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Pennsylvania Convention Centre installs new digital displays
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Pennsylvania Convention Centre installs new digital displays

The Pennsylvania Convention Centre in South Dakota, USA, is enhancing its guest experience with Daktronics LED video displays. The new displays will supplement more than 200 annual events hosted by the facility. They are currently sharing messages with visitors and passersby. John J. McNichol, president & CEO of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, said: “As the world becomes more digitalized, our new digital displays will offer...

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09 Oct 2018
IBTM World 2018 announces millennial tech entrepreneur as third keynote speaker
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IBTM World 2018 announces millennial tech entrepreneur as third keynote speaker

Multi-award-winning millennial tech entrepreneur Charlotte Pearce has been revealed as the third keynote speaker for IBTM World 2018, which will take place in Barcelona from 27-29 November. 26-year old Charlotte, who has been tipped as ‘one to watch’ by Richard Branson, will draw on her background as CEO and founder of innovative technology platform Inkpact, to present her session. Titled ‘Humans of Business; why connection...

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03 Oct 2018
In pictures: Festout 2018 at Sandown Park, UK
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In pictures: Festout 2018 at Sandown Park, UK

The Festival & Outdoor Events Show recently concluded its second edition on Thursday 27 September, having provided two days of industry innovation, networking, and thought-provoking seminars. Exhibitors and professionals filled Sandown Park in Esher, Surrey, UK, forging important business connections as they roamed the stands in the glorious September sunshine. In attendance were a wide variety of companies, from production and suppliers to catering and...

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03 Oct 2018
ITE acquires Mining Indaba from Euromoney for £30.1m
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ITE acquires Mining Indaba from Euromoney for £30.1m

International exhibition organiser ITE has announced it has agreed to acquire Mining Indaba from Euromoney Institutional Investor plc in a deal worth £30.1m on a cash-free, debt-free basis. Mining Indaba is a leading event dedicated to bringing together mining and investment experts involved in Africa. The exhibition, held in Cape Town, South Africa, was founded in 1995 and marked its 24th edition in February 2018. The next...

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03 Oct 2018
Aichi Sky Expo is a brand new venue opening in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan
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Aichi Sky Expo is a brand new venue opening in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan

Aichi Sky Expo is a world class exhibition facility to open in September 2019 in Aichi-Nagoya. Located in one of the largest industrial regions, Aichi Sky Expo is the first exhibition centre in Japan with a direct access to the airport. It will feature 6 multipurpose exhibition halls, 18 conference rooms and 4,000 parking units. Over 4000 hotels rooms, a shopping mall, restaurants and visitor’s...

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01 Oct 2018
Digital Festival DreamHack enters partnership with Rotterdam Ahoy
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Digital Festival DreamHack enters partnership with Rotterdam Ahoy

Digital festival DreamHack and Rotterdam Ahoy have announced the signing of a long-term partnership, bringing the world’s largest digital festival to Rotterdam, Netherlands. DreamHack Rotterdam will be part of the Rotterdam Ahoy-run e-sports and gaming event Rotterdam Games Week, and will take place from 18-19 October 2019. It will feature a DreamHack Open championship in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with a prize pool of one hundred...

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01 Oct 2018
Industry leaders oversee new venues and growth in India
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Industry leaders oversee new venues and growth in India

This September, the Executive Committee of UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, met in Delhi. Industry leaders from companies such as Informa, Reed, and Fiera Milano held meetings with venue representatives and senior industry players in India, to discuss growing opportunities and venues within the country. “For many years, international organisers have been pushing for more and better exhibition space in India that...

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28 Sep 2018
Los Angeles Convention Centre becomes the first in the US with permanent 5G WiFi
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Los Angeles Convention Centre becomes the first in the US with permanent 5G WiFi

The Los Angeles Convention Centre (LACC) has become the first convention centre in the United States to permanently install a 5G wireless network. The cutting-edge technology was deployed at the LACC in conjunction with the “GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership with CTIA” on September 12-14, 2018. Doane Liu, executive director of the City of Los Angeles Department of Convention and Tourism Development, said:...

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28 Sep 2018
The Italian Exhibition Group puts focus on sustainability in Western China
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The Italian Exhibition Group puts focus on sustainability in Western China

The Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) has inked an agreement with Chengdu ZhongLian Exhibition Co, the Chinese company that organizes Chengdu Environmental Protection Expo (CDEPE). The agreement outlines a 60% purchase of the CDEPE exhibition by IEG, and is part of both company’s plan to develop the industries of green technology and environmental protection in Western China. It was signed in the presence of undersecretary for...

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28 Sep 2018
New interactive Exploratory Zone announced for IBTM World 2018
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New interactive Exploratory Zone announced for IBTM World 2018

IBTM has announced the introduction of a new and immersive technology showcase at its forthcoming IBTM World event, which takes place in Barcelona from 27-29 November 2018. IBTM World 2018 will welcome around 3,000 exhibiting companies from over 150 countries, over 3,500 buyers and thousands of visitors for a packed schedule of meetings, networking and educational sessions. The Exploratory Zone will be located at the heart of the event...

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25 Sep 2018
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