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GL Events graduates to €1 billion club and targets acquisitions World

Global integrated event industry group GL Events has announced 2018 consolidated revenues topping €1bn. Exhibition division revenues, however, dipped by over 5%. The €1.041bn total figure, nevertheless, represented a rise of 9% like-for-like and completion of the group’s ZZX acquisition in China. The company reported an adverse exchange rate effect of €34m offset by contributions from new acquisitions. International markets accounted for 50% of annual...

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Apply by 1 March 2019 for UFI’s NGL Grant World

A reminder that applications are open for global trade fair association UFI’s Next Generation Leadership (NGL) Grant. The grant promotes next generation leadership in the exhibition industry, rewarding professionals who show clear initiatives in driving change and innovation in their area of activity.  http://www.exhibitionworld.co.uk/2018/11/27/ufi-opens-next-generation-leadership-grant-programme-for-2019/ Now in its fourth year, the programme is spread over 18 months (starting May 2019), allowing participants to continue to fulfil daily...

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IBTM Arabia partners with ICCA Middle East to host MICE Knowledge Platform Middle East

IBTM Arabia has announced the first details of the Knowledge Programme for its 2019 event, which will take place at Jumeirah Etihad Towers from 25-27 March. New this year is a ‘MICE Knowledge Platform’ – two specially tailored sessions in association with ICCA Middle East. The first session, ‘Business approaches across cultures’, will bring together panel members from across the MENA region to debate the...

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MHI appoints McKinnon as Executive VP of Exhibitions and Events Americas

US material handling, logistics and supply chain association, MHI, has named Daniel McKinnon, CEM its Executive Vice-President of Exhibitions and Events. McKinnon brings over 27 years of experience in show management to MHI. His most recent role was Vice-President of Global Client Solutions at FreemanXP where he focused on helping their enterprises’ customers grow their events and business. McKinnon also previously worked as Vice-President of...

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Freeman and PSAV to acquire Encore Event Technologies World

The Freeman Company and PSAV have announced that they have entered into a purchase agreement for PSAV to acquire Encore Event Technologies. Encore is a global provider of event technology, staging and production services. The transaction is expected to close later this year, the terms of which will not be disclosed. Encore operates as both an in-house partner to some of the world’s leading resorts,...

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New ground handler announced for IMEX Frankfurt Europe

The IMEX Group has announced it is changing its ground handler for its Frankfurt show, awarding the contract to Germany based DMC Compass Tours Incoming. Compass Tours Incoming has been awarded the contract to provide transportation for attendees and exhibitors at IMEX in Frankfurt which takes place 21–23 May 2019, with a special focus on transfers for hosted buyers. Compass Tours Incoming has offices in...

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Motortec Automechanika Madrid set to grow 5% Europe

IFEMA, organisers of the 2019 edition of trade fair Motortec Automechanika Madrid, are reporting that the exhibition is already set to exceed the space taken by the last, 2017 edition, by 5%, two months away from the start date of 13 March. The 15th edition of Spain’s leading international trade fair for the automotive industry targets trade visitors from the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America and North Africa....

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EventIt partners with Expoplatform Europe

EventIt, an annual showcase for business events, meetings, incentives, hospitality and festival industry professionals, has confirmed its partnership with event tech provider Expoplatform. Taking place on 21 March at the SEC, EventIt welcomes over 800 UK and international qualified buyers and offers professionals from across the whole festival and events supply chain the opportunity to network, meet suppliers and learn from industry gurus. In addition to...

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Reed Exhibitions to acquire Mack Brooks Exhibitions World

Following weeks of speculation of Mack Brooks Exhibitions being up for sale, Reed Exhibitions, a division of RELX Group, has officially announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mack Brooks Exhibitions. The parties have not disclosed the value of the deal, although industry insiders have estimated the price to have been around the £200m mark. Once the deal is finalised, it will...

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Bill Sleep, Easter Bunny ( Loretto student Morgan Shillington, 15),Loretto student Eleanor Dunstan 15,  and Leone Stevenson. at the "Fight Kids Cancer" fundraiser at Aldi on Creswick Rd, Ballarat. Australasia

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), which returns to Melbourne in February, has announced a partnership with Australian charity, Guide Dogs Victoria (GDV) designed to bring a pop-up sensory experience workshop to the show. In an industry first, Guide Dogs Victoria will run its award-winning programme, Dialogue in the Dark, as part of AIME’s Knowledge Programme, sponsored by the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB). Participants can expect an immersive experience...

