Event organisers Emap sign 4-year deal with Melville

11th December 2009

Emap Connect has signed up Melville Exhibition and Event Services as its preferred contractor for all UK shows over the next four years.

The partnership will run from April 2010, with exhibitors receiving discounts on Melville's services as part of Emap's drive to improve return on investment for its clients.

Melville will reduce the cost of electrical fittings and mains for display systems by ten per cent, plus offer an early-bird discount for all shell accessories ordered from 45 days before a show.

The two companies will also introduce a new exhibitor loyalty/discount card.

"We've listened to feedback over the past year and this deal is a response to comments on the costs of exhibiting and the need to see return on investment," said Malcolm Gough, chief executive of Emap Connect.

Last month, Clarion Events announced that it had awarded DB Systems and Aztec Event Services a three-year contract to manage the audio visual staging requirements at its UK shows.