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Paul Colston

IFE brings its flowers home to Florida and pledges additional investment
in Americas, News

IFE brings its flowers home to Florida and pledges additional investment

Organiser Diversified Communications has announced it will move its International Floriculture Expo IFE to Miami, Florida, for its 2019 edition. The event, scheduled for 18-20 June, will be a standalone floral event, says Event Manager Harrison Hines. “With Florida being a hub for many of our customers it is our hope that being ‘close to home’ will make for an amazing event in 2019. “After...

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06 Feb 2019
Cvent takes its Event Evolution Model Down Under
in Australasia, News

Cvent takes its Event Evolution Model Down Under

Event technology specialist Cvent is to showcase its new events analysis tool at AIME, the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event show in Melbourne, 18-20 February. The company claims that, based on an analysis of more than 10,000 events, APAC event planners will now be able to compare and re-invent their events programme using Cvent’s Event Evolution Model. The tool, Cvent says, helps planners and...

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06 Feb 2019
GL events takes controlling stake in Africa’s biggest exhibition centre
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GL events takes controlling stake in Africa’s biggest exhibition centre

GL events has announced its acquisition of 60% of Johannesburg Expo Centre 2002 Pty Ltd (JEC). The global group has been present in South Africa for 10 years through its subsidiary, GL events South Africa, which deploys the group’s event services solutions (GL events Live). JEC is the largest exhibition centre in Africa (42,000sqm of indoor space on a site totalling 510,000sqm) and hosts some...

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06 Feb 2019
New UFI Barometer reports turnover increase across the global industry
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New UFI Barometer reports turnover increase across the global industry

Between mid-2018 and the end of 2019, a majority of exhibition companies from all four global regions indicated Gross Turnover increases, according to the latest edition of UFI’s Global Exhibition Industry Barometer. UFI is the Global Association for the Exhibition Industry, and its research takes a regular pulse of the industry. The new data indicates the positive outlook is especially strong in both the Asia/Pacific and Middle East/Africa...

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05 Feb 2019
Hamburg Messe to host three new shows as revenues and exhibitor numbers soar
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Hamburg Messe to host three new shows as revenues and exhibitor numbers soar

Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH has set new record results for exhibitors and posted above target revenues in 2018. Sales revenues at the venue were reported €3m above target on a figure of €102.8m, thanks to over 60 events delivering over 1.2m sqm of gross exhibition area. The temporary closure of the Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) did help skew the figures, however. It was a...

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04 Feb 2019
AIME trains new vision on sustainability with new partnerships for 2019 event
in Australasia, News

AIME trains new vision on sustainability with new partnerships for 2019 event

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has announced partnerships with companies set to champion sustainability at the 2019 event in Melbourne, 18-20 February. The partnerships will see green initiatives showcased by host venue Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC), while stand designers Decorative Events & Exhibitions (DE&E) will produce new innovative exhibitor stands, and Harry the Hireris on board with the initiative through construction of bespoke infrastructure for...

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31 Jan 2019
BCEC’s GM appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia
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BCEC’s GM appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) General Manager, Bob O’Keeffe has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in this year’s Australia Day Awards for outstanding services to tourism and business in Queensland. Australia’s longest serving Convention Centre General Manager, O’Keeffe has been at the helm of the award winning Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre since it opened in 1995 and...

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31 Jan 2019
Tarsus Group takes up option to acquire rest of Tarsus Connect
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Tarsus Group takes up option to acquire rest of Tarsus Connect

Tarsus Group has said its US subsidiary has entered into an option agreement to acquire the remaining 19.9% of Tarsus Connect it does not already own from Connect Holdco Inc. Tarsus Connect is a US business travel and events company, specialising in arranging meetings on an invitation-only, appointment-based format. The price will be calculated based on Tarsus Connect’s prior year earnings before interest, tax, depreciation...

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31 Jan 2019
Viparis food co-op answers Mayor’s call for architectural projects 
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Viparis food co-op answers Mayor’s call for architectural projects 

Paris venue consortium Viparis has had a major project chosen by the city’s Mayor under the 2nd edition of ‘Reinventing Paris’ (Beneath the City) transformation scheme. Following a call for innovative urban projects to transform Paris’s underground spaces, ‘Peace&Log’, a sustainable architectural project, was chosen by the Mayor of Paris and a jury of urban planning experts and elected officials. The project will be located at...

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31 Jan 2019
Start me up: Nuremberg shows how exhibitions work for young entrepreneurs
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Start me up: Nuremberg shows how exhibitions work for young entrepreneurs

NürnbergMesse claims to be the top platform for start-ups in Germany, with over 1,000 ‘Young, Innovative Companies’ taking part in the eponymous trade fair programme organised by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) at NürnbergMesse events since 2007. For 2019, BMWi is providing sponsorship at 63 tradefairs around Germany, with the greatest concentration – 12 – in Nuremberg. NürnbergMesse prides itself in...

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30 Jan 2019
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