PETEX is the largest subsurface-focussed global E&P conference and exhibition in the UK. Complementing the 3-day technical conference, over 6000m2 of exhibition space will feature industry operators, service companies, national oil companies, financial companies and professional organisations. With a technical programme primed to discuss the latest global activity in exploration, field development, reservoir management and unconventional exploitation, and numerous opportunities for networking, PETEX’s audience reflects its high quality, technical conference content.
Olympia London is currently undergoing a £1bn redevelopment; with a project of this scale and size it has taken them slightly longer than anticipated to finalise all of the moving parts, so as a result they are unable to accommodate PETEX 2020. The transformation is set to begin in 2020 to transform the iconic 133-year-old landmark into an arts, entertainment, events and creative business quarter. Key features of the project include:
A 1,000-seat performing arts venue
A four-screen cinema
670,000 sq ft of creative office space, including new co-working space
Upgrades to the existing spaces to turn Olympia London into one of the world’s top exhibition and event centres
A 200,000 sq ft logistics centre
Whilst Olympia London has confirmed that the venue will remain open throughout the works, they are unable to accommodate an event the size of PETEX 2020. We look forward to seeing their new facilities, but in the meantime PETEX will be returning to the Business Design Centre in Islington, a favourite amongst many of our delegates and exhibitors for its accessibility and vibrant social scene. Careful and creative planning means that we have been able to deliver a floorplan with a larger square footage than PETEX 2018 at Olympia London. he BDC also accommodates an extra 330 delegates, has a purpose-built auditorium and as well as having both national and international transport gateways, such as Kings Cross St Pancras. The Grade II listed building is in an area with over 300 bars, restaurants and cafes, as well as local theatres, hotels, cinemas and other places of interest. We look forward to seeing you at PETEX2020!