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UK’s Liverpool Arena to rebrand as M&S Bank Arena in 2019 Europe

M&S Bank has announced that it will become the official naming partner of the UK’s Liverpool Arena, which will be renamed the M&S Bank Arena early in 2019. The Liverpool Echo, the city’s daily newspaper, will continue its 10-year partnership with the arena as a key business partner. Sue Fox, CEO of M&S Bank, said: “M&S Bank has been based in the North West since...

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VisitBritain partners Eurostar and Virgin Trains to give business events a boost Europe

VisitBritain has announced a new partnership with Eurostar and Virgin Trains, which will offer a united travel service for the MICE industry, helping to boost international business events in the UK. The partnership was announced at IBTM World, and will give international event planners the freedom to book multi-stop journeys from mainland Europe to British destinations. It will increase connectivity to destinations such as Birmingham,...

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The power of social Features

Earlier this year, Easyfairs announced that it would be rolling out Gleanin’s social referral platform across its international trade event portfolio. EW caught up with the organiser and tech company to find out more.   Getting attendees to an event is the goal of every event organiser, but each has their own unique way of approaching the issue. For Alison Church, marketing director – UK & Global...

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In conversation: OCTANORM’s Hans Bruder Expert Opinion

The World Exhibition Stand Awards are a new set of awards designed to celebrate the very best in exhibition stand design and experience – whatever the show, wherever in the world, and whoever the client. The awards will be taking place in The International Pavilion at International Confex, on 28 February. Read more about the WESAs here. Ahead of the awards, EW spoke to Hans Bruder, managing director at OCTANORM Service Partner...

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IBTM World announces DCT Abu Dhabi as Premier Partner for 2019 Middle EastWorld

Organisers of the IBTM trade show brand have announced that the Department of Culture & Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) will be its Premier Partner for IBTM World 2019. The deal marks the first time in IBTM World’s 31-year history that it has taken on a Premier Partner. DCT Abu Dhabi will use the agreement to gain access to a highly engaged global audience of...

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Trends Watch report unveiled on opening day of IBTM World World

IBTM’s traditional World Trends Watch report was unveiled at the Barcelona show, 27 November. The general overview again paints a picture of a changing world but one with myriad exciting opportunities for the meetings and events world to seize. The report did bring in a new chapter this year dedicated to tech trends, which explored the new industries likely to converge with technology. The report...

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UFI opens Next Generation Leadership Grant programme for 2019 World

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has launched its 2019 Next Generation Leadership (NGL) Grant and is inviting talented industry professionals from around the world to apply. Now in its fourth year, the UFI NGL Grant promotes next generation leadership in the exhibition industry, rewarding professionals who demonstrate clear initiative in driving change and innovation in their area of activity. The 2019 NGL...

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CA Assurances in talks with Charterhouse to acquire its stake in Comexposium Europe

Crédit Agricole Assurances (@CA_Assurances) has entered into exclusive discussions with Charterhouse Capital Partners to acquire its stake in Comexposium. Crédit Agricole will thus become the long-term partner of the group’s historical shareholder, the Paris-Île-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Comexposium is the co-leading largest exhibition organiser in France, the third largest player globally, and the largest ‘pure player’ worldwide. Comexposium has 67 event brands,...

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Trade fair Organic Food Iberia receives support from region of Andalucia Europe

Trade fair Organic Food Iberia has announced that Andalucia, Spain’s biggest organic producing region, will host a 100-producer strong pavilion at the 2019 event. Organic Food Iberia will be taking place in the IFEMA exhibition centre in Madrid, from 6-7 June 2019. Key Spanish brands including Productos DulceSol and AxarFruit will be present. The 800sqm pavilion, hosted with support from organic association Ecovalia, will showcase...

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Japan to host World Expo 2025 Asia

Member States of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) have elected Japan as host country of World Expo 2025. After two rounds of voting during the BIE’s 164th General Assembly in Paris, a majority of member states voted for Japan’s project to organise World Expo 2025 in Osaka, Kansai under the theme ‘Designing Future Society for Our Lives’ between 3 May and 3 November 2025....

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