What is confex?
Confex is an international exhibition for the events industry that has now been on for 39 years. The event brings together the largest gathering of event professionals in the UK and helps event organisers discover suppliers, venues and service providers. The exhibition consists of over 100 talks across two days and takes place between 8th and 9th March at the Excel Centre, located in the Royal Victoria Dock in London.
Why is Confex so important for event organisers/ suppliers?
Confex is one of the biggest and most important events of the year for event organisers and suppliers. It is a HUGE opportunity for event professionals in the UK to discover suppliers, venues and service providers to help plan future events as well as catch up with friends or even add new contacts from the events industry. Like any profession, you all become a family. It is such an interesting and personal way of expanding your business and event knowledge. ‘Mash Media’, organisers of Confex speak to organisers from around the world every single day to help support and grow the event industry.
Top Tips To Prepare for Confex
Take the time to plan - If you are wanting to exhibit your products, what exactly are you wanting to show off? Decide what your goal is, maybe come up with a theme. If you are wanting to network, research what exhibitors will be there and make note of who you want to see.
Be COVID safe - COVID is still such a new way of living for many of us, we have only all just started going to events again and A LOT has changed. Remember to think about safety precautions such as COVID screens, hand sanitiser, masks.
Travel Arrangements - There are several ways of travelling to Excel, London Overground, London Underground, DLR, National Rail, Driving & parking, river & cable car, cycling or walking. Make sure to check which option is best suited to you.
Be prepared to carry lots! - Many stalls at Confex will be offering freebies. You will soon find yourself carrying bags and bags of items.
Be open to making new friends - This is an essential time to keep an open mind and chat to who you can. This could be a great opportunity to expand your business.
Furniture Hire UK
Of course as an award winning event supplier, Furniture Hire UK has displayed a stand at Confex for years. We love preparing for one of our biggest events of the year by selecting our best selling and brand new products and how we are going to portray them. Our stand at Confex has always been very successful and we are extremely proud of our business and how far we have come. Furniture Hire UK has worked with the likes of ‘Amazon’, ‘BBC’, ‘Apple’ and ‘Google’ and many more HUGE names! We constantly push ourselves to be the best in our industry. Our team hope to see you at Confex 2022!