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Stuart Wood

Abu Dhabi has been named the safest city in the world
in Asia, News

Abu Dhabi has been named the safest city in the world

Abu Dhabi has been named the safest city in the world for the second year running by Numbeo, a website that curates and collates data to develop the world’s largest user-contributed database about cities and countries worldwide. Surpassing more than 300 cities across the world including Tokyo, Japan, Basel, Munich, and Vienna, the UAE’s capital has once again topped the list as the most secure city...

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20 Sep 2018
UFI Latin American Conference successfully launched in Mexico City
in Americas, News

UFI Latin American Conference successfully launched in Mexico City

UFI’s inaugural Latin American Conference took place on 18-19 September at the World Trade Centre, Mexico City.   The event was the perfect opportunity for participants to discuss common strategies for different realities in Latin America. 14 speakers from around the Americas shared their insights and experiences with the audience, while deep dive sessions and networking breaks provided valuable time for focused conversations and further...

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20 Sep 2018
Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau launch new brand campaign
in Asia, News

Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau launch new brand campaign

Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has announced the launch of its new brand campaign, titled “Thailand REDEFINE Your Business Events”. The campaign aims to meet the shifting demands of business travellers with a fresh perspective on corporate events, delivering more experimental and unique experiences. It is driven by the government’s Thailand 4.0 Policy, and aims to keep Thailand ahead of the competition in today’s...

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20 Sep 2018
ICC La Paz opens for business in Bolivia
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ICC La Paz opens for business in Bolivia

The International Convention Centre of La Paz (ICC La Paz) has recently opened in the Bolivian capital. The 9,520sqm venue offers a panoramic vista of the Sea of Cortez, showcased in scenic outdoor receptions. As the sun sets, the venue is equipped to turn into a concert venue or a gala space. There are customisable and innovative menu options of offer, with food from local...

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20 Sep 2018
MITEC launches new partnership with UBM Malaysia
in Asia, News

MITEC launches new partnership with UBM Malaysia

The Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) has announced a new five-year agreement with UBM Malaysia. The Memorandum of Understanding which is established between UBM Malaysia and MITEC will see the venue hosting four of UBM’s events from 2019 to 2023, and a biennial event from 2019 to 2028. The signing ceremony took place in MITEC, and saw Gunther Beissel, CEO of MITEC, joined...

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20 Sep 2018
AIME unveils new exhibitor packages, with pre-scheduled buyer appointments
in Asia, Australasia, News

AIME unveils new exhibitor packages, with pre-scheduled buyer appointments

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has overhauled the way that exhibitors will take part in their upcoming show, running from 18-20 February 2019 in Melbourne. The new exhibitor packages include 32 pre-scheduled appointments with quality, vetted international and local buyers who want to bring their business to the Asia Pacific region. They include access to all social and networking events, and the pre-eminent...

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20 Sep 2018
The ‘Olympics of professions’ comes to Budapest
in Europe, News

The ‘Olympics of professions’ comes to Budapest

EuroSkills, described as the ‘Olympics of professions’, is coming to HUNGEXPO in Budapest on 26-28 September this year. The European Championship of young professionals will see nearly 100,000 visitors attending over three days. The event is held once every two years in one of the WorldSkills Europe member states. In Budapest, 600 competitors from 28 countries will try their skills in 37 trades before 500...

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19 Sep 2018
Building bridges
in Asia, Features, News

Building bridges

  EW takes looks at the Greater Bay Area in Southeast Asia, with the help of the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association.   The Greater Bay Area initiative is a central government plan to integrate Hong Kong, Macau and nine Guangdong cities into an economic and technology hub. Together with the new infrastructure projects – the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong...

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18 Sep 2018
ADNEC CEO visits US to promote Abu Dhabi for events
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ADNEC CEO visits US to promote Abu Dhabi for events

A delegation from the Abu Dhabu National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is on a visit the United States to discuss partnerships with international event organisers. The trip is part of ADNEC’s plan to promote Abu Dhabi as a hub for business tourism in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The delegation is led by Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri (pictured), CEO of ADNEC, and comprises...

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18 Sep 2018
Understanding the visitor experience
in Expert Opinion

Understanding the visitor experience

By Caroline McGuckian, COO at Meshh When asked what is the single most effective B2B content marketing tactic, 81% of marketers ranked events as their first choice, ahead of case studies, webinars and blogging, to name just a few. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that recent years have seen the increasing adoption of event marketing. Participatory events with bite-size content that is relevant,...

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17 Sep 2018
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