Events association criticises Earls Court bulldoze plans

Events association criticises Earls Court bulldoze plans

The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) has spoken out against plans to demolish the Earls Court Exhibition Centre to make way for flats. The association has argued that the bulldozing of the centre would have a ‘disastrous’ effect on the UK’s exhibition industry and the national economy. ‘At a time when many other capital cities around the world are heavily investing in their exhibition space as they recognise the enormous economic value exhibitions and events bring to their cities and country, it is extremely worrying that the current plans will see London fall behind the rest of the world in this area,” said Austen Hawkins, chief executive of AEO. “The loss of Earls Court and the resultant reduction in overseas exhibitors, conferences and business tourists visiting the UK will cost the country billions in lost revenue when we need it most.” Earls Court is said to attract 2.5 million visitors and 30,000 companies a year and, with Olympia, brings more than

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