Motorsport UK moves to Silverstone Wingnews12 www.exhibitionnews.co.ukThe Motorsport UK show is moving into the new Silverstone Wing from November. The event is relocating from the Ricoh Arena and will be rebranded Silverstone Motorsport UK. The Silverstone Wing was officially opened in May 2011 by His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent. The two-day show is set to feature up to 150 exhibitors, and hopes to attract 8,000 visitors on 3-4 November at the Northamptonshire circuit, which has hosted the British Grand Prix since 1986. Last year, the event attracted 1,500 visitors. The show will include a fans' forum and Motors TV Main Stage hosted by presenter Gemma Scott, interviews with drivers, race team bosses and key figures from the industry. It will also use Stowe Circuit, a separate infield circuit with its own facilities, as part of The Silverstone Live experience, and The Track Driver Hot Laps experience, allowing visitors hands-on time with vehicles and teams. "The exhibition space will provide visitors with the chance to make contact and network with suppliers, organisers and key people from the industry in a prestigious setting," said Motorsport UK organiser Martin Capenhurst. The Silverstone Wing will The owner of The International Centre in Telford, southwater event Group, is a step closer to transforming the venue site into an entertainment and cultural quarter after eight restaurant and hotel brands signed up to its regeneration scheme. southwater andTelford and wrekin Council are embarking on a £250m, 10- to 15-year masterplan to transform the events venue and surrounding area into the commercial and residential heart of Telford. The plan is designed to provide exhibition and conference attendees with complementary facilities and attractions and includes a new retail district, bars, leisure centre, additional hotels, a learning and media centre, 11-screen cinema, ice rink, ten pin bowling, council buildings and a regenerated surrounding landscape. eight brands have now signed up to take the surrounding buildings alongside cinema operator Cineworld: Bella Italia, Chimichanga, Harvester, nando's, Premier Inn, Pizza express, wagamama and Zizzi. work is set to start on the site in the summer and be completed by the end of 2013. This next phase of development follows the launch of The International Centre's new Ludlow suite last year, adding another 1,000sqm of event space to the site. southwater chief executive Tom Gray said the new entertainment and leisure mix was vital to the convention quarter and will improve the town's night-time economy. "These additional hotel bedrooms, bars and restaurants will be right on our doorstep, opening up our facilities to even more event organisers, delegates and visitors," he said.Telford regeneraTion wins over key brandssoon host the Electric Vehicle and Low CO2 Fleet Show 2012. "Silverstone's unique motorsport heritage, combined with state-of-the-art exhibition and conference facilities, will provide the perfect backdrop for the show, making Silverstone Motorsport UK 2012 a fixture not to miss on the UK motorsport calendar," said Silverstone Circuits sales manager Daniel Whittemore.