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Stuart Wood

New board member for East of England Arena
in Europe, News

New board member for East of England Arena

UK-based East of England Arena and Events Centre (EEAEC) has appointed Jason Lunn as its newest board member. Lunn, who has been general manager of the venue for the past two and a half years, will now serve as venue director and join the Showground Services Boards. SGS is the business that manages the venue on behalf of its charitable owners. Lunn commented: “I am...

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16 Jul 2018
New ways of thinking with blockchain
in Expert Opinion, News

New ways of thinking with blockchain

Enrico Gallorini, CEO, GRS Research & Strategy, explores blockchain and looks at how it will impact our lives from a business perspective. “For the first time, one internet user is now able to transfer a unique piece of digital property to another internet user” In the last three decades we have experienced the power of technology in creating connections, even where previously it seemed impossible. In...

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13 Jul 2018
Smart manufacturing is taking off at Dubai Airshow 2019
in Asia, Middle East, News

Smart manufacturing is taking off at Dubai Airshow 2019

The Dubai Airshow has announced that its upcoming 2019 event will focus heavily on smart manufacturing. There will be an exhibition pavilion and a knowledge sharing conference dedicated to the topic, where industry insiders will discuss the future benefits of smart manufacturing for affordability, quality, and customisation. Smart manufacturing aims to make use of advanced information and manufacturing technologies, to enable flexibility in physical processes....

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12 Jul 2018
Malaysia provides a taste of its unique cuisine at Worldchefs Congress
in Asia, News

Malaysia provides a taste of its unique cuisine at Worldchefs Congress

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) in Malaysia is hosting the Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2018 from today, 11 July, until 14 July. They have announced their plans to showcase the best produce and ingredients Malaysia has to offer, as over 1,000 of the culinary world’s crème de la crème arrive in Kuala Lumpur for the event. Led by executive chef Hisham Bin Jaafar (pictured...

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11 Jul 2018
EEAA welcomes the expansion of Melbourne Convention Centre
in Australasia, News

EEAA welcomes the expansion of Melbourne Convention Centre

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has released a statement welcoming the recently completed expansion of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). The MCEC completed the A$350m expansion earlier this week. It comprises a total of 20,000sqm, with 9,000sqm of exhibition space as well as a theatre, multiple meeting rooms, a banquet room, a café and a bar. The expansion ensures that...

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10 Jul 2018
MITEC’s new event management platform goes live
in Asia, News

MITEC’s new event management platform goes live

The Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) has launched its new event management and coordination platform. Powered by Ungerboeck, the software offers a streamlined system for customer relationship management (CRM), sales, events and finance, as well as providing a centralised location for all event documentation. Mala Dorasamy, who is director of marketing and sales as well as project manager on the new platform, said...

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06 Jul 2018
New research suggests business travellers feel safer at airports than train stations
in News, World

New research suggests business travellers feel safer at airports than train stations

New research by global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel suggests that business travellers feel safer travelling via plane than by train, bus, taxi, or on foot. In a survey of 2008 regular business travellers across four continents and 17 countries, they found that only 31% of people said they were concerned about travelling via plane. This is compared with 50% who said they were...

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03 Jul 2018
MCEC appoints director of information technology
in Australasia, News, Region

MCEC appoints director of information technology

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has announced the appointment of Celeste Johnston as their new director of information technology. Johnston joins MCEC from AGL, where she was head of digital technology quality assurance, digital transformation capability leader. She has held a number of senior positions with organisations including Credit Suisse, Telstra and Coles Myer. MCEC chief executive Peter King said he was excited...

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03 Jul 2018
Manchester’s EventCity goes on tour
in Europe, News

Manchester’s EventCity goes on tour

Manchester-based event space EventCity is embarking on a tour of the UK this week, under the banner #EventCityInYourCity. The team will start the 1,500 mile tour in the north, visiting agents in Manchester before stopping at Confex Future Focus, which takes place on 4-5 July at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse. 1,500 exhibition attendees will have the chance to experience the venue’s new in-house catering offering The...

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03 Jul 2018
The 28th annual dinner of the HKECIA
in Asia, News

Annual survey confirms Hong Kong’s position as trade fair capital of Asia

The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) has released the latest in its series of annual surveys of the exhibition activities in Hong Kong. The results show continued growth in the region, reaffirming Hong Kong’s position as the trade fair capital of Asia. Key indicators of the survey, such as the number of exhibiting companies and the number of exhibition visitors, show encouraging...

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28 Jun 2018
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