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ICC London ExCeL elected World´s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre

ICC London ExCeL elected World´s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre

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The international exhibition and convention centre, ICC London ExCeL, designed by Sir Robert McAlpine in the north quay of the Royal Victoria Dock in London between Canary Wharf and London City Airport, is one of the venue who has won the most awards in Europe.  After the construction of the spectacular Fase II in May 2010 (a 50% extension of its floor area, the size of 14 football fields), it is now the largest on capacity and highest versatility to host all types of events.  

Just to give you an idea what we are talking about: 100,000m2, 500 million pounds generated by international events, 13 million pounds invested in infrastructure, an auditoriom for 5,000 delegates, capacity to receive 70,000 visitors a day, more than 3,500 events and 7 million visitors has since visited the venues since its opening in 2000.

And if this is not enough, ICC London ExCeL sponsors various initiatives to improve the social-economic conditions of the local Newham community, where poverty is high. In 2007, ICC London ExCeL committed itself to uphold the principles of the Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment and combating corruption. In addition, it is a member of the Mayors Green 500, an initiative by the London Development Agency to encourage sustainability strategies. And here are more details: ICC London ExCeL is in the 44th position of a green companies ranking by the Sunday Times in 2009 (in which, it was the only venue in the list); recycles 78% of its activity waste, food waste are destined to compost; in 2008 reduced by 64% in gas and 17% in electricity consumption.

But maybe, its versatility is the most impressive; it has hosted from the G-20 Summit in 2009, with the complication of hosting 20 heads of government; to the popular X Factor show in 2010 which had more than 10,000 spectactors. Who would have forgotten how Paul Potts won the world (not just those present at the show, thanks to YouTube). Want to see it again?

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