About McLean Events

McLean Events brings people in industry together, to 'Talk Business' and is a pioneer of innovative ideas, promoting the development of new events, utilising its unique meetings based concept. The company was founded in 1996 by Nick Needs, former Development Director of Blenheim Exhibitions PLC Group, the world's largest independent exhibition organiser of its time.

Meeting face to face is quite simply the most effective way for any business discussion to take place and is the primary factor behind all events staged by McLean Events. An exceptional venue, a high profile group of delegates and the means to effect positive relationships between people, are the core ingredients.

The first event staged by McLean Events was ERPEC'97 for the retail petroleum industry. At the time the meetings based programme promoted by McLean Events was totally unique and for the first time it was the buyers who received fully serviced meetings facilities and a certain degree of VIP treatment.

To this day, whether you are a small organisation or possibly even the largest, everyone has equal opportunities to benefit from a 'McLean' event because of the cost effective entry price for suppliers, making it possible for all most anyone to consider taking part.

In 18 years, over 35 new events, in 12 industry sectors, have been launched either by McLean Events or it's partners, affiliates, friends and even Nick's family, replicated in several places worldwide, utilising the McLean Events proven formula for success.

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More business, most people can talk about, over the last 20 years.

Latest News

  • iDAC secures Olympia for 2018 event

    McLean Events, Conferences & Media is pleased to announce details of iDAC 18, to take place on 27-28 November 2018 at Olympias prestigious Event Centre in London. iDAC is the leading international conference for the retail fuel sector, attracting multiple MOCs groups and renown speakers from around the world since it was first launched in 2015. Most recently it was staged in Amsterdam during May last year. CEO of McLean Events, Nick Needs commented With iDAC, we have made tremendous in roads into establishing a leading educational conference for the industry and will continue to build on this success for many years to come. New dates are based on strategic research amongst MOCs and international retailers, revealing a strong preference towards attending industry events which are ideally staged outside the busy Autumn and Spring periods From 2018, iDAC speaker programmes will be segregated into dedicated streams of IT, Marketing, Design, Engineering and Shop Retail, inviting as many key manufacturers and providers as possible to make product presentations alongside five key note guest MOC speakers.

    News - 19/01/2018
  • erpec celebrates its 20th year in style

    With nearly 300 delegates attending this three day event, staged in Amsterdam from May 30 - June 2nd,, the general feedback from all sectors has been overwhelmingly positive. A review and photo gallery is available online at www.erpecnewslive.com. Details of the next events will be announced Spring 2018

    News - 04/01/2017
  • idac 17 conference has over 200 delegtes

    The second idac conference took place recently in Amsterdam, Nederlands and was a major success. The key speaker was Ruth Leach, Global Retail Engineering Manager for Shell International.

    News - 04/01/2017