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Stuart Wood

Can sustainability look good AND be good for business?
in Expert Opinion, News

Can sustainability look good AND be good for business?

Sam Rowe, CEO of agency Ignition, examines where the responsibility for sustainability lies within the events industry.   The battle to get large company clients interested in sustainability is basically over. They’re talking about it, at the very least, or else they’re forming and exercising environmental and social impact policies. Sustainability is on the strategic agenda to stay. But other debates remain, including how to convince clients...

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14 Nov 2018
UK organiser Mack Brooks Exhibitions partners with ADITUS
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UK organiser Mack Brooks Exhibitions partners with ADITUS

UK-based organiser Mack Brooks Exhibitions has announced a new partnership with German ticketing and registration tech company ADITUS GmbH. Mack Brooks will be using ticketing, exhibitor management and admission solutions from ADITUS for seven trade fairs in Germany and Switzerland. Liljana Goszdziewski, Exhibition Director at Mack Brooks Exhibitions, commented: “One of the convincing factors was that ADITUS offers comprehensive, tailor-made solutions for the complex German-speaking...

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14 Nov 2018
British Airways launch partnership with ExCel London
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British Airways launch partnership with ExCel London

British Airways and ExCeL London have launched a year-long collaboration that will grant BA exclusive airline partner status. The partnership will give British Airways the opportunity to use advertising space in and around ExCeL, as well as an opportunity to offer deals and discounts to visitors, exhibitors and delegates attending exhibitions and conferences, from the both the UK and overseas. The Docklands Airport is right...

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13 Nov 2018
The past, present and future of exhibition stand design
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The past, present and future of exhibition stand design

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 Mark Sykes, executive creative director at...

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13 Nov 2018
Cape Town’s CTICC is bringing events to Africa for the first time
in Africa, News

Cape Town’s CTICC is bringing events to Africa for the first time

The Cape Town International Conference Centre has been awarded 15 international conferences in the last six months, many of which will be hosted on the African continent for the first time. Among the conferences won are the Association of International Schools in Africa Conference 2019, the HIV Research for Prevention Conference, the World Self Medication Industry 2020, and the Asian Racing Conference (ARC) 2020. Julie-May...

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12 Nov 2018
Asia expands its presence at IBTM World
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Asia expands its presence at IBTM World

IBTM World has revealed a 23% increase in space taken by exhibitors from the Asia Pacific region ahead of its 2018 event, which will take place from 27-29 November 2018 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. The growth is a result of several new exhibitors taking stands this year, as well as some long-term exhibitors taking larger spaces. Amongst the new exhibitors from Asia Pacific...

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12 Nov 2018
Dubai on the cutting edge for event tech
in Asia, News

Dubai on the cutting edge for event tech

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has debuted its Event Plus online platform, a digital asset that provides exhibitors and contractors with a seamless and transparent point of access to DWTC’s products and services. The online platform has been created to simplify the experience for event organisers, contractors and companies exhibiting at events held at DWTC. It is aligned with UAE Vision 2021 launched by His...

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09 Nov 2018
Top tips on how to measure return on investment once the party’s over
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Top tips on how to measure return on investment once the party’s over

Knowing why you’re holding a particular event, and being able to objectively measure the results against your initial criteria, is a crucial element of event organisation, but it is the one part that’s often overlooked after the excitement of the event is finished. Ahead of IBTM World 2018, EW asked two ROI experts what their top tips are for measuring return on investment at events....

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07 Nov 2018
This Spanish tourism fair is expanding into the MICE sector
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This Spanish tourism fair is expanding into the MICE sector

Tourism fair FITUR 2019, taking place in Madrid from 23-27 January, has announced a new B2B area focusing on MICE tourism. FITUR MITM – MICE & Business will contain a schedule of up to 30 pre-established appointments between exhibitor companies. It will provide a networking tool focused on incentives, meetings and business travel tourism. FITUR hopes the new area will connect exhibitors to 100 highly-qualified...

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07 Nov 2018
UK’s ESSA announces awards shortlist
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UK’s ESSA announces awards shortlist

The United Kingdom’s Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has revealed the finalists for its annual awards, to be held at the ESSA Chairman’s Ball & Awards Night 2018, which follows the ESSA Conference at Arena MK on Thursday 29th November 2018. 17 event industry professionals and organisations have been announced as finalists in four awards: The ESSA Young Person Award, The ESSA Unsung Hero...

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07 Nov 2018
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