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Paul Colston

Expo2020 Duba - Al Wasl Plaza
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Expo 2020 in Dubai: progress report

Shaun Vorster, VP Business Integration & Activation of the World Congress, speaks to EW about next year’s big event – Expo 2020 Dubai How are plans going in preparation for Expo 2020 Dubai? With less than two years to go, preparations are well underway and great progress is being made ahead of the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and...

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14 Feb 2019
Comexposium moves up a gear with Indonesia Motorcycle Show
in Asia, News

Comexposium moves up a gear with Indonesia Motorcycle Show

Global event organiser Comexposium has announced the addition of Indonesia Motorcycle Show (IMOS) to its joint venture partnership with Amara Pameran International (API). IMOS is the biggest motorcycle show in Indonesia and will take a new route under the direction of Seven Event, Indonesian professional exhibition organiser (PEO), the joint venture platform of Comexposium and API. Previously organised by API, IMOS was a biennial since...

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14 Feb 2019
Aberdeen’s new baby signs up to deliver three exhibitions
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Aberdeen’s new baby signs up to deliver three exhibitions

Aberdeen’s new exhibition and convention centre, The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) has secured a contract to deliver three large-scale consumer exhibitions over the next 12 months. Jasmine, which recently acquired D2 Marketing, will bring the highly acclaimed Dedicated 2 Weddings exhibition to TECA, along with a show for children and a new health and fitness exhibition. The popular Dedicated 2 Weddings event will take place...

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12 Feb 2019
Calling Early Birds for Birmingham!
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Calling Early Birds for Birmingham!

UFI brings its European Conference to Birmingham, UK, 15-17 May 2019 and Early Bird registration is open until 15 March. http://www.ufievent.org/birmingham2019/registration Under the theme, The Organisers’ Future: Challenging Business Models,  the global exhibition industry’s largest annual European event will focus on what’s in store for organisers in Europe and beyond. The first international conference for the industry in post-Brexit Britain will look at ways and...

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11 Feb 2019
Melbourne at night
in Australasia, News

MCEC ready to take AIME

Australasia’s largest gathering of buyers and exhibitors in the meetings and events industry returns to Melbourne, 18-20 February for AIME. Host venue again is Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). AIME takes a new direction for 2019, with Talk2 Media & Events delivering the event for the first time since the exit of Reed as organiser. MCEC Chief Executive, Peter King says this will be...

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11 Feb 2019
AIME to serve up Asia Pacific Street Food Festival
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AIME to serve up Asia Pacific Street Food Festival

Australia’s industry tradeshow AIME, will offer up an Asia Pacific Street Food Festival backdrop (along with the Yarra River) for its main networking evening, 19 February, for hosted buyers, local attendees and suppliers. The networking night will be held along South Wharf Promenade and AIME attendees will be able to walk off the show floor and into a private networking event. The event, it is...

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08 Feb 2019
AEG to merge with SMG to create new global venue behemoth
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AEG to merge with SMG to create new global venue behemoth

AEG has announced a merger of its venue management subsidiary AEG Facilities with SMG. The move creates a new standalone global facility management company – ASM Global. SMG is an Onex portfolio company and Onex and AEG’s subsidiary will each own 50% of the new entity, following the completion of the transaction. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The new diversified portfolio includes arenas, stadiums,...

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08 Feb 2019
Italy’s latest AEFI Economic Observatory quarterly survey proves positive
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Italy’s latest AEFI Economic Observatory quarterly survey proves positive

The latest quarterly survey of the Italian exhibitions industry produced by the Economic Observatory of AEFI (Associazione Esposizioni e Fiere Italiane), paints an overall positive picture. The 39th quarterly survey of trends in the country’s exhibitions sector covers the October-December 2018 period and indicates positive comparisons both relative to the previous quarter and in comparison with the same period of the previous year. The survey...

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07 Feb 2019
Fond farewell: Changing of the guard in Vienna
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Fond farewell: Changing of the guard in Vienna

Christian Mutschlechner, the long-serving head of the Vienna Tourist Board’s Vienna Convention Bureau, received a special send-off at Palais Wertheim, at an event, 1 February, that also introduced his successor, Christian Woronka. Woronka, who was part of the team that founded the Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB), has managed the CCB since 2012. Doyen of the CVB world leaders, Mutschlechner started his career in 1977 as...

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07 Feb 2019
Larkin promoted to President of Diversified’s US Division
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Larkin promoted to President of Diversified’s US Division

Diversified Communications’ President & CEO Theodore Wirth has announced the promotion of Mary Larkin to President of Diversified Communications’ US operating division. The division, located in Portland Maine, employs over 200 people who produce 24 conferences and exhibitions annually, over 10 online publications and B2B platforms, and two monthly trade magazines. “In 2014, we took the unusual step and established a three-person EVP team. Bill...

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06 Feb 2019
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