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International tourism fair FITUR opens Responsible Tourism Prize 2019 World

Fundación InterMundial, in collaboration with FITUR, the international tourism fair, has opened entries for the show’s 2019 Responsible Tourism Prize. A jury of professionals from the tourism sector will choose a winner for each of the categories below, with prizes presented at FITUR 2019. The show, organised by IFEMA, runs at Feria de Madrid 23-27 January. In 2017, the awards’ first year, there were 56 candidates...

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Association of Association Executives adds an exhibition to its world congress World

The Association of Association Executives (AAE) is adding an exhibition to its annual congress. The move is part of a restructure of the event, which takes place 7-9 April 2019, at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg. Organisers have accordingly changed the name of the event to the ‘Associations World Congress & Expo’. They also promise a new structure for educational content. During...

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UK’s ESSA joins UFI EuropeWorld

The UK’s Event Services and Suppliers Association (ESSA) has joined UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry as an ‘association’ member. UFI, founded in 1926, began with 20 European trade fair members, and has grown to represents 750 organisations today. As well as its headquarters in Paris, UFI has regional offices in Hong Kong, China and Sharjah, UAE. Andrew Harrison, ESSA director, explained his...

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Cvent acquires Social Tables World

Cvent has announced that it has acquired Social Tables, an event diagramming, seating, and collaboration platform. More than 5,000 organisations and hospitality brands, including Under Armour, Live Nation, Hyatt, The Venetian, ClubCorp, and Forbes, have utilised Social Tables to help them develop and plan nearly 4.5m events. Cvent acquired Social Tables to help event planners and venues better collaborate to deliver successful events, further accelerating Cvent’s...

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IBTM announces new exhibition director for IBTM World World

IBTM, part of global exhibition organiser Reed Travel Exhibitions, has announced that it has appointed David Thompson as exhibition director for IBTM World. Thompson has spent the last 14 years in the industry producing award-winning events for the likes of Haymarket Exhibitions, BBC, Informa, Daily Mail Group and Clarion Events. He brings with him an international perspective having organised exhibitions and conferences across Europe, the Middle...

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Winners of Incredible Impacts 2018 grants announced World

The Incredible Impacts Programme has selected three winning associations, each showcasing excellence within the global meetings industry. The programme is now in its second year and run collaboratively by ICCA and BestCities Global Alliance. With 12 entries, an independent panel of industry experts selected the winners of this year’s Incredible Impacts grant as: Down Syndrome International Society for Ecological Restoration Union for International Cancer Control The three associations from across...

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UFI releases Euro Fair Statistics report for 2017 World

UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has released the 2017 edition of its annual Euro Fair Statistics report. The report provides up-to-date, certified data on 24 countries in the European exhibition market. It draws on official data from 14 national trade fair bodies, and comprises 2,709 exhibitions over 27.6 million sqm of registered rented space. The report shows a notable increase of 5%...

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Final shortlist revealed for the EN Indy Awards 2018 EuropeWorld

Exhibition News, EW‘s sister publication, is bringing The EN Indy Awards to London’s Honourable Artillery Company on 2 November, celebrating the best smaller organisations and shows in the industry. Organisers with a turnover up to £7.5million per annum, or larger companies for whom exhibitions contribute less than £7.5million per annum, were eligible for nomination. EN editor Nicola MacDonald commented:  “We’re launching the EN Indy Awards...

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IBTM World 2018 announces millennial tech entrepreneur as third keynote speaker World

Multi-award-winning millennial tech entrepreneur Charlotte Pearce has been revealed as the third keynote speaker for IBTM World 2018, which will take place in Barcelona from 27-29 November. 26-year old Charlotte, who has been tipped as ‘one to watch’ by Richard Branson, will draw on her background as CEO and founder of innovative technology platform Inkpact, to present her session. Titled ‘Humans of Business; why connection...

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ITE acquires Mining Indaba from Euromoney for £30.1m AfricaWorld

International exhibition organiser ITE has announced it has agreed to acquire Mining Indaba from Euromoney Institutional Investor plc in a deal worth £30.1m on a cash-free, debt-free basis. Mining Indaba is a leading event dedicated to bringing together mining and investment experts involved in Africa. The exhibition, held in Cape Town, South Africa, was founded in 1995 and marked its 24th edition in February 2018. The next...

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