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ExCeL London Strengthens Leadership Team with New Venue Operations Role

(Image of Kerrie Kemp who joins the ExCeL London leadership team as Director of Venue Operations)

Highly experienced Kerrie Kemp joins London’s largest event venue as Director of Venue Operations

submitted by Tom Phillips, PR & Communications Manager, ExCeL London

edited by Marlena Sullivan, Exhibit City News

LONDON – ExCeL London has announced the appointment of Kerrie Kemp to the role of Director of Venue Operations, further bolstering its leadership team and operational readiness ahead of the venue’s forthcoming expansion.

Kemp, who brings with her more than 20 years’ industry experience, has delivered for some of the largest event organizers in the world, in both B2B and B2C market sectors across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

During her career, Kemp has worked for organizers such as UBM, Imark, VNU Exhibitions and Ithaca Media, as well as Informa where she also pivoted to become Global Program Delivery Manager for Better Stands – a project that aims to reduce single use disposable stands at events.

Kemp is also well known throughout the Association of Exhibition Organizers, where she has chaired across various industry working groups.

Her role at ExCeL, which will complete its 25,000sqm expansion in October this year, will focus on the day-to-day operational delivery throughout the venue, driving further process improvements and efficiencies, and overseeing ExCeL’s Event Management, Traffic, Parking and Cleaning & Waste teams.

ExCeL’s Chief Operating Officer Roger Hooker commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Kerrie to our operations team, leadership team and the wider ExCeL family. 2024 is set to be a game changer for ExCeL with the opening of our major expansion programme, our new waterfront development and, of course, our usual packed schedule of world-class events. Kerrie’s experience and knowledge will prove invaluable in delivering these, as well as to
utilize her organizer insight to ensure we continue to deliver the very best experience for our clients.”

For more information on ExCeL visit www.excel.london

About ExCeL London:

ExCeL London, part of ADNEC Group, first opened in November 2000, in an area of huge regeneration in London’s historic Royal Docks. More than 20 years later it has become one of the UK’s largest and most successful event venues, hosting some 400 shows per year and welcoming around four million visitors from every corner of the globe. Events hosted at ExCeL generate around £4.5 billion in economic impact for London and support approximately 37,500 jobs throughout the events industry. ExCeL has seen significant investment by ADNEC Group in its facilities and is currently embarking on a 25,000sqm expansion program opening October 2024. More recently, it has played host to innovative live events such as the all-electric Formula E motorsport championship and Disney100: The Exhibition. It also prides itself on championing sustainability and is certified carbon neutral – the first UK venue of its kind to achieve the international recognized PAS 2060 status.

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