ExCeL London has strengthened its Conference & Events team with the appointment of Sindri Hjartarson to account manager.
Hjartarson will be responsible for attracting new business to ExCeL from the associations market, as well as managing relationships with existing clients.
He joins the team having just completed a master’s in digital marketing at Loughborough University. Prior to that he spent seven years at Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, based in Reykjavik—the biggest conference centre in Iceland, hosting hundreds of events every year. Sindri held several different roles at Harpa but was most recently the sales manager for conferences, attracting new national and international clients.
Samantha Shamkh, head of associations, ExCeL London, says, “I’m delighted to welcome Sindri to the team. He has a strong background in various event venue departments particularly in attracting both national and international organizations to host conferences. He will be working collaboratively with U.K., European and international associations to not only help bring their events to London, but to ensure that their objectives and stated missions are met while they’re here.”
ExCeL London opened in November 2000, in an area of huge regeneration in London’s historic Royal Docks. Today, the venue hosts 300 events per year, welcoming 4 million visitors from every corner of the globe. Events hosted at ExCeL London generate £4.5bn in economic impact for London and support 37,600 jobs. Under the ownership of ADNEC, ExCeL London has seen significant investment in new facilities, including the opening of London’s International Convention Centre (ICC) and onsite hotel developments. For more info, visit www.excel.london