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Nicola Macdonald
Nicola Macdonald

Easyfairs to continue Gleanin rollout
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Easyfairs to continue Gleanin rollout

Easyfairs, organiser of events including Packaging Innovations London and Advanced Engineering, has announced it will be continuing to rollout tech provider Gleanin’s referral marketing platform – Gleanin Connect – across its extensive portfolio of international events. After experiencing success using Gleanin Connect across a number of visitor acquisition campaigns for its events portfolio run out of the UK during 2016, Easyfairs has now implemented the...

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09 Jul 2018
Olympia transformation plans revealed
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Olympia transformation plans revealed

The chairman of investor YOO Capital and the MD of Olympia London unveil initial plans for the £700m (US$924,560,000) transformation of the venue site. In early 2017, Olympia London made headlines when it was acquired through a joint venture comprised of YOO Capital and Deustche Finance International in a deal worth £296m. Now, the venue and its investors have announced initial plans to convert the...

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04 Jul 2018
Informa to discontinue IPEX
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Informa to discontinue IPEX

IPEX, the triennial print technology and equipment event, is to close after a period of consultation with the industry. The most recent edition, IPEX 2017, took place at the NEC in Birmingham late October and early November 2017. Over 150 companies from 20 countries exhibited and the show welcomed over 7,000 visitors. Rob Fisher, IPEX Event Director, said: “Through IPEX, we’re proud to have played...

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03 Jul 2018
Ascential shareholders approve sale of events to ITE Group
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Ascential shareholders approve sale of events to ITE Group

Ascential shareholders have approved the disposal of Ascential Exhibitions to ITE Group at a General Meeting on 25 June, following the announcement of the proposed sale earlier this year. The deal is thought to be worth around £300m (US$396,747,000) and will encompass Spring and Autumn Fair, Bett, CWIEME, Pure, Glee and BVE event brands, leaving the company with Cannes Lions and fintech event Money 20/20. The sale...

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27 Jun 2018
The German exhibition industry in numbers
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The German exhibition industry in numbers

AUMA, the association for the German trade fair industry, has released research that paints a picture of the economic impact of exhibitions in the country. Among the headline findings was annual average total expenditure by visitors and exhibitors, which comes to around €14.5bn (US$17bn), of which €9.6bn is attributed to exhibitors and €4.7bn to visitors (both foreign and domestic). International and national trade fairs account...

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22 Jun 2018
Kate Thornton announced as Confex Future Focus keynote
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Kate Thornton announced as Confex Future Focus keynote

Mash Media, organiser of the inaugural UK-based Confex Future Focus (CFF), has announced TV presenter Kate Thornton as the keynote speaker for the spin-off exhibition of International Confex. Thornton, who has presented high profile programmes including The X Factor, Top of the Pops, Loose Women and The Brit Awards, will take to the stage on Thursday 5 July, day two of the show. “We are thrilled to announce that...

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20 Jun 2018
Flightcase Warehouse acquires Box Clever Cases
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Flightcase Warehouse acquires Box Clever Cases

Flightcase Warehouse, designer and manufacturer of protective solutions to global brands in live entertainment has announced that it has acquired heavy duty case business Box Clever Cases. In addition to providing solutions to event professionals working in AV, lighting, rigging and staging, Flight Warehouse also has a range of exhibition display flight cases. The acquisition, which was effective from 4 June, will see Flightcase Warehouse...

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14 Jun 2018
ESSA launches salary survey for 2018
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ESSA launches salary survey for 2018

The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has announced the launch of its salary survey exercise, which started in June. Survey specialist Explori will collect, compile and analyse salary data from participating ESSA members. ESSA director Andrew Harrison (pictured) explained the association’s decision to restart its salary survey after a short hiatus, saying: “Explori has delivered important improvements over our earlier exercises, including an easy-to-use...

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13 Jun 2018
AEO strengthens partnership with the Exhibition Network
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AEO strengthens partnership with the Exhibition Network

The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) has announced that it will be taking on more of a formal role in marketing the activities of the Exhibition Network, an informal, social meet-up for exhibition organisers. There will be three social get togethers throughout the year, one in the summer, one before Christmas and one in the New Year coinciding with the AEO Forums. The Exhibition Network...

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30 May 2018
Easyfairs Netherlands acquires Building Holland
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Easyfairs Netherlands acquires Building Holland

Easyfairs has strengthened its construction, installation and property portfolio with the acquisition of Building Holland from Dutch organiser Duurzaam Gebouwd. Easyfairs currently organises several events in the Netherlands in these industries with the brands Bouw Compleet, Schilder, Glas en Afbouw Vakdagen, Klimaatvak, Installatie Vakbeurs and Elektro Vakbeurs. Easyfairs Netherlands CEO Jeroen van Hooff commented: “The building, installation and property sector is strategically important for Easyfairs....

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30 May 2018
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