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Cvent acquires Social Tables World

Cvent has announced that it has acquired Social Tables, an event diagramming, seating, and collaboration platform. More than 5,000 organisations and hospitality brands, including Under Armour, Live Nation, Hyatt, The Venetian, ClubCorp, and Forbes, have utilised Social Tables to help them develop and plan nearly 4.5m events. Cvent acquired Social Tables to help event planners and venues better collaborate to deliver successful events, further accelerating Cvent’s...

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IBTM announces new exhibition director for IBTM World World

IBTM, part of global exhibition organiser Reed Travel Exhibitions, has announced that it has appointed David Thompson as exhibition director for IBTM World. Thompson has spent the last 14 years in the industry producing award-winning events for the likes of Haymarket Exhibitions, BBC, Informa, Daily Mail Group and Clarion Events. He brings with him an international perspective having organised exhibitions and conferences across Europe, the Middle...

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Winners of Incredible Impacts 2018 grants announced World

The Incredible Impacts Programme has selected three winning associations, each showcasing excellence within the global meetings industry. The programme is now in its second year and run collaboratively by ICCA and BestCities Global Alliance. With 12 entries, an independent panel of industry experts selected the winners of this year’s Incredible Impacts grant as: Down Syndrome International Society for Ecological Restoration Union for International Cancer Control The three associations from across...

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UFI releases Euro Fair Statistics report for 2017 World

UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has released the 2017 edition of its annual Euro Fair Statistics report. The report provides up-to-date, certified data on 24 countries in the European exhibition market. It draws on official data from 14 national trade fair bodies, and comprises 2,709 exhibitions over 27.6 million sqm of registered rented space. The report shows a notable increase of 5%...

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Final shortlist revealed for the EN Indy Awards 2018 EuropeWorld

Exhibition News, EW‘s sister publication, is bringing The EN Indy Awards to London’s Honourable Artillery Company on 2 November, celebrating the best smaller organisations and shows in the industry. Organisers with a turnover up to £7.5million per annum, or larger companies for whom exhibitions contribute less than £7.5million per annum, were eligible for nomination. EN editor Nicola MacDonald commented:  “We’re launching the EN Indy Awards...

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IBTM World 2018 announces millennial tech entrepreneur as third keynote speaker World

Multi-award-winning millennial tech entrepreneur Charlotte Pearce has been revealed as the third keynote speaker for IBTM World 2018, which will take place in Barcelona from 27-29 November. 26-year old Charlotte, who has been tipped as ‘one to watch’ by Richard Branson, will draw on her background as CEO and founder of innovative technology platform Inkpact, to present her session. Titled ‘Humans of Business; why connection...

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ITE acquires Mining Indaba from Euromoney for £30.1m AfricaWorld

International exhibition organiser ITE has announced it has agreed to acquire Mining Indaba from Euromoney Institutional Investor plc in a deal worth £30.1m on a cash-free, debt-free basis. Mining Indaba is a leading event dedicated to bringing together mining and investment experts involved in Africa. The exhibition, held in Cape Town, South Africa, was founded in 1995 and marked its 24th edition in February 2018. The next...

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Rise in visitors for co-located TFM, ad:tech and eCommerce Expo under CloserStill EuropeWorld

CloserStill events Technology for Marketing, eCommerce Expo & ad:tech London 2018 welcomed a record 12,000 business leaders and industry experts to Olympia London on 26-27 September. This is the first time the three long established brands have co-located, bringing together the worlds of marketing, eCommerce and advertising. These three hallmark shows, all acquired between September and December in 2017, have been completely rebranded over the...

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Industry leaders oversee new venues and growth in India AsiaWorld

This September, the Executive Committee of UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, met in Delhi. Industry leaders from companies such as Informa, Reed, and Fiera Milano held meetings with venue representatives and senior industry players in India, to discuss growing opportunities and venues within the country. “For many years, international organisers have been pushing for more and better exhibition space in India that...

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E-world Energy & Water set to explore smart cities and climate solutions EuropeWorld

E-world Energy & Water 2019 is an upcoming show taking place at Messe Essen GmbH in Essen, Germany from 5-7 February 2019. The focus of the show is on the smart city and climate solutions. Its objective will be to introduce new solutions for challenges caused by increasing population density and climate change. Companies, institutions and start-ups will show their solutions to all aspects of...

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