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Adelaide CC delivers record numbers following A$397m investment Australasia

Adelaide Convention Centre is reporting a milestone year, with over 330,000 visitors hosted since completion the venue’s A$397m (US$279.7m) redevelopment. ACC also reported hosting 768 events over the past year, including 72 major national and international conferences, which delivered an estimated A$155m in economic benefit to South Australia. One recent highlight of the event calendar was the Land Forces 2018 Exposition, in September. It attracted a...

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EEAA and AEO announce closer collaboration AustralasiaEurope

The Association of Event Organisers and the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) have committed to closer collaboration following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the EEAA 2018 Global Exchange held in Sydney this week. The signing of the MOU followed the delivery of the 2018 Global Exchange Oration by the AEO’s chief executive, Chris Skeith. EEAA chief executive Joyce DiMascio...

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New AIME organisers pledge to increase international buyer numbers Australasia

The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), which takes place in Melbourne on 18–20 February 2019 and now organised by Australian-owned Talk2 Media & Events, has made a commitment to bringing the largest and most diverse group of international buyers to the show. Sixty percent of them will originate from outside of Australia. All hosted buyers expressing interest will undergo a rigorous vetting process, the organiser says,...

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Miami Beach Convention Centre hires general manager Americas

The Miami Beach Convention Center, which is at the tail-end of a US$620m renovation and expansion, has named Freddie Peterson (pictured) as its new General Manager. Peterson, who recently concluded a two-decade tenure leading the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA), will now oversee day-to-day operations at one of the largest convention centers in the world. Peterson will provide strategic leadership to position Miami Beach competitively...

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Marvel’s international Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. comes to Excel London Europe

The MJR Group is set to open Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. (Science Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network) at ExCeL London on 29 November 2018. S.T.A.T.I.O.N. will give guests the opportunity to step inside the popular films and become part of the Marvel Universe, with feature areas including Thor’s Observatory, Iron Man’s Engineering Bay and Bruce Banner’s Lab. Fans of all ages will be able to delve...

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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) was officially signed to support for ProPak Philippines 2019 Asia

Global exhibition organiser UBM is to launch ProPak in the Philippines in January 2019. The launch follows the successful 27th edition of the big regional ProPak Asia 2018 trade show  held in Bangkok in June and attended by 48,799 visitors. Over, 1,160 delegates went to Bangkok from the Philippines, including 450 delegates led by the country’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). A ProPak Philippines Investment Forum...

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Belgian start-up’s new app addition brings virtual trade show a step closer Europe

ShowSourcing, the Brussels-based company behind a universal app to provide trade show buyers with a self-contained sourcing environment for exhibitions, has announced additions to its services, including streamlining trade show product sourcing for buyers and sellers, and bringing the entire process under a single roof. The new product, the company says, leads to more supplier-side collaboration, including built-in exhibitor details for trade fairs, and real...

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Sky’s the limit for expanded CTICC in Cape Town Africa

The Cape Town International Convention Centre’s sky bridge is taking shape over Heerengracht Avenue. The steel-and-glass design will connect the CTICC’s two buildings. “We are very excited about our sky bridge which we believe is both beautiful and functional. The sky bridge is being constructed to connect CTICC 1 and CTICC  2 and will allow for the seamless movement of delegates between the two buildings....

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IBTM World 2018 announces millennial tech entrepreneur as third keynote speaker World

Multi-award-winning millennial tech entrepreneur Charlotte Pearce has been revealed as the third keynote speaker for IBTM World 2018, which will take place in Barcelona from 27-29 November. 26-year old Charlotte, who has been tipped as ‘one to watch’ by Richard Branson, will draw on her background as CEO and founder of innovative technology platform Inkpact, to present her session. Titled ‘Humans of Business; why connection...

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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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