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Messe Frankfurt aiming for US$810m in sales EuropeGallery

As far as its financial position and event portfolio are concerned, the Messe Frankfurt Group claims to remain stronger than ever in 2018. Speaking at the Corporate Press Conference, 19 June, Wolfgang Marzin, president and chief executive officer of Messe Frankfurt, announced: “We are aiming for around €700m [US$810m] in sales.” After a very dynamic first six months, projections for the second half of the...

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UFI recognises best practices in sustainable exhibiting AfricaAsiaEuropeWorld

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, recognises six companies for their sustainable exhibiting best practices within the scope of the 2018 UFI Sustainable Development Award. The UFI Sustainable Development Committee is always looking for exhibition companies that strive to be sustainable on an economic, social and environmental level – both within their own exhibition structure and related exhibition operations. The jury decided against...

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IEG partners with Emerald Expositions, strengthening foothold in US AmericasEurope

The Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) bolsters its position in the American market by signing a partnership with Emerald Expositions LLC (EEX), a leading business events trade show operator in the US. IEG and EEX will partner in strengthening the presentation of Italian jewellery manufacturers in the US market at events organised by the American company. These include COUTURE and PREMIER trade shows – both of...

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MCH Group selects Ungerboeck as software partner EuropeWorld

The MCH Group, one of the world´s top exhibition corporations, has selected Ungerboeck as the primary software to manage their exhibitions and venues. MCH Group counts among its properties venues like Messe Basel and Messe Zurich as well as trade shows like Art Basel and Baselworld. Mike Meier, chief information officer of MCH Group commented: “We needed to replace our custom-built exhibition management system to...

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Join UFI at the 85th UFI Global Congress in St. Petersburg EuropeRegionVideosWorld

Under the theme ‘The Dynamics of Transition – Our Industry’s Complex Future’, the 85th UFI Global Congress, hosted by Expoforum Russia, is set to take place in St. Petersburg, 31 October-3 November 2018. Often referred to as an “open-air museum” and with a historic old town classed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, St. Petersburg has been a meeting point for trade and business for...

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ESSA launches salary survey for 2018 EuropeRegionWorld

The Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has announced the launch of its salary survey exercise, which started in June. Survey specialist Explori will collect, compile and analyse salary data from participating ESSA members. ESSA director Andrew Harrison (pictured) explained the association’s decision to restart its salary survey after a short hiatus, saying: “Explori has delivered important improvements over our earlier exercises, including an easy-to-use...

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What is Confex Future Focus? EuropeVideos

Confex Future Focus, the spin-off exhibition of International Confex, is an exciting new two-day event focusing on the future of the events industry, delegates will be able to join thought-provoking educational seminars & debates. The event takes place at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse, 4-5 July. Click HERE to register for Confex Future Focus  


AWS summit brings together cloud computing community in Spain EuropeRegion

Last month IFEMA hosted the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit, an event organised by AWS to bring together the Cloud Computing community in Spain with the aim of collaborating and learning about AWS’ services. The event was designed with a clear message: how to get the most out of the AWS platform? From there, it helped connect customers with the AWS ecosystem, and explain the...

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Confex Future Focus set to transform Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse EuropeRegion

Confex Future Focus, the spin-off exhibition of International Confex, is set to take place at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester from 4-5 July. International Confex has long been known as the event industries show, having been running for 35 years, it is the longest-standing event of its kind. Every year thousands of event professionals attend the exhibition, travelling both nationally and internationally, but nearly four decades later...

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etc.venues goes global AmericasEurope

City centre event space host etc.venues is to expand into the United States and beyond in a new partnership with US investor Gencom and Benchmark, a global hospitality company. The partners say their collaboration will spur the global expansion of Benchmark and etc.venues in urban and destination sites in both Europe and the US. Alastair Stewart, managing director of etc.venues, says: “In just 10 years...

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