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international confex 2023

A hot topic in every industry. But how does an industry with so many parts maintain momentum?

It's easy to overlook even the smallest changes, but they all stack up. This year you may notice that we've reduced the amount of carpeting on-site to theatres and stands to prevent more materials from going to landfill than necessary and we are also being conscious of where we source our signage. Opting for recycled materials that can be recycled again post-event and naturally sourced ink for any necessary where we can to reduce our environmental impact as much as possible. 


Once upon a time, we embarked on a journey. Not just any journey, but the journey to a net zero carbon exhibition. In what turned out to be a rather controversial move, the decision was made that International Confex 2023 would be bare floored, with carpet only in stands, theatres and feature areas.

For the 2024 event, Beechwood will be supplying Confex with 100% polypropylene which will be recycled post-show. After the show, carpet is sent back to various local depots, where it can be made into a huge variety of items from coat hangers to chairs thanks to its make up. 

Approx. 12 million square metres of event carpet are laid in the UK annually. Imagine if we could recycle every metre!

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you smart thing

Do you know the true carbon impact your daily journeys have on the environment? 

As part of the Confex journey to net zero, we want to raise awareness and take responsibility for attendee contributions to carbon. But first comes knowledge! You.Smart.Thing provides a personalised travel plan for each attendee offering them the fastest, and most sustainable route to International Confex. 

Create your personal travel plan today and find out the most sustainable way to get to us on 28-29 February 2024!

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Our Venue, ExCeL London is now a proudly certified carbon-neutral venue. ExCeL London uses exclusively renewable energy, swapped to eco-friendly LED light fittings and a visually impactful living plant wall home to 9,500 plants increasing biodiversity and oxygen production. 

Supporting the local community is also high on the agenda, from hosting Christmas events for Richard's House Hospice to weekly lunches for the homeless and those in need. ExCeL has pioneered in creating a well-rounded support system for the local community and the community.

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