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New UFI partnership prepares next generation of eventprofs AsiaWorld

UFI, the global association for the exhibitions industry, has joined a new partnership with SACEOS Singapore. The two groups have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see them collaborating on a programme for talent and executive development. The ‘Asia Pacific Executive Development Programme’ aims to improve the future-readiness of exhibitions professionals in the region. It will have industry-first recognised certification, and hopes to launch...

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Informa releases half-year financial results for 2018 AsiaWorld

Global B2B information services group Informa PLC has released its six-month financial figures for the period ending 30 June 2018. Revenue during this period was £957m (US$1.26bn). Among the other key findings were improving revenue growth, reported at +4.6%, and increased adjusted operating profit, reported at +3.3% to £294m (US$387m). Informa reported a free cash flow up 4.9% to £119m (US$157m). Their balance sheet showed...

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Register now for the UFI Global Congress in St Petersburg AsiaEuropeWorld

The 85th UFI Global Congress is taking place in St Petersburg this year, from 31 October – 3 November 2018. UFI say this year’s event will have a special focus on global economic developments. There will be talks on economic growth, regional economic developments, false news and buying patterns, as well as reviews of GDP, EPS and stock indices. Delegates will be guided through these topics...

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South Korean organiser to run India’s largest CC for 20 years AsiaRegionWorld

A consortium led by Korea’s largest tradeshow/convention venue, KINTEX (www.kintex.com) has won a bid to operate the India International Convention and Exhibition Center (IICC) in New Delhi for 20 years, paving the way for Korean CC operators into overseas markets. The company said on 23 July that its consortium with E-Sang networks – one of Korea’s leading exhibition organisers – was picked as a final winner in a bid for operation...

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IBTM China reveals 2018 Knowledge Programme Asia

Reed Travel Exhibitions meetings tradeshow for China, IBTM China has announced its new Knowledge Programme, ahead of the main event in Beijing, 12-13 September 2018. IBTM China’s Knowledge Programme will this year explore topics across 10 key areas, including advances in the new wave of Chinese tech innovation and its effect on the global technology scene.  Also on the agenda is a study into the associations market...

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Kuehne + Nagel open new office at Moscow’s Crocus Expo centre AsiaEurope

Swiss logistics company Kuehne + Nagel Group has opened a new office at the international exhibition centre Crocus Expo, in Moscow. Kuehne + Nagel has been appointed the official on-site exhibition freight forwarder for all fairs held at the Crocus Expo in 2018. The Crocus Expo international exhibition centre is one of the largest and most modern fairgrounds in the world. It has a multi-purpose...

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HKCEC launches ‘Think Before Plastic’ AsiaRegion

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (HML/HKCEC) has introduced a new sustainability initiative under the slogan ‘Think Before Plastic’. Launched at the start of the FY2018 (1 July 2018), HML has rolled out a series of sustainability measures that include replacing plastic disposable cutlery with non-plastic alternatives at all HKCEC restaurant outlets and concession stands. HML expects the measures to result in a cut in...

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Suntec Singapore wins 2018 UFI Human Resources Award Asia

UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has named Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre as the winner of its 2018 Human Resources Award. Suntec presented a project on ‘successful changes in the exhibition industry: the strategic role of HR as business partners’. The Human Resources Award is aimed at honouring company activities that analyse the role of HR in the overall company strategy,...

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Smart manufacturing is taking off at Dubai Airshow 2019 AsiaMiddle East

The Dubai Airshow has announced that its upcoming 2019 event will focus heavily on smart manufacturing. There will be an exhibition pavilion and a knowledge sharing conference dedicated to the topic, where industry insiders will discuss the future benefits of smart manufacturing for affordability, quality, and customisation. Smart manufacturing aims to make use of advanced information and manufacturing technologies, to enable flexibility in physical processes....

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Malaysia provides a taste of its unique cuisine at Worldchefs Congress Asia

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) in Malaysia is hosting the Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2018 from today, 11 July, until 14 July. They have announced their plans to showcase the best produce and ingredients Malaysia has to offer, as over 1,000 of the culinary world’s crème de la crème arrive in Kuala Lumpur for the event. Led by executive chef Hisham Bin Jaafar (pictured...

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