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The numbers of WorldSkills London 2011

1 November 2011

logo_wsc2011_r300_184h_cmyk_wws.jpgBy WorldSkills International

WorldSkills London 2011 is officially finished and it ended with a bang! The statistics being reported from London are very impressive and the analysis has just begun. Here are some of the numbers that we already know: 

  • There were 931 Competitors registered from 51 different countries/regions in 46 skill areas.
  • WorldSkills London 2011 took over the entire 90,000 sq. metres of floor space at ExCeL London making it the largest and most complex event ever held at the venue.
  • There were 957 accredited media
  • It is estimated that 200,000 visitors in total came throughout the four days of Competition.
  • On top of those visits there were over 3000 accredited Competitors, Delegates, Observers and Experts.
wsi.pngBy WorldSkills International

WorldSkills London 2011 is officially finished and it ended with a bang! The statistics being reported from London are very impressive and the analysis has just begun. Here are some of the numbers that we already know: 

  • There were 931 Competitors registered from 51 different countries/regions in 46 skill areas.
  • WorldSkills London 2011 took over the entire 90,000 sq. metres of floor space at ExCeL London making it the largest and most complex event ever held at the venue.
  • There were 957 accredited media
  • 74 trade media partners were secured to ensure media coverage of WorldSkills London 2011 before, during and after the event.
  • There were 153,704 people registered to visit the Competition before the event even started with 36,333 individuals and 117,371 school and colleges pre-registered to attend.
  • Over 2,403 school, college and community groups visited the event.
  • 72% of WorldSkills London 2011 visitors were aged 14-18 years.
  • It is estimated that 200,000 visitors in total came throughout the four days of Competition.
  • On top of those visits there were over 3000 accredited Competitors, Delegates, Observers and Experts.
  • WSI uploaded 17,795 photos to Flickr and there has been 1,198,671 views during October
  • WSTV added 112 videos from the Competition and there have been 32,103 views on WorldSkills TV's YouTube channel in October.
  • Senior politicians who visited the Competition included: Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Secretary of State Vince Cable, Skills Minister John Hayes, and the Mayor of London Boris Johnson.
  • There were official visits by HRH The Princess Royal and the Duke of York.
  • There were 112 Showcase performances throughout the event
  • There were 50 Have a Go stations that were very busy and well attended.
  • One million opportunities to Have a Go at a skill were created at WorldSkills London 2011.
  • 37,000 people received information and guidance from one or more career advisers during the four days of the event.
  • 1,000 people attended the WorldSkills Premiere Experience
  • Almost 8,000 people attended the Opening and Closing Ceremonies at The O2 Arena.
  • More than 81% of the WorldSkills London 2011 competition infrastructure was provided by sponsorship.
  • The United World Restaurant served in excess of 5,000 meals per day.
  • 28,500 litres of drinking water were consumed in the skill areas over the 4 days.
  • 29,000 room nights were booked in 21 London hotels for the duration of the event.
  • WorldSkills London 2011 trained in excess of 2,000 volunteers

The Final Report from WorldSkills London 2011 will have more statistics that will also include worldwide media coverage.

 

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