EVCOM forms strategic partnership with Olympia London

09 Sep 2014

The Event and Visual Communication Association (EVCOM) has announced a strategic partnership with Olympia London, host and headline sponsor of the not to be missed industry educational and networking event, Summer EVCOM. The event on 17 September will offer exciting content in cross-media thinking and the latest digital technology for live events. It is the first initiative from the partnership between Olympia and EVCOM, the association which launched this spring as the official voice of the live and visual communication industry.

Marco Forgione, Chief Executive of EVCOM said: “We are excited to be working with our strategic partner and Headline Sponsor, Olympia London. EVCOM is comprised of leading professionals, agencies, freelancers, destinations, production companies and suppliers, working at the highest levels throughout the events and visual communication sector. To be on board with one of London’s leading venues is part of our commitment to helping these various stakeholders work together for productive ends in the exciting world of the live events sector. Olympia is a fantastic, centrally located and beautiful venue for our members to collaborate for Summer EVCOM and we look forward to other projects to come.”

Nick Graham, Head of Sales at Olympia London said: “We are delighted to announce the start of our strategic partnership with such a strong event as Summer EVCOM. As Olympia London looks to the future, which is increasingly in experiential events and corporate showcases as well as exhibitions, the partnership will become ever more pertinent. Having hosted several big brand and live events in our newer spaces, Olympia West and Olympia Central with everything from Africa Fashion Week London to Samsung and HTC product launches, this is definitely a growth area for us as well as for the events industry as a whole.”

Summer EVCOM will be held at Olympia London on 17 September. An inspirational education programme, themed around ideas of collaboration, will offer three streams; Content & Channels, Technology & Innovation and Your Business & Ideas.

Speakers include Bobi Carley, Commercial Director, Disneymedia+ UK & Ireland, Toby Lewis Managing Director of The Live Group, Andrew Smith, Creative Director at A-Vision, and Will Glendinning, Founder and Director, Allium Group and Allium Opus.

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Further Information:

Marco Forgione, CEO, marco@evcom.org.uk
Sarah Malkin, Communications Manager, sarah@evcom.org.uk


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About EVCOM

EVCOM is the official voice of the live and visual communication industry.  Created January 2014 from two highly successful associations – Eventia representing the live event world, and IVCA representing the visual communication sector; Eventia-IVCA was rebranded as EVCOM in March 2014 and  is comprised of a wide variety of leading professionals, agencies, freelancers, destinations, production companies and suppliers – all working  at the highest levels throughout the events and visual communication sector.


About Olympia London


Olympia London is more than an exhibition venue, conference centre and live-event space. It’s an inspiration. Against a backdrop of grand Victorian architecture, the seven connected spaces inspire engagement and enjoyment.

The recent £30 million redevelopment of Olympia West and Central has provided the venue with blank canvas style spaces, suitable for everything from filming to live events and fashion shows. Olympia London brings modern facilities and British heritage together.

Olympia London presently operates alongside Earls Court, with shared staff and values. Together our businesses are recognised in the industry for exceptional levels of customer service and support, and our numerous awards are testament to our clients' satisfaction.