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UFI releases research on women in the exhibition industry World

UFI announced the results of the ‘Women in the exhibitions industry’ research at its 85th Global Congress in St. Petersburg, Russia. The research is a joint project between UFI and its media partner m+a, providing insights into the perception of women’s and men’s skills in the workplace, the potential for advancement for women within the industry and details of the different female career drivers. More than...

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The Association for Women in Events is promoting industry gender equality World

The Association for Women in Events​ (AWE), a not for profit organization supporting gender equality and diversity in the events industry, has announced its 2019 board members and executive committee. The association received a significant number of applications for 12 open board positions. The Succession Planning Task Force spent several weeks vetting candidates for these important leadership roles. The Board of Directors is expected to...

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United Nations representatives to promote sustainability at IBTM World World

Representatives from various UN bodies will be attending IBTM World this year, with the intention of learning about the meetings and events industry and promoting sustainability. The initiative comes on the back of IBTM’s ongoing partnership with Positive Impact. Positive Impact recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with certain United Nation bodies to help create a sustainable events industry. It is hoped that events can help...

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GIG appointed caterer for UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai AsiaEuropeWorld

Following a highly competitive tender process, specialist event and hospitality caterer GIG, part of the Global Infusion Group, has been awarded the hospitality services contract for the UK Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The Pavilion will be the centrepiece of the UK’s presence at the Expo 2020 Dubai – highlighting leading British expertise in artificial intelligence and the space sector. Produced by the London and...

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Chinese President Xi Jinping to attend international mega-expo in Shanghai AsiaWorld

Chinese President Xi Jinping will be in attendance at the inaugural China International Import Expo (CIIE), a mega-exhibition which will see the country attempting to attract lucrative international business. The event will take place in Shanghai’s National Exhibition and Convention Centre (pictured) from 5-10 November, and will see 2,800 companies from all G20 member states attending. About 160,000 buyers from more than 80,000 Chinese and...

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International tourism fair FITUR opens Responsible Tourism Prize 2019 World

Fundación InterMundial, in collaboration with FITUR, the international tourism fair, has opened entries for the show’s 2019 Responsible Tourism Prize. A jury of professionals from the tourism sector will choose a winner for each of the categories below, with prizes presented at FITUR 2019. The show, organised by IFEMA, runs at Feria de Madrid 23-27 January. In 2017, the awards’ first year, there were 56 candidates...

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Association of Association Executives adds an exhibition to its world congress World

The Association of Association Executives (AAE) is adding an exhibition to its annual congress. The move is part of a restructure of the event, which takes place 7-9 April 2019, at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg. Organisers have accordingly changed the name of the event to the ‘Associations World Congress & Expo’. They also promise a new structure for educational content. During...

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UK’s ESSA joins UFI EuropeWorld

The UK’s Event Services and Suppliers Association (ESSA) has joined UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry as an ‘association’ member. UFI, founded in 1926, began with 20 European trade fair members, and has grown to represents 750 organisations today. As well as its headquarters in Paris, UFI has regional offices in Hong Kong, China and Sharjah, UAE. Andrew Harrison, ESSA director, explained his...

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Cvent acquires Social Tables World

Cvent has announced that it has acquired Social Tables, an event diagramming, seating, and collaboration platform. More than 5,000 organisations and hospitality brands, including Under Armour, Live Nation, Hyatt, The Venetian, ClubCorp, and Forbes, have utilised Social Tables to help them develop and plan nearly 4.5m events. Cvent acquired Social Tables to help event planners and venues better collaborate to deliver successful events, further accelerating Cvent’s...

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IBTM announces new exhibition director for IBTM World World

IBTM, part of global exhibition organiser Reed Travel Exhibitions, has announced that it has appointed David Thompson as exhibition director for IBTM World. Thompson has spent the last 14 years in the industry producing award-winning events for the likes of Haymarket Exhibitions, BBC, Informa, Daily Mail Group and Clarion Events. He brings with him an international perspective having organised exhibitions and conferences across Europe, the Middle...

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