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SEC plans to expand in $196m project amid record growth
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SEC plans to expand in $196m project amid record growth

The Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow, has applied for planning permission to build a new conference facility and extend its exhibition space as part of an expansion plan, which the BBCreports is worth up to £150m ($US196m). The news comes after the venue posted a record year; turnover increased by 1% to £29.1m (US$38m), EBITDA increased by 11% to £3.8m (US$5m) and operating profit increased...

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18 Jul 2018
Confex Future Focus blasts off
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Confex Future Focus blasts off

Confex Future Focus opened its doors at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, on 4 July. A strong pre-registration translated into strong visitor attendance on Day 1, with the aisles notably bustling with buyers. Every aspect of the events industry is being represented, from the increasingly popular academic venues sector to creative agency WRG and from event technology specialists Cvent to Titan the robot. The morning session in the...

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05 Jul 2018
Barnett to depart Reed Exhibitions
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Barnett to depart Reed Exhibitions

Following an internal restructure, it has been confirmed that senior exhibitions director of the IBTM Events portfolio, Graeme Barnett, will leave the company at the end of May after 22 years with Reed Exhibitions. “I leave with a sense of excitement for the future and a sense of pride in the past,” said Barnett. “I am looking forward to reconnecting with the many colleagues that...

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29 May 2018
Barnett to depart Reed Exhibitions
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Barnett to depart Reed Exhibitions

Following an internal restructure, it has been confirmed that senior exhibitions director of the IBTM Events portfolio, Graeme Barnett, will leave the company at the end of May after 22 years with Reed Exhibitions. “I leave with a sense of excitement for the future and a sense of pride in the past,” said Barnett. “I am looking forward to reconnecting with the many colleagues that...

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25 May 2018
ITE considers Ascential bid, says report
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ITE considers Ascential bid, says report

Organiser of international trade exhibitions and conferences, London-listed ITE is reportedly considering a £300m (US$424.4m) bid for fellow events business Ascential. The Sunday Times reports Ascential launched a ‘strategic review’ of its exhibitions business earlier in 2018, and that several investors are to have shown interest. When asked by CN if an acquisition was being considered, ITE declined to comment. ITE would be obliged to first inform the London Stock...

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09 Apr 2018
ITE Group publishes trading update
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ITE Group publishes trading update

ITE Group in London has published a trading update ahead of its interim results for the six months ended 31 March 2018, which will be announced on Tuesday 15 May 2018. Trading update The Group’s performance in this period was in line with management expectations. Revenue for the period will be circa £75m [US$105.3] (six months to 31 March 2017: £70m). The increase is largely...

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04 Apr 2018
UFI picks GES for European Conference
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UFI picks GES for European Conference

UFI the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry has chosen GES as its global digital partner to drive attendee engagement at its events in 2018. Poken by GES will deploy its smart exhibition technology at UFI’s major international events, including the European Conference in Verona, and the 85th Global Congress, set to be held this year in St Petersburg on 31 October – 3 November. The...

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02 Mar 2018
Janet Street Porter confirmed as Confex keynote
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Janet Street Porter confirmed as Confex keynote

Janet Street Porter CBE has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for day two of International Confex. The popular media commentator, journalist and broadcaster will take to the stage for the keynote session of the day, however there will also be an additional visual element to her speech with 3D and holographic experts Musion adding theatre to the stage throughout the two-day show. Street Porter...

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21 Feb 2018
VisitScotland celebrates the country’s youth in 2018
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VisitScotland celebrates the country’s youth in 2018

VisitScotland has unveiled its latest ‘year of’ campaign for 2018: the Year of Young People. The campaign will showcase a programme of events, activities and ideas that aspires to give young people in Scotland a higher profile. Led by the Scottish Government, the Year of Young People aims to inspire Scotland through its younger generation (aged 8 – 26) and give them a chance to...

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25 Jan 2018
Informa still to convince with planned deal to create $12.5bn events giant
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Informa still to convince with planned deal to create $12.5bn events giant

PUBLISHED: 16:55 16/01/18 UPDATED: 09:17 22/01/18 The latest moves towards a UBM/Informa merger have met with some doubts in the City of London and among industry experts that a deal will be struck any time soon. “A merger of the two event organiser giants has been the subject of speculation in the City for much of the last decade,” former UFI (the global association for the exhibition industry) managing director and industry...

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