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Exhibiting equality FeaturesWorld

Featured in the latest edition of Exhibition World (Issue 2 | 2018), Sarah-Claire Picton draws the curtains on gender equality within an industry deemed inclusive by its very nature. Women in the global exhibition industry are heralding a sea-change. The overall feeling is kinetic – this is an industry in motion and women are driving growth with pioneering platforms. Brainchild of MECC Maastricht’s Oana Cipca, the...

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Freeman expands global presence with new acquisition RegionWorld

Freeman has announced the acquisition of digital technology company Info Salons, a leading provider of registration and attendee database management solutions. The acquisition enables Freeman to integrate the trusted registration solution into its event management offerings while also extending its global presence. “We’re always looking for ways to simplify the event and show planning processes for our clients; and investing in leading digital technologies enables...

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Informa/UBM deal approved by shareholders World

Informa has announced that the £3.9bn (US$5.6bn) offer for UBM has been approved by both UBM and Informa shareholders. Ninety-nine per cent of those voting approved the offer. The resolution to approve the offer was passed at the Informa General Meeting, held today (17 April) at 10h30. While completion of the deal remains subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set out in...

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Informa Exhibitions announces collaboration with SmartXpo World

Organiser Informa Exhibitions has announced a collaboration between its EMEA business unit and event analytics company SmartXpo to roll-out an event pricing module across a portfolio of events. SmartXpo’s cloud-based pricing tool is designed to place customer needs at the heart of the price-setting process, ensuring a balance between value to exhibitors and the price that they pay for space. The objective is to create...

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CEIR releases 2018 CEIR Index Report World

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) released the 2018 CEIR Index Report, 12 April, revealing that the growth of the B2B exhibition industry accelerated along with the macro economy in 2017. The CEIR Index analyses the 2017 exhibition industry and provides an economic and exhibition industry outlook for the next three years. As an objective measure of the annual performance of the exhibition industry,...

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Making the case for green space Expert OpinionWorld

Fiona Churchill, regional conference & events manager, Jockey Club London, turns attention to health & wellbeing, namely the benefits of hosting an event at a venue with vast outdoor spaces. Over the past few years, workplace wellbeing has crept up the priority list for event organisers in the meeting and events industry. As a result, the demand for venues and facilities has shifted to focus more...

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Celebrating Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) AustralasiaWorld

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), 12 April, is a campaign to recognise and unite the entire business events industry across the world, bringing leaders and eventprofs together to showcase the real impact that fact-to-face meetings have on people, business and communities. GMID was established by Meetings Mean Business, an industry wide coalition. This international day of advocacy saw more than 120 events held across six...

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EEAA delivers major study of Australasian exhibition and event industry AustralasiaRegionWorld

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) is calling on the industry to contribute to research that will provide new analysis on the Australasian exhibition and event industry’s performance. The research results will be presented at the EEAA 2018 Leaders Forum held on Global Exhibition Day (#GED18), 6 June 2018. The Association has aligned its most important annual events to #GED18, including the EEAA...

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From West World to exhibitions’ world Expert OpinionFeaturesWorld

Kai Hattendorf, UFI managing director, writes about future proofing exhibitions, and more, in his UFI Column featured in the latest edition of Exhibition World (Issue 2 | 2018), online now. One of the hottest tickets at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin earlier this month was for the chance to step into and experience the saloon from the TV series “West World” – a...

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Incredible India brings the festival of colours to London EuropeGalleryRegionWorld

In celebration of the festival of colours, Holi, India Tourism London hosted the ‘Holi Milap’ luncheon at Thames Cruises, Westminster Pier in London on 22 March. Attendees included: Mr D Patnaik, deputy high commissioner, Indian high commission to the UK; Mr Gangadhar, assistant director, India Tourism London; and Ms N Vaishnavi, tourist information officer, India Tourism London office. Set against a London backdrop – cruising along the...

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