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May Design Series cancelled

UBM has announced the closure of the May Design Series, saying it will instead concentrate its KBB and design sector efforts on the highly popular kbb Birmingham and kbb London, Sleep, Decorex and Ecobuild events.

"We've decided to cancel May Design Series and put our efforts into our niche market events as our exhibitors and visitors have informed us they want a more curated experience," said the press statement.

"In a world of information overload, our visitors need a focused event that exhibits the best and new product and thinking within that sector and takes a deep dive into the future of the sector, engaging with new ideas and trends and networking opportunities within that niche of the industry.

"Over the last two years visitor numbers at Sleep have increased by 10%, while Decorex, which was relocated to Syon Park in 2014 to enhance the visitor experience and to accommodate more features, has experienced an 8% increase in visitors.

"kbb Birmingham 2014 enjoyed its largest number of exhibitors ever and Ecobuild achieved a 5% growth at its last edition at the beginning of March 2015.

"Now, by bringing further definition to its collection of UK-based events, UBM EMEA Built Environment is confident that it will help exhibitors make informed investment choices, focus their exhibits for the specific audience to achieve even greater return on investment for themselves and a more relevant experience for visitors."

* Decorex International 2015 will take place on 20th - 23rd September at Syon Park, London
* Sleep 2015 will take place on 24th - 25th November at The Business Design Centre, Islington, London * kbb Birmingham 2016 will take place on 6th - 9 th March at the NEC Birmingham


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