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Viparis unveils ‘solar tarpaulin’ at Paris Nord Villepinte Europe

Venue collection Viparis has unveiled its first solar advertising tarpaulin, installed on the Paris Nord Villepinte gallery’s glass façade. The company says Paris Nord Villepinte is the world’s first exhibition complex to test such a system, designed to reduce the ecological footprint. This pilot project, created in collaboration with ENGIE Entreprises & Collectivités, is part of Viparis’ commitment to its CSR initiative, Better Events Viparis 2030,...

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Malta’s MFCC goes big for SIGMA Europe

The Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre (MFCC), the largest multipurpose venue in Malta, has enlarged its inside space by 3,800sqm specifically to accommodate the 6th edition of SIGMA the IGaming Expo. Organiser Eman Pulis required more space to accommodate increased interest in the trade show. The 2019 edition returns to Malta 27-29 November 2019 in Ta’ Qali. SiGMA 2018 welcomed over 400 sponsors and exhibitors,...

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IFEMA to run Campo de las Naciones conference centre in Madrid Europe

As of 1 January, Madrid trade fair institution, IFEMA, will take charge of managing the Municipal Conference Centre (Palacio Municipal de Congresos) in the Campo de las Naciones district of Madrid. The move is part of IFEMA’s strategy to capture new conventions, as well as business, cultural and entertainment-related events. Madrid City Hall’s decision to cede the centre’s management to IFEMA, was largely influenced by...

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Production companies DroneShowSoftware and Basemotion have collaborated to stage a light show using flying drones, to get into the festive spirit. The video above shows the performance, which saw drones transform into snowflakes, a Christmas tree and finally a moving reindeer, giving the impression of galloping across the sky. DroneShowSoftware’s seasonal video was created in collaboration with BaseMotion, one of the most experienced Latvian graphical...

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ARCHITECT@WORK draws back the curtains in Paul Horn Halle Europe

Tradeshow ARCHITECT@WORK maintained its reputation for putting on a unique take on the exhibition floor this December. This year’s edition in Messe Stuttgart marked the event’s first appearance in the new Paul Horn Halle (Hall 10) and drew 216 exhibitors. The exhibition stands were separated by black Molton curtains, with four corner units set up in each box containing a multimedia console. “Innovations are the focus...

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Providence acquires CloserStill Media for £340m Europe

London-based CloserStill Media has been acquired by Providence Equity Partners, the previous owner of Clarion Events, for a reported £340m (US$431.2m). The move comes after years of significant growth for the UK organiser, which was valued at £25m in 2012 when Phoenix Private Equity bought into the company and £125m in 2015 when Inflexion bought a minority stake. Flagship events include the London Vet Show,...

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IEG goes sweet on Germany for SIGEP 40 Europe

International sweet food service exhibition SIGEP will be serving up a global focus on Germany during its 40th edition at Rimini Expo Centre, 19-23 January 2019. The international trade show of artisan gelato, pastry and bakery production and the coffee world, organised by Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), will include a ‘Going Global-focus Germany’ conference under the patronage of ITKAM – Italy’s Chamber of Commerce for...

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Easyfairs launches new luxury drinks packaging show Europe

Easyfairs, has announced the launch of a new exhibition, PLD – Packaging of Premium & Luxury Drinks, that will bring together designers, innovators and suppliers of packaging in the international premium and luxury drinks markets. The first edition of the event will take place on 29 & 30 January 2020 at Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles and will be co-located with ADF&PCD, the world’s biggest...

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New Year, new Director of Messe Frankfurt’s Congress business Europe

Romina Gowin-Becker (pictured) will be taking over at the helm of Messe Frankfurt’s department for congress and conference business, as of 1 January 2019. She will be replacing Claudia Delius-Fisher, who is retiring after 31 years of service. A Business Administration graduate, Gowin-Becker began her career at Messe Frankfurt in 2001, where she completed a dual work and study programme, specialising in trade fair, congress...

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WBE extends partnership with Gleanin into 2019 Europe

B2B event organiser UK-based Western Business Exhibitions (WBE) has confirmed it is to continue its partnership with event tech provider Gleanin for its 2019 events. WBE was recently acquired by Nineteen Group and owns seven trade publications and runs 10 B2B events in the UK, concentrated in the health & safety, facilities, engineering and security industries. In 2018 17% of all registrants to WBE events...

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