BLE organisers respond to tube strike announcement

Published on: 21st September 2023

The organisers of Brand Licensing Europe (BLE), taking place from 4-6th October, offer advice to visitors due to propsed industrial action.

The RMT has announced a London Underground strike on Wednesday October 4th and Friday October 6th, during Brand Licensing Europe (BLE).This is in addition to the UK national rail strike already announced to take place on October 4th only.

At present, it is unclear as to the specifics of the strike – i.e. which lines will be affected and exactly when each day, etc. There is also a possibility that the strike will be called off, if negotiations prove successful.

Anna Knight, SVP Licensing at Informa Markets, commented: “Whilst we await further details, we would encourage BLE attendees to consider alternative plans such as booking a nearby hotel for Tuesday October 3rd (there is still plenty of availability), driving to the venue (parking is 24/7) or booking a taxi in advance.”

Recognising that attendees to the show may need to make minor adjustments to their plans, Anna added that the organisers are doing everything they can to help. “We are actively working on alternative transport options for all attendees, working alongside the venue and other organisers who have shows at the same time,” she added.

“As soon as we have any further information, we will be in touch and let you know of any minor adjustments we may make to the show. Thank you for your patience as ever – it is very much appreciated.”

Visitors can find out more about BLE here and register for a free ticket to attend here.

Keep up to date with travel plans at the TFL website here.


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