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Stuart Wood

Malaysia provides a taste of its unique cuisine at Worldchefs Congress
in Asia, News

Malaysia provides a taste of its unique cuisine at Worldchefs Congress

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) in Malaysia is hosting the Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2018 from today, 11 July, until 14 July. They have announced their plans to showcase the best produce and ingredients Malaysia has to offer, as over 1,000 of the culinary world’s crème de la crème arrive in Kuala Lumpur for the event. Led by executive chef Hisham Bin Jaafar (pictured...

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11 Jul 2018
EEAA welcomes the expansion of Melbourne Convention Centre
in Australasia, News

EEAA welcomes the expansion of Melbourne Convention Centre

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has released a statement welcoming the recently completed expansion of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). The MCEC completed the A$350m expansion earlier this week. It comprises a total of 20,000sqm, with 9,000sqm of exhibition space as well as a theatre, multiple meeting rooms, a banquet room, a café and a bar. The expansion ensures that...

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10 Jul 2018
MITEC’s new event management platform goes live
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MITEC’s new event management platform goes live

The Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) has launched its new event management and coordination platform. Powered by Ungerboeck, the software offers a streamlined system for customer relationship management (CRM), sales, events and finance, as well as providing a centralised location for all event documentation. Mala Dorasamy, who is director of marketing and sales as well as project manager on the new platform, said...

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06 Jul 2018
New research suggests business travellers feel safer at airports than train stations
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New research suggests business travellers feel safer at airports than train stations

New research by global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel suggests that business travellers feel safer travelling via plane than by train, bus, taxi, or on foot. In a survey of 2008 regular business travellers across four continents and 17 countries, they found that only 31% of people said they were concerned about travelling via plane. This is compared with 50% who said they were...

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03 Jul 2018
MCEC appoints director of information technology
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MCEC appoints director of information technology

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has announced the appointment of Celeste Johnston as their new director of information technology. Johnston joins MCEC from AGL, where she was head of digital technology quality assurance, digital transformation capability leader. She has held a number of senior positions with organisations including Credit Suisse, Telstra and Coles Myer. MCEC chief executive Peter King said he was excited...

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03 Jul 2018
Manchester’s EventCity goes on tour
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Manchester’s EventCity goes on tour

Manchester-based event space EventCity is embarking on a tour of the UK this week, under the banner #EventCityInYourCity. The team will start the 1,500 mile tour in the north, visiting agents in Manchester before stopping at Confex Future Focus, which takes place on 4-5 July at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse. 1,500 exhibition attendees will have the chance to experience the venue’s new in-house catering offering The...

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03 Jul 2018
The 28th annual dinner of the HKECIA
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Annual survey confirms Hong Kong’s position as trade fair capital of Asia

The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) has released the latest in its series of annual surveys of the exhibition activities in Hong Kong. The results show continued growth in the region, reaffirming Hong Kong’s position as the trade fair capital of Asia. Key indicators of the survey, such as the number of exhibiting companies and the number of exhibition visitors, show encouraging...

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28 Jun 2018
Manchester’s EventCity invites event professionals for sneak peek
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Manchester’s EventCity invites event professionals for sneak peek

A selected group of agencies and professionals in the events industry were invited to get a glimpse of EventCity, a bespoke events space in Manchester situated inside TraffordCity. The guests were served brunch by the venue’s new in-house catering offering The Kitchen. They were then given a chance to take a look at EventCity, the largest events space in the north of England with a...

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28 Jun 2018
Dates set for India’s largest travel trade shows in 2019
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Dates set for India’s largest travel trade shows in 2019

Indian travel media organisation Fairfest Media has announced its travel trade show calendar for 2019. This will include the Business & Luxury Travel Mart (BLTM) Delhi from 18-19 January, and Outbound Travel Mart (OTM) Mumbai taking place shortly after, from 23-25 January. Throughout the early stages of 2019 there will also be events taking place in Ahmedabad, Chennai, Bengaluru and Kolkata. The full schedule can...

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28 Jun 2018
EEAA receives global award for industry impact
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EEAA receives global award for industry impact

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has won the Industry Impact Award for the second year running. The award is hosted by Exhibition World and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and was given to EEAA for their efforts to promote Global Exhibitions Day 2018, and for their support of the industry as a whole. The EEAA is the peak industry...

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28 Jun 2018
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