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In pictures: EMEC 2019 in The Hague EuropeGalleryWorld

EW was at the World Forum in The Hague this week to attend the European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC), which took place from 8-12 February. The event featured keynotes from Dutch artist and environmentalist Daan Roosegarde, MCI Experience managing director Kim Myhre, and Irfan Van Erwijk, of Mysteryland founders ID&T. It gathered together over 400 eventprofs from across the industry for five days of...

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Will Young confirmed as Day 1 Confex keynote Europe

Singer and songwriter Will Young has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at International Confex, which takes place 26-27 February at Olympia London. EW sister title Conference News recently had the opportunity to interview the Evergreen singer about mental health, which can be read here. The news comes days after former director of communications to Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell, was confirmed as a keynote speaker...

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Alastair Campbell confirmed as International Confex keynote Europe

Writer, commentator and political strategist Alastair Campbell has been announced as a speaker at International Confex, taking place on 26-27 February at Olympia London. Perhaps most famous for his role as former PM Tony Blair’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy, Campbell will be tackling two subjects that have been making headlines in the events industry and beyond: Brexit and mental health....

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GL events UK releases ‘Good Event Guide’ Europe

GL events UK has launched ‘Good Event Guide’, offering organisers tips on how to improve their event. The guide emphasises the importance of sustainability, CSR and health & wellbeing in the industry today. It can be viewed here. Contributors include We are the Fair’s Nick Morgan, The Bulb’s Selina Donald, and A Greener Festival’s Claire O’Neill. They discuss tips for improving sustainability, case studies of good...

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Edinburgh’s Disgrace: City’s global promotion in jeopardy as Europe’s top destination marketeers descend on the Capital Europe

Leaders from one of Europe’s most prestigious gatherings of Destination Marketing Management Organisations (DMMOs) have voiced their disbelief at the ‘short-sighted’ and ‘embarrassing’ consequences for Edinburgh, if proposed council budget cuts go ahead next week, which would likely see the end of Marketing Edinburgh. More than 200 leading international experts and event owners from over 80 European cities have descended on the Capital today (Wednesday...

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Comexposium appoints new Chief Strategy Officer and new Director of M&A Europe

Comexposium has announced that Severine Dubarry-Bardon will become the Chief Strategy Officer for the Group. Currently, she is Chief Development Officer for Comexposium. Driss Tazi, will becomes Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for the Group, succeeding Severine, as she steps into her new strategy role. In both new roles, Severine and Driss will work closely with Renaud Hamaide, President of Comexposium, and Simon Foster, CEO...

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Aberdeen’s new baby signs up to deliver three exhibitions Europe

Aberdeen’s new exhibition and convention centre, The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) has secured a contract to deliver three large-scale consumer exhibitions over the next 12 months. Jasmine, which recently acquired D2 Marketing, will bring the highly acclaimed Dedicated 2 Weddings exhibition to TECA, along with a show for children and a new health and fitness exhibition. The popular Dedicated 2 Weddings event will take place...

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Italy’s latest AEFI Economic Observatory quarterly survey proves positive Europe

The latest quarterly survey of the Italian exhibitions industry produced by the Economic Observatory of AEFI (Associazione Esposizioni e Fiere Italiane), paints an overall positive picture. The 39th quarterly survey of trends in the country’s exhibitions sector covers the October-December 2018 period and indicates positive comparisons both relative to the previous quarter and in comparison with the same period of the previous year. The survey...

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Fond farewell: Changing of the guard in Vienna Europe

Christian Mutschlechner, the long-serving head of the Vienna Tourist Board’s Vienna Convention Bureau, received a special send-off at Palais Wertheim, at an event, 1 February, that also introduced his successor, Christian Woronka. Woronka, who was part of the team that founded the Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB), has managed the CCB since 2012. Doyen of the CVB world leaders, Mutschlechner started his career in 1977 as...

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UK tourism industry confident despite Brexit, says UKinbound research Europe

UKinbound has released its latest Business Barometer Figures, which show confidence levels across the tourism industry are on the rise. The research, which was collected by Qa Research, found that 59% of UKinbound members stated they were confident about business in the upcoming 12 months. This was the highest rate recorded since October 2017. The increase in confidence was influenced by an influx of forward...

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