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CloserStill Media advances its international portfolio EuropeWorld

CloserStill Media is celebrating a major triumph following the second edition of Deutsche Vet, which took place earlier this year at Koelnmesse, 20-21 April. The veterinary conference and exhibition welcomed 2,384 delegates from across Germany, which officially makes the event the largest annual veterinary event in the country. With a significant increase in audience growth, Deutsche Vet also hosted 132 exhibitors, 86 of which reserved...

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Messe Frankfurt aiming for US$810m in sales EuropeGallery

As far as its financial position and event portfolio are concerned, the Messe Frankfurt Group claims to remain stronger than ever in 2018. Speaking at the Corporate Press Conference, 19 June, Wolfgang Marzin, president and chief executive officer of Messe Frankfurt, announced: “We are aiming for around €700m [US$810m] in sales.” After a very dynamic first six months, projections for the second half of the...

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UFI recognises best practices in sustainable exhibiting AfricaAsiaEuropeWorld

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, recognises six companies for their sustainable exhibiting best practices within the scope of the 2018 UFI Sustainable Development Award. The UFI Sustainable Development Committee is always looking for exhibition companies that strive to be sustainable on an economic, social and environmental level – both within their own exhibition structure and related exhibition operations. The jury decided against...

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IEG partners with Emerald Expositions, strengthening foothold in US AmericasEurope

The Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) bolsters its position in the American market by signing a partnership with Emerald Expositions LLC (EEX), a leading business events trade show operator in the US. IEG and EEX will partner in strengthening the presentation of Italian jewellery manufacturers in the US market at events organised by the American company. These include COUTURE and PREMIER trade shows – both of...

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UBM acquires majority economic interest of Shanghai International Franchise Exhibition AsiaRegionWorld

UBM Sinoexpo, a subsidiary of UBM plc, has announced the acquisition of 70 per cent economic interest in the Shanghai International Franchise Exhibition (SFE) organised by Shanghai Exhibition Conference Ltd (SEC). Organised twice a year since 2005, SFE is one of the largest franchising events in China hosting 221 exhibitors with over 450 brands and 50,261 visitors in the spring 2018 edition. SFE’s exhibitors are...

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#GEDawards 2018: Embracing new talent RegionVideosWorld

The Global Exhibitions Day Awards (#GEDawards) is presented by Exhibition World and UFI, and gives recognition to the efforts surrounding the recent GED18. Exhibition World and UFI awards honour the following categories for 2018: 1. Most Creative Activity: endorsing the most quirky, fun and imaginative entry 2. Highest Profile Online Activity: recognising the most ambitious online marketing initiative 3. Biggest Scale Physical Activity: awarding the...

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MCEC remains at the forefront of event tech Australasia

Ahead of the unveiling of its A$200m (US$149m) expansion space next month, the purpose-built Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has been investing in new technologies, leveraging the venue’s initial approach to integrating AV and ICT technologies. The expansion will feature 4k laser projectors, LED based theatrical lighting equipment and fully integrated rigging infrastructure, creating highly customisable event spaces. MCEC tech initiatives include: – In-house...

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UBM’s healthcare events portfolio continues to grow AmericasWorld

UBM has announced that its Latin America businesses have acquired ExpoMed (Mexico) from LIVEMED and Live Healthcare (Brazil) from founders Dr. Vitor Assentuno and Dr. Raphael Gordilho, 15 June. Through these acquisitions, UBM continues to grow its portfolio of healthcare events and further expands its position as a leader in the Latin America healthcare sector. “Healthcare is a strategic vertical for UBM Americas, particularly in Mexico and...

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MCH Group selects Ungerboeck as software partner EuropeWorld

The MCH Group, one of the world´s top exhibition corporations, has selected Ungerboeck as the primary software to manage their exhibitions and venues. MCH Group counts among its properties venues like Messe Basel and Messe Zurich as well as trade shows like Art Basel and Baselworld. Mike Meier, chief information officer of MCH Group commented: “We needed to replace our custom-built exhibition management system to...

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Comexposium acquires IMCAS World

Comexposium, a global events organiser, has announced the acquisition of International Master Course on Aging Science (IMCAS) events, 14 June. Annually, IMCAS serves the dermatology, plastic surgery and aesthetic science communities through three international trade shows and educational events, IMCAS World Congress in Paris, IMCAS Americas and IMCAS Asia, both peripatetic within their regions, and IMCAS Academy an on-demand e-learning platform with 2,400 videos and...

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