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Nicola Macdonald
Nicola Macdonald

The power of social
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The power of social

Earlier this year, Easyfairs announced that it would be rolling out Gleanin’s social referral platform across its international trade event portfolio. EW caught up with the organiser and tech company to find out more.   Getting attendees to an event is the goal of every event organiser, but each has their own unique way of approaching the issue. For Alison Church, marketing director – UK & Global...

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28 Nov 2018
Acquisitions and investment for Nineteen Group
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Acquisitions and investment for Nineteen Group

Nineteen Group has announced the acquisition of Western Business Exhibitions (WBE) along with investment from private equity firm Phoenix Equity Partners. The two organisers had previously announced a collaboration for the 2019 launch of WBE show The Security Event. The acquisition adds to Nineteen Group’s existing security events, which include the International Security Expo and the International Disaster Response Expo. Western Business Exhibitions will add...

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23 Nov 2018
How blockchain can make ticketing more secure and transparent
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How blockchain can make ticketing more secure and transparent

Annika Monari and Alan Vey, graduates from London Imperial College and founders of ticketing solutions provider Aventus, know two things: the ticketing industry has a problem, and they have a solution. What is blockchain, and how did you become interested in the technology? Aninka: The easiest way to explain blockchain is by looking at how things have changed over time with technology. If you look...

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21 Nov 2018
Clarion Gaming partners with All-In Diversity Project
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Clarion Gaming partners with All-In Diversity Project

Clarion Gaming, part of Clarion Events, has announced a strategic partnership with the All-In Diversity Project, the recognised global resource for gender, diversity and inclusion for the betting and gaming sector. Under the terms of the partnership the Clarion brands including iGaming Business will be providing a platform for the All-In Diversity Project helping to disseminate news, host webinars and features on the project and related...

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14 Nov 2018
dmg::events appoints Chris Kilbee as Senior Vice President
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dmg::events appoints Chris Kilbee as Senior Vice President

International organiser dmg::events has announced the appointment of Chris Kilbee as senior vice president, to lead its growing global construction portfolio. For the last five years, Kilbee has been based in Amsterdam with UBM where, as group director, he has led the growth and development of the company’s global pharmaceutical portfolio. As part of this role, his responsibilities included the P&L performance of a global...

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06 Nov 2018
UFI releases research on women in the exhibition industry
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UFI releases research on women in the exhibition industry

UFI announced the results of the ‘Women in the exhibitions industry’ research at its 85th Global Congress in St. Petersburg, Russia. The research is a joint project between UFI and its media partner m+a, providing insights into the perception of women’s and men’s skills in the workplace, the potential for advancement for women within the industry and details of the different female career drivers. More than...

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06 Nov 2018
GIG appointed caterer for UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
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GIG appointed caterer for UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

Following a highly competitive tender process, specialist event and hospitality caterer GIG, part of the Global Infusion Group, has been awarded the hospitality services contract for the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The Pavilion will be the centrepiece of the UK’s presence at the Expo 2020 Dubai – highlighting leading British expertise in artificial intelligence and the space sector. Produced by the London and...

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01 Nov 2018
Record attendance as 85th UFI Congress kicks off in St Petersburg
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Record attendance as 85th UFI Congress kicks off in St Petersburg

Over 450 global event professional representing UFI members in more than 54 countries have gathered in St Petersburg, Russia, for the association’s global congress, taking place from 31 October to 3 November. The event kicked off with the 2018 UFI General Assembly, chaired by 2018 president Corrado Peraboni of Fiera Milano. Peraboni commented: ““It has been a busy year serving the growing global community of...

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31 Oct 2018
Blackstone confirms acquisition of NEC Group
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Blackstone confirms acquisition of NEC Group

Private equity company Blackstone has announced the acquisition of the UK’s NEC Group – encompassing the NEC, Resorts World Arena, ICC Birmingham, The Ticket Factory and more –from the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group (known as LDC) in a deal worth a reported £800m. LDC originally backed a management buyout of the Group from Birmingham City Council in 2015 for £307m. Since then,...

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15 Oct 2018
EEAA and AEO announce closer collaboration
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EEAA and AEO announce closer collaboration

The Association of Event Organisers and the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) have committed to closer collaboration following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the EEAA 2018 Global Exchange held in Sydney this week. The signing of the MOU followed the delivery of the 2018 Global Exchange Oration by the AEO’s chief executive, Chris Skeith. EEAA chief executive Joyce DiMascio...

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05 Oct 2018
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