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Airbus, Boeing and Uber fly in for Amsterdam Drone Week Europe

Aircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing will join Europe’s drone specialists at RAI Amsterdam, 26-30 November for Amsterdam Drone Week. They, and passenger transporter Uber, are the big names partnering on the inaugural event. The event revolves around two main themes: new European regulations and passenger transport by air in large cities, also known as ‘Urban Air Mobility’. The Amsterdam Drone Week is a joint initiative...

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PrestaShop Day in Warsaw provides a snapshot of the e-commerce market Europe

Warsaw venue Bracka25 welcomed 350 visitors to the first edition of PrestaShop Day in Poland, 11 October. PrestaShop Day is a dedicated event for e-commerce, with existing editions in Madrid, Paris and Milan. This event has become one of the major meeting points for industry experts and online merchants. Organisers say their goal is for the event to take a snapshot of the market, identify...

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EMECA forecasts revenue growth and appoints RAI’s Van der Sluis as President elect Europe

Maurits van der Sluis, COO of RAI Amsterdam, has been elected President of the European Major Exhibition Centres association (EMECA) 2019-2020. He was elected at EMECA’s 2018 General Assembly, held in Fira Barcelona. The association forecasted revenue growth for nearly all members at its General Assembly, with many expecting record results this year. Current EMECA President Claude Membrez (CEO Palexpo Geneva) said revenue growth was...

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European Commission funding showcase at Ecomondo in Rimini Europe

Visitors, buyers and exhibitors at the Italian Exhibition Group’s green technologies expo, Ecomondo, will have an opportunity for a unique close insight on how to access European financing for green projects. The event takes place at Rimini Expo Centre, 6-9 November, and underlines the show’s role as a European reference point for the green economy and the circular economy at top institutional level. The event...

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Salón Look 2018 received nearly 60,000 visitors in Madrid Europe

The Salón Look beauty show in IFEMA-Feria de Madrid Exhibition Centre had a turnout of 58,896 attendees, including visitors and professionals of the industry. The show was packed with information about aesthetics, hairdressing, cosmetics makeup and nails, including the latest launches and news from the participating brands. In addition, the event included the involvement of some of the top Spanish companies in the cosmetics industry,...

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This trade show is offering the best Wi-Fi in Spain Europe

Spanish trade fair organiser IFEMA claims its new Wi-Fi system in Feria de Madrid will offer attendees at its SIMO EDUCATION exhibition what it claims is the best Wi-Fi in Spain, with up to 64,000 simultaneous connections, and up to 100,000 in the future. SIMO EDUCATION runs 13-15 November in hall 14.1 of the Feria de Madrid and is a major technological event for teaching...

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UK’s ESSA joins UFI EuropeWorld

The UK’s Event Services and Suppliers Association (ESSA) has joined UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry as an ‘association’ member. UFI, founded in 1926, began with 20 European trade fair members, and has grown to represents 750 organisations today. As well as its headquarters in Paris, UFI has regional offices in Hong Kong, China and Sharjah, UAE. Andrew Harrison, ESSA director, explained his...

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Mash Media welcomes Graeme Barnett in new Confex consultancy role Europe

In line with ongoing overall investment in the International Confex proposition and the growth of the sales, marketing and operations teams, Mash Media is delighted to welcome Graeme Barnett to the Confex team in a consultant advisory role. As Senior Exhibition Director for Reed Travel Exhibitions on the IBTM portfolio for 12 years, Graeme has impressive knowledge of the global MICE industry and the key players within it,...

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Russia: open to the exhibition world AsiaEuropeFeatures

In this month’s cover feature, EW speaks to three key figures in the Russian events industry, and hears how the country is putting itself on the industry map.   Alexey Kalachev, director of the Russian Convention Bureau, is leading a new strategic push for events in Russia: “The turnover of congresses in the world is estimated to be worth US$1 trillion, of which Russia’s share...

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Messe Munchen’s new ticketing system can admit visitors in three seconds Europe

German exhibitions company Messe Munchen GmbH implemented a new ticketing system from ADITUS at its recent Expo Real 2018, which can complete the entire admission process within three seconds. The event ran from 8-10 October in Munich, and made use of technology which helps streamline the process from online registration to the self-badging gate. 120 turnstiles were converted, helping crowds of visitors at the entrance...

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