07 February 2014
ExCeL London, Europe's premier venue renowned for hosting high profile events including the Olympics, Paralympics and the G20 Summit, has signed an exclusive five year deal for Europcar - the leader in car hire services in Europe - to be the venue's official mobility partner.
The first partnership of its kind to create a mobility centre within an exhibition and conference venue, the new contract begins on 1st January 2014. David Pegler, CEO of ExCeL London, and Ken McCall, Managing Director of Europcar UK, will mark the launch of the strategic alliance with a photo opportunity and a question and answer session at ExCeL on Monday 4th November at 11am.
This partnership will see ExCeL London benefit from a unique transport solution, using Europcar's extensive experience in operating large vehicle hire locations, and differentiating ExCeL from other exhibition and convention venues. This partnership will give visitors, exhibitors and staff access to a wide range of car and van hire services, including valet parking, a chauffeur-drive service and airport shuttle buses.
In addition, exhibitors, suppliers and visitors will be able to hire vans and cars from Europcar's nationwide and European network for their trip to ExCeL, benefitting from one-way rentals, as well as delivery and collection, for the ultimate in flexibility. As the sole vehicle rental provider for ExCeL London, Europcar will have unique promotional opportunities onsite and will be able to offer bespoke transport solutions tailored to individual events for their customers.
This is the first of a wider programme of strategic partnerships that would enable ExCeL London to continue to enhance its offering its customers and exhibitors. Through this extended programme of partnerships, ExCeL London will not only be Europe's premier and most versatile venue - it will also provide access to unique partnerships.
David Pegler, CEO of ExCeL London said: "Over the next five years, ExCeL will benefit from Europcar's network of over 250 locations across the UK and fleet of over 45,000 cars and commercial vehicles, which will help to boost the experience for exhibitors and visitors. This innovative and unique collaboration is a first for the UK, never before have we seen a mobility centre within an exhibition and convention centre. We strive to offer service excellence and our partnership with Europcar is another example of how we continue to invest in the industry and look at ways we can add value and differentiate ourselves, putting the needs of our customers at the heart of everything we do.
The attraction of London and our track record of success means we are host to more world leading events and are therefore seeing an increase in international visitors. This gives Europcar, our customers and exhibitors access to cross boarder rental solutions and will result in time and cost savings, as well as potentially removing return journeys, thereby offering a greener transport solution."
Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar UK Group said: "With over 5 million visitors in 2012, across its 100,000 sqm site, ExCeL is London's biggest venue and as Europe's largest rental provider, Europcar is the perfect partner. We are looking forward to working closely with ExCeL to deliver a comprehensive transport and mobility solution across the entire campus, delivering a premium service for attendees, staff and exhibitors, as well as local residents.