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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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Swatch pulls out of $50m Baselworld sponsorship Europe

Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group has pulled out of the annual Baselworld watch and jewellery trade fair, as Reuters reports. Swatch is the fair’s largest and most important sponsor, and it is not the first to pull out of the show. Several brands have already departed, citing high costs and insufficient returns. Major exhibitors such as Swatch budget about USD$50m for each edition of the fair,...

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Talking Point: Brazil’s business exhibition marketplace AmericasExpert Opinion

Sarah-Claire Picton speaks to Juan Pablo De Vera, Reed Exhibitions’ senior vice-president of Latin America, about launching trade shows in Brazil, government support in M&E, new venues, perceived obstacles and more. What are the key reasons for global exhibition organisers to launch their events in Brazil at the moment? The Brazilian exhibition market is one of the most dynamic around the world today. It is recognised...

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How two Italian trade shows are taking on climate change EuropeWorld

Ecomondo and Key Energy are two upcoming trade shows which will take place at the Rimini Expo Centre in Italy, from 6-9 November 2018. The shows, which are organised by the Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), will be held simultaneously at the venue, and will occupy 129,000sqm of exhibit space ready to host over 1,300 companies and 116,000 attendees. Some of the key topics which will...

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Event City on Tour Europe

UK-based organiser Event City served up a culinary delight to over 350 people whilst on its country-wide agent’s tour to showcase its new in-house catering offering, The Kitchen, alongside the venue’s exhibition, conference, gala dinner and small meeting facilities. While on the tour, which took place from 2-20 July, executive chef Simon Mason and The Kitchen team sourced food ingredients from local and regional farms...

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Sustainable living: new eco fair comes to Madrid Europe

Diversified Communications, organiser of Organic Food Iberia, has announced the launch of a major new Iberian trade event for sustainable beauty and eco living. Eco Living Iberia will launch alongside Organic Food Iberia at the IFEMA exhibition centre in Madrid on 6-7 June 2019. The events, which are separate but co-located, form the first international ecological trade event to ever be staged in Spain. Over...

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New UFI partnership prepares next generation of eventprofs AsiaWorld

UFI, the global association for the exhibitions industry, has joined a new partnership with SACEOS Singapore. The two groups have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see them collaborating on a programme for talent and executive development. The ‘Asia Pacific Executive Development Programme’ aims to improve the future-readiness of exhibitions professionals in the region. It will have industry-first recognised certification, and hopes to launch...

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Six secrets for successful trade show staffing Expert OpinionWorld

By Marta Gorka, marketing and communications specialist at Skyline Whitespace. When you exhibit at a trade show, the most important thing you need to do is attract attention – the good kind – from the attendees. After all, if they don’t notice your presence, you’re not going to make much of a return on your investment. Exhibition stands are, naturally, a prime factor, but you...

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