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Messe Frankfurt launches sustainable StreetScooters Europe

Messe Frankfurt has launched a new StreetScooter for zero-emission deliveries on its exhibition grounds. The electric vehicles are being used as part of a two-year trial, aiming to expand mobilty and reduce environmental impact at the same time. The Messe Frankfurt grounds are the size of 90 football pitches, and contain 11 exhibition halls. As such, it is important for exhibitors and visitors to be...

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New ground handler announced for IMEX Frankfurt Europe

The IMEX Group has announced it is changing its ground handler for its Frankfurt show, awarding the contract to Germany based DMC Compass Tours Incoming. Compass Tours Incoming has been awarded the contract to provide transportation for attendees and exhibitors at IMEX in Frankfurt which takes place 21–23 May 2019, with a special focus on transfers for hosted buyers. Compass Tours Incoming has offices in...

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Motortec Automechanika Madrid set to grow 5% Europe

IFEMA, organisers of the 2019 edition of trade fair Motortec Automechanika Madrid, are reporting that the exhibition is already set to exceed the space taken by the last, 2017 edition, by 5%, two months away from the start date of 13 March. The 15th edition of Spain’s leading international trade fair for the automotive industry targets trade visitors from the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America and North Africa....

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EventIt partners with Expoplatform Europe

EventIt, an annual showcase for business events, meetings, incentives, hospitality and festival industry professionals, has confirmed its partnership with event tech provider Expoplatform. Taking place on 21 March at the SEC, EventIt welcomes over 800 UK and international qualified buyers and offers professionals from across the whole festival and events supply chain the opportunity to network, meet suppliers and learn from industry gurus. In addition to...

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Eventist Group appoints Fiona Churchill to sales director Europe

The UK’s Eventist Group has announced the appointment of Fiona Churchill to sales director. Churchill joins the team following Eventist’s recent acquisition of award-winning event caterer Zafferano and a wealth of large-scale events on the horizon for 2019, including Glastonbury Festival and Paris Air Show. Churchill will be responsible for the delivery of revenue targets and new business leads across all five of Eventist’s tributary brands. She has...

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UK’s Harrogate Convention Centre announces new director Europe

The UK’s Harrogate Convention Centre has revealed exclusively to EW‘s sister title CN that Paula Lorimer will take over as the company’s new director in early 2019. Lorimer brings more than two decades of high-level event industry experience to the Harrogate job, including the role of deputy CEO at Manchester Central and Sales Director for International Confex, one of Europe’s biggest event industry expos. Lorimer commented:...

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Clarion’s ICE London launches stand graphics recycling initiative Europe

B2B gaming event ICE London, organised by UK-based organiser Clarion Gaming, has announced a new initiative to tackle trade show waste with the launch of the ICE Graphics Amnesty for its exhibitors. The show is partnering with EcoBooth, a zero waste event production company, to work with the event’s 589 exhibitors to collect the most common stand waste materials, which will then be recycled into...

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Scotland’s Trade Fair set to be biggest in ten years Europe

Scotland’s Trade Fair will take place from 20-22 January at Glasgow’s SEC, and is set to be the biggest in ten years. 571 exhibitors have booked stands for the gift buying show, across a number of retail sectors. These will include homewares, crafts and textiles, jewellery, fashion accessories and more. The seminar theatre will feature a schedule of experts presenting on all aspects of retailing,...

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Trade fairs in Germany on the rise, according to new AUMA figures Europe

New figures released by AUMA, the association of the German trade fair industry, show that exhibitions in Germany had an average of 1.5% more exhibitors than their previous editions. They also showed an increase of around 1% more stand space. Visitors numbers, on the other hand, showed a slight decrease of around half a per cent. These growth rates occurred despite considerably greater uncertainty about...

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Messe Frankfurt centralises its sales operations Europe

Messe Frankfurt has announced it will be centralising sales operations for its Locations business field, and has appointed Silke Calder to head the sales department. Locations encompasses all trade fairs, congresses/conferences and other events that are held as guest events at the company’s Frankfurt base. Every year, Messe Frankfurt hosts over 260 such events. Johann Thoma, vice president of Guest Events at Messe Frankfurt, explains:...

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