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Eventist Group appoints Fiona Churchill to sales director
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Eventist Group appoints Fiona Churchill to sales director

The UK’s Eventist Group has announced the appointment of Fiona Churchill to sales director. Churchill joins the team following Eventist’s recent acquisition of award-winning event caterer Zafferano and a wealth of large-scale events on the horizon for 2019, including Glastonbury Festival and Paris Air Show. Churchill will be responsible for the delivery of revenue targets and new business leads across all five of Eventist’s tributary brands. She has...

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11 Jan 2019
UK’s Harrogate Convention Centre announces new director
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UK’s Harrogate Convention Centre announces new director

The UK’s Harrogate Convention Centre has revealed exclusively to EW‘s sister title CN that Paula Lorimer will take over as the company’s new director in early 2019. Lorimer brings more than two decades of high-level event industry experience to the Harrogate job, including the role of deputy CEO at Manchester Central and Sales Director for International Confex, one of Europe’s biggest event industry expos. Lorimer commented:...

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11 Jan 2019
UFI Awards 2019 now open for entries
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UFI Awards 2019 now open for entries

The UFI Awards 2019 are open for entry, calling for eventprofs who can share their best practice examples with the global exhibition industry. The Awards will feature the following categories and topics: Digital Innovation: “What is Digital Innovation for you?” Human Resources: “Employer Branding. How to attract and retain key skills” Marketing: “Best Influencer Campaign“ Operations & Services Award: “Productivity improvements in operations and services...

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10 Jan 2019
Association for Women in Events to Elevate! in Washington DC
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Association for Women in Events to Elevate! in Washington DC

The Association for Women in Events (AWE) will run its women’s leadership event Elevate! on the eve of International Women’s Day, 7 March 2019, at the Conrad Washington DC. The event will include sessions from women in business and politics, as well as women and men who are making a difference in the industry and in business. Sarah Hurwitz, White House speechwriter from 2009 to...

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10 Jan 2019
Scotland’s Trade Fair set to be biggest in ten years
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Scotland’s Trade Fair set to be biggest in ten years

Scotland’s Trade Fair will take place from 20-22 January at Glasgow’s SEC, and is set to be the biggest in ten years. 571 exhibitors have booked stands for the gift buying show, across a number of retail sectors. These will include homewares, crafts and textiles, jewellery, fashion accessories and more. The seminar theatre will feature a schedule of experts presenting on all aspects of retailing,...

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09 Jan 2019
What can 13,000 global trade show visitors tell us?
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What can 13,000 global trade show visitors tell us?

Exhibition research specialists Explori published the findings of their 2018 Global Visitor Insights at the UFI Global Congress in St Petersburg last year. Produced in partnership with UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and supported by the Society of Independent Show Organisers (SISO), the report represents the biggest ever global study of trade show visitor experience. Explori Global Strategy Director and report author, Sophie...

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09 Jan 2019
Robot penguins and retracting TVs at Vegas’ Consumer Electronics Show
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Robot penguins and retracting TVs at Vegas’ Consumer Electronics Show

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) got underway in Las Vegas on Monday, providing a glimpse into the future of consumer technology. Apple, Samsung, LG, HTC and Nvidia are among the big players in attendance, many with new announcements and products to show off. Major trends include smart home devices, AI, autonomous and connected cars, and virtual reality. The latest in TV technology was also on...

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09 Jan 2019
Trade fairs in Germany on the rise, according to new AUMA figures
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Trade fairs in Germany on the rise, according to new AUMA figures

New figures released by AUMA, the association of the German trade fair industry, show that exhibitions in Germany had an average of 1.5% more exhibitors than their previous editions. They also showed an increase of around 1% more stand space. Visitors numbers, on the other hand, showed a slight decrease of around half a per cent. These growth rates occurred despite considerably greater uncertainty about...

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09 Jan 2019
Messe Frankfurt centralises its sales operations
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Messe Frankfurt centralises its sales operations

Messe Frankfurt has announced it will be centralising sales operations for its Locations business field, and has appointed Silke Calder to head the sales department. Locations encompasses all trade fairs, congresses/conferences and other events that are held as guest events at the company’s Frankfurt base. Every year, Messe Frankfurt hosts over 260 such events. Johann Thoma, vice president of Guest Events at Messe Frankfurt, explains:...

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08 Jan 2019
New exhibition space Pop Vegas launches in Las Vegas
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New exhibition space Pop Vegas launches in Las Vegas

A brand new dedicated exhibition space, Pop Vegas, will open this winter at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas. It will  encompass indoor exhibition space, designed to house a rotating line-up of changing exhibitions themed around exciting pop-culture topics and trends. Pop-up museums that provide guests with immersive experiences and dynamic visual elements intended to be photographed—and shared on social media—have become immensely popular in...

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04 Jan 2019
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