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28th and 29th JUNE 2016

AT:

Level 39,
One Canada Square,
Canary Wharf E14 5AB

WASTELAND to WHARF
Part 1. 16th APRIL 2014

This one day exhibition is designed to showcase the innovations from a number of businesses who supply services and products to the organisations located at Canary Wharf. Exhibitors include lighting manufacturers, switchgear and generator suppliers, office furniture solutions and vinyl graphic specialists, to name a few.

Invited speakers include representatives from Canary Wharf Property Group as well as a number of senior property professionals who manage buildings at Canary Wharf. This event will recognise and celebrate the success of this development since its inception 31 years ago.


The concept of Canary Wharf was a courageous move to develop an international business nucleus, on what was essentially wasteland in the East end of London. After years of planning, development and tireless promotion gradually the axis of the City of London began to shift. One by one key businesses and organisations made the bold step of moving from the traditional 'Square Mile' to this new contrived business environment called Canary Wharf.

  • The first company to occupy offices at Canary Wharf was the State Street Bank.
  • Now the Wharf is home to the world or European headquarters of numerous major banks, professional services firms and media organisations including Barclays, Citigroup, Clifford Chance, Credit Suisse, Infosys, Fitch Ratings, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, KPMG, MetLife, Morgan Stanley, RBC, Skadden, and Thomson Reuters
  • Canary Wharf comprises 35 building, 3 shopping malls and contains over 14,000,000 square feet of office space
  • Approximately 95, 000 people are employed at Canary Wharf

In recognition of the success that Canary Wharf has become since its inception 31 years ago Wasteland to Wharf has been put together by a collaborative group of businesses that have supplied services and/or products to this vital business area and wish to continue to do so. Companies exhibiting include:

  • FUTURE Designs and FD Creative
  • Prolojik
  • AQuila Switchgear
  • AVK-SEG
  • Diffusion
  • Powermode
  • Bisley
  • Humanscale
  • UK Window film

The selected speakers will explain the business significance of Canary Wharf on an international scale today and how and why the area has become so successful in accommodating the needs of business.