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Nicola Macdonald
Nicola Macdonald

Freeman acquires US agency mdg
in Americas, News

Freeman acquires US agency mdg

Freeman has acquired mdg, a full-service event marketing and public relations agency based in the US. The acquisition enhances the Freeman spectrum of services from pre-event marketing and on-site user experience to post-show communications based on data-informed insights. “The events business is undergoing a significant transformation (according to the Freeman Data Benchmark Study) — one that requires a sophisticated degree of integration around the convergence...

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13 Dec 2018
Jack Morton announces several senior appointments
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Jack Morton announces several senior appointments

Global brand experience agency Jack Morton has announced three executive leadership appointments. Craig Millon (pictured) will assume the role of chief client officer. Edward Scott has been promoted to the role of president – US, and Sharon Crichton will rejoin the agency as executive vice president, global head of production. In the last year, Jack Morton has reported several high-profile wins and continues to expand...

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11 Dec 2018
Messe Frankfurt takes over Clean Show
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Messe Frankfurt takes over Clean Show

Messe Frankfurt has finalised a deal with the Clean Show Executive Committee (CEC) to purchase the largest trade fair for textile care in the Western Hemisphere. The Clean Show is held every two years rotating throughout the US. As a part of the acquisition, the five industry associations that are involved in the sale will maintain their close involvement and Messe Frankfurt aims to continue...

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11 Dec 2018
CloserStill Media to launch vet show in Singapore
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CloserStill Media to launch vet show in Singapore

CloserStill Media, in partnership with the Singapore Vet Association, the Royal Veterinary College and the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) will launch Singapore Vet at the Suntec City Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore, on 11–12 October 2019. Riding on the success of the London Vet Show’s 10-year history, the two-day conference-led exhibition will serve as a platform for thousands of veterinary professionals in the...

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05 Dec 2018
Exhibition industry charity up for Charity Film Award
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Exhibition industry charity up for Charity Film Award

Events for Namuwongo (EFN), a philanthropic network of events industry companies supporting the work of Hope for Children in the slum of Namuwongo, Uganda, has been shortlisted in the Charity Film Awards. EFN is calling on the industry to vote for the film, which has raised more than £900,000 and helped an estimated 30,000 people since it was established in 2011 at the Global Event...

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04 Dec 2018
CloserStill Media in negotiations with Providence Equity Partners
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CloserStill Media in negotiations with Providence Equity Partners

Providence Equity Partners, previous owner of Clarion, is reportedly in negotiations to acquire UK-based international organiser CloserStill Media for an unconfirmed sum. The company is being sold by Inflexion, which announced a Partnership Capital minority investment in CloserStill in 2015. The move is one of a number of large private equity deals throughout 2018, peaking with the £3.9bn acquisition of UBM by Informa, demonstrating the increasing interest in the...

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30 Nov 2018
Deutsche Messe to ‘streamline’ its event portfolio and cancel CEBIT
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Deutsche Messe to ‘streamline’ its event portfolio and cancel CEBIT

Organiser Deutsche Messe announced today (28 November) that it will be streamlining its event portfolio, cancelling computer show CEBIT and integrating the topics into Hanover Messe. Certain CEBIT topics will also be developed into specialist events. The realignment is due to reduced space booking for CEBIT 2019. Deutsche Messe cited technological developments in the digital economy as a reason that demand has reduced for the...

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30 Nov 2018
The power of social
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The power of social

Earlier this year, Easyfairs announced that it would be rolling out Gleanin’s social referral platform across its international trade event portfolio. EW caught up with the organiser and tech company to find out more.   Getting attendees to an event is the goal of every event organiser, but each has their own unique way of approaching the issue. For Alison Church, marketing director – UK & Global...

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28 Nov 2018
Acquisitions and investment for Nineteen Group
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Acquisitions and investment for Nineteen Group

Nineteen Group has announced the acquisition of Western Business Exhibitions (WBE) along with investment from private equity firm Phoenix Equity Partners. The two organisers had previously announced a collaboration for the 2019 launch of WBE show The Security Event. The acquisition adds to Nineteen Group’s existing security events, which include the International Security Expo and the International Disaster Response Expo. Western Business Exhibitions will add...

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23 Nov 2018
How blockchain can make ticketing more secure and transparent
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How blockchain can make ticketing more secure and transparent

Annika Monari and Alan Vey, graduates from London Imperial College and founders of ticketing solutions provider Aventus, know two things: the ticketing industry has a problem, and they have a solution. What is blockchain, and how did you become interested in the technology? Aninka: The easiest way to explain blockchain is by looking at how things have changed over time with technology. If you look...

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21 Nov 2018
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