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Can sustainability look good AND be good for business? Expert Opinion

By Sam Rowe, CEO of Ignition   The battle to get large company clients interested in sustainability is basically over. They’re talking about it at the very least, or else they’re forming and exercising environmental and social impact policies. Sustainability is on the strategic agenda to stay. But other debates remain, including how to convince clients that sustainable can also be beautiful and, at the...

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UK’s Digital Construction Week acquired by Diversified Communications Europe

Brighton-based Diversified Communications UK has announced the acquisition of Digital Construction Week – the UK’s leading trade show dedicated to digital construction, engineering, design, manufacturing, and operation. Digital Construction Week (DCW), which has grown rapidly since its launch event in 2015, has become known for its comprehensive, high-quality seminar and conference programme and for the seniority of delegates who annually attend. The latest edition, 17-18 October,...

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CloserStill Media in negotiations with Providence Equity Partners World

Providence Equity Partners, previous owner of Clarion, is reportedly in negotiations to acquire UK-based international organiser CloserStill Media for an unconfirmed sum. The company is being sold by Inflexion, which announced a Partnership Capital minority investment in CloserStill in 2015. The move is one of a number of large private equity deals throughout 2018, peaking with the £3.9bn acquisition of UBM by Informa, demonstrating the increasing interest in the...

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CA Assurances in talks with Charterhouse to acquire its stake in Comexposium Europe

Crédit Agricole Assurances (@CA_Assurances) has entered into exclusive discussions with Charterhouse Capital Partners to acquire its stake in Comexposium. Crédit Agricole will thus become the long-term partner of the group’s historical shareholder, the Paris-Île-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Comexposium is the co-leading largest exhibition organiser in France, the third largest player globally, and the largest ‘pure player’ worldwide. Comexposium has 67 event brands,...

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dmg events opens new office in Egypt Africa

International events organisers dmg events has opened a new office in Egypt, as part of its continued expansion into Africa. dmg launched The Big 5 Construct Egypt in September 2018, which will soon be joined by two more confirmed events for 2019. Ports Evolution will cater for the nautical industries, while The Food & Hospitality Show Egypt will focus on the food manufacturing and catering...

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Lippman Connects and ITN/Aventri to kick off new relationship on Valentine’s Day World

ITN, an Aventri company, has entered into an agreement with Lippman Connects to provide a range of registration services for major events. In 2019, Lippman Connects will rely on the Aventri eReg platform for nine events, starting with Exhibit Sales Roundtable (ESR), 14 February, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Under the agreement, Aventri will provide registration services from fulfillment of email promotions right through to colour...

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Can sustainability look good AND be good for business? Expert Opinion

Sam Rowe, CEO of agency Ignition, examines where the responsibility for sustainability lies within the events industry.   The battle to get large company clients interested in sustainability is basically over. They’re talking about it, at the very least, or else they’re forming and exercising environmental and social impact policies. Sustainability is on the strategic agenda to stay. But other debates remain, including how to convince clients...

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UK organiser Mack Brooks Exhibitions partners with ADITUS Europe

UK-based organiser Mack Brooks Exhibitions has announced a new partnership with German ticketing and registration tech company ADITUS GmbH. Mack Brooks will be using ticketing, exhibitor management and admission solutions from ADITUS for seven trade fairs in Germany and Switzerland. Liljana Goszdziewski, Exhibition Director at Mack Brooks Exhibitions, commented: “One of the convincing factors was that ADITUS offers comprehensive, tailor-made solutions for the complex German-speaking...

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British Airways launch partnership with ExCel London EuropeWorld

British Airways and ExCeL London have launched a year-long collaboration that will grant BA exclusive airline partner status. The partnership will give British Airways the opportunity to use advertising space in and around ExCeL, as well as an opportunity to offer deals and discounts to visitors, exhibitors and delegates attending exhibitions and conferences, from the both the UK and overseas. The Docklands Airport is right...

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Informa confident on profit growth and says ‘combination phase’ with UBM now complete World

Global organiser Informa group has reported underlying revenue growth of 3.9% and completion on schedule of the combination phase – Accelerated Integration Plan (AIP) – for absorbing the UBM business. The company released the news in a trading update for 10 months ending 31 October 2018. Group Chief Executive Stephen Carter (pictured) commented: “At Informa, we remain focused on delivering improving growth and returns, whilst...

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