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Organisers claim rise in first-stage appointments for IBTM World  World

Organisers of IBTM World, Reed Travel Exhibitions, have announced that first-stage appointments for exhibitors are up 7% against last year, with over 3,500 more business meetings booked than at the equivalent stage in 2017. The meetings have been facilitated using an appointment system which pairs exhibitor and buyer preferences to ensure that meetings are arranged between people with whom there is a very good chance...

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SingEx Venues wins tender to manage Singapore Expo for 10 more years Asia

SingEx Venues, the management company operating Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre and its convention wing, MAX Atria, since 1999, has won the tender to continue operating the venue for up to 10 years, starting from January 2019. Singapore EXPO is Singapore’s largest MICE venue. SingEx Venues’ tender bid stressed the company’s experience and expertise and its intimate knowledge of today’s market and the evolving...

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Deutsche Messe acquires Chinese Laser Fair AsiaEurope

Hannover-based Deutsche Messe has moved to acquire a controlling interest in LaserFair Shenzhen, an established trade show for laser technology that is held annually in the southern China city, which has a population of over 12.5m. The move is part of Deutsche Messe’s strategy of expanding its event portfolio in what is one of China’s most important industrialised regions, and will give the company’s international...

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Top tips on how to measure return on investment once the party’s over Expert OpinionWorld

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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Gothenburg launches design competition for fourth tower at SECC Europe

The fourth tower at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg has moved closer to realisation, with a conceptual design competition launched, 7 November, to find a firm of architects to help visualise the city’s new meetings hub. In June, the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre Group received the go-ahead for its latest expansion plans, which include a project to build a new tower...

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This Spanish tourism fair is expanding into the MICE sector Europe

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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UK’s ESSA announces awards shortlist World

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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dmg::events appoints Chris Kilbee as Senior Vice President World

International organiser dmg::events has announced the appointment of Chris Kilbee as senior vice president, to lead its growing global construction portfolio. For the last five years, Kilbee has been based in Amsterdam with UBM where, as group director, he has led the growth and development of the company’s global pharmaceutical portfolio. As part of this role, his responsibilities included the P&L performance of a global...

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UFI releases research on women in the exhibition industry World

UFI announced the results of the ‘Women in the exhibitions industry’ research at its 85th Global Congress in St. Petersburg, Russia. The research is a joint project between UFI and its media partner m+a, providing insights into the perception of women’s and men’s skills in the workplace, the potential for advancement for women within the industry and details of the different female career drivers. More than...

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The fastest growing exhibitions company in Scandinavia Europe

The Scandinavian Exhibition Group is a new holding company founded by the owner of Nice Events Scandinavia, together with co-operation partners. The Group is one of the top 10 exhibition organisers in Scandinavia, and by far the fastest growing. CEO Bjorn Delin attributes the company’s growth to a few factors. He commented: “We are growing very quickly through organic growth, new launches and co-operations as...

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