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Why trade wars are poison for the exhibitions industry Expert Opinion

Matthias Tesi Baur from MBB Media, a consultancy agency specialising in international trade shows, gauges industry opinion on the effects of disruption caused by trade wars.   Trade wars are poison for our industry. I think this is a statement the majority would support. Exhibitions rely on free-trade, on a non-political platform for open discussion, on building relationships with customers, suppliers, partners and even competitors....

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UFI releases Euro Fair Statistics report for 2017 World

UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has released the 2017 edition of its annual Euro Fair Statistics report. The report provides up-to-date, certified data on 24 countries in the European exhibition market. It draws on official data from 14 national trade fair bodies, and comprises 2,709 exhibitions over 27.6 million sqm of registered rented space. The report shows a notable increase of 5%...

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Energy-saving and green tech set to be centre stage at Eco Expo Asia Asia

The 13th edition of Eco Expo Asia is set to draw 330 exhibitors, when it runs 25-28 October at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, the show is expecting groups from the Chinese mainland’s Hunan, Zhaoqing and Inner...

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Germany’s expanding trade fairs attract more exhibitors in first half Europe

More exhibitors attended trade fairs in Germany in the first half of 2018, according to preliminary figures released by AUMA, The Association of the German Trade Fair Industry. In the first half of 2018, international and domestic trade fairs registered roughly 2% more exhibitors and 1% more stand space than their respective events in previous years, according to AUMA. While the growth figures are lower...

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Final shortlist revealed for the EN Indy Awards 2018 EuropeWorld

Exhibition News, EW‘s sister publication, is bringing The EN Indy Awards to London’s Honourable Artillery Company on 2 November, celebrating the best smaller organisations and shows in the industry. Organisers with a turnover up to £7.5million per annum, or larger companies for whom exhibitions contribute less than £7.5million per annum, were eligible for nomination. EN editor Nicola MacDonald commented:  “We’re launching the EN Indy Awards...

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Pennsylvania Convention Centre installs new digital displays Americas

The Pennsylvania Convention Centre in South Dakota, USA, is enhancing its guest experience with Daktronics LED video displays. The new displays will supplement more than 200 annual events hosted by the facility. They are currently sharing messages with visitors and passersby. John J. McNichol, president & CEO of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, said: “As the world becomes more digitalized, our new digital displays will offer...

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ADNEC sails into October events fest with International Boat Show Asia

The inaugural Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS 2018), which comes to Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) 17-20 October, is set to push Abu Dhabi into new waters as a global leisure marine destination. October promises some very busy waters for ADNEC, which will host 10 leading regional and international events across key sectors at its Abu Dhabi and Al Ain venues during the...

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Adelaide CC delivers record numbers following A$397m investment Australasia

Adelaide Convention Centre is reporting a milestone year, with over 330,000 visitors hosted since completion the venue’s A$397m (US$279.7m) redevelopment. ACC also reported hosting 768 events over the past year, including 72 major national and international conferences, which delivered an estimated A$155m in economic benefit to South Australia. One recent highlight of the event calendar was the Land Forces 2018 Exposition, in September. It attracted a...

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EEAA and AEO announce closer collaboration AustralasiaEurope

The Association of Event Organisers and the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) have committed to closer collaboration following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the EEAA 2018 Global Exchange held in Sydney this week. The signing of the MOU followed the delivery of the 2018 Global Exchange Oration by the AEO’s chief executive, Chris Skeith. EEAA chief executive Joyce DiMascio...

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New AIME organisers pledge to increase international buyer numbers Australasia

The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), which takes place in Melbourne on 18–20 February 2019 and now organised by Australian-owned Talk2 Media & Events, has made a commitment to bringing the largest and most diverse group of international buyers to the show. Sixty percent of them will originate from outside of Australia. All hosted buyers expressing interest will undergo a rigorous vetting process, the organiser says,...

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