Event News

28 Sep 2018

Record attendance at Technology for Marketing, eCommerce Expo & ad:tech London 2018

Multi award-winning event organiser CloserStill Media has opened its first event of the Autumn season at Olympia London. Technology for Marketing, eCommerce Expo & ad:tech London 2018 welcomed a record attendance with over 12,000 business leaders and industry experts. This is the first time these three long established brands have co-located, bringing together the closely aligned worlds of marketing, ecommerce and advertising.

These three hallmark shows, all acquired between September and December in 2018 have been completely rebranded over the last 12 months, creating one of the largest digital events anywhere in the UK, across three growing industries.

Setting a new record for these events, the audience increased on 2017 by 26% overall. The audience brought together leading brands, agencies and media owners. Attracted by the offering of 11 theatres hosting over 300 thought leaders and practitioners, offering unrivalled insight into the latest innovations and use cases in the market.

The exhibition floor framed in the historic Olympia National hall, hosted over 250 leading suppliers including IBM, Amazon Business, Magento, Adestra, Royal Mail and Barclaycard.

Graeme Howe, Managing Director said, ‘After originally launching eCommerce Expo and Technology for Marketing, I now have the privilege of driving these events to the next level almost a decade later. CloserStill’s vision with this portfolio was truly realised today. We have seen record breaking sales and attendance numbers, as the result of an incredible rebrand and the tireless efforts of the CloserStill team across each and every department. This is the highest quality audience these events have ever seen – what a statement it’s made!’

Seizing the opportunity, CloserStill is anticipating the launch of the inaugural eCommerce Expo Asia, set to be one of the leading ecommerce events in South East Asia. Over 1,500 delegates are expected to flood through the doors at Marina Bay Sands, 10 – 11 October 2018.

CloserStill Media:

The world's fastest growing exhibition businesses, running best of class events in the technology and healthcare sectors. Over the last six years we have averaged over 40% revenue growth each year. We turnover almost £57 million and have a team of 220 and offices in London, Paris, New York, Berlin, Singapore and Hong Kong. In our industry we have won over thirty major awards in the last seven years including the coveted Best Business Exhibition seven times. In February 2018, CloserStill featured in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for list. It also ranked in the top 100 in the last three Sunday Times International Track listings of Britain’s companies with the fastest growing international sales and in 2017 were listed in the Financial Times FT1000 Index as the fastest growing exhibition organiser and one of the fastest growing companies of any kind in Europe.

Join our Marketing team: If you would like to be responsible for marketing these events and others like them – vacancies in West London, New York and Singapore offices. Please get in touch with alexia.maycock@closerstillmedia.com