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Confex Future Focus set to transform Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse EuropeRegion

Confex Future Focus, the spin-off exhibition of International Confex, is set to take place at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester from 4-5 July. International Confex has long been known as the event industries show, having been running for 35 years, it is the longest-standing event of its kind. Every year thousands of event professionals attend the exhibition, travelling both nationally and internationally, but nearly four decades later...

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UNITE in Las Vegas Americas

Event Tech Tribe, the federation of best-in-craft event tech companies, will unite for a one-day event tech user ‘unconference’, held at the LINC in Las Vegas on 26 July. UNITE’18 is a free event which brings together current and prospective customers of all seven Event Tech Tribe companies to explore alternatives in event tech. Keynote speakers already confirmed include Kevin Raheja, director of Strategic Partnerships at...

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etc.venues goes global AmericasEurope

City centre event space host etc.venues is to expand into the United States and beyond in a new partnership with US investor Gencom and Benchmark, a global hospitality company. The partners say their collaboration will spur the global expansion of Benchmark and etc.venues in urban and destination sites in both Europe and the US. Alastair Stewart, managing director of etc.venues, says: “In just 10 years...

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CloserStill Media acquires Elliott Masie’s US Learning conference World

London-based exhibition and conference organiser CloserStill Media has announced it has acquired a majority stake in Learning 2018, in a deal with Masie Productions, for an undisclosed sum. The Learning Conference draws around 2,000 delegates from the technology and corporate learning sectors and involves 40 commercial sponsors in the learning and technology field. In 2017 former First Lady Michelle Obama and actor John Lithgow were...

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Aida Lutaj discusses the Balkans’ trade show sector EuropeExpert Opinion

Aida Lutaj, CEO, Expocity Albania speaks to Sarah-Claire Picton about the Balkans’ trade show sector, looking at how the industry has changed and what key industry innovation and projects are fuelling this change. I took over the role at Expocity Albania, last year (May 2017), with the goal to scale the brand and grow it into a number one regional player. We are based out...

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London Tech Week returns to Europe’s largest technology hub EuropeVideosWorld

London Tech Week (LTW) 2018 showcases the best of the capital’s tech sector to the rest of the world from 11 – 17 June. The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan formally opened the festival on 11 June. Ahead of the festival, Khan said: “London is Europe’s largest technology hub and this year’s London Tech Week will again showcase they very best of the city’s vibrant, diverse...

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Suzette Scheepers: New CEO of Messe Muenchen in South Africa Africa

Messe München has appointed Suzette Scheepers as its new CEO of Messe Muenchen South Africa and BC Expo South Africa. Her new role came into effect on 1 June. Suzette Scheepers has extensive experience in organising events and exhibitions. Most recently, Suzette Scheepers was managing director of Paradigm Conferences and Events in South Africa. Before that, Scheepers worked for many years as executive manager focusing...

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85 countries and regions active on #GED18 GalleryVideosWorld

Exhibition professionals around the world came out in record numbers for the third Global Exhibitions Day (GED) last week on 6 June. Not only did this highlight the industry’s role as a driver of economic growth, but also established GED 2018 as the biggest day of advocacy for the exhibition world so far, according to data from UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry....

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What millennials expect from trade fairs Europe

In cooperation with Messe Frankfurt, students from the EBS University of Business and Law conducted research into what millennials – and therefore potential future trade fair participants – would like trade fairs to offer in the future. The study found that trade fairs should develop even more pointedly into events that visitors and exhibitors do not want to miss under any circumstances. In spite of...

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