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Nicola Macdonald
Nicola Macdonald

RAI Amsterdam extends partnership with Gleanin
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RAI Amsterdam extends partnership with Gleanin

Event technology provider Gleanin and organiser RAI Amsterdam have announced a new partnership which approves the use of the Gleanin’s referral marketing platform, Gleanin Connect, across the entire B2B portfolio of RAI Amsterdam’s events and exhibitions. The announcement comes following a successful pilot phase that took place throughout Autumn/Winter 2017, in which RAI Amsterdam trialled Gleanin’s social media referral technology to assess its capabilities in...

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18 May 2018
EventCity unveils its vision for the future
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EventCity unveils its vision for the future

EventCity, a fully flexible blank canvas exhibition and conference space based in Manchester’s TraffordCity, has revealed its vision for the future and what its surroundings will look like following major transport and infrastructure upgrades. Located six miles from Manchester city centre, the venue has reported a 60 per cent increase in revenue and has seen new clients confirm business from the exhibition, sports and conference...

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16 May 2018
UFI Global CEO Summit comes to London
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UFI Global CEO Summit comes to London

The 2019 edition of UFI’s Global CEO Summit (GCS), the exhibition industry’s global annual event for C-level executives, will move to London and take place from 30 January to 1 February, at the ME Hotel in the heart of the city. Charlie McCurdy, CEO Informa Exhibitions, will chair the summit. McCurdy commented: “As far as I’m concerned, UFI’s CEO Summit is a must-attend event. I...

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15 May 2018
ITE moves to acquire Ascential Events in £300m deal
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ITE moves to acquire Ascential Events in £300m deal

Organiser ITE Group has released its interim results and proposed the acquisition of seven event brands from Ascential Events Ltd for £300m. Among the events included in the deal will include Spring Fair, Autumn Fair and education event BETT. The announcement comes as ITE Group releases its interim results, showing the group’s revenues grew at eight per cent on a like-for-like basis, driven by its...

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15 May 2018
Oliver Kinross partners with ASP
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Oliver Kinross partners with ASP

Organiser Oliver Kinross has signed a deal with event website specialist ASP for the Oliver Kinross portfolio of international construction exhibitions. Oliver Kinross has recently launched a global portfolio of construction exhibitions (the ‘BUILD’ portfolio) in London, New York, Australia, Scotland and New Zealand. BUILD portfolio director James McKenzie said: ‘The last couple of years has been all about launching our ambitious portfolio of global...

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09 May 2018
Second Event Safety & Security Summit launches
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Second Event Safety & Security Summit launches

Organisers of the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) have announced the second edition of the Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S), a one-day meeting that brings together leading international venue, festival, touring, sport and security professionals. Following last year’s sold out first edition, the 30 October event will take place at Congress Centre in central London, with an increased capacity for 400 delegates. “Last year’s...

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09 May 2018
Informa’s KNect365 partners with BrightTALK
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Informa’s KNect365 partners with BrightTALK

BrightTALK, a technology media company that provides professional webinar and video solutions to a variety of industries, has announced a new global partnership with Informa’s KNect365. KNect365 plans to leverage BrightTALK’s technology and online presence to further extend its in-person events business into digital forums. BrightTALK has an online community of seven million professionals and hosts more than 75,000 talks by trusted experts, as well...

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09 May 2018
Eventbrite acquires Ticketea
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Eventbrite acquires Ticketea

Ticketing and event technology platform Eventbrite has announced the acquisition of Ticketea, a leading Spanish ticketing provider. Eventbrite expects the union to further the momentum the company has seen since acquiring Ticketscript in January 2017 and solidify its position as a leading midmarket and self-service ticketing solution in Europe. “Ticketea’s innovative approach to solving challenges for both event creators and seekers, including a robust discovery...

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24 Apr 2018
ITE Group sells Malaysian organiser to UBM subsidiary
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ITE Group sells Malaysian organiser to UBM subsidiary

ITE Group has announced that it has sold Malaysian organiser TradeLink ITE to UBMMG Holdings – a subsidiary of UBM – for a total cash consideration of MYR 23 million (£4.2m)*. The total consideration will be payable upon completion and the proceeds will be reinvested into the Group. Tradelink is the owner of Malaysian metalworking exhibition Metaltech. In the year to 30 September 2017, Tradelink...

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24 Apr 2018
Informa/UBM deal approved by shareholders
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Informa/UBM deal approved by shareholders

Informa has announced that the £3.9bn (US$5.6bn) offer for UBM has been approved by both UBM and Informa shareholders. Ninety-nine per cent of those voting approved the offer. The resolution to approve the offer was passed at the Informa General Meeting, held today (17 April) at 10h30. While completion of the deal remains subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set out in...

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17 Apr 2018
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