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dmg events is open for business in Saudi Arabia EuropeMiddle EastRegionWorld

dmg events establishes office to use as base for the company’s events throughout the Kingdom. Having been granted a Saudi investment licence by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) earlier this year, dmg events, a leading international events company, has now established a 100% owned business unit and opened a new office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which will be used as a base for...

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New research suggests business travellers feel safer at airports than train stations World

New research by global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel suggests that business travellers feel safer travelling via plane than by train, bus, taxi, or on foot. In a survey of 2008 regular business travellers across four continents and 17 countries, they found that only 31% of people said they were concerned about travelling via plane. This is compared with 50% who said they were...

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India Tourism London celebrates International Day of Yoga GalleryWorld

India Tourism London office in association with High Commission of India organised a Yoga session at Stonehenge on 7 June 2018. The event was held as a precursor to the International Day of Yoga celebrated on 21 June every year. The event witnessed yoga practitioners coming early morning at 06h00 to perform Surya Namaskar and other yoga asanas in front of the British cultural icon...

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Driving digital FeaturesWorld

Logistics providers are doubling their efforts to produce technology that runs from transit to booth in the pursuit of becoming the perfect partner for organisers. If one thing was made clear in the last UFI Barometer survey, it is that organisers and show directors are increasingly embracing digital requirements by investing in new technology and staff with new skillsets. It follows then that the companies...

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A new digital model for the tradeshow industry Expert OpinionWorld

AMR executive chairman Denzil Rankine on new ideas, new revenue streams and new skillsets in tomorrow’s digitalised exhibition industry. Look at a photograph of a tradeshow 10 or 20 years ago. It looks much the same as most today; plenty of big stands plenty of profit for the organiser. But don’t be fooled. The audience has changed. Visitors used to travel to trade shows to...

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EEAA receives global award for industry impact AustralasiaWorld

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has won the Industry Impact Award for the second year running. The award is hosted by Exhibition World and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and was given to EEAA for their efforts to promote Global Exhibitions Day 2018, and for their support of the industry as a whole. The EEAA is the peak industry...

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Sudden exit for ICCA CEO Sirk EuropeWorld

The Board of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has announced the sudden departure of long-serving CEO, Martin Sirk, who is to step down from his position with the association at the end of July 2018. With Sirk’s swift departure, the ICCA Board said the association’s chief value officer, Dennis Speet would with “immediate effect” lead ICCA as its acting CEO. The Board said in a statement that...

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Ascential shareholders approve sale of events to ITE Group EuropeWorld

Ascential shareholders have approved the disposal of Ascential Exhibitions to ITE Group at a General Meeting on 25 June, following the announcement of the proposed sale earlier this year. The deal is thought to be worth around £300m (US$396,747,000) and will encompass Spring and Autumn Fair, Bett, CWIEME, Pure, Glee and BVE event brands, leaving the company with Cannes Lions and fintech event Money 20/20. The sale...

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Winners announced: 2018 Global Exhibitions Day Awards World

Exhibition World is delighted to announce the names of the winners of the 2018 Global Exhibitions Day Awards (GEDawards). The Awards, conducted in partnership with UFI, sought to acknowledge and reward the best activity around Global Exhibitions Day 2018 (GED18), which took place on 6 June. The winners were decided by a panel including senior staff from UFI and Exhibition World, based on entries registered...

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Informa completes acquisition of UBM RegionWorld

Celebrating the start of a new chapter for Informa, now Informa Group, Exhibition World touched base with Charlie McCurdy, Informa Exhibitions’ CEO to learn how Informa’s acquisition of UBM will impact the global exhibitions industry. Before we hear McCurdy’s thoughts, let’s bring you up to speed with the Informa/UBM goings-on Informa announced on 18 June the admission of New Informa Shares to the London Stock Exchange, increasing...

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