A Place in the Sun Live could be a scorcher of a show

07 May 2015

A Place in the Sun Live is expected to have a bumper year when it comes to Olympia London this weekend. The official exhibition of the hit Channel 4 TV programme will be held from 8-10 May at Olympia London and, following impressive results at A Place in the Sun Live’s Manchester with a record 3,000 visitors on opening day and 6,742 visitors overall, it is expected the regular London fixture will follow suit. Organisers are also confident that the economic climate has made it a ripe time to buy overseas and that this could produce an increase in visitor numbers.

“An improving UK economy coupled with a sterling/euro exchange rate making properties 20% cheaper than this time last year, has motivated potential buyers to move forward with their overseas property plans,” commented Andy Bridge, Managing Director A Place in the Sun.

“Buyers have been few and far between in the last six years so a latent demand has built up which we are starting to see come through. The general public are more informed and quite rightly more cautious, but ultimately better placed to benefit from a favourable set of market conditions.”

A Place in the Sun Live will be held at Olympia National, one of Olympia London’s seven versatile and beautiful spaces. Grade II listed, with natural daylight, Olympia National provides 5,429m2 to accommodate a maximum 4,800 visitors. It has a further 3,301m2 on the gallery, presenting the opportunity for a show to expand within the same space. Organisers have already made enquiries about reserving Olympia National’s gallery for 2016 because of the potential they see for the show to grow after this year.

Overseas property shows are on the increase too at Olympia London this year, with new shows added to regular property show fixtures on the calendar. This February saw the launch of the brand new, Dubai Property Show and the Indian Property Show, which was held in April; both came from Sumansa Exhibitions.

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 new-found flexibility for events of every size, bringing modern facilities and British heritage together.

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For further information please contact:
Belinda Liversedge, Communications Manager, Olympia London
Belinda.liversedge@olympia.co.uk / (0)20 7370 2777