Our guide to the Dental Showcase 2010

ExCeL London, the international exhibition and conference centre, is the venue for this year’s Dental Showcase taking place next month.

Situated in a stunning waterfront location at Royal Victoria Dock, next to London City airport and Canary Wharf, ExCeL offers 90,000 square metres of flexible exhibition, conference, meeting and event space.

With more than 30 cafés, bars and restaurants, there is plenty of choice when it comes to eating out at ExCeL.

With everything from a quick bite to a relaxing three-course meal there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets.

Alternatively, if you would like to explore more of London, you can enjoy a variety of food and entertainment in nearby Canary Wharf, West India Quay, St Katharine Docks, and Greenwich, which are all easily accessible by public transport, car or taxi.

Showcase is seen throughout the dental profession as an opportunity to keep up with the latest innovations in dentistry, and here at www.dentistry.co.uk we have a whole section dedicated to special offers, news form the exhibitors, editor’s pick of exhibitors, a list of who’s exhibiting and an interactive standplan.

Simply click here.
 
This year there will be live theatre, too, – you can clock up some key CPD hours this way –  located prominently within the exhibition hall, complete with a spectator area, and will provide a useful insight into a range of effective techniques to bridge the gap between patients expectations and the reality of cosmetic dentistry.

Seats in the spectator area will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
 
You can reserve your complimentary ticket to BDTA Dental Showcase now.

BDTA Dental Showcase 2010 takes place 14-16 October 2010 at ExCeL London.

To register in advance for your complimentary ticket visit www.dentalshowcase.com/visit, call the registration hotline on +44 (0) 1494 729959 or text your name, address, occupation and GDC number to 07786 206 276.

Advance registration closes 1 October 2010.

On-the-day registration: £10 per person.

Away from ExCeL
There’s plenty to see and do after hours in this part of East London including shopping, eating out, soaking up heritage and history, or dancing the night away!

For further information, please visit www.visiteastlondon.co.uk.

Canary Riverside
Journey time from ExCeL London: 15 mins. www.mycanarywharf.com. Canary Riverside offers a particularly scenic and relaxing environment, with a host of waterside bars and restaurants. You can sample a variety of fine cuisine ranging from Chinese to Argentinean, while enjoying views of the river.

From ExCeL, take the DLR to Canning Town and change for Jubilee Line connections to Canary Wharf. Bars and restaurants are situated just five minutes’ walk from Canary Wharf station.

Canary Wharf
Journey time from ExCeL London: 10 mins. www.mycanarywharf.com. Canary Wharf, Europe’s most vibrant and rapidly growing business district, offers more than 200 shops,
restaurants, pubs and wine bars as well as leisure facilities and an extensive arts and events
programme.

From ExCeL, take the DLR to Canning Town and change for Jubilee Line connections to Canary Wharf.

West India Quay
Journey time from ExCeL London: 10 mins. Home to the Museum in Docklands and a UGC multiplex cinema, West India Quay is a great location to relax by the dockside at one of the many bars and restaurants.

From ExCeL, take the DLR to Poplar and change for connections to West India Quay.

St Katharine Docks
Journey time from ExCeL London: 20 mins. www.skdocks.co.uk.

Situated next to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, St Katharine Docks
is an attractive waterside environment with a mixture of shops, restaurants, as well as yachts and motorboats, which use the berthing facilities at the marina.
From ExCeL, take the DLR direct to Tower Gateway.

Greenwich
Journey time from ExCeL London: 25 mins. www.greenwichwhs.org.uk. A place of exceptional beauty, Greenwich encompasses a variety of visitor attractions including London’s oldest royal park, the National Maritime Museum, the Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory. There are also shops, markets and a range of places to eat out to suit all tastes and budgets.

From ExCeL, take the DLR to Poplar and change for Lewisham. Disembark at Cutty Sark.

Wapping and Limehouse
Journey time from ExCeL London: 25 mins. This part of London has long celebrated the pleasures of waterside eating and drinking. Steeped in history, both Wapping and Limehouse offer a range of
different eateries and pubs from London’s oldest riverside tavern, The Prospect of Whitby, to Gordon Ramsey’s pub, The Narrow.

