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AEO’s Chris Skeith to lead EEAA’s 2018 Global Exchange AustralasiaEurope

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australia has announced the date for its 2018 Global Exchange, which will take place on 3 October at ICC Sydney and L’Aqua at Cockle Bay Wharf. Chris Skeith, CEO of the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) in the UK, will deliver the Global Exchange Oration this year. It will be held from 5:30 – 8:00pm at ICC Sydney. Skeith...

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These are the PSI’s 2018 sustainability awards winners EuropeWorld

The Promotional Product Service Institute (PSI) recently hosted its 2018 PSI Sustainability Awards, recognising those in the industry contributing positively towards the environment. The awards were held at the Kurhaus in Wiesbaden, Germany on 7 September, and were preceded by a PSI sustainability summit, where industry and business representatives gathered to exchange ideas. Among the winners of the sustainability awards were packaging/advertising company Karl Knauer...

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When the going gets tough Features

The collapse of its signature event presented unseen opportunities for one of the US’s most international associations. Antony Reeve-Crook investigates. When the National Cable Television Association announced plans to ‘sunset’ its annual Internet and Television Expo (INTX) trade show in 2016, the term couldn’t have been more appropriate. The association was about to retire a 65-year-old event titled the Cable Show that it had dressed...

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Emerald acquires Total Tech Summit for US$28m Americas

US event producer Emerald Expositions Events has announced the acquisition of Total Tech Summit from EH Media, as well as a group of complementary tech events, for US$28m. Among the other shows acquired from EH are CEPro, dedicated to custom tech integration, and Campus Safety, which serves security professionals responsible for schools and academic campuses. There is also Commercial Integrator, a top information source for...

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Using AR at Events Expert Opinion

Karl Hindson (pictured below), Creative Engagement Group’s head of technology, on introducing interactive tech at events   The inspiration for my recent talk at Confex came from a brief we received for a medical conference from a pharma client. “We want something completely different,” they said. Which was great as a challenge, but something to be cautious about, considering Pharma regulations and being respectful of...

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Will digital marketing take over trade shows? Expert Opinion

Stanley Tan (pictured below), digital marketing manager at Selby’s, examines whether the trade show is at risk in the era of digital marketing.   In recent years, the amount of interest for digital marketing has skyrocketed, while trade shows have been declining. With digital marketing, you can reach millions of people with Facebook, and by spending 10% of your TV advertising budget, you can reach...

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The Big 5 Qatar has the backing of the country’s Prime Minister Asia

The Big 5 is an upcoming construction exhibition being held at the Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre in Qatar from 24-26 September. The event is organised by dmg events, and will see over 200 exhibitors, live product demonstrations, and 40+ free education workshops. dmg has announced The Big 5 is receiving support from H.E. Skeikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Prime Minster...

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Food and Hotel Expo was UBM India’s first hospitality show on the Indian subcontinent Asia

UBM India recently completed the launch of its first food and hospitality show on the Indian subcontinent, Food and Hotel Expo (FHIn). The event took place from 5-7 September at the Sahar Star Hotel in Mumbai, India. It featured elite workshops, chef’s competitions, product invention, conferences, special events and a product launch pad. It also featured a culinary challenge featuring categories such as ‘chocolate showpiece’,...

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Biofruit Congress in Madrid is expecting 70,000 attendees Europe

Biofruit Congress is an upcoming event in Madrid, which will be held on 24 October in the Fruit Forum of Feria de Madrid. It will focus on the fresh organic produce markets, examining the new challenges and opportunities that have arisen in the wake of new European regulations. During the work day topics that will be approached include: world trends and impacts of the new...

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Circdata unveils event tech platform Fusion World

Event technology supplier Circdata has unveiled its full service event technology platform Fusion, which offers organisers a number of applications to power their customer experience. Among the new features on the updated platform are mobile event apps for visitors and exhibitors, visitor engagement and interaction features, as well as lead capture solutions for exhibitors. The full suite of Fusion applications is integrated so that all...

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