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Suntec Singapore wins 2018 UFI Human Resources Award Asia

UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has named Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre as the winner of its 2018 Human Resources Award. Suntec presented a project on ‘successful changes in the exhibition industry: the strategic role of HR as business partners’. The Human Resources Award is aimed at honouring company activities that analyse the role of HR in the overall company strategy,...

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ITE Group completes Ascential acquisition EuropeWorld

ITE Group has announced this morning the completion of its acquisition of Ascential Events, which was first announced on 15 May. A statement released to press said: “ITE Group is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of Ascential Events Limited from Ascential plc based on an enterprise value of US$405m (calculated on a cash-free, debt-free basis and subject to normalised working capital)” Chief...

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Caesars Entertainment unveil $375m conference centre in Las Vegas Americas

Gaming giant Caesars Entertainment Corporation unveiled its new conference centre, 16 July. The new development, named Caesars Forum, cost $375m and comprises 60,387sqm. The venue hosted a ground-breaking ceremony with the CEO and other high-ranking staff members at Caesars to celebrate the new development, which will be completed in 2020. The Forum arrives on the back of a strong year for the Vegas region. Figures...

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Are you creative enough for the Event Industry Hackathon 2018? Europe

RAI Amsterdam is hosting a ‘hackathon’ for the events industry on 31 October 2018. The event will bring together experts, scientists, students, and professionals, and get them collaborating to find creative solutions to common problems within the sector. RAI Amsterdam is accepting registrations for anyone who would like to participate. Send an email to welcome@rai.nl stating your position in the industry before 1 September, and you...

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New board member for East of England Arena Europe

UK-based East of England Arena and Events Centre (EEAEC) has appointed Jason Lunn as its newest board member. Lunn, who has been general manager of the venue for the past two and a half years, will now serve as venue director and join the Showground Services Boards. SGS is the business that manages the venue on behalf of its charitable owners. Lunn commented: “I am...

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New ways of thinking with blockchain Expert Opinion

Enrico Gallorini, CEO, GRS Research & Strategy, explores blockchain and looks at how it will impact our lives from a business perspective. “For the first time, one internet user is now able to transfer a unique piece of digital property to another internet user” In the last three decades we have experienced the power of technology in creating connections, even where previously it seemed impossible. In...

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Taking a brand off the page and into the real world Expert OpinionWorld

What should your brand look like, and what should your audience feel, when they pour through the doors at your event? Exhibition World speaks to Ben Turner (pictured), founder and MD of UK-based creative events agency WONDER London, who talks through the agency’s unique research project. At WONDER London, we are the masters of real-world brand representation. Lifting your brand, off the page and into...

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Smart manufacturing is taking off at Dubai Airshow 2019 AsiaMiddle East

The Dubai Airshow has announced that its upcoming 2019 event will focus heavily on smart manufacturing. There will be an exhibition pavilion and a knowledge sharing conference dedicated to the topic, where industry insiders will discuss the future benefits of smart manufacturing for affordability, quality, and customisation. Smart manufacturing aims to make use of advanced information and manufacturing technologies, to enable flexibility in physical processes....

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Malaysia provides a taste of its unique cuisine at Worldchefs Congress Asia

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) in Malaysia is hosting the Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2018 from today, 11 July, until 14 July. They have announced their plans to showcase the best produce and ingredients Malaysia has to offer, as over 1,000 of the culinary world’s crème de la crème arrive in Kuala Lumpur for the event. Led by executive chef Hisham Bin Jaafar (pictured...

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EEAA welcomes the expansion of Melbourne Convention Centre Australasia

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has released a statement welcoming the recently completed expansion of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). The MCEC completed the A$350m expansion earlier this week. It comprises a total of 20,000sqm, with 9,000sqm of exhibition space as well as a theatre, multiple meeting rooms, a banquet room, a café and a bar. The expansion ensures that...

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