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Stuart Wood

Ex-high-bitions: inside the marijuana expo landscape
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Ex-high-bitions: inside the marijuana expo landscape

Antony Reeve-Crook gets his fix with Cassandra Farrington, the undisputed  queen of marijuana supply chain exhibitions   Cassandra Farrington is doing more than most when it comes to giving legitimacy to entrepreneurs coming out of the cannabis gray market. The former Citigroup Projects Manager is blazing a new trail in the global exhibitions industry. Having followed a conventional path in an unconventional market, launching the...

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05 Sep 2018
Untied Kingdom: events in the post-Brexit era
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Untied Kingdom: events in the post-Brexit era

EW sits down with the head of business events at VisitBritain, Kerrin Macphie, who has a big role as the country heads toward Brexit with the European Union.   The significance of Kerrin McPhie’s role as Head of Business Events at VisitBritain should not be understated. Inbound tourism to the UK increased from 2016 to 2017 and it’s going to increase where we are. There’s...

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05 Sep 2018
ITE Group sells 56 ‘non-core’ Russian events from its portfolio
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ITE Group sells 56 ‘non-core’ Russian events from its portfolio

ITE Group has announced that it plans to dispose of ITE Expo LLC, the operating company for 56 of the Group’s events in Russia. The events, which comprise a significant portion of ITE Group’s non-core assets in Russia, will be taken over by Shtab-Expo LLC. ITE retains 16 designted core events in Russia, which have international exhibitors and visitors. These events will form part of...

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05 Sep 2018
IHM and Beer Attraction come to Rimini, Italy
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IHM and Beer Attraction come to Rimini, Italy

The International Ho.Re.Ca Meeting (IHM) is an upcoming show which will meet at Rimini Expo Centre in Italy from 16-19 February 2019. The show is organised by Italgrob, the Italian Federation of Horeca Distributors, and Beer Attraction (BA) of Italian Exhibition Group (IEG). It will bring over 1,400 participants including distribution companies, vendors and industry managers from the catering/food service market. 2019 will be the...

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04 Sep 2018
MCH Group release H1 2018 financial figures
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MCH Group release H1 2018 financial figures

International live marketing company MCH Group has posted its financial figures for the first half of 2018. MCH is a Swiss company which organizes shows such as Art Basel and Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show. In 2015, they ranked fifth among the world’s leading exhibitions companies in terms of sales. Despite a substantial decline in earnings from Baselworld, an increase in operating income was achieved...

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04 Sep 2018
Electra Mining Africa brings a legacy of experience to Johannesburg
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Electra Mining Africa brings a legacy of experience to Johannesburg

Electra Mining Africa is an exhibition coming to the Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg from 10-14 September this year. The event is now in its 46th year, and will see leading players in the mining, manufacturing, electrical and power industries engaging with visitors and sharing information on their latest products, services and solutions. New at this year’s show, each day will focus on a different...

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03 Sep 2018
AUMA publishes German Trade Fair Industry Review 2017
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AUMA publishes German Trade Fair Industry Review 2017

How strong is the exhibition industry in the digital age? What consequences does protectionism have for international trade fairs? And is the German exhibition industry still growing? These are some of the topics of the 2017 Trade Fair Industry Review, which the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) has now published. Covering 88 pages, the review details developments in the trade fair industry...

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31 Aug 2018
Adelaide centre becomes one of two ‘platinum’ sustainable venues in the world
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Adelaide centre becomes one of two ‘platinum’ sustainable venues in the world

Adelaide Convention Centre has become one of only two convention centres in the world to achieve the coveted Earthcheck Platinum Certification. The achievement represents best practice in sustainability, and is the result of 10 years of continuous certification with the globally recognised EarthCheck programme. Only 34 venues worldwide have reached Platinum Certification. Some of the projects Adelaide Convention Centre has been involved with include energy...

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31 Aug 2018
The battle against unhealthy event eating
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The battle against unhealthy event eating

Messe Wien Exhibitions & Congress Centre, run by Reed Exhibitions, has become the first venue in Austria entitled to call itself a ‘healthy venue’, according to stipulations from the World Obesity Federation. Messe Wien is owned by the city of Vienna, and administered by MBG (Wiener Messe Besitz GmbH). It is presently just one of five ‘healthy venues’ in the world. “We are very proud...

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30 Aug 2018
Travel Trade Market is coming to Chengdu, China
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Travel Trade Market is coming to Chengdu, China

Tourism trade show Travel Trade Market is coming to Chengdu, China from 5-7 September 2018. The event will provide a B2B gateway for local and international tourism operators in China, with Italy serving as the show’s country partner. It is organised by Europe Asia Global Link Exhibitions (EAGLE), a company formed by Italian Exhibition Group and VNU Exhibitions Asia. Italy will be represented with a...

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30 Aug 2018
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