PLASA heads east as venue closure draws near

PLASA, live events and audio exhibition, will be held at London's ExCeL in 2013 after 21 years of shows at the Earls Court & Olympia venue.

The 2013 event will head away from the Earls Court site, which has suffered an uncertain future after owners announced intentions to flatten the venue, and will be held October 6 to 9, 2013.

Matthew Griffiths, CEO of PLASA, said the move to ExCeL would be positive for the exhibition and cited the venue’s infrastructure benefits, which include good proximity to London City Airport and rail links to mainland Europe.