People Movement and Management Show 2018 – looking forward to 2019!!
Early March saw the People Movement and Management Show running at London Olympia for the first time since its move from Derby Roundhouse in 2017.
The move to the main hall at Olympia represented a major move forward for the event as it seeks to establish a global trade show in the rapidly developing area of people simulation, flow and analytics. Running as part of the UK Security week, the event brought together many of the primary exhibitors in this field from across the world, including Movement Strategies, Xovis, QLess, PTV, Oasys, Buro Happold Smart Space, CrowdVision, accu;rate, Panasonic, Innotech Insights, Radio Locus and many more.
With plans are already afoot to further develop the event for 2019, the date of the event has already been confirmed as Tuesday, March 5th and Wednesday, March 6th 2019 again at London Olympia.
Ken Davies, Managing Director of GSE Media Ltd, the event producer, said: “The event was really successful, with hundreds of attendees from across the world involved in people-centred environments from Airports, Stadia, Mass Transit, Retail, Museums, Architecture and Urban planning attending.
“The decision to move the event to London and to collaborate with UK Security Week was a good one. London provides an excellent base to grow PMMS significantly over the next few years as It provides easy access for the many of the European visitors and exhibitors we attract. We were aware of a great deal of crossover between attendees from both events, and we were pleased with the number of registered attendees from the security show who spent time within the PMMS area.
“We received very positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors alike. As the only dedicated event for the people modelling and flow, people counting, retail footfall, wayfinding and people data analytics sector, the event has become a key exhibition for those in this field. Over the next 2 years, our strategy is to create the key global event in this field, I think we are moving rapidly towards this, and in the 8 months since the inaugural event, the event has come such a long way.”
Davies revealed that further developments to the event would be forthcoming for 2019 which will seek to strengthen the speaker agenda and provide a social event for visitors from across the world as they visit the show.
“The speaker agenda worked really well – our theatre area was the busiest out of all the theatres at the whole event and provided the excellent focal point for the event that we were hoping for,” he said.
“We have big plans for developing the agenda next year and will be distributing a “Call for Papers” in the Summer.
“We will also be organising a significant social event on the evening of Tuesday 5th March, at a local hotel, for exhibitors and invitation-only VIP visitors. We will be revealing the format of this in the next 2 months, it will be primarily social in nature rather than overly commercial and will build on the strong sense of collaboration that is so much part of this industry.”