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BECA targets federal MPs in fresh advocacy campaign for business events Australasia

Members of the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) launched a pre-election campaign at Parliament House in Canberra last week, calling on MPs to unequivocally support policy and funding of the sector. A delegation of business events industry leaders met with 12 key MPs and their advisors, from all sides of politics, with a united message about the need for a strong policy for business events and...

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Reed Exhibitions announces new joint venture with the Shanghai Forever Exhibition Asia

Reed Exhibitions has announced a new joint venture with the Shanghai Forever Exhibition. The new company, Reed Exhibitions Hengjin, will manage the Automotive Manufacturing Technology & Material Show (AMTS), China’s leading trade event in automotive engineering, as well as the co-located Assembly & Handling Technology Exhibition (AHTE). Reed Exhibitions Hengjin will in addition run a series of related conferences and seminars across China throughout the...

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How to export a successful vocational training model AsiaEurope

After successfully introducing the format in China, NürnbergMesse is now also adding “vocational training” to the content of selected trade fairs in India, in partnership with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (AHK). The Hanns Seidel Foundation has had a presence in China for decades, and has a well-established network in the ‘vocational training’ arena. At the same time, NürnbergMesse in China organises an innovative range of...

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Luxembourg will become first nation to make all public transport free Europe

Luxembourg has become the first nation which will make all public transportation free, after a new environmental initiative was announced by prime minister Xavier Bettel. Luxembourg City, the capital, suffers from extremely bad traffic congestion, as a large number of commuters enter the city – which has a tiny population of 110,000 – from outside via car. Many come from neighbouring countries like Belgium, France...

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In conversation: WRG’s Mark Jackson Expert Opinion

The World Exhibition Stand Awards are a new set of awards designed to celebrate the very best in exhibition stand design and experience – whatever the show, wherever in the world, and whoever the client. The awards will be taking place in The International Pavilion at International Confex, on 28 February. Read more about the WESAs here. Ahead of the awards, EW spoke to Mark Jackson, Head of Environments at WRG, a...

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The necessity of festivalisation – Reed show Agenda goes B2C Americas

Reed Exhibitions has announced that it will be postponing its Agenda Winter Long Beach trade event, which was scheduled for January 3-4, 2019. Agenda is a B2B business event in the action sports and streetwear industries. Reed says it will be evolving the show to focus more heavily on its B2C festival in June 2019, merging the business side of the event with music, art,...

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ICC Sydney wins Best Venue Team at Event Association of Australasia awards Australasia

ICC Sydney has picked up the Best Venue Team award at the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia’s (EEAA) Awards for Excellence. The awards recognise the exceptional work of organisers, association organisers, venues and suppliers in the industry. The ICC Sydney team won for their delivery of the Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association (AWISA) Exhibition in July 2018. The delivery of AWISA required building the...

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ITE Group places first Bett with $1m investment in Learnit World

Global event organiser ITE Group, organiser of the UK’s leading edtech event, Bett, has announced it is to lead a $1m investment in Learnit. Learnit is a new event for the global learning ecosystem that will take place the same week as Bett. Learnit will be held, 24-25 January 2019, at the QEII Centre in London, and organisers hope to attract 1,000 attendees. Anil Aggarwal, co-founder...

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CloserStill Media to launch vet show in Singapore Asia

CloserStill Media, in partnership with the Singapore Vet Association, the Royal Veterinary College and the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) will launch Singapore Vet at the Suntec City Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore, on 11–12 October 2019. Riding on the success of the London Vet Show’s 10-year history, the two-day conference-led exhibition will serve as a platform for thousands of veterinary professionals in the...

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Prague Congress Centre (PCC) recently hosted its first completely sustainable event, at which more than 60% of waste was saved. The event was organised by Byznys Pro Spolecnost in cooperation with Zatisi Catering and the PCC.The scene, decorations and refreshments were made in accordance with a zero-waste policy, and were handmade from natural, reusable or recyclable materials. Branding was displayed on LED screens, eliminating the...

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