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Nalan Emre promoted to IMEX Group COO World

The IMEX Group has promoted its organising director Nalan Emre to the newly created position of chief operating officer. Nalan will have responsibility for managing the Operations (formerly the Organising team), Office Management, Event Tech and HR teams at the UK Hove-based company. She will plan and direct IMEX’s operational policies, structures, procedures and initiatives and collaborate with the chairman, CEO and FD to set company...

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Amex M&E are ensuring booming business in China remains compliant Asia

American Express Meetings & Events (Amex M&E) has launched an enhanced solution designed to protect meetings and events organisers against risk in China. Major fines and penalties accrued by multinational organisations conducting meetings and events in China have attracted negative headlines in recent years. Amex M&E’s new solution is designed to maximise control throughout the end-to-end meetings process, and help mitigate key risks such as...

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Attendance at FeuerTrutz trade fair is spreading like wildfire Europe

The ninth round of FeuerTrutz, the international trade fair for preventive fire protection, will take place at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 20-21 February 2019. The show is expected to continue its year-on-year growth, after the 2018 show saw record numbers of exhibitors (286) and trade visitors (8,354). The show will feature an attractive supporting programme featuring exhibitor forums, a training & career meeting point, job...

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What does the future hold for business in Latin America? Expert Opinion

EW speaks to three international exhibition experts to ask if they are active in Latin America, and what the future holds for business in the region. Klaus Dittrich CEO, Messe München A highlight of 2017 at Messe München was the founding of our subsidiary in Brazil and thus the beginning of our business activities in the country. For this purpose, we have established a long-term cooperation...

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The challenge posed by millennials to the exhibitions industry EuropeExpert Opinion

Carolina Delpozo of Messe Frankfurt Argentina speaks to CEO Fernando Gorboran, taking a look at how the exhibitions industry is changing worldwide, and what companies need to do to keep up with the times. _______________________________ Innovative, self-assured and flexible: millennials, that is to say, the generation born between 1980 and 1996, are growing up and holding more executive positions in the marketing and sales departments...

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Malaysia Business Events Week is focused on the future Asia

The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau has unveiled the fourth edition of the Malaysia Business Events Week. It will take place from 12-14 August 2018 at the Genting International Convention Centre in Pahang. MBEW is a platform for industry stakeholders to converge, communication and debate issues that impact the future growth and sustainability of the business events industry. The theme of this year’s event is...

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A revitalised focus on business events FeaturesMiddle EastWorld

Abu Dhabi is seeing a strong return on its campaign for business events, and new incentives hope to continue the trend. Last year almost 4.9 million people stayed in Abu Dhabi’s 162 hotels and hotel apartments, a 9.8 per cent rise year-on-year. While the United Kingdom remains the largest European source market, registering a 13 per cent rise rise to more than 270,000, expanding infrastructure...

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Doing things differently FeaturesRegionWorld

Adaptating our business approach will help us create the events that bring in a new audience, say Eddie Choi and Francis Friedman. The theme for this year’s UFI European Conference was ‘Futureproofing your Events’. Among the speakers waxing lyrical on the subject were Eddie Choi and Francis Friedman, both of who have a broad range of experience in launching events, advising organisers, driving industry research...

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The Independent Hotel Show launches in Amsterdam Europe

The Independent Hotel Show has announced the launch of its first European edition, taking place in RAI Amsterdam next year. The event will run from 8-9 May 2019, and its mission will be to broaden support of forward-thinking, independently spirited hoteliers. The Independent Hotel Show was founded in London in 2012, and has proven successful ever since. It brings together thousands of hotel owners, general...

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A world of change FeaturesWorld

UFI president Corrado Peraboni talks to EW about his past, his future, and the moves being made by the association in light of an ever more demanding audience – Interview by Antony Reeve-Crook The president of UFI, Corrado Peraboni, began his career as a representative of Italian foreign ministry in the former Fiera Milano public body in 1996, while working as a consultant in Latin...

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