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Why the festivalisation trend is sweeping through Singapore Features

Transforming business events into festivals is one of the innovative steps shaping Singapore, writes Martin Donovan, editor of Mix – Asia’s Creative Meetings Magazine.   High on the risk chart when it comes to innovation must be to create a festival out of a business event, giving it all the trappings of a youthful, breezy gathering of tech entrepreneurs while maintaining a core exhibition. Yet...

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The aims and ambitions of UFI’s president elect Features

Following this year’s UFI Congress in Russia, Craig Newman from the Johannesburg Expo Centre will begin his tenure as UFI President. Mike Fletcher caught up with him to hear his aims and ambitions.   What lessons from the past 12 months will you bring with you into this role as UFI President? The Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) hosted the Global Congress in 2017 and has...

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Building bridges AsiaFeatures

  EW takes looks at the Greater Bay Area in Southeast Asia, with the help of the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association.   The Greater Bay Area initiative is a central government plan to integrate Hong Kong, Macau and nine Guangdong cities into an economic and technology hub. Together with the new infrastructure projects – the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong...

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When the going gets tough Features

The collapse of its signature event presented unseen opportunities for one of the US’s most international associations. Antony Reeve-Crook investigates. When the National Cable Television Association announced plans to ‘sunset’ its annual Internet and Television Expo (INTX) trade show in 2016, the term couldn’t have been more appropriate. The association was about to retire a 65-year-old event titled the Cable Show that it had dressed...

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

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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Untied Kingdom: events in the post-Brexit era EuropeFeatures

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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The voice of a new generation FeaturesWorld

An international jury, led by UFI president Corrado Peraboni, selected four Next Generation Leadership (NGL) Grant winners as future industry leaders for their exceptional initiative in driving change and innovation in their different areas within the exhibition industry. “I want to encourage all those who we could not select this year to continue to work on their impressive projects, and to re-apply next year,” said Peraboni....

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India – a problematic market with great potential AsiaFeatures

India’s exhibition industry is the third largest trade fair market in Asia, after China and Japan. According to national association IEIA, the country ranked 13th globally in the exhibition industry in 2016. With a steady growth rate of almost 8.3 per cent, the association claims its exhibitions sector in India is growing faster than the GDP of the country.  It’s no mean feat. The economy...

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A revitalised focus on business events FeaturesMiddle EastWorld

Abu Dhabi is seeing a strong return on its campaign for business events, and new incentives hope to continue the trend. Last year almost 4.9 million people stayed in Abu Dhabi’s 162 hotels and hotel apartments, a 9.8 per cent rise year-on-year. While the United Kingdom remains the largest European source market, registering a 13 per cent rise rise to more than 270,000, expanding infrastructure...

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Doing things differently FeaturesRegionWorld

Adaptating our business approach will help us create the events that bring in a new audience, say Eddie Choi and Francis Friedman. The theme for this year’s UFI European Conference was ‘Futureproofing your Events’. Among the speakers waxing lyrical on the subject were Eddie Choi and Francis Friedman, both of who have a broad range of experience in launching events, advising organisers, driving industry research...

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