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Stuart Wood

The Independent Hotel Show launches in Amsterdam
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The Independent Hotel Show launches in Amsterdam

The Independent Hotel Show has announced the launch of its first European edition, taking place in RAI Amsterdam next year. The event will run from 8-9 May 2019, and its mission will be to broaden support of forward-thinking, independently spirited hoteliers. The Independent Hotel Show was founded in London in 2012, and has proven successful ever since. It brings together thousands of hotel owners, general...

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31 Jul 2018
Swatch pulls out of $50m Baselworld sponsorship
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Swatch pulls out of $50m Baselworld sponsorship

Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group has pulled out of the annual Baselworld watch and jewellery trade fair, as Reuters reports. Swatch is the fair’s largest and most important sponsor, and it is not the first to pull out of the show. Several brands have already departed, citing high costs and insufficient returns. Major exhibitors such as Swatch budget about USD$50m for each edition of the fair,...

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31 Jul 2018
How two Italian trade shows are taking on climate change
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How two Italian trade shows are taking on climate change

Ecomondo and Key Energy are two upcoming trade shows which will take place at the Rimini Expo Centre in Italy, from 6-9 November 2018. The shows, which are organised by the Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), will be held simultaneously at the venue, and will occupy 129,000sqm of exhibit space ready to host over 1,300 companies and 116,000 attendees. Some of the key topics which will...

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30 Jul 2018
Sustainable living: new eco fair comes to Madrid
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Sustainable living: new eco fair comes to Madrid

Diversified Communications, organiser of Organic Food Iberia, has announced the launch of a major new Iberian trade event for sustainable beauty and eco living. Eco Living Iberia will launch alongside Organic Food Iberia at the IFEMA exhibition centre in Madrid on 6-7 June 2019. The events, which are separate but co-located, form the first international ecological trade event to ever be staged in Spain. Over...

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27 Jul 2018
New UFI partnership prepares next generation of eventprofs
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New UFI partnership prepares next generation of eventprofs

UFI, the global association for the exhibitions industry, has joined a new partnership with SACEOS Singapore. The two groups have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see them collaborating on a programme for talent and executive development. The ‘Asia Pacific Executive Development Programme’ aims to improve the future-readiness of exhibitions professionals in the region. It will have industry-first recognised certification, and hopes to launch...

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26 Jul 2018
Informa releases half-year financial results for 2018
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Informa releases half-year financial results for 2018

Global B2B information services group Informa PLC has released its six-month financial figures for the period ending 30 June 2018. Revenue during this period was £957m (US$1.26bn). Among the other key findings were improving revenue growth, reported at +4.6%, and increased adjusted operating profit, reported at +3.3% to £294m (US$387m). Informa reported a free cash flow up 4.9% to £119m (US$157m). Their balance sheet showed...

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25 Jul 2018
In pictures: Sticky Wicket 2018
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In pictures: Sticky Wicket 2018

Annual charity cricket event Sticky Wicket raised over £50,000 (US$65,763) for the UK youth cricket and disability sports charity Lord’s Taverners. Event professionals from around the world gathered in London’s Regents Park, 11 July, for competitive cricket fun, with fundraising events held throughout the day. EW’s sister publication Exhibition News and the Confex team finished as semi-finalists, with organiser Easyfairs taking the win. Sticky Wicket’s 2019 dates are...

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25 Jul 2018
Register now for the UFI Global Congress in St Petersburg
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Register now for the UFI Global Congress in St Petersburg

The 85th UFI Global Congress is taking place in St Petersburg this year, from 31 October – 3 November 2018. UFI say this year’s event will have a special focus on global economic developments. There will be talks on economic growth, regional economic developments, false news and buying patterns, as well as reviews of GDP, EPS and stock indices. Delegates will be guided through these topics...

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24 Jul 2018
Cvent launches “Event Management Technology For Dummies”
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Cvent launches “Event Management Technology For Dummies”

Event technology company Cvent has announced the publication of a new book, Event Management Technology for Dummies. The book, produced in partnership with Wiley and its For Dummies brand, outlines how organisations can successfully plan and run great events using event management technology. Patrick Smith, chief marketing officer at Cvent, said: “Event management technology gives event professionals and marketers the tools they need to plan, execute...

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23 Jul 2018
Worlds top 20 destinations revealed for meetings and events
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Worlds top 20 destinations revealed for meetings and events

A new index published by Eventex has revealed the top 20 destinations for meetings and events around the world. The USA was first, followed by the UK and the Netherlands tied for second place. Others high placers were Austria, Italy, Poland and Belgium. The results are based on a weighted score that takes into account the number of wins from each destination in the Global Event...

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23 Jul 2018
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