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South Korean organiser to run India’s largest CC for 20 years AsiaRegionWorld

A consortium led by Korea’s largest tradeshow/convention venue, KINTEX (www.kintex.com) has won a bid to operate the India International Convention and Exhibition Center (IICC) in New Delhi for 20 years, paving the way for Korean CC operators into overseas markets. The company said on 23 July that its consortium with E-Sang networks – one of Korea’s leading exhibition organisers – was picked as a final winner in a bid for operation...

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Cvent launches “Event Management Technology For Dummies” EuropeWorld

Event technology company Cvent has announced the publication of a new book, Event Management Technology for Dummies. The book, produced in partnership with Wiley and its For Dummies brand, outlines how organisations can successfully plan and run great events using event management technology. Patrick Smith, chief marketing officer at Cvent, said: “Event management technology gives event professionals and marketers the tools they need to plan, execute...

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How to win friends & influence people Expert Opinion

RAI Amsterdam and Dutch media company Sanoma have teamed up to help you provide a better experience for your exhibitors. Recognising a need for concrete information on the real impact of events, Finnish multi-channel media company Sanoma launched a large-scale research project in 2016. The approach was steered toward turning insights into practice. In 2017, Sanoma and RAI Amsterdam teamed up to action further research fuelled...

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Frame your future FeaturesWorld

For the second instalment of our Women in Exhibitions thread, EW asks what are companies and associations doing to enable women – and what could they be doing. – Interview by Sarah-Claire Picton  In the last edition of EW we addressed the need for more women in senior roles in the exhibition industry with the help of representatives from Europe, Asia and the Americas. Here, we...

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Worlds top 20 destinations revealed for meetings and events World

A new index published by Eventex has revealed the top 20 destinations for meetings and events around the world. The USA was first, followed by the UK and the Netherlands tied for second place. Others high placers were Austria, Italy, Poland and Belgium. The results are based on a weighted score that takes into account the number of wins from each destination in the Global Event...

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SEC plans to expand in $196m project amid record growth Europe

The Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow, has applied for planning permission to build a new conference facility and extend its exhibition space as part of an expansion plan, which the BBCreports is worth up to £150m ($US196m). The news comes after the venue posted a record year; turnover increased by 1% to £29.1m (US$38m), EBITDA increased by 11% to £3.8m (US$5m) and operating profit increased...

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Judges revealed for UK pavilion at Dubai 2020 World Expo Middle EastWorld

The judging panel has been announced for the UK pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. Expo 2020 is billed as a ‘festival of human ingenuity’, and will take place in Dubai from 20 October 2020 until 10 April 2021. The first Expo was held in 1851, known then as the World Expo, and took place in Crystal Palace to showcase the inventions of the industrial revolution....

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IBTM China reveals 2018 Knowledge Programme Asia

Reed Travel Exhibitions meetings tradeshow for China, IBTM China has announced its new Knowledge Programme, ahead of the main event in Beijing, 12-13 September 2018. IBTM China’s Knowledge Programme will this year explore topics across 10 key areas, including advances in the new wave of Chinese tech innovation and its effect on the global technology scene.  Also on the agenda is a study into the associations market...

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Kuehne + Nagel open new office at Moscow’s Crocus Expo centre AsiaEurope

Swiss logistics company Kuehne + Nagel Group has opened a new office at the international exhibition centre Crocus Expo, in Moscow. Kuehne + Nagel has been appointed the official on-site exhibition freight forwarder for all fairs held at the Crocus Expo in 2018. The Crocus Expo international exhibition centre is one of the largest and most modern fairgrounds in the world. It has a multi-purpose...

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In pictures: The 2018 Farnborough Air Show Europe

UK prime minister Theresa May and ISS astronaut Tim Peake were present at the first day of the 2018 Farnborough Air Show for its opening ceremony. They were joined by leading figures from the events industry, including Michael Hirst OBE (BVEP), Juliet Price (HBAA), Dr. James Morgan (University of Westminster), Max Fellows (MCI Experience), Polina Perry (VisitBritain) and Samme Allen (Sequoia Event Solutions). The group...

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