19 March 2012
The Big Bang 2011 brought together 150 different organisations with the shared aim of inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers, and represented an unparalleled partnership between Government, education, industry and the wider science and engineering communities.
Demonstrating the Government's support for the programme, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable, was among a number of constituency MPs and senior civil servants to visit The Fair.
Paul Jackson, Chief Executive of EngineeringUK, said: "The Big Bang goes from strength to strength and its third year has been the biggest and best yet. The Fair is all about inspiring young people to consider a career in science or engineering, and it works. Without a doubt, The Big Bang is winning hearts and changing minds!"
Jeremy Rees, Exhibitions Sales Director, ExCeL London added "The Big Bang 2011 was a phenomenally successful event, utilising our ICC space to full effect. The auditorium was used to stage a fantastic live show which was both entertaining and educational for the audience. There was also a substantial interactive exhibition in the Capital Halls and North Halls. The layout of the venue made it easy for the young people attending to move around the space and get the most out of their day".