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Untied Kingdom: events in the post-Brexit era EuropeFeatures

EW sits down with the head of business events at VisitBritain, Kerrin Macphie, who has a big role as the country heads toward Brexit with the European Union.   The significance of Kerrin McPhie’s role as Head of Business Events at VisitBritain should not be understated. Inbound tourism to the UK increased from 2016 to 2017 and it’s going to increase where we are. There’s...

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ITE Group sells 56 ‘non-core’ Russian events from its portfolio AsiaEurope

ITE Group has announced that it plans to dispose of ITE Expo LLC, the operating company for 56 of the Group’s events in Russia. The events, which comprise a significant portion of ITE Group’s non-core assets in Russia, will be taken over by Shtab-Expo LLC. ITE retains 16 designted core events in Russia, which have international exhibitors and visitors. These events will form part of...

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IHM and Beer Attraction come to Rimini, Italy Europe

The International Ho.Re.Ca Meeting (IHM) is an upcoming show which will meet at Rimini Expo Centre in Italy from 16-19 February 2019. The show is organised by Italgrob, the Italian Federation of Horeca Distributors, and Beer Attraction (BA) of Italian Exhibition Group (IEG). It will bring over 1,400 participants including distribution companies, vendors and industry managers from the catering/food service market. 2019 will be the...

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MCH Group release H1 2018 financial figures EuropeWorld

International live marketing company MCH Group has posted its financial figures for the first half of 2018. MCH is a Swiss company which organizes shows such as Art Basel and Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show. In 2015, they ranked fifth among the world’s leading exhibitions companies in terms of sales. Despite a substantial decline in earnings from Baselworld, an increase in operating income was achieved...

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AUMA publishes German Trade Fair Industry Review 2017 Europe

How strong is the exhibition industry in the digital age? What consequences does protectionism have for international trade fairs? And is the German exhibition industry still growing? These are some of the topics of the 2017 Trade Fair Industry Review, which the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) has now published. Covering 88 pages, the review details developments in the trade fair industry...

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The battle against unhealthy event eating Europe

Messe Wien Exhibitions & Congress Centre, run by Reed Exhibitions, has become the first venue in Austria entitled to call itself a ‘healthy venue’, according to stipulations from the World Obesity Federation. Messe Wien is owned by the city of Vienna, and administered by MBG (Wiener Messe Besitz GmbH). It is presently just one of five ‘healthy venues’ in the world. “We are very proud...

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Travel Trade Market is coming to Chengdu, China AsiaEurope

Tourism trade show Travel Trade Market is coming to Chengdu, China from 5-7 September 2018. The event will provide a B2B gateway for local and international tourism operators in China, with Italy serving as the show’s country partner. It is organised by Europe Asia Global Link Exhibitions (EAGLE), a company formed by Italian Exhibition Group and VNU Exhibitions Asia. Italy will be represented with a...

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MVG delivers magical wedding for Harry Potter actress EuropeGallery

Specialist wedding event organiser Monsoon Venue Group has delivered the first ever Asian wedding at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall in the United Kingdom. The Gatsby-themed wedding took place on 19 August, and marked the wedding of celebrity bride Afshan Azad, who played Padma Patil in Harry Potter. It involved 550 guests, including co-stars Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) and Katie Leung (Cho Chang), who came to support their...

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Chinese attendance to German trade fairs has doubled AsiaEurope

The number of Chinese visitors to German trade fairs has doubled since 2007, according to new figures released by AUMA, the association of the German trade fair industry. Around 85,000 visitors from China came to Germany in 2017, to learn about the industry and pave the way for business relations. The number of visitors from all countries outside Europe rose by 30% in the same...

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Easyfairs Nordic MD steps down Europe

Peter Wanderydz (pictured) has announced he will be stepping down as managing director of Easyfairs Nordic after starting Easyfairs in the Nordic region 15 years ago. He will be succeeded by Joachim Warnberg, who comes from a role as head of group vice president – strategy & transformation at facility services company ISS A/S in Copenhagen. “These have been 15 exhilarating and thoroughly enjoyable years,” said...

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