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Nicola Macdonald
Nicola Macdonald

New 3,158sqm venue opens in London
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New 3,158sqm venue opens in London

Real estate company Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield and Broadwick Venues are set to launch Exhibition, a new venue at Westfield London, for the end of 2019. Exhibition – named after its proximity to the site of the Franco British Exhibition of 1908 – will repurpose the Grade II listed Dimco East building, a Victorian structure completed in 1899 and originally built as an electricity generating station for the...

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06 Feb 2019
Informa sells UBM Life Sciences Media brands Portfolio to MJH Associates
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Informa sells UBM Life Sciences Media brands Portfolio to MJH Associates

Informa has announced the divestiture of the Life Sciences Media Brands Portfolio, previously part of UBM, to MJH Associates, a leading US-based, independent full-service healthcare education, market research and multi-channel medical communications company, for a consideration of just over $100m. The divestiture forms part of Informa’s Progressive Portfolio Management (PPM) programme launched post the combination with UBM. This programme will increase the focus on businesses...

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04 Feb 2019
ITE Group releases first quarter trading update
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ITE Group releases first quarter trading update

Performance was in line with management expectations for ITE Group in its Q1 trading update as the Ascential Events integration and acquisition of Mining Indaba both near completion. Revenues for the quarter – 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018 – were approximately £31.5m (down from £40.7m in 2017) The organiser attributed to the drop largely to a smaller biennial quarter and the absence of...

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01 Feb 2019
EventIt partners with Expoplatform
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EventIt partners with Expoplatform

EventIt, an annual showcase for business events, meetings, incentives, hospitality and festival industry professionals, has confirmed its partnership with event tech provider Expoplatform. Taking place on 21 March at the SEC, EventIt welcomes over 800 UK and international qualified buyers and offers professionals from across the whole festival and events supply chain the opportunity to network, meet suppliers and learn from industry gurus. In addition to...

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15 Jan 2019
Clarion’s ICE London launches stand graphics recycling initiative
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Clarion’s ICE London launches stand graphics recycling initiative

B2B gaming event ICE London, organised by UK-based organiser Clarion Gaming, has announced a new initiative to tackle trade show waste with the launch of the ICE Graphics Amnesty for its exhibitors. The show is partnering with EcoBooth, a zero waste event production company, to work with the event’s 589 exhibitors to collect the most common stand waste materials, which will then be recycled into...

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11 Jan 2019
Aventri and Sciensio announce partnership
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Aventri and Sciensio announce partnership

Event management software provider Aventri has joined forces with event chatbot company Sciensio to create an end-to-end management solution which leverages ‘EventBots’ to provide answers to thousands of common event questions. The EventBots use artificial intelligence technology to answer commonly asked questions such as ‘Where should I park?’ and ‘What’s the dress code?’. Previously, attendees would have had to search a website, download an app,...

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10 Jan 2019
Freeman acquires US agency mdg
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Freeman acquires US agency mdg

Freeman has acquired mdg, a full-service event marketing and public relations agency based in the US. The acquisition enhances the Freeman spectrum of services from pre-event marketing and on-site user experience to post-show communications based on data-informed insights. “The events business is undergoing a significant transformation (according to the Freeman Data Benchmark Study) — one that requires a sophisticated degree of integration around the convergence...

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13 Dec 2018
Jack Morton announces several senior appointments
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Jack Morton announces several senior appointments

Global brand experience agency Jack Morton has announced three executive leadership appointments. Craig Millon (pictured) will assume the role of chief client officer. Edward Scott has been promoted to the role of president – US, and Sharon Crichton will rejoin the agency as executive vice president, global head of production. In the last year, Jack Morton has reported several high-profile wins and continues to expand...

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11 Dec 2018
Messe Frankfurt takes over Clean Show
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Messe Frankfurt takes over Clean Show

Messe Frankfurt has finalised a deal with the Clean Show Executive Committee (CEC) to purchase the largest trade fair for textile care in the Western Hemisphere. The Clean Show is held every two years rotating throughout the US. As a part of the acquisition, the five industry associations that are involved in the sale will maintain their close involvement and Messe Frankfurt aims to continue...

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