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MCEC appoints director of marketing and communications Australasia

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has appointed Carolyn Johnson as director of Marketing and Communications. She will take up her new role on 9 July 2018. Johnson worked most recently at hospitality, tourism and sport fund Hostplus, where she was head of marketing and had previously held a number of senior marketing positions with brands including Pacific Brands and Crown Resorts. MCEC chief executive...

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SITE’s new CITP certification exam to be offered at IMEX America AmericasWorld

The Certified Incentive Travel Professional (CITP), a new, designation for mid to senior level incentive travel professionals offered by Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), is to be offered at IMEX America later this year. Since its launch at IMEX Frankfurt last month, the programme has seen 25 incentive professionals already earning their CITP designation. Registration is open for the Vegas public sitting of the CITP exam,...

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Trade talk: Italian trade fair sector in 2018 EuropeRegion

Earlier this month, Italy’s AEFI hosted a government advocacy event in Rome; Exhibition World attended the event, with Iain Stirling, global portfolio director on the panel (pictured below). EW caught up with AEFI to find out more about the Italian trade fair sector in 2018. Regarding the digital infrastructure, Fiera Roma made a huge investment in its Wi-Fi network and high speed fibber optic cable...

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CEIR releases part three in How to Grow Attendance series AmericasWorld

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has announced, 19 June, the release of the third report in its newest series for attendee marketers, How to Grow Attendance. Report Three: Messaging that Resonates and Delivers identifies the three primary ingredients of marketing messaging that help drive attendee growth.  “Report Two explains the importance of using an array of tactics that line up with a target audience’s media...

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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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AERO South Africa landing in 2019 thanks to Messe collaboration AfricaEuropeWorld

AERO, the global show for general aviation that has taking place at Lake Constance for over 40 years, is landing in South Africa next year thanks to a close partnership between Messe Friedrichshafen and Messe Frankfurt. Messe Frankfurt South Africa will put on the first AERO SOUTH AFRICA at the Woonderboom Airfield in Pretoria, South Africa, 4-6 July 2019. “The collaboration with Messe Frankfurt South...

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In pictures: London Tech Week 2018 EuropeGalleryRegionVideos

London, Europe’s ‘technology capital’, became a nucleus of digital innovation as London Tech Week launched its fifth edition, 11-17 June. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, formally opened the festival on 11 June. Co-founded by promotional agency London & Partners in 2014, LTW is London’s largest crowd-sourced festival of tech and featured live events across the city, covering topics like fintech, creative and enterprise tech and...

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Kate Thornton announced as Confex Future Focus keynote EuropeVideos

Mash Media, organiser of the inaugural UK-based Confex Future Focus (CFF), has announced TV presenter Kate Thornton as the keynote speaker for the spin-off exhibition of International Confex. Thornton, who has presented high profile programmes including The X Factor, Top of the Pops, Loose Women and The Brit Awards, will take to the stage on Thursday 5 July, day two of the show. “We are thrilled to announce that...

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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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Spintelligent to launch Farm-Tech Expo Kenya Africa

Organised by Spintelligent, the outdoor farming expo Farm-Tech Expo Kenya is set to take place at Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO) in Naivasha, Kenya, 12-13 September. The event organisers are Spintelligent, the multi-award-winning Cape Town-based organiser of trade exhibitions and conferences across the continent. Other events by Spintelligent include African Utility Week, Future Energy East Africa, Future Energy Nigeria, Agritech Expo Zambia, Kenya Mining...

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