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Stuart Wood

In pictures: EMEC 2019 in The Hague
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In pictures: EMEC 2019 in The Hague

EW was at the World Forum in The Hague this week to attend the European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC), which took place from 8-12 February. The event featured keynotes from Dutch artist and environmentalist Daan Roosegarde, MCI Experience managing director Kim Myhre, and Irfan Van Erwijk, of Mysteryland founders ID&T. It gathered together over 400 eventprofs from across the industry for five days of...

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15 Feb 2019
Alastair Campbell confirmed as International Confex keynote
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Alastair Campbell confirmed as International Confex keynote

Writer, commentator and political strategist Alastair Campbell has been announced as a speaker at International Confex, taking place on 26-27 February at Olympia London. Perhaps most famous for his role as former PM Tony Blair’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy, Campbell will be tackling two subjects that have been making headlines in the events industry and beyond: Brexit and mental health....

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15 Feb 2019
GL events UK releases ‘Good Event Guide’
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GL events UK releases ‘Good Event Guide’

GL events UK has launched ‘Good Event Guide’, offering organisers tips on how to improve their event. The guide emphasises the importance of sustainability, CSR and health & wellbeing in the industry today. It can be viewed here. Contributors include We are the Fair’s Nick Morgan, The Bulb’s Selina Donald, and A Greener Festival’s Claire O’Neill. They discuss tips for improving sustainability, case studies of good...

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15 Feb 2019
Shortlist announced for UK’s EN Awards 2019
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Shortlist announced for UK’s EN Awards 2019

EW‘s sister publication, Exhibition News, has released the shortlist for its prestigious EN Awards, which are taking place 22 March at Battersea Evolution in London. “This year has seen a fantastic depth and breadth of entries, from those new to the awards as well as some familiar faces,” commented EN editor Nicola Macdonald. “We can’t wait to welcome the industry back to Battersea for another great...

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08 Feb 2019
Perth Convention Bureau CEO announces resignation
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Perth Convention Bureau CEO announces resignation

Paul Beeson has announced he is stepping down as CEO of the Perth Convention Bureau after more than eight years in the role. PCB’s Chairman, Mr Kevin Skipworth CVO said: “Paul has made an outstanding contribution to PCB during his tenure and will be a great loss. “He has applied his excellent leadership and strategic management skills in overviewing the operation of the Bureau and is...

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06 Feb 2019
UK tourism industry confident despite Brexit, says UKinbound research
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UK tourism industry confident despite Brexit, says UKinbound research

UKinbound has released its latest Business Barometer Figures, which show confidence levels across the tourism industry are on the rise. The research, which was collected by Qa Research, found that 59% of UKinbound members stated they were confident about business in the upcoming 12 months. This was the highest rate recorded since October 2017. The increase in confidence was influenced by an influx of forward...

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06 Feb 2019
Introducing SISO – the Society of Independent Show Organisers
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Introducing SISO – the Society of Independent Show Organisers

Executive Director David Audrain introduces the Society of Independent Show Organisers, who will be weighing in on a range of industry-related topics in future issues.   SISO is known by many in the global exhibition industry, but many others do not know the true scope of what the organisation entails. SISO is an organisation for ‘independent’ show organising companies, with ‘independent’ being a euphemism for...

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06 Feb 2019
Mash Media launches 2020Publishing Conference at International Confex
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Mash Media launches 2020Publishing Conference at International Confex

EW publisher Mash media has today announced the launch of 2020Publishing – a new conference aimed at publishers looking to develop new revenue lines and products for their business. The conference will take place at International Confex 2019 on 27 February, at Olympia London. Confex is taking place alongside the Event Production Show and The PA Show. In a series of presentations from leading experts, attendees will...

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04 Feb 2019
Ungerboeck and Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs Group agree partnership
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Ungerboeck and Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs Group agree partnership

Exhibition centre and event organiser Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs Group (RDJG) has launched a new partnership with software solutions company Ungerboeck. RDJG, based in The Netherlands, will use Ungerboeck’s technology to manage their venues and events. The partnership was agreed at UFI’s CEO Summit in London. Services will include exhibition planning, exhibitor management, an exhibitor portal, venue bookings, web shops, and customer relationship management. All this...

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01 Feb 2019
SACEOS announces Aloysius Arlando as its 9th President
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SACEOS announces Aloysius Arlando as its 9th President

The Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS) has announced that Aloysius Arlando has succeeded Janet Tan-Collis as President. Since 2010, Mr Arlando has been the Chief Executive Officer of SingEx Holdings, a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, with business interests in the management of the award-winning Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre. The industry veteran previously helmed various leadership positions in Singapore’s public sector...

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