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In pictures: day 1 at IMEX America Gallery

The first day proper of IMEX America 2018 got off to a strong, business-led start with plenty of education on show. The MPI keynote How to work with and lead people not like you was delivered by Kelly McDonald was part of a programme of over 250 education sessions at the show (95% of them CE points certified). The power of experiential as a tool to grow...

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Tarsus Group expands its operations in Mexico with buyout of E.J.Krause Tarsus Americas

UK-based Tarsus Group has bought the remaining 50% share of its joint venture in Mexico with E.J. Krause for $18m. The global organiser has also announced deals in Southeast Asia and the United Arab Emirates. “Mexico is a large and fast-growing market, and this agreement to acquire the remaining 50% interest in EJK Tarsus Mexico, thereby assuming full control of the Mexican business, represents an...

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Russia: open to the exhibition world AsiaEuropeFeatures

In this month’s cover feature, EW speaks to three key figures in the Russian events industry, and hears how the country is putting itself on the industry map.   Alexey Kalachev, director of the Russian Convention Bureau, is leading a new strategic push for events in Russia: “The turnover of congresses in the world is estimated to be worth US$1 trillion, of which Russia’s share...

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Venue schemes: new builds and renovations Features

EW rounds up the latest news and developments from the global venue scene.   Mexican ICC opens A new convention space in La Paz, Mexico (pictured above) has opened. The International Convention Centre of La Paz offers 179,000 square feet of exhibition and conference space next to the Sea of Cortez. The ICC La Paz is 25 minutes from the La Paz International Airport and two hours...

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MITEC signs exclusive international partnership with GICEC Asia

The Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) and Guangdong Tanzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center (GICEC) in China have sealed an exclusive collaborative partnership. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was recently signed between MITEC and GICEC marks an official partnership that is expected to increase cooperation and foster greater ties between two trading nations. Signing on behalf of MITEC, CEO Gunther Beissel remarked...

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Messe Munchen’s new ticketing system can admit visitors in three seconds Europe

German exhibitions company Messe Munchen GmbH implemented a new ticketing system from ADITUS at its recent Expo Real 2018, which can complete the entire admission process within three seconds. The event ran from 8-10 October in Munich, and made use of technology which helps streamline the process from online registration to the self-badging gate. 120 turnstiles were converted, helping crowds of visitors at the entrance...

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CTICC comes out on top at the Top40 Women in MICE Awards Africa

The Cape Town International Convention Centre was in celebration mode when three female leaders – Tracy Mkhize, general manager: operations – food & beverage, Adéle Maritz, international business development manager, and Bianca van Niekerk, national business development manager, were named 2018 Top40 Women in MICE. CEO of the CTICC Julie-May Ellingson, said: “We are extremely proud of Tracy, Adèle and Bianca! The South African business events...

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TTG Travel Experience brings together execs from Google, Expedia and more Europe

Three events dedicated to the tourism industry have recently concluded at Rimini Fiera in Italy: TTG Travel Experience, SIA Hospitality Design and SUN Beach & Outdoor Style. The events were organised by the Italian Exhibition Group, which has organised over 200 events to date, offering the most suitable tools for market analysis to the tourist industry chain. Top managers of Google, Booking.com and Expedia attended...

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FFANY and Informa get in step on footwear shows Americas

The Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY), the non-profit organisation that leads FFANY Market Weeks in New York and its NY Shoe Expo Tradeshows, and Informa plc, organiser of FN PLATFORM, MAGIC, Coterie and PROJECT, have announced they will coordinate their trade show calendars for this sector in future. FFANY’s New York Shoe Expo in Manhattan on 5-7 February takes place on the same days as the Informa’s...

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Blackstone confirms acquisition of NEC Group AmericasEurope

Private equity company Blackstone has announced the acquisition of the UK’s NEC Group – encompassing the NEC, Resorts World Arena, ICC Birmingham, The Ticket Factory and more –from the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group (known as LDC) in a deal worth a reported £800m. LDC originally backed a management buyout of the Group from Birmingham City Council in 2015 for £307m. Since then,...

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