Sustainability

ExCel Turns Green Upon Arrival

This September, on the opening day of Sibos, the world’s premier financial services event, ExCeL has unveiled a new arrival experience. The venue created a sustainable, hydroponic structure, to run from Custom House Station to the entrance of the venue.

Over 9,500 plants have been interspersed with LCD screens, back lit advertising sheets, an overhanging LED digital sign, new LED lighting and audio speakers. As well as enhancing the experience, this investment provides organisers with new signage and sponsorship opportunities, allowing them to create an immersive, on-brand welcome, tailored for their event. As part of ExCeL’s commitment to reduce environmental impact and operate as a more sustainable venue, the living wall has been designed to remove air pollutants, improve biodiversity, produce oxygen and decrease noise.

This is part of an ambitious programme of investment that is set to continue during 2020 and beyond. This year ExCeL has also upgraded to the latest W-Fi standard (Wi-Fi 5), increasing the number of concurrent users (client devices) to 100,000, an increase of 300%.

Photo : ExCel London

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