Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston MP will be supporting a return to in-person events as he officially opens The Meetings Show which takes place at ExCeL London on 30 September and 1 October.

The Mid Worcestershire MP will welcome attendees to the UK’s leading show that brings together the events, meetings and incentives industry to source, learn and network on Thursday 30 September at 9:30am.

After officially opening the show, Mr Huddleston will take a tour of The Meetings Show, meeting some top UK and international event suppliers and buyers.

Exhibitors confirmed to attend this year’s show include destinations VisitBritain, Malta Convention Bureau and Korea Tourism Organisation; venues and hotels such as ICC Belfast, The NEC, Almarose Hotels & Resorts and Scandic Hotels and technology suppliers such as CrowdComms and Shocklogic.

Nigel Huddleston MP worked in travel, hospitality and leisure sector for many years, including as Industry Head of Travel at Google before he became an MP in 2013. He was appointed a minister in the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in February 2020.

Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston said: “Our brilliant business meetings and events sector makes a vital contribution to our economy and will continue to play a central role as we build back better from the pandemic.

"I'm delighted to be opening The Meetings Show this year, which I know will be a fantastic opportunity to meet and get to know event suppliers and buyers from across the world."

The Meetings Show event director Jack Marczewski said: “The Meetings Show is supporting the sector’s worldwide recovery by being the catalyst for re-connection and providing a platform for re-uniting the industry, so we are delighted that Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston will be giving his support to the industry by opening the show. We encourage all events professionals to join us at ExCeL London or virtually and help us bring the community together so we can rebuild as one.”  

To register to attend The Meetings Show’s 2021 visit