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A new digital model for the tradeshow industry Expert OpinionWorld

AMR executive chairman Denzil Rankine on new ideas, new revenue streams and new skillsets in tomorrow’s digitalised exhibition industry. Look at a photograph of a tradeshow 10 or 20 years ago. It looks much the same as most today; plenty of big stands plenty of profit for the organiser. But don’t be fooled. The audience has changed. Visitors used to travel to trade shows to...

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The 28th annual dinner of the HKECIA Asia

The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) has released the latest in its series of annual surveys of the exhibition activities in Hong Kong. The results show continued growth in the region, reaffirming Hong Kong’s position as the trade fair capital of Asia. Key indicators of the survey, such as the number of exhibiting companies and the number of exhibition visitors, show encouraging...

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Manchester’s EventCity invites event professionals for sneak peek Europe

A selected group of agencies and professionals in the events industry were invited to get a glimpse of EventCity, a bespoke events space in Manchester situated inside TraffordCity. The guests were served brunch by the venue’s new in-house catering offering The Kitchen. They were then given a chance to take a look at EventCity, the largest events space in the north of England with a...

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Dates set for India’s largest travel trade shows in 2019 Asia

Indian travel media organisation Fairfest Media has announced its travel trade show calendar for 2019. This will include the Business & Luxury Travel Mart (BLTM) Delhi from 18-19 January, and Outbound Travel Mart (OTM) Mumbai taking place shortly after, from 23-25 January. Throughout the early stages of 2019 there will also be events taking place in Ahmedabad, Chennai, Bengaluru and Kolkata. The full schedule can...

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EEAA receives global award for industry impact AustralasiaWorld

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has won the Industry Impact Award for the second year running. The award is hosted by Exhibition World and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and was given to EEAA for their efforts to promote Global Exhibitions Day 2018, and for their support of the industry as a whole. The EEAA is the peak industry...

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Sudden exit for ICCA CEO Sirk EuropeWorld

The Board of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has announced the sudden departure of long-serving CEO, Martin Sirk, who is to step down from his position with the association at the end of July 2018. With Sirk’s swift departure, the ICCA Board said the association’s chief value officer, Dennis Speet would with “immediate effect” lead ICCA as its acting CEO. The Board said in a statement that...

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MCI puts sustainability first in annual report Europe

Events agency MCI has released its 2017 annual sustainability report, which highlights the important role that environmentally friendly and inclusive policies play in their business. CEO Sebastien Tondeur opened the report by saying: “What started as a small Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme has blossomed to become a core pillar of the MCI culture and brand. Sustainability is now part of our business strategy, our...

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Knocking on Europe’s door EuropeFeaturesRegion

A gateway to Europe, Holland harvests a pro-business climate – Words by Sarah-Claire Picton Ranking third Best Country for Business (Forbes, 19 December 2017), and with a GDP of around US$846bn in 2018, the Netherlands has the 17th largest economy in the world and is a leading global knowledge economy. From Amsterdam to Rotterdam, The Hague to Maastricht, each city leaves a lingering impression on...

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Ascential shareholders approve sale of events to ITE Group EuropeWorld

Ascential shareholders have approved the disposal of Ascential Exhibitions to ITE Group at a General Meeting on 25 June, following the announcement of the proposed sale earlier this year. The deal is thought to be worth around £300m (US$396,747,000) and will encompass Spring and Autumn Fair, Bett, CWIEME, Pure, Glee and BVE event brands, leaving the company with Cannes Lions and fintech event Money 20/20. The sale...

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