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Stuart Wood

The necessity of festivalisation – Reed show Agenda goes B2C
in Americas, News

The necessity of festivalisation – Reed show Agenda goes B2C

Reed Exhibitions has announced that it will be postponing its Agenda Winter Long Beach trade event, which was scheduled for January 3-4, 2019. Agenda is a B2B business event in the action sports and streetwear industries. Reed says it will be evolving the show to focus more heavily on its B2C festival in June 2019, merging the business side of the event with music, art,...

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06 Dec 2018
ICC Sydney wins Best Venue Team at Event Association of Australasia awards
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ICC Sydney wins Best Venue Team at Event Association of Australasia awards

ICC Sydney has picked up the Best Venue Team award at the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia’s (EEAA) Awards for Excellence. The awards recognise the exceptional work of organisers, association organisers, venues and suppliers in the industry. The ICC Sydney team won for their delivery of the Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association (AWISA) Exhibition in July 2018. The delivery of AWISA required building the...

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06 Dec 2018
in Europe, News

Prague Congress Centre hosts its first zero-waste event

Prague Congress Centre (PCC) recently hosted its first completely sustainable event, at which more than 60% of waste was saved. The event was organised by Byznys Pro Spolecnost in cooperation with Zatisi Catering and the PCC.The scene, decorations and refreshments were made in accordance with a zero-waste policy, and were handmade from natural, reusable or recyclable materials. Branding was displayed on LED screens, eliminating the...

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05 Dec 2018
Europa Showfreight expands into Germany with new partnership
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Europa Showfreight expands into Germany with new partnership

Europa Showfreight, a dedicated division of logistics provider Europa Worldwide Group, has forged a new partnership with German transport and logistics company Cretschmar MesseCargo. Europa will now be the UK partner of Cretschmar Cargo for exhibition logistics. The companies have a combined total of more than 150 years’ experience in the industry, and will work together on specific exhibitions across Germany. Jeff Broom, Showfreight Manager...

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04 Dec 2018
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre sets new standards for catering
in Asia, News

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre sets new standards for catering

The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) has announced a number of new appointments to its 330-strong catering team, which has served over 2.4 million patrons over the past year. After the appointment of Mr Paul Jeffrey Chandler as Director – Food & Beverage early 2017, HML added new positions and restructured the Division. Mr Richie Li joined HML as Assistant Director – Food...

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03 Dec 2018
Design to build: the A to Z of exhibition stand planning
in Expert Opinion

Design to build: the A to Z of exhibition stand planning

What exactly do you need to consider when planning your next exhibition stand design and build? Stephen Lindsay of exhibition stand designer DMN Design Build has put together a handy A-Z of what you need to be thinking about before, during and after your exhibition.   A is for Artwork. The foundation of every great exhibition stand is the concept and the artwork that brings it...

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03 Dec 2018
The rise of the meetings house of Saudi
in Expert Opinion, Middle East

The rise of the meetings house of Saudi

By Danielle Curtis, Exhibition Director Middle East, IBTM Arabia   Historically, the economy in the Middle East has been built on selling oil, with the countries there investing little capital in other sectors. Today, all that has changed. The price of oil has dropped and environmental pressures mean global powers are likely to seek alternatives to it as fuel. Oil-rich Middle Eastern countries have been...

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03 Dec 2018
Basel set for a record-breaking year in 2019
in Europe, News

Basel set for a record-breaking year in 2019

2019 is set to be a record-breaking year for the Congress Centre Basel (CCB) in Switzerland, which is expecting a greater number of events and attendees than ever before. In the first quarter of 2019, the city plays host to the 50th annual meeting of the International Association of Professional Conference Organisers (IAPCO). Following this is the annual meeting of the German and Austrian Society...

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30 Nov 2018
Los Angeles Convention Center hires Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Finance
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Los Angeles Convention Center hires Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Finance

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by AEG Facilities, has announced the appointment of Shaun Davis, CVP (pictured left) as the new Vice President of Operations and Ben Zarhoud, CPA (right) as the new Vice President of Finance. Shaun joins the LACC from Salt Lake City, Utah with over 20 years of operations management experience. He...

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28 Nov 2018
UK’s Liverpool Arena to rebrand as M&S Bank Arena in 2019
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UK’s Liverpool Arena to rebrand as M&S Bank Arena in 2019

M&S Bank has announced that it will become the official naming partner of the UK’s Liverpool Arena, which will be renamed the M&S Bank Arena early in 2019. The Liverpool Echo, the city’s daily newspaper, will continue its 10-year partnership with the arena as a key business partner. Sue Fox, CEO of M&S Bank, said: “M&S Bank has been based in the North West since...

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28 Nov 2018
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