Events industry celebrates One Day at Christmas 2018 Gallery

On 14 December, event profs in the UK descended on Birmingham’s NEC for the third annual One Day at Christmas, an event launched by EW publisher Mash Media to bring Christmas joy to the elderly, lonely and vulnerable. This year’s event welcomed around 400 guests to the Concourse Suite at the venue, for teas, coffees and a glass of sherry. Guests then moved through to the...

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In pictures: The Big 5 in Dubai GalleryMiddle East

The 39th edition of the Middle East’s leading international building and construction show, The Big 5, took place at the end of November. The show was officially opened by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. Over 2,500 global exhibiting companies and more than 30 official country pavilions displayed the latest building solutions and innovative industry products. The Big 5 hosted its first ever FutureTech Construction Summit under...

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In pictures: the 57th ICCA Congress in Dubai Gallery

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) helds its 57th Congress in Dubai 10-14 November. A new President, Interim CEO and 10 awards to leading women in the sector were highlights, as well as four days of content-driven sessions and keynotes. The social highlight was the gala evening in the desert.  

In pictures: the 85th UFI Congress in St Petersburg, Russia Gallery

The 85th UFI Congress took place in St Petersburg, Russia, from 31 October – 3 November. Over 450 global event professional representing UFI members in more than 54 countries gathered for the event, which kicked off with the 2018 UFI General Assembly, chaired by 2018 president Corrado Peraboni of Fiera Milano. Peraboni commented: “It has been a busy year serving the growing global community of...

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EN Indy Awards recognise independent event organisers in the UK EuropeGallery

EW‘s sister publication Exhibition News recently hosted the EN Indy Awards, an event designed to recognise the achievements of independent exhibition organisers and companies in the United Kingdom. The awards took place in London’s Honourable Artillery Company, and shone a light on those who were described as the ‘lifeblood’ of the exhibition industry. Attendees were treated to a three-course meal and a performance by impressionist and...

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Main attractions at HKTDC Electronics Fair and electronicAsia Gallery

The recently concluded 38th HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) and the 22nd electronicAsia attracted 87,000 buyers from 139 countries and regions over a four-day period. Buyer attendance grew from a number of countries and regions including mature markets such as Canada, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan and the UK, and emerging markets such as Brazil, the Chinese mainland, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Russia. More than...

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In pictures: day 1 at IMEX America Gallery

The first day proper of IMEX America 2018 got off to a strong, business-led start with plenty of education on show. The MPI keynote How to work with and lead people not like you was delivered by Kelly McDonald was part of a programme of over 250 education sessions at the show (95% of them CE points certified). The power of experiential as a tool to grow...

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Brisbane Showgrounds go German for Oktoberfest AustralasiaEuropeGallery

All things German are being celebrated this month at Oktoberfest Brisbane, Australia’s largest German Festival. The Brisbane Showgrounds has been the venue 5-7 October and a second weekend October 12-14 as the space transforms into a part of Bavaria. Schnitzels to pretzels and beer (of course) are back up by live entertainment including Bavarian Oompah band ‘Münchner Buam’, Heidi the Yodeller and Alpenrosen Dance Group....

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In pictures: Festout 2018 at Sandown Park, UK EuropeGallery

The Festival & Outdoor Events Show recently concluded its second edition on Thursday 27 September, having provided two days of industry innovation, networking, and thought-provoking seminars. Exhibitors and professionals filled Sandown Park in Esher, Surrey, UK, forging important business connections as they roamed the stands in the glorious September sunshine. In attendance were a wide variety of companies, from production and suppliers to catering and...

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MVG delivers magical wedding for Harry Potter actress EuropeGallery

Specialist wedding event organiser Monsoon Venue Group has delivered the first ever Asian wedding at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall in the United Kingdom. The Gatsby-themed wedding took place on 19 August, and marked the wedding of celebrity bride Afshan Azad, who played Padma Patil in Harry Potter. It involved 550 guests, including co-stars Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) and Katie Leung (Cho Chang), who came to support their...

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