CMP Europe Ltd., organiser of ECTS, is urging visitors and press to register prior to visiting the show to avoid queuing at the event. Due to a defence show, which will be building up in another part of the venue during ECTS, security will be tight, and visitors and press are therefore urged to pre-register.
With just over two weeks to go, pre-registrations are up by 14 per cent on last year and 283 exhibitors will be showing over 2000 products at new show venue ExCeL.
Pre-registration figures for the week ending 10th August 2001 totalled just under 19,000 - a rise of 14 per cent per cent on the same figures for 2000, suggesting that final pre-registration numbers will also be strong.
Visitors travelling to the show from outside the UK has also increased, with figures indicating an approximate 60/40 split between UK and non-UK attendees - up 10 per cent on last year. Registrations from within Europe have also risen, and the number of European countries being represented at the show has seen a sharp increase, too.
Press registrations, too, are up on last year, despite Bastion instigating a much stricter press accreditation process. Press registrations account for around 10 per cent of total attendee numbers.
The sectors most strongly represented within the pre-registrations are retailers, developers and press.
More than 280 companies will exhibit at ECTS 2001, including Infogrames, Ubi Soft, Codemasters, Midway, Rage, The Learning Company and CDV.
Register now for free tickets to ECTS, 2-4 September at ExCeL, London.
ECTS is trade only - access is strictly limited to over 18s who work in the interactive entertainment industry. Proof of age and trade status will be required.