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This Spanish tourism fair is expanding into the MICE sector Europe

Tourism fair FITUR 2019, taking place in Madrid from 23-27 January, has announced a new B2B area focusing on MICE tourism. FITUR MITM – MICE & Business will contain a schedule of up to 30 pre-established appointments between exhibitor companies. It will provide a networking tool focused on incentives, meetings and business travel tourism. FITUR hopes the new area will connect exhibitors to 100 highly-qualified...

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UK’s ESSA announces awards shortlist World

The United Kingdom’s Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has revealed the finalists for its annual awards, to be held at the ESSA Chairman’s Ball & Awards Night 2018, which follows the ESSA Conference at Arena MK on Thursday 29th November 2018. 17 event industry professionals and organisations have been announced as finalists in four awards: The ESSA Young Person Award, The ESSA Unsung Hero...

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dmg::events appoints Chris Kilbee as Senior Vice President World

International organiser dmg::events has announced the appointment of Chris Kilbee as senior vice president, to lead its growing global construction portfolio. For the last five years, Kilbee has been based in Amsterdam with UBM where, as group director, he has led the growth and development of the company’s global pharmaceutical portfolio. As part of this role, his responsibilities included the P&L performance of a global...

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UFI releases research on women in the exhibition industry World

UFI announced the results of the ‘Women in the exhibitions industry’ research at its 85th Global Congress in St. Petersburg, Russia. The research is a joint project between UFI and its media partner m+a, providing insights into the perception of women’s and men’s skills in the workplace, the potential for advancement for women within the industry and details of the different female career drivers. More than...

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The fastest growing exhibitions company in Scandinavia Europe

The Scandinavian Exhibition Group is a new holding company founded by the owner of Nice Events Scandinavia, together with co-operation partners. The Group is one of the top 10 exhibition organisers in Scandinavia, and by far the fastest growing. CEO Bjorn Delin attributes the company’s growth to a few factors. He commented: “We are growing very quickly through organic growth, new launches and co-operations as...

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Is ‘mixed reality’ the future of the event industry? Europe

The Event Industry Hackathon, which took place on 31 October and 1 November in RAI Amsterdam, gave 50 hackers, divided over eight teams, 24 hours to solve various challenges in the event sector. The winning team provided the best solution, answering the question of how the future of the event industry will look. Among the urgent issues touched upon were sustainability, matchmaking, experience and event...

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Why North Africa is emerging as a destination for MICE business AfricaExpert Opinion

Danielle Curtis, Exhibition Director – Middle East, Arabian Travel Market & IBTM Arabia, examines the rise of North Africa as a business event destination.   The countries of North Africa are once again attracting attention from global business event organisers, with several city destinations in the region emerging as hotspots for all types of tourism, and MICE business is high on the agenda. The region’s...

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The Association for Women in Events is promoting industry gender equality World

The Association for Women in Events​ (AWE), a not for profit organization supporting gender equality and diversity in the events industry, has announced its 2019 board members and executive committee. The association received a significant number of applications for 12 open board positions. The Succession Planning Task Force spent several weeks vetting candidates for these important leadership roles. The Board of Directors is expected to...

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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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New UFI partnership to promote education in China’s exhibitions industry Asia

UFI, the global association of the exhibitions industry, has announced a new partnership with Ungerboeck, who will be supporting the UFI-VMA Venue Management School. The school will offer a tailored Mandarin-language course, which will be held in Shanghai from 18-21 November, and will address demand among UFI members in China for education programmes that support growth in the country’s exhibitions industry. The programme provides students...

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