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Paul Colston

IAEE announces new MENA chapter
in Africa, Europe, Middle East, News

IAEE announces new MENA chapter

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) has announced the addition of a new Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Chapter. Based in Dubai, the chapter will serve exhibitions and events professionals in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. “We have been very pleased with the success of the IAEE CEM Learning Program in...

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20 Mar 2019
CTICC makes cashless system available for all clients
in Africa, News

CTICC makes cashless system available for all clients

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is rolling out its cashless services to all clients, having initiated a cashless system for all food and beverage stations last year most notably during the Cape Town International Jazz Festival on site. Julie-May Ellingson, CEO of the CTICC, says that experiment was such a success, they are taking it a step further. “The cashless system, which is...

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18 Mar 2019
Arunratchawararam Ratchaworamahawihan Temple orTemple of Dawn, Bangkok
in Asia, News

New Thai support for site visits for events for 80-plus from Australia

Australian event buyers with upwards of 80 delegates are now eligible to apply for financial support from Thailand’s Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), thanks to a major policy shift. TCEB has decided to provide financial support for site inspections for Australian meeting and incentive organisers, provided they have a minimum of 80 guests. The support can be for DMC services and ground transport to conduct...

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18 Mar 2019
Exhibition industry urged to plough EU’s €200m funding furrow for agri-food promotion
in Europe, News

Exhibition industry urged to plough EU’s €200m funding furrow for agri-food promotion

The EU policy on information and promotion for agricultural products is intended to help open up new markets and it has made €200m of funding available for the purpose. Under the slogan, ‘Enjoy, it’s from Europe’, the policy is designed to help agricultural organisations promote EU agri-food products into international markets. Beneficiaries can receive up to 80% EU funding for their promotion campaigns in the...

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15 Mar 2019
IELA launches Power Up campaign to support women’s leadership
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IELA launches Power Up campaign to support women’s leadership

The International Exhibition Logistics Association (IELA) launched its Power Up campaign on International Women’s Day, 8 March, designed to celebrate and support Women’s Leadership in the Exhibition and Event Logistics Industry. The programme is based on three pillars for action: Inspire, Ignite and Mentor, and the IELA Mentorship Programme will be a key element. IELA Chairman Vicki Bedi has noted that a major constituent of the 2019 IELA Sustainability...

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15 Mar 2019
UFI Asia-Pacific Conference in Tokyo draws record numbers
in Asia, News

UFI Asia-Pacific Conference in Tokyo draws record numbers

Over 300 exhibition industry leaders from Asia and beyond have been gathering in Japan, 14-15 March, to ‘face the future’ at the UFI Asia-Pacific Conference in Tokyo. Delegates have come from 22 countries and regions for what is the biggest of its kind in the event’s 14-year history. Held at Tokyo Big Sight , the conference marks the first time that UFI has held the annual Asia-Pacific...

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15 Mar 2019
Bau 2019 - Messe München / Loske - AUMA MesseTrend 2019
in Europe, News

German exhibitors looking to spend more on trade fairs, says new AUMA report

AUMA, the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry, has produced a new report, AUMA MesseTrend 2019, which reveals the exhibition share of marketing budgets in Germany is increasing appreciably. The acceptance of exhibitions as part of companies’ B2B marketing is a continuing trend, the report says, with more than a quarter (29%) of German companies active in the sector, keen to invest more money...

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14 Mar 2019
NürnbergMesse’s Indian portfolio grows to 16 trade fairs
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NürnbergMesse’s Indian portfolio grows to 16 trade fairs

NürnbergMesse’s international programme of tradefairs continues to gain momentum following the acquisition of the three market leading fairs for the woodworking and furniture production industry in India in 2018 – INDIAWOOD, DELHIWOOD and MUMBAIWOOD. The company has now added another exhibition to its portfolio, which brings the portfolio up to 16 tradefairs. The India Mattresstech Expo is India’s dedicated tradefair for mattress and upholstery manufacturing....

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14 Mar 2019
Exhibitor Insurance Program launches Stateside
in Americas, News

Exhibitor Insurance Program launches Stateside

InEvexco, a UK-based events industry insurance specialist, has joined forces with US-based event professionals, BUA Insurance, to offer a new Exhibitor Insurance Program in the US. InEvexco and BUA have also partnered with SISO, the Society of Independent Show Organisers, in time for SISO CEO Summit (24-27 March) in Miami, Florida. The new Exhibitor Insurance Program’s benefits include, for exhibitors: Cancellation Expenses – US$20,000 –...

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13 Mar 2019
US$40m worth of deals done in the first two days of Dubai WoodShow
in Middle East, News

US$40m worth of deals done in the first two days of Dubai WoodShow

Deals worth US$40m were closed in the first two days of Dubai WoodShow, with organisers reporting sales of 40% of the items displayed in the first two days. Dubai WoodShow, set up in 2006, has grown to become the only dedicated trade show in the Middle East for the wood and woodworking machinery industry. Experts at the show anticipate that the global market for engineered...

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13 Mar 2019
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