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Eventful Nov/Dec calendar for ADNEC Middle East

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has been hosting four major events in early December at its ADNEC centre in the Emirati capital. The 13th International Society of Hemodialysis Congress closed on 8 December, having showcased the latest technologies in the field of hemodialysis and nephrology, in addition to advancements in research and clinical practices. Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin...

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PCMA sets economic progress and social prosperity as goals for first Leadership Summit Americas

Civic and corporate leaders from four continents will gather January 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for a two-day forum on how business events can create diversified and sustainable opportunities for economic and social prosperity. The 6 and 7 January programme was created by Chicago-based PCMA to bring together a core international group of association CEOs, corporate leaders and municipal leaders. Participants include representatives from McDonald’s Corp.; Caesars Entertainment;...

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WBE extends partnership with Gleanin into 2019 Europe

B2B event organiser UK-based Western Business Exhibitions (WBE) has confirmed it is to continue its partnership with event tech provider Gleanin for its 2019 events. WBE was recently acquired by Nineteen Group and owns seven trade publications and runs 10 B2B events in the UK, concentrated in the health & safety, facilities, engineering and security industries. In 2018 17% of all registrants to WBE events...

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The Exhibitionists: new podcast launch World

Two leading commentators from the global trade show industry, Stephanie Selesnick and Antony Reeve-Crook, have launched a podcast, The Exhibitionists. Three editions are now available and feature interviews with the founder of a leading trade show dedicated to the legitimate cannabis distribution industry, the president of industry association UFI, and senior executives from exhibition organisers making waves in Latin America. “Given our exposure to the...

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Jack Morton announces several senior appointments World

Global brand experience agency Jack Morton has announced three executive leadership appointments. Craig Millon (pictured) will assume the role of chief client officer. Edward Scott has been promoted to the role of president – US, and Sharon Crichton will rejoin the agency as executive vice president, global head of production. In the last year, Jack Morton has reported several high-profile wins and continues to expand...

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Messe Frankfurt takes over Clean Show Europe

Messe Frankfurt has finalised a deal with the Clean Show Executive Committee (CEC) to purchase the largest trade fair for textile care in the Western Hemisphere. The Clean Show is held every two years rotating throughout the US. As a part of the acquisition, the five industry associations that are involved in the sale will maintain their close involvement and Messe Frankfurt aims to continue...

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Too big to succeed? Expert Opinion

By Paul Woodward, Chairman of Paul Woodward Advisory Every exhibition organiser that has them loves them; the giant shows, the bedrock of the business, money machines with margins better than selling crack cocaine. But what’s going on? I was debating with a colleague at the end of last week which would be the next shoe to fall. Cebit is gone. Baselworld is in intensive care. Thirteen...

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Can sustainability look good AND be good for business? Expert Opinion

By Sam Rowe, CEO of Ignition   The battle to get large company clients interested in sustainability is basically over. They’re talking about it at the very least, or else they’re forming and exercising environmental and social impact policies. Sustainability is on the strategic agenda to stay. But other debates remain, including how to convince clients that sustainable can also be beautiful and, at the...

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Italian Exhibition Group posts 22% growth in revenues Europe

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) has posted some strong growth results for the period up to 30 September 2018, including revenues up from €91.7m euros to €111.8m. EBITDA was up to €22.3m from €16.5m for the year. Any comparison with the figures of the previous year, however, needs to take into consideration some changes in the corporate structure (in March 2018, FB International Inc. became part of...

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Gothenburg to welcome Associations World Congress 2019 Europe

On 7–9 April 2019, Sweden’s second city, Gothenburg, will welcome the Associations World Congress & Expo (AWC). It will be a first visit to Scandinavia for the AWC, which will be held in the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre (SECC). “We are very excited to launch a new and progressive programme for the next congress and to have the opportunity to share an amazing venue...

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