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Stuart Wood

The past, present and future of exhibition stand design
in Expert Opinion, News, World

The past, present and future of exhibition stand design

The World Exhibition Stand Awards are a new set of awards designed to celebrate the very best in exhibition stand design and experience – whatever the show, wherever in the world, and whoever the client. Ahead of the awards, EW spoke to Mark Sykes, executive creative director at GES, about the past, present and future of exhibition stand design.   What are the big trends in exhibition...

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13 Nov 2018
Cape Town’s CTICC is bringing events to Africa for the first time
in Africa, News

Cape Town’s CTICC is bringing events to Africa for the first time

The Cape Town International Conference Centre has been awarded 15 international conferences in the last six months, many of which will be hosted on the African continent for the first time. Among the conferences won are the Association of International Schools in Africa Conference 2019, the HIV Research for Prevention Conference, the World Self Medication Industry 2020, and the Asian Racing Conference (ARC) 2020. Julie-May...

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12 Nov 2018
Asia expands its presence at IBTM World
in News, World

Asia expands its presence at IBTM World

IBTM World has revealed a 23% increase in space taken by exhibitors from the Asia Pacific region ahead of its 2018 event, which will take place from 27-29 November 2018 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. The growth is a result of several new exhibitors taking stands this year, as well as some long-term exhibitors taking larger spaces. Amongst the new exhibitors from Asia Pacific...

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12 Nov 2018
Dubai on the cutting edge for event tech
in Asia, News

Dubai on the cutting edge for event tech

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has debuted its Event Plus online platform, a digital asset that provides exhibitors and contractors with a seamless and transparent point of access to DWTC’s products and services. The online platform has been created to simplify the experience for event organisers, contractors and companies exhibiting at events held at DWTC. It is aligned with UAE Vision 2021 launched by His...

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09 Nov 2018
Top tips on how to measure return on investment once the party’s over
in Expert Opinion, News, World

Top tips on how to measure return on investment once the party’s over

Knowing why you’re holding a particular event, and being able to objectively measure the results against your initial criteria, is a crucial element of event organisation, but it is the one part that’s often overlooked after the excitement of the event is finished. Ahead of IBTM World 2018, EW asked two ROI experts what their top tips are for measuring return on investment at events....

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07 Nov 2018
This Spanish tourism fair is expanding into the MICE sector
in Europe, News

This Spanish tourism fair is expanding into the MICE sector

Tourism fair FITUR 2019, taking place in Madrid from 23-27 January, has announced a new B2B area focusing on MICE tourism. FITUR MITM – MICE & Business will contain a schedule of up to 30 pre-established appointments between exhibitor companies. It will provide a networking tool focused on incentives, meetings and business travel tourism. FITUR hopes the new area will connect exhibitors to 100 highly-qualified...

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07 Nov 2018
UK’s ESSA announces awards shortlist
in News, World

UK’s ESSA announces awards shortlist

The United Kingdom’s Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has revealed the finalists for its annual awards, to be held at the ESSA Chairman’s Ball & Awards Night 2018, which follows the ESSA Conference at Arena MK on Thursday 29th November 2018. 17 event industry professionals and organisations have been announced as finalists in four awards: The ESSA Young Person Award, The ESSA Unsung Hero...

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07 Nov 2018
The fastest growing exhibitions company in Scandinavia
in Europe, News

The fastest growing exhibitions company in Scandinavia

The Scandinavian Exhibition Group is a new holding company founded by the owner of Nice Events Scandinavia, together with co-operation partners. The Group is one of the top 10 exhibition organisers in Scandinavia, and by far the fastest growing. CEO Bjorn Delin attributes the company’s growth to a few factors. He commented: “We are growing very quickly through organic growth, new launches and co-operations as...

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06 Nov 2018
Is ‘mixed reality’ the future of the event industry?
in Europe, News

Is ‘mixed reality’ the future of the event industry?

The Event Industry Hackathon, which took place on 31 October and 1 November in RAI Amsterdam, gave 50 hackers, divided over eight teams, 24 hours to solve various challenges in the event sector. The winning team provided the best solution, answering the question of how the future of the event industry will look. Among the urgent issues touched upon were sustainability, matchmaking, experience and event...

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05 Nov 2018
Why North Africa is emerging as a destination for MICE business
in Africa, Expert Opinion, News

Why North Africa is emerging as a destination for MICE business

Danielle Curtis, Exhibition Director – Middle East, Arabian Travel Market & IBTM Arabia, examines the rise of North Africa as a business event destination.   The countries of North Africa are once again attracting attention from global business event organisers, with several city destinations in the region emerging as hotspots for all types of tourism, and MICE business is high on the agenda. The region’s...

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05 Nov 2018
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