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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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ITE acquires Mining Indaba from Euromoney for £30.1m AfricaWorld

International exhibition organiser ITE has announced it has agreed to acquire Mining Indaba from Euromoney Institutional Investor plc in a deal worth £30.1m on a cash-free, debt-free basis. Mining Indaba is a leading event dedicated to bringing together mining and investment experts involved in Africa. The exhibition, held in Cape Town, South Africa, was founded in 1995 and marked its 24th edition in February 2018. The next...

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IEG acquires controlling stake in Prostand and Colorcom

The Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), which acquired 51% of US stand contractor FB International Inc. in March, has continued on the acquisition trail, with the purchase of 60% of Rimini-based stand contractor Prostand. The deal also brings IEG 100% control of Colorcom Allestimenti Fieristici (which has branches in Vicenza and Milan). The acquisition means the formation of a new platform in the stand fitting sector,...

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New NürnbergMesse Board chair underscores trade shows’ economic impact Europe

Bavarian finance minister Albert Füracker (pictured) has taken over as chair of NürnbergMesse Supervisory Board from Nuremberg Lord Mayor Dr Ulrich Maly. Füracker said of the planned change, effective 1 October: “NürnbergMesse has risen to the Champions League of exhibition companies over the past few decades. Its current investment initiative shows that this success story is also going to continue with panache over the next...

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Aichi Sky Expo is a brand new venue opening in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan Asia

Aichi Sky Expo is a world class exhibition facility to open in September 2019 in Aichi-Nagoya. Located in one of the largest industrial regions, Aichi Sky Expo is the first exhibition centre in Japan with a direct access to the airport. It will feature 6 multipurpose exhibition halls, 18 conference rooms and 4,000 parking units. Over 4000 hotels rooms, a shopping mall, restaurants and visitor’s...

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Rise in visitors for co-located TFM, ad:tech and eCommerce Expo under CloserStill EuropeWorld

CloserStill events Technology for Marketing, eCommerce Expo & ad:tech London 2018 welcomed a record 12,000 business leaders and industry experts to Olympia London on 26-27 September. This is the first time the three long established brands have co-located, bringing together the worlds of marketing, eCommerce and advertising. These three hallmark shows, all acquired between September and December in 2017, have been completely rebranded over the...

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Digital Festival DreamHack enters partnership with Rotterdam Ahoy Europe

Digital festival DreamHack and Rotterdam Ahoy have announced the signing of a long-term partnership, bringing the world’s largest digital festival to Rotterdam, Netherlands. DreamHack Rotterdam will be part of the Rotterdam Ahoy-run e-sports and gaming event Rotterdam Games Week, and will take place from 18-19 October 2019. It will feature a DreamHack Open championship in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with a prize pool of one hundred...

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Industry leaders oversee new venues and growth in India AsiaWorld

This September, the Executive Committee of UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, met in Delhi. Industry leaders from companies such as Informa, Reed, and Fiera Milano held meetings with venue representatives and senior industry players in India, to discuss growing opportunities and venues within the country. “For many years, international organisers have been pushing for more and better exhibition space in India that...

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Los Angeles Convention Centre becomes the first in the US with permanent 5G WiFi Americas

The Los Angeles Convention Centre (LACC) has become the first convention centre in the United States to permanently install a 5G wireless network. The cutting-edge technology was deployed at the LACC in conjunction with the “GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership with CTIA” on September 12-14, 2018. Doane Liu, executive director of the City of Los Angeles Department of Convention and Tourism Development, said:...

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The Italian Exhibition Group puts focus on sustainability in Western China AsiaEurope

The Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) has inked an agreement with Chengdu ZhongLian Exhibition Co, the Chinese company that organizes Chengdu Environmental Protection Expo (CDEPE). The agreement outlines a 60% purchase of the CDEPE exhibition by IEG, and is part of both company’s plan to develop the industries of green technology and environmental protection in Western China. It was signed in the presence of undersecretary for...

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