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Sarawak running agri-fam trip to promote agriculture growth Asia

Sarawak Convention Bureau is set to spur the Malaysian state’s agriculture sector growth with plans to leverage Business Events through its new platform feeding in to government ministries and agencies – the BESarawak Alliance (BESA).a One of BESA’s first initiatives is an agriculture-based familiarisation trip (Agri-Fam) taking place in conjunction with the inaugural Sarawak AgroFest 2018, 20–28 October 2018. “To realise our goal of becoming...

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Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Centre partners with Ungerboeck Asia

Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Centre (RICEC) in Saudi Arabia has formed a partnership with event management software company Ungerboeck. RICEC is a newly developed state-of-the-art convention and exhibition facility, owned by the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Ungerboeck will be providing venue sales, operation and financial management solutions to the centre. RICEC will streamline their bookings and operational processes with Ungerboeck to provide...

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IMEX America in Las Vegas was the largest ever IMEX Americas

IMEX America came to a close yesterday, 18 October, in Las Vegas’ Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The event set a series of new records, and was the largest ever IMEX. Over 13,000 participants took part in the event, making over 70,000 appointments. The event expanded into an additional hall, creating space for over 3,500 exhibitors representing 150 countries. Carina Bauer (pictured left), CEO of...

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The spotlight is on Sydney as SIBOS arrives for a third time Australasia

SIBOS, heralded as the world’s premier financial event, opens in Sydney 22 October, with organisers expecting 7,000 attendees from around the world. The annual conference, exhibition and networking event draws business leaders from a range of financial institutions, multinational corporations and technology partners and is in its 40th year. Organisers this year hope to ignite conversation between global banks, industry executives, entrepreneurs and academic experts –...

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Cape Town ICC appoints new chief financial officer Africa

The Cape Town International Convention Centre has announced the appointment of Wayne De Wet as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). De Wet is responsible for, amongst other duties, developing and implementing the CTICC’s financial strategies, strategic leadership of finance and supply chain management, as well as growth and resource management within the finance department. Julie-May Ellingson, CEO of the CTICC, said: “We are very...

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Australia’s CVBs provide 8% boost in business events and new export opportunities for SMEs Australasia

Since January 2018, there has been an 8% increase in the number of international business events secured for the future by the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) members, according to new research. The industry analysis from the latest International Business Events Forward Calendar, produced by the AACB, reveals also that convention bureaux are attracting a larger number of highly-engaged international business events to Australia,...

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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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Mash Media welcomes Graeme Barnett in new Confex consultancy role Europe

In line with ongoing overall investment in the International Confex proposition and the growth of the sales, marketing and operations teams, Mash Media is delighted to welcome Graeme Barnett to the Confex team in a consultant advisory role. As Senior Exhibition Director for Reed Travel Exhibitions on the IBTM portfolio for 12 years, Graeme has impressive knowledge of the global MICE industry and the key players within it,...

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HKTDC survey at Electronics Fair highlights trade fears from Sino-US political friction Asia

The recently concluded 38th HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) and the 22nd electronicAsia attracted 87,000 buyers from 139 countries and regions over a four-day period. Buyer attendance grew from a number of countries and regions including mature markets such as Canada, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan and the UK, and emerging markets such as Brazil, the Chinese mainland, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Russia. More than...

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Sarawak running agri-fam trip to promote agriculture growth
Asia / News
19 Oct 2018

Sarawak running agri-fam trip to promote agriculture growth

Sarawak Convention Bureau is set to spur the Malaysian state’s agriculture sector growth with plans to leverage Business Events through its new platform feeding in to government ministries and agencies – the BESarawak Alliance (BESA).a One of BESA’s first initiatives is an agriculture-based familiarisation trip (Agri-Fam) taking place in conjunction with the inaugural Sarawak AgroFest 2018, 20–28 October 2018. “To realise our goal of becoming...

Read More

Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Centre partners with Ungerboeck
Asia / News
19 Oct 2018

Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Centre partners with Ungerboeck

Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Centre (RICEC) in Saudi Arabia has formed a partnership with event management software company Ungerboeck. RICEC is a newly developed state-of-the-art convention and exhibition facility, owned by the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Ungerboeck will be providing venue sales, operation and financial management solutions to the centre. RICEC will streamline their bookings and operational processes with Ungerboeck to provide...

Read More

IMEX America in Las Vegas was the largest ever IMEX
Americas / News
19 Oct 2018

IMEX America in Las Vegas was the largest ever IMEX

IMEX America came to a close yesterday, 18 October, in Las Vegas’ Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The event set a series of new records, and was the largest ever IMEX. Over 13,000 participants took part in the event, making over 70,000 appointments. The event expanded into an additional hall, creating space for over 3,500 exhibitors representing 150 countries. Carina Bauer (pictured left), CEO of...

Read More

The spotlight is on Sydney as SIBOS arrives for a third time
Australasia / News
19 Oct 2018

The spotlight is on Sydney as SIBOS arrives for a third time

SIBOS, heralded as the world’s premier financial event, opens in Sydney 22 October, with organisers expecting 7,000 attendees from around the world. The annual conference, exhibition and networking event draws business leaders from a range of financial institutions, multinational corporations and technology partners and is in its 40th year. Organisers this year hope to ignite conversation between global banks, industry executives, entrepreneurs and academic experts –...

Read More

Cape Town ICC appoints new chief financial officer
Africa / News
18 Oct 2018

Cape Town ICC appoints new chief financial officer

The Cape Town International Convention Centre has announced the appointment of Wayne De Wet as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). De Wet is responsible for, amongst other duties, developing and implementing the CTICC’s financial strategies, strategic leadership of finance and supply chain management, as well as growth and resource management within the finance department. Julie-May Ellingson, CEO of the CTICC, said: “We are very...

Read More

Australia’s CVBs provide 8% boost in business events and new export opportunities for SMEs
Australasia / News
18 Oct 2018

Australia’s CVBs provide 8% boost in business events and new export opportunities for SMEs

Since January 2018, there has been an 8% increase in the number of international business events secured for the future by the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) members, according to new research. The industry analysis from the latest International Business Events Forward Calendar, produced by the AACB, reveals also that convention bureaux are attracting a larger number of highly-engaged international business events to Australia,...

Read More

Cvent acquires Social Tables
News / World
17 Oct 2018

Cvent acquires Social Tables

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...

Read More

IBTM announces new exhibition director for IBTM World
News / World
17 Oct 2018

IBTM announces new exhibition director for IBTM 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...

Read More

Mash Media welcomes Graeme Barnett in new Confex consultancy role
Europe / News
17 Oct 2018

Mash Media welcomes Graeme Barnett in new Confex consultancy role

In line with ongoing overall investment in the International Confex proposition and the growth of the sales, marketing and operations teams, Mash Media is delighted to welcome Graeme Barnett to the Confex team in a consultant advisory role. As Senior Exhibition Director for Reed Travel Exhibitions on the IBTM portfolio for 12 years, Graeme has impressive knowledge of the global MICE industry and the key players within it,...

Read More

HKTDC survey at Electronics Fair highlights trade fears from Sino-US political friction
Asia / News
17 Oct 2018

HKTDC survey at Electronics Fair highlights trade fears from Sino-US political friction

The recently concluded 38th HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) and the 22nd electronicAsia attracted 87,000 buyers from 139 countries and regions over a four-day period. Buyer attendance grew from a number of countries and regions including mature markets such as Canada, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan and the UK, and emerging markets such as Brazil, the Chinese mainland, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Russia. More than...

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