The QEII Centre will host the world’s leading exhibition and conference for maritime purchasing and supply chain professionals as it returns to London for the eighth year.

On Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 September, IMPA 2019 will be attended by over 2,000 key decision makers from more than 70 countries, representing all of the world’s major shipping companies and affiliates.

The event is a major coup for London’s business events industry, showcasing the city on an extensive international level as one of the best places in the world to do business. It is the latest in a succession of large-scale international events confirmed to take place at QEII this year, including the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) World Congress due to take place in November.

IMPA’s main exhibition will run in QEII’s largest event space, the combined Britten, Fleming and Whittle on the 3rd floor, with 1,375m2 of space and double-height windows looking out over Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.

On the opening day of the event an evening cocktail reception will take place, also in the exhibition hall, with catering provided by the in-house caterers, QEII Taste.