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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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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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