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Stuart Wood

VisitBritain partners Eurostar and Virgin Trains to give business events a boost
in Europe, News

VisitBritain partners Eurostar and Virgin Trains to give business events a boost

VisitBritain has announced a new partnership with Eurostar and Virgin Trains, which will offer a united travel service for the MICE industry, helping to boost international business events in the UK. The partnership was announced at IBTM World, and will give international event planners the freedom to book multi-stop journeys from mainland Europe to British destinations. It will increase connectivity to destinations such as Birmingham,...

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28 Nov 2018
In conversation: OCTANORM’s Hans Bruder
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In conversation: OCTANORM’s Hans Bruder

The World Exhibition Stand Awards are a new set of awards designed to celebrate the very best in exhibition stand design and experience – whatever the show, wherever in the world, and whoever the client. The awards will be taking place in The International Pavilion at International Confex, on 28 February. Read more about the WESAs here. Ahead of the awards, EW spoke to Hans Bruder, managing director at OCTANORM Service Partner...

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28 Nov 2018
Trade fair Organic Food Iberia receives support from region of Andalucia
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Trade fair Organic Food Iberia receives support from region of Andalucia

Trade fair Organic Food Iberia has announced that Andalucia, Spain’s biggest organic producing region, will host a 100-producer strong pavilion at the 2019 event. Organic Food Iberia will be taking place in the IFEMA exhibition centre in Madrid, from 6-7 June 2019. Key Spanish brands including Productos DulceSol and AxarFruit will be present. The 800sqm pavilion, hosted with support from organic association Ecovalia, will showcase...

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26 Nov 2018
SIFER celebrates 20th anniversary and on track with more space for 2019
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SIFER celebrates 20th anniversary and on track with more space for 2019

Railway industry tradeshow SIFER is stepping up its space offer to industry contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, public-transport operators and management authorities. Staged biennially in Lille, in the heartland of the French railway industry, SIFER has a 20-year history of offering the industry a unique opportunity to keep track of market trends, meet face-to-face, exchange ideas, and explore new avenues for business. SIFER was famously the platform...

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22 Nov 2018
dmg events opens new office in Egypt
in Africa, News

dmg events opens new office in Egypt

International events organisers dmg events has opened a new office in Egypt, as part of its continued expansion into Africa. dmg launched The Big 5 Construct Egypt in September 2018, which will soon be joined by two more confirmed events for 2019. Ports Evolution will cater for the nautical industries, while The Food & Hospitality Show Egypt will focus on the food manufacturing and catering...

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21 Nov 2018
In pictures: the 57th ICCA Congress in Dubai
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In pictures: the 57th ICCA Congress in Dubai

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) helds its 57th Congress in Dubai 10-14 November. A new President, Interim CEO and 10 awards to leading women in the sector were highlights, as well as four days of content-driven sessions and keynotes. The social highlight was the gala evening in the desert.  

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21 Nov 2018
In conversation: Rapiergroup’s Chris Litchfield
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In conversation: Rapiergroup’s Chris Litchfield

The World Exhibition Stand Awards are a new set of awards designed to celebrate the very best in exhibition stand design and experience – whatever the show, wherever in the world, and whoever the client. The awards will be taking place in The International Pavilion at International Confex, on 28 February. Read more about the WESAs here. Ahead of the awards, EW spoke to Chris Litchfield, creative director at Rapiergroup.   What...

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21 Nov 2018
Abu Dhabi petroleum exhibition sees record-breaking 145,000 visitors
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Abu Dhabi petroleum exhibition sees record-breaking 145,000 visitors

The 21st edition of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) saw a record-breaking 145,000 visitors. Among those in attendance were industry experts and VIP visitors, alongside the 2,200 exhibiting companies from 67 countries, and 29 country pavilions. Supported by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry, and the Abu Dhabi Chamber, the exhibition was held under...

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19 Nov 2018
Scotland’s SEC submits planning application for £150-200m ‘global event campus’
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Scotland’s SEC submits planning application for £150-200m ‘global event campus’

The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) has applied for planning permission in principle (PPIP) for a major expansion of its facilities, with a vision to create a unique global event campus. The £150-£200m project focuses on developing the west end of the campus and includes a dedicated entrance, additional highly flexible meeting, exhibition and networking spaces, and panoramic views of the city and River Clyde. It...

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19 Nov 2018
UFI extends its partnership with SISO
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UFI extends its partnership with SISO

UFI, the global association of the exhibitions industry, has announced an extension of its collaborative agreement with the society of independent show organisers (SISO). The agreement means UFI organiser members have the right to attend SISO events without becoming a SISO member and vice versa, for up to two years. Both associations hold regular joint sessions with the respective top leadership boards to review joint...

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