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Untied Kingdom: events in the post-Brexit era EuropeFeatures

EW sits down with the head of business events at VisitBritain, Kerrin Macphie, who has a big role as the country heads toward Brexit with the European Union.   The significance of Kerrin McPhie’s role as Head of Business Events at VisitBritain should not be understated. Inbound tourism to the UK increased from 2016 to 2017 and it’s going to increase where we are. There’s...

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The voice of a new generation FeaturesWorld

An international jury, led by UFI president Corrado Peraboni, selected four Next Generation Leadership (NGL) Grant winners as future industry leaders for their exceptional initiative in driving change and innovation in their different areas within the exhibition industry. “I want to encourage all those who we could not select this year to continue to work on their impressive projects, and to re-apply next year,” said Peraboni....

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India – a problematic market with great potential AsiaFeatures

India’s exhibition industry is the third largest trade fair market in Asia, after China and Japan. According to national association IEIA, the country ranked 13th globally in the exhibition industry in 2016. With a steady growth rate of almost 8.3 per cent, the association claims its exhibitions sector in India is growing faster than the GDP of the country.  It’s no mean feat. The economy...

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A revitalised focus on business events FeaturesMiddle EastWorld

Abu Dhabi is seeing a strong return on its campaign for business events, and new incentives hope to continue the trend. Last year almost 4.9 million people stayed in Abu Dhabi’s 162 hotels and hotel apartments, a 9.8 per cent rise year-on-year. While the United Kingdom remains the largest European source market, registering a 13 per cent rise rise to more than 270,000, expanding infrastructure...

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Doing things differently FeaturesRegionWorld

Adaptating our business approach will help us create the events that bring in a new audience, say Eddie Choi and Francis Friedman. The theme for this year’s UFI European Conference was ‘Futureproofing your Events’. Among the speakers waxing lyrical on the subject were Eddie Choi and Francis Friedman, both of who have a broad range of experience in launching events, advising organisers, driving industry research...

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