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RECORD YEAR FOR SCOTTISH EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE CENTRE Europe

The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) has revealed a record pre-tax profit of £6.7m, with a major financial boost from the SSE Hydro. For the year 2014/5 the company reported its most successful financial results in the company’s history and an increase in turnover of 50 per cent to £34.9m. Bosses said the SSE Hydro, which opened in 2013, had been the catalyst for...

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CWT COMPLETES ORMèS ACQUISITION Europe

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has announced the acquisition of Ormès, a French corporate meetings and events agency, forming CWT Meetings & Events and Ormès. Floyd Widener, senior vice president, CWT Meetings & Events global (pictured) said: “Today, events are a priority for brands, and we have the global experience and expertise, creativity and financial discipline to positively impact clients’ meetings and events programmes. He said...

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NEW SENIOR RECRUITS FOR AMSTERDAM RAI Europe

EUROPE – Amsterdam RAI has announced the appointment of Hadewych Versnel as manager of the international sales network, while Anita Kanters replaces her as manager of the marketing and communications department. According to the venue and organiser, the new position of manager international sales network was created to accompany the international ambition of RAI Amsterdam. With some 2,600 exhibitors from outside the Netherlands at the...

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ONLINE RETAILER SAVES GERMAN FASHION TRADE SHOW Europe

EUROPE – A Berlin-based e-retailer has announced plans to buy financially stricken fashion trade show Bread & Butter Berlin (BBB). Insolvency proceedings launched against BBB are expected to be resolved in October after online retailer Zalando agreed to bail out the German business for an undisclosed sum. Founded by Karl-Heinz Müller in 2001, BBB stages two fashion shows annually and expanded to Barcelona in 2005....

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EXPO Milan approaches 3 million visitors Europe

EUROPE – Despite street protests and cyber attacks, Expo Milan 2015 officials report a “very satisfactory” first month with almost three million visitors to the food-themed show. Expo officials said 15 million tickets had been sold for the event, while 2.7 million visitors had passed through the exhibition’s gates since its 1 May opening. In a translated statement, expo chief Giuseppe Sala said the past...

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