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Linkedin launches new platform Linkedin Events World

Career network site Linkedin has announced the launch of Linkedin Events, a new feature which will allow users to join and create professional events, invite connections and have conversations. Linkedin says it recognises the importance of face-to-face meetings in building professional relationships, and its new platform is intended to tap into that. The network conducted research which showed 80% of Linkedin users consider professional networking...

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Lippman Connects and ITN/Aventri to kick off new relationship on Valentine’s Day World

ITN, an Aventri company, has entered into an agreement with Lippman Connects to provide a range of registration services for major events. In 2019, Lippman Connects will rely on the Aventri eReg platform for nine events, starting with Exhibit Sales Roundtable (ESR), 14 February, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Under the agreement, Aventri will provide registration services from fulfillment of email promotions right through to colour...

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UFI launches the 2019 UFI Awards World

UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has announced the launch of the 2019 UFI Awards. Organisers, venue operators and service providers are all encouraged to enter and share best practice across five categories: HR management, digital innovation, marketing, operations & services, and sustainable development. The deadline for all awards applications is 1 March 2019. Awards are managed and led by UFI working groups,...

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Clarion Gaming partners with All-In Diversity Project World

Clarion Gaming, part of Clarion Events, has announced a strategic partnership with the All-In Diversity Project, the recognised global resource for gender, diversity and inclusion for the betting and gaming sector. Under the terms of the partnership the Clarion brands including iGaming Business will be providing a platform for the All-In Diversity Project helping to disseminate news, host webinars and features on the project and related...

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British Airways launch partnership with ExCel London EuropeWorld

British Airways and ExCeL London have launched a year-long collaboration that will grant BA exclusive airline partner status. The partnership will give British Airways the opportunity to use advertising space in and around ExCeL, as well as an opportunity to offer deals and discounts to visitors, exhibitors and delegates attending exhibitions and conferences, from the both the UK and overseas. The Docklands Airport is right...

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The past, present and future of exhibition stand design Expert OpinionWorld

The World Exhibition Stand Awards are a new set of awards designed to celebrate the very best in exhibition stand design and experience – whatever the show, wherever in the world, and whoever the client. Ahead of the awards, EW spoke to Mark Sykes, executive creative director at GES, about the past, present and future of exhibition stand design.   What are the big trends in exhibition...

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Asia expands its presence at IBTM World World

IBTM World has revealed a 23% increase in space taken by exhibitors from the Asia Pacific region ahead of its 2018 event, which will take place from 27-29 November 2018 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. The growth is a result of several new exhibitors taking stands this year, as well as some long-term exhibitors taking larger spaces. Amongst the new exhibitors from Asia Pacific...

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James Rees elected new ICCA President World

ExCeL London’s Executive Director James Rees was elected the new President of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) at the General Assembly during the association’s 57th Congress in Dubai, 11 November. He was first elected to the ICCA Board in 2012 and became Vice-President in 2017. In a powerful speech to delegates, Rees said: “I will use ICCA’s strengths to drive innovation and creativity.” Rees succeeds Nina...

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Informa confident on profit growth and says ‘combination phase’ with UBM now complete World

Global organiser Informa group has reported underlying revenue growth of 3.9% and completion on schedule of the combination phase – Accelerated Integration Plan (AIP) – for absorbing the UBM business. The company released the news in a trading update for 10 months ending 31 October 2018. Group Chief Executive Stephen Carter (pictured) commented: “At Informa, we remain focused on delivering improving growth and returns, whilst...

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Organisers claim rise in first-stage appointments for IBTM World  World

Organisers of IBTM World, Reed Travel Exhibitions, have announced that first-stage appointments for exhibitors are up 7% against last year, with over 3,500 more business meetings booked than at the equivalent stage in 2017. The meetings have been facilitated using an appointment system which pairs exhibitor and buyer preferences to ensure that meetings are arranged between people with whom there is a very good chance...

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