60 Seconds with... Kevin Murphy

Excel London's chief executive Kevin Murphy spoke to C&IT about Confex, the venue's Olympic legacy and Excel's recent event wins.

60 Seconds with... Kevin Murphy
60 Seconds with... Kevin Murphy

How is the future looking for Excel?

We have a very solid five-year plan for growing and improving the venue and all the focus on London, caused by the Olympics and other events, can only bolster our success.

Any key wins for Excel?

There have been several, but taking over print show Ipex from Birmingham is big for us and we're looking forward to handling such a large and important show for the print industry. I was over at [print show] Drupa in Germany recently to meet with key clients and discuss the plans. We're very excited about the move.

How will the launch of the Centaur's Meeting Show UK affect Confex?

I think, if anything, Centaur's entrance into the market will refocus Confex on its offering and how best to deliver this. Every show has a rival, and UBM is used to this market and has a great history and experience.

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