Michael Hirst, chair of the BVEP. "We shall report further in the spring on what progress has been made."cake ShowS cook upBETT hits recordeducation show BeTT has reported its highest ever visitor numbers. The emap event saw a four per cent rise to 30,372 (unaudited) visitors over four days from 11-14 January. education secretary Michael Gove visited the show and HRH the Duke of York closed the education world Forum for international education ministers. BeTT exhibition director Debbie French said the learning technologies show attracted larger numbers of international visitors.BeTT 2013 will be emap's first show at excel London and takes place from wednesday 30 January to saturday 2 February 2013. Floor space rebooked for next year already totals 104 per cent of the former Olympia venue.euroLED's switchLighting industry exhibition euroLeD is moving to The neC in Birmingham later this year. The ninth annual event will be held from 13 to 14 June and is organised by Birmingham science Park Aston (BsPA). This year more than 2,000 visitors from around 30 countries are expected to attend the 3,000sqm event. In 2011, it had over 100 exhibitors and 1,550 delegates at Coventry's Ricoh Arena."The space and flexibility on offer at the venue, combined with excellent national and international transport links, means that the exhibition and conference can accommodate the growing band of delegates who want to be first in line for news and information about LeD and solid-state lighting," said BsPA events manager Michelle Cleaver. Cycling in DublinPublishing and event company Mara Media has launched a new cycling show for Dublin, Ireland, in May. The Irish Cycling show will be at the main hall at the simmonscourt pavilion in The Royal Dublin society (RDs) Arena on 19-20 May. Up to 150 exhibitors are expected to take stands at the two-day event, with an estimated 10,000 visitors set to attend. "There is a gap in the market for cycling shows in Ireland," Mara MD Hugh Bonner claimed. The show plans to have a practice track and interactive elements such as equipment that will allow visitors to measure their power output and lung capacity.Two new shows aimed at baking enthusiasts are launching this year.The Cake and Bake show will be held at earls Court in september and will focus on cakes, breads, baking products and content. According to the show's organiser, the success of TV shows such as Great British Bake Off, which attracted four million viewers, plus a 50 per cent rise in baking business start-ups in 2011 are strong indicators of the sector's growth opportunities. The consumer event is being launched by Luke Collings under his company exposure Live. Two UBM colleagues are also launching The Bake show at the Business Design Centre in October under new company Pink sky Productions. The consumer exhibition will be focused on bread, patisserie, cakes, home baking, pies and pastry. The two new shows will compete with ICHF events' Cake Decorating and Baking show at excel London in April.with London newspaper Metro and debuted at Battersea in September 2011. The second edition will now switch to east London from 10 to 13 May. MD of organiser IGME Giles Brown said relocating to a world-class venue such as Excel will allow the show to grow as well as introduce more test drive opportunities, which were at full capacity during the launch event. Brown was one of the organisers behind the British International Motor Show, which was cancelled in 2010 and last ran in 2008. "Excel is an outstanding venue and with nearly 500,000 attending the British Motor Show in 2008 we know how popular it was with the industry and general public," Brown said. The new dates will also open up new marketing opportunities, he said. "We looked carefully at dates and concluded that we didn't want to lose our marketing messages alongside the Olympics." Although the first show was originally expected to attract 20,000 visitors, actual attendance stood at 7,000. At the time, Brown admitted the organiser's forecasts had been too high but praised the quality of those who attended. "The show featured 17 of the leading low carbon automotive brands and a staggering 7,000 test drives were taken during the event by enthusiastic show visitors," he said. Brown also confirmed EcoVelocity's relationship with Metro will continue for this year's show and highlighted the newspaper's strong urban readership as a core audience for his event. sHoW BriEFs
HOLLAND ROAD A3220W CROMWELL RDTALGARTH RD A4 A402A219SHEPHERDS BUSH RD A219KENSINGTON HIGH STHAMMERSMITH RDEARLS COURT RDGLIDDON RDBLYTHE RDOLYMPIA WAYSINCLAIR GDNSSINCLAIR RDWARWICK RDA3220Barons CourtEarl's CourtHigh Street KensingtonWestKensingtonWestBromptonKensington(Olympia)HammersmithShepherd'sBushOVERGROUNDCENTRALOVERGROUNDOVERGROUNDDISTRICTPICCADILLYDISTRICTPICCADILLYDISTRICTPICCADILLYDISTRICTCIRCLEDISTRICTDISTRICTCIRCLEHAMMERSMITH& CITYPaddingtonMaryleboneKings Cross(District, Hammersmith & City and Circle Lines)(Bakerloo Line)(Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City and Circle Lines)Liverpool Street(Central, Hammersmith & City and Circle Lines)Clapham Junction(Overground Line)1 hour 6 minutes (Marylebone)25 minutes (Kings Cross)Luton Airport1 hour 20 minutes (Marylebone)45 minutes (Liverpool Street)Stansted Airport47 minutesLondon City Airport54 minutes (Clapham Junction)29 minutes (Clapham Junction)Gatwick Airport35 minutes (Hammersmith)46 minutes16 minutes (Paddington)Heathrow AirportWalking routesBus routesOlympia. Connected.Up to ten trains an hour stop at Kensington (Olympia) and the venue is within easy reach of seven underground stations and fi ve airports. Visit eco.co.uk/travel to fi nd out more.