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So you think you know exhibitions?
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So you think you know exhibitions?

EW asks three senior executives what they think our potential audience should know about the way global exhibitions are evolving, as featured in the latest edition of Exhibition World (Issue 3 | 2018), online now. Aida Lutaj CEO, Expocity Albania Exhibitions stimulate economic development, advance national and regional industries and increase opportunities for foreign investments. By creating this platform locally, we help SMEs develop and add...

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Realising potential
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Realising potential

Kai Hattendorf, UFI managing director, raises big questions and reflects on different discussions in his most recent UFI Column featured in Exhibition World (Issue 3 | 2018), online now. The second quarter of the year is the busiest time of the year for most of us, and it is not different for the UFI team. Whether it’s travelling to our own events and membership meetings around the...

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Aida Lutaj discusses the Balkans’ trade show sector
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Aida Lutaj discusses the Balkans’ trade show sector

Aida Lutaj, CEO, Expocity Albania speaks to Sarah-Claire Picton about the Balkans’ trade show sector, looking at how the industry has changed and what key industry innovation and projects are fuelling this change. I took over the role at Expocity Albania, last year (May 2017), with the goal to scale the brand and grow it into a number one regional player. We are based out...

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MedtecLIVE: The future of medicine
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MedtecLIVE: The future of medicine

Launching in Nuremberg next year, from 21 to 23 May 2019, MedtecLIVE is set to enter the market as the second-largest medical technology exhibition in Europe. UBM, long-time organiser of the former Medtec Europe in Stuttgart, and NürnbergMesse will establish a joint subsidiary company for the purpose of MedtecLIVE. The new exhibition will replace the organisers’ previous formats, Medtec Europe and MT-CONNECT. “The plan underlying...

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State of the global events market: Tips, insights and trends
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State of the global events market: Tips, insights and trends

Following her trip to IMEX in Frankfurt in mid-May, Masha Boh (pictured), business development manager at The Brewery, discusses the state of the global events market – offering tips, insights and trends. What is the state of the global events market? IMEX18 felt busier than usual, with buyers from all over the world congregating in the German financial capital. The most common clients I met were from...

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M&A activity going strong as events industry approaches critical juncture
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M&A activity going strong as events industry approaches critical juncture

The events industry, with many recent examples, remains attractive to strategic and financial buyers – why is investment booming in this space? Eric Lawson-Smith, a partner focused on Media and Internet at M&A advisory firm Arma Partners, explores this question addressing M&A activity. Consolidation has been a prominent and recurring theme in the B2B events sector over the past 18 months, cropping up most recently...

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What is Blockchain and what we will do with it?
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What is Blockchain and what we will do with it?

Enrico Gallorini, CEO, GRS Research & Strategy, discusses Blockchain and its key role within the global exhibition industry. During the recent UFI European Conference in Verona, 2- 4 May 2018, the Digital Disruption Section introduced, for the first time, the theme of the Blockchain in the exhibition industry. In order to have a clearer introduction about this important theme, we interviewed Enrico Gallorini (CEO – GRS www.grsnet.it),...

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AIME: On board with change 
in Australasia, Expert Opinion, News

AIME: On board with change 

The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) was held at the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), 20-21 February. During the expo, Mash Media’s global portfolio director Iain Stirling chatted to Karen Bolinger, MCB’s CEO, about the latest business developments, and more.  Matt Pearce, Talk2 Media & Events, has taken over from Reed Exhibitions Australia as AIME’s new event organiser. Why Pearce? Matt Pearce has a depth of...

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On trend with tech
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On trend with tech

UK-based provider of exhibitions stands and displays, Skyline Whitespace, looks at key technology trends in the global events industry, including the emergence of customer mapping, how AR is changing and the use of drones. Adapt with Augmented Reality If you want to connect on a more immersive level with your target audience, Augmented Reality is a great way to achieve this. AR lets you hide content behind...

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Dealmakers
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Dealmakers

Steve Monnington, managing director of Mayfield Media Strategies, writes about ‘Dealmakers’ in the latest edition of Exhibition World (Issue 2 | 2018). In my last column I looked at the upcoming acquisition of UBM by Informa which, if shareholders approve it, means that the resulting business will be the world’s largest exhibition organiser. It’s likely to happen by the middle of this year. Ascential are moving...

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