From ExCeL, take the DLR direct to Limehouse.

Alternative suggestions
Cinema – Cineworld West India Quay
Tel: 0871 200 2000
Location: West India Quay, approx 15 minutes from ExCeL.
From ExCeL, take the DLR to Poplar and change for
connections to West India Quay.

Client hospitality – The Pharaohs’ Palace
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8799 5631.

Offering evening hospitality packages, including a champagne reception on arrival, followed by a
three-course dinner with wines and access to the Egyptian
exhibition during the night.
Location: The 02, Greenwich, approx 10-15 minutes from ExCeL.
From ExCeL, take the DLR to Canning Town and change for Jubilee Line connections to North Greenwich.

Comedy club – Jongleurs
Tel: 0870 787 0707. www.jongleurs.co.uk. Housed in a superbly refurbished Victorian warehouse at the junction of the Regent and Grand Union Canals, offering a variety of comedy nights.
Location: Bow Wharf (221 Grove Road), approx 25 minutes from ExCeL.
From ExCeL, take the DLR to Canning Town and change for Jubilee Line connections to Stratford. From Stratford take the Central Line to Mile End.

Cocktails – Callooh Callay
Tel: 020 7739 4781. www.calloohcallaybar.com. With a name inspired by Lewis Carroll’s poem Jabberwocky, this quirky bar promises to be remembered, that’s if you don’t go too mad sampling the cocktails on offer.
Location: 65 Rivington Street, approx 25 minutes from ExCeL.
From ExCeL, take the DLR to Shadwell Rail Station. Take the Overground to Shoredith High Street station and walk 6minutes down Shoreditch High Street to Rivington Street.

Nightclubs – Cargo
Tel: 020 7749 7844. www.cargo-london.com. If closing time is too early for you and you fancy partying late into the night, this could be the answer.
Location: 83 Rivington Street, approx 25 minutes from ExCeL.
From ExCeL, take the DLR to Shadwell Rail Station. Take the Overground to Shoredith High Street station and walk 6minutes down Shoreditch High Street to Rivington Street.

Shopping – Jubilee Place
www.mycanarywharf.com. This stunning shopping mall houses traditional high-street favourites as well as more innovative and contemporary outlets.
Location: Canary Wharf, approx 15 minutes from ExCeL.
From ExCeL, take the DLR to Canning Town and change for Jubilee Line connections to Canary Wharf.

Onsite services
There is a multitude of onsite services including baby changing facilities and a day nursery (Leapfrog, tel 0800 083 8853, www.leapfrogdaynurseries.co.uk) if you are attending with little ones. ExCel has a cloakroom centrally located within the Boulevard on Level 0, additional cloakroom facilities may be available depending on the event. For lost property contact the security suite on 0207 069 4445.

There are Barclays and HSBC ATMs available, accepting all bankcards. The nearest banks, including a cashier service, are located at Canary Wharf, approximately 15 minutes from ExCeL. For all your business service needs, including photocopying, faxing, courier and freight solutions and essential office supplies, visit the ExCeL London Business Services unit on Level 0. There are internet kiosks within the Boulevard. Information desks are located at the East and West ends of the Boulevard.

ExCeL has been purposefully designed to allow unrestricted access for disabled visitors.

Wheelchairs are available for hire from the information desks, on a first come, first served basis, with a full refundable deposit.

In case of an emergency dial 0207 069 4444. For general security enquiries dial 0207 069 4445. If you require first aid, please contact the medical treatment room on 0207 069 5556.

Travel

With an international airport on the doorstep, three onsite Docklands Light Railway (DLR) stations, a three-minute connection to the London Underground, excellent road links and parking for 4,000 cars, ExCeL provides unrivalled transport links for both national and international visitors.
About Town Carriages offers a pre-booked taxi service.

Last-minute bookings can be made at the Business Services helpdesk at the West End of the Boulevard. Alternatively phone 0207 069 5050. A taxi drop-off/pick-up point for black cabs is at ExCeL’s West Entrance.

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