Author Archives: Sarah Picton



Sarah Picton

A revitalised focus on business events
in Features, Middle East, News, World

A revitalised focus on business events

Abu Dhabi is seeing a strong return on its campaign for business events, and new incentives hope to continue the trend. Last year almost 4.9 million people stayed in Abu Dhabi’s 162 hotels and hotel apartments, a 9.8 per cent rise year-on-year. While the United Kingdom remains the largest European source market, registering a 13 per cent rise rise to more than 270,000, expanding infrastructure...

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03 Aug 2018
Doing things differently
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Doing things differently

Adaptating our business approach will help us create the events that bring in a new audience, say Eddie Choi and Francis Friedman. The theme for this year’s UFI European Conference was ‘Futureproofing your Events’. Among the speakers waxing lyrical on the subject were Eddie Choi and Francis Friedman, both of who have a broad range of experience in launching events, advising organisers, driving industry research...

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03 Aug 2018
Talking Point: Brazil’s business exhibition marketplace
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Talking Point: Brazil’s business exhibition marketplace

Sarah-Claire Picton speaks to Juan Pablo De Vera, Reed Exhibitions’ senior vice-president of Latin America, about launching trade shows in Brazil, government support in M&E, new venues, perceived obstacles and more. What are the key reasons for global exhibition organisers to launch their events in Brazil at the moment? The Brazilian exhibition market is one of the most dynamic around the world today. It is recognised...

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31 Jul 2018
South Korean organiser to run India’s largest CC for 20 years
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South Korean organiser to run India’s largest CC for 20 years

A consortium led by Korea’s largest tradeshow/convention venue, KINTEX (www.kintex.com) has won a bid to operate the India International Convention and Exhibition Center (IICC) in New Delhi for 20 years, paving the way for Korean CC operators into overseas markets. The company said on 23 July that its consortium with E-Sang networks – one of Korea’s leading exhibition organisers – was picked as a final winner in a bid for operation...

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24 Jul 2018
Frame your future
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Frame your future

For the second instalment of our Women in Exhibitions thread, EW asks what are companies and associations doing to enable women – and what could they be doing. – Interview by Sarah-Claire Picton  In the last edition of EW we addressed the need for more women in senior roles in the exhibition industry with the help of representatives from Europe, Asia and the Americas. Here, we...

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23 Jul 2018
HKCEC launches ‘Think Before Plastic’
in Asia, Region

HKCEC launches ‘Think Before Plastic’

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (HML/HKCEC) has introduced a new sustainability initiative under the slogan ‘Think Before Plastic’. Launched at the start of the FY2018 (1 July 2018), HML has rolled out a series of sustainability measures that include replacing plastic disposable cutlery with non-plastic alternatives at all HKCEC restaurant outlets and concession stands. HML expects the measures to result in a cut in...

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19 Jul 2018
Industry welcomes SATTE’s decision to shift venue to Greater Noida
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Industry welcomes SATTE’s decision to shift venue to Greater Noida

Considering the feedback from travel trade fraternity, in the wake of redevelopment of Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, UBM India, the organiser of SATTE has taken a conscious decision to shift the 2019 and 2020 edition of SATTE to India Expo Centre, Greater Noida. SATTE 2019 is set to take place from 16-18 January 2019 and will be spread over 25,000sqm. Considering challenges such as redevelopment...

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05 Jul 2018
Ex-Time Inc. marketer Lisa Batty launches ‘Memorable’ events consultancy
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Ex-Time Inc. marketer Lisa Batty launches ‘Memorable’ events consultancy

The former Time Inc. UK MD of Advertising, Lisa Batty (pictured), has launched a new trade marketing consultancy dedicated to creating events with a ‘memorable’ twist. Her co-founder and chairman is ex Havas Media UK Group CEO Mark Craze. Drawing on their combined experience of more than 50 years, the duo will work with media brands, agencies and publishers whose objective is to enhance their...

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05 Jul 2018
BREAKING: UFI’s Global Congress to take place in Oman
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BREAKING: UFI’s Global Congress to take place in Oman

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry announced today, 5 July, that the 2020 UFI Global Congress will be held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, and will be hosted by the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC). The UFI board of directors made the decision to take the UFI Global Congress to Muscat, Oman, during their meeting on 2 May in Verona. UFI president,...

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05 Jul 2018
dmg events is open for business in Saudi Arabia
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dmg events is open for business in Saudi Arabia

dmg events establishes office to use as base for the company’s events throughout the Kingdom. Having been granted a Saudi investment licence by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) earlier this year, dmg events, a leading international events company, has now established a 100% owned business unit and opened a new office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which will be used as a base for...

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04 Jul 2018
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