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Informa confident on profit growth and says ‘combination phase’ with UBM now complete World

Global organiser Informa group has reported underlying revenue growth of 3.9% and completion on schedule of the combination phase – Accelerated Integration Plan (AIP) – for absorbing the UBM business. The company released the news in a trading update for 10 months ending 31 October 2018. Group Chief Executive Stephen Carter (pictured) commented: “At Informa, we remain focused on delivering improving growth and returns, whilst...

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Organisers claim rise in first-stage appointments for IBTM World  World

Organisers of IBTM World, Reed Travel Exhibitions, have announced that first-stage appointments for exhibitors are up 7% against last year, with over 3,500 more business meetings booked than at the equivalent stage in 2017. The meetings have been facilitated using an appointment system which pairs exhibitor and buyer preferences to ensure that meetings are arranged between people with whom there is a very good chance...

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Top tips on how to measure return on investment once the party’s over Expert OpinionWorld

Knowing why you’re holding a particular event, and being able to objectively measure the results against your initial criteria, is a crucial element of event organisation, but it is the one part that’s often overlooked after the excitement of the event is finished. Ahead of IBTM World 2018, EW asked two ROI experts what their top tips are for measuring return on investment at events....

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UK’s ESSA announces awards shortlist World

The United Kingdom’s Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has revealed the finalists for its annual awards, to be held at the ESSA Chairman’s Ball & Awards Night 2018, which follows the ESSA Conference at Arena MK on Thursday 29th November 2018. 17 event industry professionals and organisations have been announced as finalists in four awards: The ESSA Young Person Award, The ESSA Unsung Hero...

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dmg::events appoints Chris Kilbee as Senior Vice President World

International organiser dmg::events has announced the appointment of Chris Kilbee as senior vice president, to lead its growing global construction portfolio. For the last five years, Kilbee has been based in Amsterdam with UBM where, as group director, he has led the growth and development of the company’s global pharmaceutical portfolio. As part of this role, his responsibilities included the P&L performance of a global...

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UFI releases research on women in the exhibition industry World

UFI announced the results of the ‘Women in the exhibitions industry’ research at its 85th Global Congress in St. Petersburg, Russia. The research is a joint project between UFI and its media partner m+a, providing insights into the perception of women’s and men’s skills in the workplace, the potential for advancement for women within the industry and details of the different female career drivers. More than...

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The Association for Women in Events is promoting industry gender equality World

The Association for Women in Events​ (AWE), a not for profit organization supporting gender equality and diversity in the events industry, has announced its 2019 board members and executive committee. The association received a significant number of applications for 12 open board positions. The Succession Planning Task Force spent several weeks vetting candidates for these important leadership roles. The Board of Directors is expected to...

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United Nations representatives to promote sustainability at IBTM World World

Representatives from various UN bodies will be attending IBTM World this year, with the intention of learning about the meetings and events industry and promoting sustainability. The initiative comes on the back of IBTM’s ongoing partnership with Positive Impact. Positive Impact recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with certain United Nation bodies to help create a sustainable events industry. It is hoped that events can help...

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GIG appointed caterer for UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai AsiaEuropeWorld

Following a highly competitive tender process, specialist event and hospitality caterer GIG, part of the Global Infusion Group, has been awarded the hospitality services contract for the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The Pavilion will be the centrepiece of the UK’s presence at the Expo 2020 Dubai – highlighting leading British expertise in artificial intelligence and the space sector. Produced by the London and...

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Chinese President Xi Jinping to attend international mega-expo in Shanghai AsiaWorld

Chinese President Xi Jinping will be in attendance at the inaugural China International Import Expo (CIIE), a mega-exhibition which will see the country attempting to attract lucrative international business. The event will take place in Shanghai’s National Exhibition and Convention Centre (pictured) from 5-10 November, and will see 2,800 companies from all G20 member states attending. About 160,000 buyers from more than 80,000 Chinese and...

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