Capability Statement

Exhibition Consultants Ltd (ECL) is a management consultancy established in 1974 to provide specialist advice and services for the development and management of exhibition and convention centres. Professional services also cover all aspects of advice in the international exhibitions sector, including feasibility and planning studies, market research, marketing strategies and training. Much of this expertise is relevant to conventions and major events projects and business tourism generally.

ECL is part of Angus Montgomery Ltd, exhibition organisers, managers and consultants. The Group dates back to 1895 and has associates in several countries as well as a network of agents. A sensitivity to different cultures and markets has resulted in many years of successful specialist consulting.

ECL specialises exclusively in the trade fairs sector, a major advantage compared with generalist management, financial or marketing consultancies. As a Montgomery member, ECL draws upon a unique fund of knowledge, international contacts and the latest expertise. We also work in association with architects, engineers and other consultants.

ECL is a member company of British Expertise, the association for UK consultants specialising in international projects. Senior ECL consultants hold prominent positions within UFI (Union des Foires Internationales), the AEO (the British Association of Exhibition Organisers) and the International Association of Exhibitions and Events in the USA.

Scope of Services

ECL's consultancy services relate principally to trade fairs: their organisers, their venue facilities and their exhibitors. Areas of expertise include:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Economic impact of exhibition centres
  • Project strategies: management, marketing and design
  • Project planning, programming and coordination
  • Design briefing and monitoring
  • Concept and site masterplanning
  • Hall design advice
  • Organisational design
  • Training on site or in UK
  • Press, public relations and advertising
  • Advice on operations and event management
  • Exhibition management
  • Marketing and Market Research
  • Executive sourcing

Method of Work

ECL can work as a principal consultant, (selecting and leading tailor-made teams of its own and outside consultants), as a specialist sub-consultant (under another principal), or as a direct adviser to client organisations. In the last case we may have a direct involvement in the operation of the event or fair complex. We have recently formed an alliance with event industry talent specialists tfconnect . This gives ECL the potential to undertake long term contract management of event venues and other major event projects.

Although London-based, by virtue of our experience and our parent company's global organisation, our consultants are accustomed to working effectively abroad, in places as diverse as Spain, Sudan and Siberia.

Indicative Projects

Qatar: Strategic development review of the exhibition, conference and events sector

Cyprus: Feasibility Study for the modernisation of the Cyprus State Fair.

Oman: New concept work for Oman International Exhibition Centre, Muscat

Kazakhstan: Exhibition Training Seminar for National Chamber of Commerce

Jordan: Project Review of new exhibition and conference centre in Amman.

Thailand: Design and operational review of major international exhibition complex in Bangkok, with recommendations for design development.

Malaysia: Operational advice to inform the design of Kuala Lumpur's new 45,000 square metre exhibition and convention centre.

Hong Kong: Specialist exhibition industry advice on the new West Kowloon Cultural Arts Centre

United Kingdom: Event business advice to Wasps Rugby Club in their successful aquisition of the RICOH Stadium.

Consulting Directors and Principal Consultants

 John Vimpany Director ECL
 Sandy Angus   Director ECL, Chairman Angus Montgomery Ltd
 Will Martin Senior Consultant
 Gerry Dobson Senior Consultant

Exhibition Consultants Ltd
9 Manchester Square
London W1U 3PL
United Kingdom

Tel +44 (0)20 7886 3000+44 (0)20 7886 3000
Fax +44 (0)20 7886 3081 

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