ExCeL London, the home of world-leading events, signed an exclusive three-year partnership with Agility– a global logistics provider – to be the venue’s official logistics partner.
This unique partnership establishes a holistic approach to logistics. The new contract will be activated during the first quarter of 2015.
Drawing on a common vision of customer satisfaction and international experience, services include global freight forwarding, courier receiving, pre- and post-show storage, provision and operation of lifting equipment, collection, storage and re-delivery of packages and direct delivery to stands.
“Over the next three years, ExCeL will benefit from Agility’s network of over 500 locations across the world, helping to boost the experience for organizers and exhibitors,” said David Pegler, CEO, ExCeL London. “This innovative and unique collaboration is part of our drive for service excellence. Our partnership with Agility is another example of how we continue to invest, putting the needs of our customers at the heart of everything we do.”
He added, “The attraction of London and our track record of success mean we host more world-leading events than ever before, increasing the number of international organizers, exhibitors and visitors. Our partnership with Agility allows our customers and exhibitors access to cross border logistics resulting in time and cost savings, offering more sustainable logistics solutions.”
As the sole logistics provider for ExCeL London, Agility will offer bespoke logistics solutions. Being the official logistics partner onsite enables Agility to respond quickly and efficiently to changing customer requirements, such as storage, packing, collecting, receiving and dispatching event and exhibit materials.
“Agility has been working with ExCeL London since 2012 as its non-exclusive preferred freight operator. The new ‘Official Logistics Partner’ status given to Agility is a testament to our successful track record of delivering world-class logistics and shipping services that meet the demanding needs of the event industry,” said David Richards, managing director, Agility Fairs & Events UK.
The agreement is part of a wider program of strategic partnerships as ExCeL London continues to enhance its service offering, creating great event outcomes for organizers and exhibitors.