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The voice of a new generation FeaturesWorld

An international jury, led by UFI president Corrado Peraboni, selected four Next Generation Leadership (NGL) Grant winners as future industry leaders for their exceptional initiative in driving change and innovation in their different areas within the exhibition industry. “I want to encourage all those who we could not select this year to continue to work on their impressive projects, and to re-apply next year,” said Peraboni....

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MECC Maastricht has joined the Association of Event Organisers EuropeWorld

MECC Maastricht has become a member of the Association of Event Organisers (AEO). The newly acquired membership gives the Dutch venue access to a network of more than 300 organisers from the UK, with a representation of 1,700 trade and consumer events per year. AEO is the voice of the event organising community, serving the collection needs and promoting the interests of event organisers and...

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UFI and Explori undertake biggest ever global visitor study World

This summer, exhibition research specialist Explori is undertaking a major global research project in partnership with UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry and supported by the Society of Independent Show Organizers. The report, titled ‘Global Visitor Insights’, will be the biggest ever study into today’s trade show visitor and aims to illuminate their future expectations of trade shows. Explori is inviting all B2B...

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ITB Asia focusing on $180bn Muslim travel market AsiaWorld

Asian travel trade show ITB Asia is set to focus on the US$180bn Muslim travel market for its 2018 edition. The show has partnered with CrescentRating and Halal Trip for the Halal in Travel summit, which is now in its third year. Its key theme will be ‘Innovation & Technology in the Muslim Travel Space’. ITB Asia will also be launching a newly dedicated Muslim...

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ART SG is a new art fair coming to Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands hotel AsiaWorld

ART SG is a new art fair coming to Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands hotel, from 1-3 November 2019. It is organised by AngusMontgomery Arts, Tim Etchells and the MCH Group, who plan to make it an annual event which engages with established collectors as well as new buyers. The organisers have previous experience of establishing new fairs in Hong Kong, with ART HK and Art...

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New UFI Asian trade fair report shows growth in China, India and more AsiaWorld

UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has released the 14th edition of its ‘Trade Fair Industry in Asia’ annual report. The report covers 17 markets, including Greater China and Southeast Asian markets, Japan, Korea, India, Pakistan, Australia, Combodia and Myanmar. It provides complete data on these regions up to 31 December 2017, with additional figures and commentary on likely trends for 2018. Looking at...

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Five tips to attract more visitors to your exhibition booth Expert OpinionWorld

Melissa Colton, project manager at DD Exhibitions, provides her top five tips for attracting more visitors to your exhibitions booth. _________________ The world of exhibitions is an exciting and stimulating one, full of competing sights and sounds. It’s no wonder you’ve been left scratching your head, contemplating how you can possibly stay ahead of the pack and get noticed. The main key here is effort...

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Sydney is hosting a robot World Cup in 2019 AustralasiaWorld

Following the excitement of the recent FIFA World Cup in Russia, Sydney is about to host its own version using robots. RoboCup 2019 will be held at the ICC Sydney from 1-8 July 2019. Over 30 soccer pitches will be built to accommodate the 2,000 participants and 20,000 spectators. The robots are powered by artificial intelligence rather than by remote control. Over 100 teams from...

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Nalan Emre promoted to IMEX Group COO World

The IMEX Group has promoted its organising director Nalan Emre to the newly created position of chief operating officer. Nalan will have responsibility for managing the Operations (formerly the Organising team), Office Management, Event Tech and HR teams at the UK Hove-based company. She will plan and direct IMEX’s operational policies, structures, procedures and initiatives and collaborate with the chairman, CEO and FD to set company...

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A revitalised focus on business events FeaturesMiddle EastWorld

Abu Dhabi is seeing a strong return on its campaign for business events, and new incentives hope to continue the trend. Last year almost 4.9 million people stayed in Abu Dhabi’s 162 hotels and hotel apartments, a 9.8 per cent rise year-on-year. While the United Kingdom remains the largest European source market, registering a 13 per cent rise rise to more than 270,000, expanding infrastructure...

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