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Russia: open to the exhibition world AsiaEuropeFeatures

In this month’s cover feature, EW speaks to three key figures in the Russian events industry, and hears how the country is putting itself on the industry map.   Alexey Kalachev, director of the Russian Convention Bureau, is leading a new strategic push for events in Russia: “The turnover of congresses in the world is estimated to be worth US$1 trillion, of which Russia’s share...

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Venue schemes: new builds and renovations Features

EW rounds up the latest news and developments from the global venue scene.   Mexican ICC opens A new convention space in La Paz, Mexico (pictured above) has opened. The International Convention Centre of La Paz offers 179,000 square feet of exhibition and conference space next to the Sea of Cortez. The ICC La Paz is 25 minutes from the La Paz International Airport and two hours...

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Why the festivalisation trend is sweeping through Singapore Features

Transforming business events into festivals is one of the innovative steps shaping Singapore, writes Martin Donovan, editor of Mix – Asia’s Creative Meetings Magazine.   High on the risk chart when it comes to innovation must be to create a festival out of a business event, giving it all the trappings of a youthful, breezy gathering of tech entrepreneurs while maintaining a core exhibition. Yet...

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The aims and ambitions of UFI’s president elect Features

Following this year’s UFI Congress in Russia, Craig Newman from the Johannesburg Expo Centre will begin his tenure as UFI President. Mike Fletcher caught up with him to hear his aims and ambitions.   What lessons from the past 12 months will you bring with you into this role as UFI President? The Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) hosted the Global Congress in 2017 and has...

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Building bridges AsiaFeatures

  EW takes looks at the Greater Bay Area in Southeast Asia, with the help of the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association.   The Greater Bay Area initiative is a central government plan to integrate Hong Kong, Macau and nine Guangdong cities into an economic and technology hub. Together with the new infrastructure projects – the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong...

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