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Doing things differently FeaturesRegionWorld

Adaptating our business approach will help us create the events that bring in a new audience, say Eddie Choi and Francis Friedman. The theme for this year’s UFI European Conference was ‘Futureproofing your Events’. Among the speakers waxing lyrical on the subject were Eddie Choi and Francis Friedman, both of who have a broad range of experience in launching events, advising organisers, driving industry research...

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A world of change FeaturesWorld

UFI president Corrado Peraboni talks to EW about his past, his future, and the moves being made by the association in light of an ever more demanding audience – Interview by Antony Reeve-Crook The president of UFI, Corrado Peraboni, began his career as a representative of Italian foreign ministry in the former Fiera Milano public body in 1996, while working as a consultant in Latin...

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How two Italian trade shows are taking on climate change EuropeWorld

Ecomondo and Key Energy are two upcoming trade shows which will take place at the Rimini Expo Centre in Italy, from 6-9 November 2018. The shows, which are organised by the Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), will be held simultaneously at the venue, and will occupy 129,000sqm of exhibit space ready to host over 1,300 companies and 116,000 attendees. Some of the key topics which will...

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New UFI partnership prepares next generation of eventprofs AsiaWorld

UFI, the global association for the exhibitions industry, has joined a new partnership with SACEOS Singapore. The two groups have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see them collaborating on a programme for talent and executive development. The ‘Asia Pacific Executive Development Programme’ aims to improve the future-readiness of exhibitions professionals in the region. It will have industry-first recognised certification, and hopes to launch...

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Six secrets for successful trade show staffing Expert OpinionWorld

By Marta Gorka, marketing and communications specialist at Skyline Whitespace. When you exhibit at a trade show, the most important thing you need to do is attract attention – the good kind – from the attendees. After all, if they don’t notice your presence, you’re not going to make much of a return on your investment. Exhibition stands are, naturally, a prime factor, but you...

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Informa releases half-year financial results for 2018 AsiaWorld

Global B2B information services group Informa PLC has released its six-month financial figures for the period ending 30 June 2018. Revenue during this period was £957m (US$1.26bn). Among the other key findings were improving revenue growth, reported at +4.6%, and increased adjusted operating profit, reported at +3.3% to £294m (US$387m). Informa reported a free cash flow up 4.9% to £119m (US$157m). Their balance sheet showed...

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Register now for the UFI Global Congress in St Petersburg AsiaEuropeWorld

The 85th UFI Global Congress is taking place in St Petersburg this year, from 31 October – 3 November 2018. UFI say this year’s event will have a special focus on global economic developments. There will be talks on economic growth, regional economic developments, false news and buying patterns, as well as reviews of GDP, EPS and stock indices. Delegates will be guided through these topics...

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South Korean organiser to run India’s largest CC for 20 years AsiaRegionWorld

A consortium led by Korea’s largest tradeshow/convention venue, KINTEX (www.kintex.com) has won a bid to operate the India International Convention and Exhibition Center (IICC) in New Delhi for 20 years, paving the way for Korean CC operators into overseas markets. The company said on 23 July that its consortium with E-Sang networks – one of Korea’s leading exhibition organisers – was picked as a final winner in a bid for operation...

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Cvent launches “Event Management Technology For Dummies” EuropeWorld

Event technology company Cvent has announced the publication of a new book, Event Management Technology for Dummies. The book, produced in partnership with Wiley and its For Dummies brand, outlines how organisations can successfully plan and run great events using event management technology. Patrick Smith, chief marketing officer at Cvent, said: “Event management technology gives event professionals and marketers the tools they need to plan, execute...

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Frame your future FeaturesWorld

For the second instalment of our Women in Exhibitions thread, EW asks what are companies and associations doing to enable women – and what could they be doing. – Interview by Sarah-Claire Picton  In the last edition of EW we addressed the need for more women in senior roles in the exhibition industry with the help of representatives from Europe, Asia and the Americas. Here, we...

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