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Miami Beach Convention Centre hires general manager Americas

The Miami Beach Convention Center, which is at the tail-end of a US$620m renovation and expansion, has named Freddie Peterson (pictured) as its new General Manager. Peterson, who recently concluded a two-decade tenure leading the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA), will now oversee day-to-day operations at one of the largest convention centers in the world. Peterson will provide strategic leadership to position Miami Beach competitively...

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Marvel’s international Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. comes to Excel London Europe

The MJR Group is set to open Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. (Science Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network) at ExCeL London on 29 November 2018. S.T.A.T.I.O.N. will give guests the opportunity to step inside the popular films and become part of the Marvel Universe, with feature areas including Thor’s Observatory, Iron Man’s Engineering Bay and Bruce Banner’s Lab. Fans of all ages will be able to delve...

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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) was officially signed to support for ProPak Philippines 2019 Asia

Global exhibition organiser UBM is to launch ProPak in the Philippines in January 2019. The launch follows the successful 27th edition of the big regional ProPak Asia 2018 trade show  held in Bangkok in June and attended by 48,799 visitors. Over, 1,160 delegates went to Bangkok from the Philippines, including 450 delegates led by the country’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). A ProPak Philippines Investment Forum...

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Belgian start-up’s new app addition brings virtual trade show a step closer Europe

ShowSourcing, the Brussels-based company behind a universal app to provide trade show buyers with a self-contained sourcing environment for exhibitions, has announced additions to its services, including streamlining trade show product sourcing for buyers and sellers, and bringing the entire process under a single roof. The new product, the company says, leads to more supplier-side collaboration, including built-in exhibitor details for trade fairs, and real...

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Sky’s the limit for expanded CTICC in Cape Town Africa

The Cape Town International Convention Centre’s sky bridge is taking shape over Heerengracht Avenue. The steel-and-glass design will connect the CTICC’s two buildings. “We are very excited about our sky bridge which we believe is both beautiful and functional. The sky bridge is being constructed to connect CTICC 1 and CTICC  2 and will allow for the seamless movement of delegates between the two buildings....

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IBTM World 2018 announces millennial tech entrepreneur as third keynote speaker World

Multi-award-winning millennial tech entrepreneur Charlotte Pearce has been revealed as the third keynote speaker for IBTM World 2018, which will take place in Barcelona from 27-29 November. 26-year old Charlotte, who has been tipped as ‘one to watch’ by Richard Branson, will draw on her background as CEO and founder of innovative technology platform Inkpact, to present her session. Titled ‘Humans of Business; why connection...

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In pictures: Festout 2018 at Sandown Park, UK EuropeGallery

The Festival & Outdoor Events Show recently concluded its second edition on Thursday 27 September, having provided two days of industry innovation, networking, and thought-provoking seminars. Exhibitors and professionals filled Sandown Park in Esher, Surrey, UK, forging important business connections as they roamed the stands in the glorious September sunshine. In attendance were a wide variety of companies, from production and suppliers to catering and...

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ITE acquires Mining Indaba from Euromoney for £30.1m AfricaWorld

International exhibition organiser ITE has announced it has agreed to acquire Mining Indaba from Euromoney Institutional Investor plc in a deal worth £30.1m on a cash-free, debt-free basis. Mining Indaba is a leading event dedicated to bringing together mining and investment experts involved in Africa. The exhibition, held in Cape Town, South Africa, was founded in 1995 and marked its 24th edition in February 2018. The next...

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IEG acquires controlling stake in Prostand and Colorcom

The Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), which acquired 51% of US stand contractor FB International Inc. in March, has continued on the acquisition trail, with the purchase of 60% of Rimini-based stand contractor Prostand. The deal also brings IEG 100% control of Colorcom Allestimenti Fieristici (which has branches in Vicenza and Milan). The acquisition means the formation of a new platform in the stand fitting sector,...

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New NürnbergMesse Board chair underscores trade shows’ economic impact Europe

Bavarian finance minister Albert Füracker (pictured) has taken over as chair of NürnbergMesse Supervisory Board from Nuremberg Lord Mayor Dr Ulrich Maly. Füracker said of the planned change, effective 1 October: “NürnbergMesse has risen to the Champions League of exhibition companies over the past few decades. Its current investment initiative shows that this success story is also going to continue with panache over the next...

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