On Wednesday 12th February 2020, the Level 6 BSc Business and Events Management, and BSc Business and Hospitality Management Students went to ExCeL, which is an exhibitions and international convention centre in Custom House area of Canning Town, East London. It is located on a 100-acre site on the northern quay of the Royal Victoria Dock in London Docklands. The Vision of ExCeL is to be the home of world leading Events.
The students met with the Commercial Director and Events Manager to hear about how Excel operates as an events venue and how they partner with hospitality providers. Students were taken around the venue to see the various event spaces. They also learnt about the best practices the venue and event management teams and hospitality providers need to perform in order for a successful relationship and between the two parties which ultimately leads to a successful event.
Students were able to ask questions and gather ideas for their assessment which is to role play the strategic role of the event venue in delivering the event along with the strategic role of the hospitality provider in delivering an event.