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NürnbergMesse India celebrates fifth anniversary EuropeRegion

NürnbergMesse India has grown to become one the biggest exhibition organisers on the Indian sub-continent. Since launching in 2013, NürnbergMesse’s portfolio in India has grown to 15 exhibitions. Dr Roland Fleck, CEO, NürnbergMesse Group; Sonia Prashar, MD, NürnbergMesse India; Peter Ottmann, CEO of the NürnbergMesse Group; and Bernhard Steinrücke, CEO, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (pictured) attended a press conference in Mumbai to mark the fifth...

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Key Energy showcases a highly renewable future EuropeRegion

In just over ten years, half our electricity will be generated from renewable sources, such as wind and solar power, and we will travel using increasingly numerous electric vehicles: estimates talk about a global penetration of 55% of battery-driven cars; traditional combustion systems will gradually disappear. This is the low-carbon future forecast by many people for European cities and which will be anticipated at Key...

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UFI’s top picks at the UFI Verona conference EuropeRegion

What lies ahead, and how will we have to change our exhibitions to make them “future proof” for the next generation of customers?  To find out, join UFI in Verona for UFI’s European Conference, 2-4 May. Here are UFI’s top three reasons why you should be attending: 1. Great networking Take it from your peers – our participants regularly rate the conference as one of...

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Farnborough International showcases new 20,000sqm venue EuropeGalleryRegion

Selected media attended a special viewing of the UK’s Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre’s brand-new Hall 1, a 20,000sqm, £30m (US$42.97m) venue facility, 17 April. The programme included a site tour; followed by lunch and presentations from venue director Michael Watton and group marketing director, Andrew Pearcey. The ‘industrial chic’ interior incorporates events rooms with names like Pioneer, Innovate and Inspire, lending well to...

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UFI embraces digital transformation EuropeRegion

Embracing digital transformation, the UFI Digital Innovation Educational Forum, “Exhibition Industry 4.0”, takes place on 11 June at Hannover Messe, Germany. AI, Big Data, Blockchain and GDPR are some of the latest digital trends affecting the global exhibition industry. UFI is proposing a one-day unique forum to explore these trends, together with digital experts from both within and outside our industry. The forum helps you prepare and...

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Messe Frankfurt renews partnership with AEO EuropeRegion

Messe Frankfurt (pictured) has renewed its international venue partner agreement, which began in 2015, with AEO between 2018-2020. Chris Skeith, chief executive of AEO says: “Our portfolio of products and services for our international organiser base continues to grow at a pace and our partnership with Messe Frankfurt brings an opportunity to bring excellent value to our members.” Skeith added: “The new partnership will include expert...

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Creative events agency WONDER London welcomes new production director Europe

Creative events agency WONDER London welcomes Steve Boatman to the team as its new production director. Reporting directly to Scott Micklethwaite (new head of production), Boatman will be responsible for leading and managing the production team on a day-to-day basis, as well as overseeing all production-related output at the agency. With 10 years’ events industry experience, Boatman’s previous career highlights include working as a technical...

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Countdown to London Tech Week (LTW) 2018 EuropeVideos

Returning this June (11-17) is London Tech Week (LTW) 2018, London’s largest crowd-sourced festival of tech and Europe’s largest festival of live tech events. LTW brings together some 55,000 attendees with hundreds of crowd-sourced and anchor events taking place across the city. Included in the lineup this year is the LeadersIn Tech Summit, TechXLR8 and the Prince’s Trust Gala Dinner; with headliners including Jimmy Wales, Sir Martin Sorrell...

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New study reveals economic impact of meetings industry in Cologne EuropeRegion

A new study commissioned by the Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB) calculates the economic effects of business events in Cologne. Included among the results (see graphic) are findings showing Cologne’s meeting market brings in EUR1.3bn (US$1.6bn) in annual turnover for Germany; about 45% of this amount (EUR720.1m) remains in Cologne. Developed by Ralf Kunze, the study’s calculation method considers the expenditures of participants, organisers and exhibitors; Kunze developed this method on...

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ITE considers Ascential bid, says report EuropeRegion

Organiser of international trade exhibitions and conferences, London-listed ITE is reportedly considering a £300m (US$424.4m) bid for fellow events business Ascential. The Sunday Times reports Ascential launched a ‘strategic review’ of its exhibitions business earlier in 2018, and that several investors are to have shown interest. When asked by CN if an acquisition was being considered, ITE declined to comment. ITE would be obliged to first inform the London Stock...

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