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Register now for the UFI Latin American Conference
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Register now for the UFI Latin American Conference

Registrations are open now for the UFI Latin American Conference, which is taking place from 18-19 September at the World Trade Centre in Mexico City. The conference is an industry gathering of professionals from across Latin America, the USA and Europe. Delegates will be able to hear AMEREF president Juan Gabriel Tamez discuss how the city dealt with the earthquake that shook Mexico last year....

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20 Jul 2018
Comexposium appointment highlights importance of data in events
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Comexposium appointment highlights importance of data in events

Comexposium, the global events organiser, has announced the appointment of Romain Chassinat as its new chief digital officer. Romain will be responsible for driving the digital transformation of the business, as it seeks to deliver more value to customers through the integrated alignment of data and technology. He joins from Rexel, where he served as MarketPlace Business Development Director. Chassinat commented: “My focus is always...

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19 Jul 2018
AEFI release quarterly financial figures
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AEFI release quarterly financial figures

The Italian Exhibition & Trade Fair Association (AEFI) has released financial figures for the first quarter of 2018, which indicate overall strong performance. The Associazione Esposizioni e Fiere Italiane is a non-profit association established in 1983 to facilitate cooperation between Italian exhibition districts. Its role is to support members through the development of activities and programmes in training, marketing, promotion and research. The figures show...

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19 Jul 2018
New CEIR research reveals how to grow attendance at events
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New CEIR research reveals how to grow attendance at events

The Centre for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announced today the release of the fourth report in ‘How to Grow Attendance’, its newest series for attendee marketers. It is titled ‘Plans on Where to Improve Approach in the Near-term Future’, and uncovers attendee marketer commitments to improving existing approaches and evolving with fast-changing market norms. CEIR CEO Cathey Breden said: “Marketing professionals today face enormous pressure...

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18 Jul 2018
New UFI research shows synchronised global growth for exhibition industry
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New UFI research shows synchronised global growth for exhibition industry

UFI, the global association for the exhibition industry, has released the latest edition of its flagship Global Barometer research. One of its key findings is that, for the first time in the past ten years, all four global regions have reported positive turnover development simultaneously. This latest edition of UFI’s semi-annual industry survey was concluded in July 2018 and includes data from a record 312...

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18 Jul 2018
beMatrix: Celebrating “25 years of frame”
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beMatrix: Celebrating “25 years of frame”

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of beMatrix’s ‘original frame system with big holes’, which enables stand builders to construct modular stands. beMatrix, headquartered in Belgium, has grown to be a world famous brand with a global network of bePartners & subsidiaries. The pinnacle of 2018 was June’s ‘25 years of frame’ event in Roeselare (BE). On Thursday evening June 14th, 500 guests – all stakeholders...

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18 Jul 2018
Chicago Build will build bridges in the city’s construction industry
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Chicago Build will build bridges in the city’s construction industry

Event organiser Oliver Kinross has announced the launch of Chicago Build, a new large-scale building & construction show in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Build will take place in September 2019 at McCormick Place, the largest convention centre in the United States. Chicago is the third largest city in the United States and boasts one of the USA’s most diverse economies. A return to strong economic growth...

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17 Jul 2018
ITE Group share business growth strategy in Q3 trading update
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ITE Group share business growth strategy in Q3 trading update

International exhibitions and conference organiser ITE Group has released its Q3 trading update for 2018. During the period from 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018, the group performed in line with management expectations, with overall revenue for the quarter reaching £58m. During this same time period, the Group announced the acquisition of the Ascential Events business, which they announced earlier today has been completed....

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17 Jul 2018
In Pictures: Confex Future Focus
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In Pictures: Confex Future Focus

Launched at the iconic Mancunian venue Victoria Warehouse, Confex Future Focus (CFF) is a new exhibition that debuted 4-5 July. Attracting professionals from across the sector, the International Confex spin-off celebrated the bright future of the events industry. Event organisers, agencies and corporate planners packed thought-provoking educational seminars and debates whilst building meaningful business relationships and extending industry connections on the showfloor. With all theatres...

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17 Jul 2018
Suntec Singapore wins 2018 UFI Human Resources Award
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Suntec Singapore wins 2018 UFI Human Resources Award

UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has named Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre as the winner of its 2018 Human Resources Award. Suntec presented a project on ‘successful changes in the exhibition industry: the strategic role of HR as business partners’. The Human Resources Award is aimed at honouring company activities that analyse the role of HR in the overall company strategy,...

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