IBTM appoints new portfolio director RegionWorld

IBTM, part of global exhibition organiser Reed Travel Exhibitions, has announced the appointment of Shane Hannam (pictured) as portfolio director effective 1 June 2018. He replaces Kerry Prince, who has been promoted within Reed Exhibitions and will retain strategic oversight on the portfolio. Hannam began his career with Reed Exhibitions and has over 16 years’ experience in the international events industry. His most recent role...

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Barcelona leapfrogs Paris to head new ICCA rankings city list EuropeRegionWorld

Barcelona has claimed first place in the latest, 2017 ICCA city rankings for the first time since 2004. The city overtook Paris and Vienna to claim the first spot. The top five cities remain the same, albeit in a different order. Berlin (4th) and London (5th) make up the others in the top five. The association meetings market continues to show robust growth, according to the...

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Oliver Kinross partners with ASP World

Organiser Oliver Kinross has signed a deal with event website specialist ASP for the Oliver Kinross portfolio of international construction exhibitions. Oliver Kinross has recently launched a global portfolio of construction exhibitions (the ‘BUILD’ portfolio) in London, New York, Australia, Scotland and New Zealand. BUILD portfolio director James McKenzie said: ‘The last couple of years has been all about launching our ambitious portfolio of global...

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Informa’s KNect365 partners with BrightTALK World

BrightTALK, a technology media company that provides professional webinar and video solutions to a variety of industries, has announced a new global partnership with Informa’s KNect365. KNect365 plans to leverage BrightTALK’s technology and online presence to further extend its in-person events business into digital forums. BrightTALK has an online community of seven million professionals and hosts more than 75,000 talks by trusted experts, as well...

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What is Blockchain and what we will do with it? Expert OpinionWorld

Enrico Gallorini, CEO, GRS Research & Strategy, discusses Blockchain and its key role within the global exhibition industry. During the recent UFI European Conference in Verona, 2- 4 May 2018, the Digital Disruption Section introduced, for the first time, the theme of the Blockchain in the exhibition industry. In order to have a clearer introduction about this important theme, we interviewed Enrico Gallorini (CEO – GRS,...

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Cvent CEO Reggie Aggarwal at the company offices in Reston, Virginia on December 16, 2013. World

Meetings and hospitality technology provider, Cvent, is to acquire QuickMobile, the Vancouver-based mobile event apps specialist for an undisclosed price. The acquisition of QuickMobile, with its 100 employees, will broaden Cvent’s mobile event app and onsite solution capabilities and help the company extend its reach through QuickMobile’s extensive partner network. The acquisition is expected to close before the end of May 2018. Together, the combined...

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Global Exhibitions Day 2017: The big picture World

With momentum building for the upcoming Global Exhibitions Day (#GED18),  6 June, UFI offers a closer look at the ‘big picture’; namely the role and impact of GED within the global exhibitions industry, presenting key facts, stats and figures from 2017. Find out more about Exhibition World and UFI GED Awards 2018 here, and learn more about GED 2018 here

UFI elects its first female president for 2019/20 EuropeRegionWorld

Global exhibition industry association UFI’s Board of Directors has elected Mary Larkin as its next president for 2020. She will be the first woman to hold the post in the association’s history. The decision was made at the board meeting during the UFI European Conference in Verona (Italy). The UFI presidential trio for the 2018/19 term will, therefore comprise of: Craig Newman (Johannesburg Expo Centre,...

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On trend with tech Expert OpinionWorld

UK-based provider of exhibitions stands and displays, Skyline Whitespace, looks at key technology trends in the global events industry, including the emergence of customer mapping, how AR is changing and the use of drones. Adapt with Augmented Reality If you want to connect on a more immersive level with your target audience, Augmented Reality is a great way to achieve this. AR lets you hide content behind...

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Freeman announces acquisition of Comotion World

Freeman has announced the acquisition of Comotion Consulting Ltd (Comotion), a UK-based consulting company specialising in delivering customer-centric strategy, transformation and talent solutions to clients globally. With the acquisition of Comotion, Freeman builds on its industry-leading strategy practice delivered through the agency services of FreemanXP. In the four years since its foundation, Comotion has built a reputation for delivering sophisticated and successful transformation programmes and projects...

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