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So you think you know exhibitions? FeaturesWorld

EW asks three senior executives what they think our potential audience should know about the way global exhibitions are evolving, as featured in the latest edition of Exhibition World (Issue 3 | 2018), online now. Aida Lutaj CEO, Expocity Albania Exhibitions stimulate economic development, advance national and regional industries and increase opportunities for foreign investments. By creating this platform locally, we help SMEs develop and add...

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Realising potential Expert OpinionFeaturesWorld

Kai Hattendorf, UFI managing director, raises big questions and reflects on different discussions in his most recent UFI Column featured in Exhibition World (Issue 3 | 2018), online now. The second quarter of the year is the busiest time of the year for most of us, and it is not different for the UFI team. Whether it’s travelling to our own events and membership meetings around the...

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Backed by the ministries AsiaFeatures

TCEB’s Nichapa Yoswee gives us a peek at the inner workings of her new collaboration with ministries to help pitch for tradeshows, as featured in issue 2 | 2018 of Exhibition World. The world of convention and exhibition bureaus can be divided into those who view exhibitions as essentially business tourism, and those who view it (rightly) as a function of industry. Nichapa Yoswee, the...

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Going global EuropeFeaturesWorld

Germany is home to many of the world’s leading events, but now more than ever it is taking its shows abroad.  – Words by Antony Reeve-Crook While many of the world’s largest private organisers are based in the UK, the biggest shows in the world take place in Germany. According to AUMA, the German exhibition industry association, two thirds of the world’s leading international trade...

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Making it look Easy FeaturesWorld

Håkan Gershagen reflects on 45 years of exhibition experience, and the evolution of the industry as we know it today  – Interview by Antony Reeve-Crook “When I started out on my first exhibitions industry job in 1973 as an outsider and entrepreneur, the front of the sales brochure in my hand showed a photo of the venue and inside, the shows we sold. And B2B,...

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Home and away EuropeFeatures

RAI Amsterdam is launching of its 46-year-old brand Intertraffic in Indonesia. Chief operating officer Maurits van der Sluis talks to EW about business both home and away Tell us about the launch in Indonesia? RAI Amsterdam’s Intertraffic, the largest and most important trade event brand in the global traffic industry expands to Indonesia with Intertraffic Indonesia 2018. The event will present the latest traffic and...

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Regaining a regional focus AustralasiaFeatures

Talk2 Media and Events has taken over from Reed Exhibitions Australia as organiser of AIME. Talk2 Media’s CEO Matt Pearce talks to EW about partnering with the Melbourne Convention Bureau to return the event to its former Asia-Pac glory. The Asia Pacific Incentives Meetings Event, otherwise known as AIME, has a proud heritage that we are keen to build on. Since being awarded the management rights,...

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Oriental pearl Features

EW looks at Shenzhen, home to one of the largest exhibition venue construction projects in the world – in one of the world’s hottest neighbourhoods – Words by Antony Reeve-Crook The development of the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center (SWECC) in China is whetting organisers’ appetites all over the world. In March, the International Organisers Network (a joint strategic partnership between UK event organiser...

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Dealmakers Expert OpinionFeaturesWorld

Steve Monnington, managing director of Mayfield Media Strategies, writes about ‘Dealmakers’ in the latest edition of Exhibition World (Issue 2 | 2018). In my last column I looked at the upcoming acquisition of UBM by Informa which, if shareholders approve it, means that the resulting business will be the world’s largest exhibition organiser. It’s likely to happen by the middle of this year. Ascential are moving...

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Is bigger better? Expert OpinionFeaturesWorld

In light of the recent UBM and Informa merger, Exhibition World asks ‘Is bigger better?’, exploring the opportunities and obstacles associated with the new mergers and acquisitions landscape.  Read the full feature below and the edited feature in the latest edition of EW (Issue 2 | 2018), here. Paul Woodward Chairman, Paul Woodward Advisory The proposed takeover by Informa of UBM has once again raised questions...

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