MICE industry reacts to UK ‘Brexit’ vote EuropeWorld

The UK yesterday voted by a roughly 52 per cent majority to leave the European Union, followed shortly by Prime Minister David Cameron’s resignation. The exhibition and wider events industry has been reacting to the EU Referendum result and seeking a way forward. Sergey Alexeev, UFI president, and Kai Hattendorf, UFI managing director, issued a joint statement: “The markets have reacted as expected, with sharp losses, signalling question marks...

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Two arrested following $11m arson attack at Dusseldorf Messe Europe

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of arson at Dusseldorf Messe in western Germany. Hall 18 of the convention centre site, housing asylum seekers, was destroyed in the fire. Thirty migrants were treated for smoke inhalation and more than 200 were evacuated from the hall after the blaze on 7 June. Damage at the hall, which is close to the airport, has been estimated at 10m euros...

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Consortium appointed for Messe Frankfurt’s Hall 12 Europe

A consortium – consisting of Max Bögl, Züblin and Cofely – will be responsible for building Messe Frankfurt’s Hall 12. Named the ‘ARGE consortium’, the organisation will plan the build, which is scheduled to commence at the beginning of August. Uwe Behm, member of the executive board of Messe Frankfurt, said: “We are very happy to be building our new trade fair hall on the western section...

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