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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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New 3,158sqm venue opens in London Europe

Real estate company Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield and Broadwick Venues are set to launch Exhibition, a new venue at Westfield London, for the end of 2019. Exhibition – named after its proximity to the site of the Franco British Exhibition of 1908 – will repurpose the Grade II listed Dimco East building, a Victorian structure completed in 1899 and originally built as an electricity generating station for the...

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Mash Media launches 2020Publishing Conference at International Confex Europe

EW publisher Mash media has today announced the launch of 2020Publishing – a new conference aimed at publishers looking to develop new revenue lines and products for their business. The conference will take place at International Confex 2019 on 27 February, at Olympia London. Confex is taking place alongside the Event Production Show and The PA Show. In a series of presentations from leading experts, attendees will...

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Hamburg Messe to host three new shows as revenues and exhibitor numbers soar Europe

Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH has set new record results for exhibitors and posted above target revenues in 2018. Sales revenues at the venue were reported €3m above target on a figure of €102.8m, thanks to over 60 events delivering over 1.2m sqm of gross exhibition area. The temporary closure of the Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) did help skew the figures, however. It was a...

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Ungerboeck and Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs Group agree partnership Europe

Exhibition centre and event organiser Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs Group (RDJG) has launched a new partnership with software solutions company Ungerboeck. RDJG, based in The Netherlands, will use Ungerboeck’s technology to manage their venues and events. The partnership was agreed at UFI’s CEO Summit in London. Services will include exhibition planning, exhibitor management, an exhibitor portal, venue bookings, web shops, and customer relationship management. All this...

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IELA holds its Winter Seminar in Zurich Europe

IELA held its Winter Seminar in Zurich from 16-20 January, under the theme “building the future of exhibition logistics”. 39 students representing 38 member companies and 24 different countries were in attendance, 50% of which had less than three year’s experience in the industry. The focus was on nurturing the next generation of event professionals, and the event featured dedicated speed netwokring sessions, as well...

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£1bn London Olympia upgrade approved by UK planners Europe

The £1bn ($1.3bn) plans to turn Olympia London into a multi-purpose cultural hub have been approved by planners. YOO Capital and Deutsche Finance International – which own the historic exhibition centre – submitted plans to Hammersmith & Fulham Council in 2018 to turn the 14-acre site into a destination with hotels, restaurants, performance venues and office space. Heatherwick Studio and SPPARC are leading on the design and implementation...

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Viparis food co-op answers Mayor’s call for architectural projects  Europe

Paris venue consortium Viparis has had a major project chosen by the city’s Mayor under the 2nd edition of ‘Reinventing Paris’ (Beneath the City) transformation scheme. Following a call for innovative urban projects to transform Paris’s underground spaces, ‘Peace&Log’, a sustainable architectural project, was chosen by the Mayor of Paris and a jury of urban planning experts and elected officials. The project will be located at...

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