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Barnett to depart Reed Exhibitions World

Following an internal restructure, it has been confirmed that senior exhibitions director of the IBTM Events portfolio, Graeme Barnett, will leave the company at the end of May after 22 years with Reed Exhibitions. “I leave with a sense of excitement for the future and a sense of pride in the past,” said Barnett. “I am looking forward to reconnecting with the many colleagues that...

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M&A activity going strong as events industry approaches critical juncture Expert OpinionWorld

The events industry, with many recent examples, remains attractive to strategic and financial buyers – why is investment booming in this space? Eric Lawson-Smith, a partner focused on Media and Internet at M&A advisory firm Arma Partners, explores this question addressing M&A activity. Consolidation has been a prominent and recurring theme in the B2B events sector over the past 18 months, cropping up most recently...

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15th Shanghai World Travel Fair hailed a success AsiaEurope

Annual Shanghai-based travel trade show, Shanghai World Travel Fair (SWTF), concluded its 15th edition on 27 May 2018. SWTF is co-organised by Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration and Europe Asia Global Link Exhibitions – EAGLE (a company of Italian Exhibition Group, IEG, and VNU Exhibitions Asia) in cooperation with Shanghai International Convention & Exhibition Corp., Ltd The show closed with the signing of a strategic partnership...

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dmg events to launch The Big 5 Construct Nigeria in 2019 AfricaRegion

Leading international events company, dmg events, is set to launch The Big 5 Construct Nigeria at the Landmark Centre in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, 10-12 September 2019. The Big 5 Construct Nigeria 2019 (a major building and construction event) marks The Big 5 brand’s launch in West Africa. Demand from international construction suppliers has already shown that they will welcome this new channel into a valuable...

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Barnett to depart Reed Exhibitions World

Following an internal restructure, it has been confirmed that senior exhibitions director of the IBTM Events portfolio, Graeme Barnett, will leave the company at the end of May after 22 years with Reed Exhibitions. “I leave with a sense of excitement for the future and a sense of pride in the past,” said Barnett. “I am looking forward to reconnecting with the many colleagues that...

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IEG launches Shanghai World Travel Forum and anticipates global tourism market trends AsiaEurope

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) has launched the Shanghai World Travel Forum at Shanghai Exhibition Center, 24-27 May 2018. The Latest Consumer Trends is an event held by IEG dedicated to consumer profiles and emerging trends that will revolutionise the global tourism scenario. The event kicked off the programme of events at the 2018 Shanghai World Travel Forum in the context of the 15th edition of...

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Informa Brazil wins 2018 UFI Marketing Award Americas

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has named Informa Brazil as winner of the 2018 UFI Marketing Award. The UFI Marketing Award has been recognising exemplary marketing initiatives since 2001. The theme of this year’s award was innovative formats and how they help to make successful events. The winner needed to demonstrate best practice by successfully implementing an innovative exhibition format. All finalists...

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Suntec Singapore wins UFI Digital Innovation Award 2018 World

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has named Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre as winner of the UFI Digital Innovation Award 2018, thanks to its cutting-edge HybriD solution. HybriD is a 3D digital tool, providing 360-degree visualisation capabilities. It can be installed on any digital device, enabling users to instantaneously visualise a room, hall or exhibition space area in their desired set-up...

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Comexposium appoints new APAC region CEO Asia

Comexposium, a global events organiser, has announced the appointment of Elaine Chia as its new APAC CEO. Chia is a media industry veteran with a strong background in marketing, data management and strategic growth. As managing director of the events and exhibitions division of one of Asia’s leading media owners, Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), she was appointed to lead and build Sphere Exhibits from start-up...

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