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GL Events graduates to €1 billion club and targets acquisitions
News / World
18 Jan 2019

GL Events graduates to €1 billion club and targets acquisitions

Global integrated event industry group GL Events has announced 2018 consolidated revenues topping €1bn. Exhibition division revenues, however, dipped by over 5%. The €1.041bn total figure, nevertheless, represented a rise of 9% like-for-like and completion of the group’s ZZX acquisition in China. The company reported an adverse exchange rate effect of €34m offset by contributions from new acquisitions. International markets accounted for 50% of annual...

Read More

Apply by 1 March 2019 for UFI’s NGL Grant
News / World
18 Jan 2019

Apply by 1 March 2019 for UFI’s NGL Grant

A reminder that applications are open for global trade fair association UFI’s Next Generation Leadership (NGL) Grant. The grant promotes next generation leadership in the exhibition industry, rewarding professionals who show clear initiatives in driving change and innovation in their area of activity.  http://www.exhibitionworld.co.uk/2018/11/27/ufi-opens-next-generation-leadership-grant-programme-for-2019/ Now in its fourth year, the programme is spread over 18 months (starting May 2019), allowing participants to continue to fulfil daily...

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IBTM Arabia partners with ICCA Middle East to host MICE Knowledge Platform
Middle East / News
18 Jan 2019

IBTM Arabia partners with ICCA Middle East to host MICE Knowledge Platform

IBTM Arabia has announced the first details of the Knowledge Programme for its 2019 event, which will take place at Jumeirah Etihad Towers from 25-27 March. New this year is a ‘MICE Knowledge Platform’ – two specially tailored sessions in association with ICCA Middle East. The first session, ‘Business approaches across cultures’, will bring together panel members from across the MENA region to debate the...

Read More

MHI appoints McKinnon as Executive VP of Exhibitions and Events
Americas / News
17 Jan 2019

MHI appoints McKinnon as Executive VP of Exhibitions and Events

US material handling, logistics and supply chain association, MHI, has named Daniel McKinnon, CEM its Executive Vice-President of Exhibitions and Events. McKinnon brings over 27 years of experience in show management to MHI. His most recent role was Vice-President of Global Client Solutions at FreemanXP where he focused on helping their enterprises’ customers grow their events and business. McKinnon also previously worked as Vice-President of...

Read More

Freeman and PSAV to acquire Encore Event Technologies
News / World
16 Jan 2019

Freeman and PSAV to acquire Encore Event Technologies

The Freeman Company and PSAV have announced that they have entered into a purchase agreement for PSAV to acquire Encore Event Technologies. Encore is a global provider of event technology, staging and production services. The transaction is expected to close later this year, the terms of which will not be disclosed. Encore operates as both an in-house partner to some of the world’s leading resorts,...

Read More

New ground handler announced for IMEX Frankfurt
Europe / News
16 Jan 2019

New ground handler announced for IMEX Frankfurt

The IMEX Group has announced it is changing its ground handler for its Frankfurt show, awarding the contract to Germany based DMC Compass Tours Incoming. Compass Tours Incoming has been awarded the contract to provide transportation for attendees and exhibitors at IMEX in Frankfurt which takes place 21–23 May 2019, with a special focus on transfers for hosted buyers. Compass Tours Incoming has offices in...

Read More

Motortec Automechanika Madrid set to grow 5%
Europe / News
16 Jan 2019

Motortec Automechanika Madrid set to grow 5%

IFEMA, organisers of the 2019 edition of trade fair Motortec Automechanika Madrid, are reporting that the exhibition is already set to exceed the space taken by the last, 2017 edition, by 5%, two months away from the start date of 13 March. The 15th edition of Spain’s leading international trade fair for the automotive industry targets trade visitors from the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America and North Africa....

Read More

EventIt partners with Expoplatform
Europe / News
15 Jan 2019

EventIt partners with Expoplatform

EventIt, an annual showcase for business events, meetings, incentives, hospitality and festival industry professionals, has confirmed its partnership with event tech provider Expoplatform. Taking place on 21 March at the SEC, EventIt welcomes over 800 UK and international qualified buyers and offers professionals from across the whole festival and events supply chain the opportunity to network, meet suppliers and learn from industry gurus. In addition to...

Read More

Reed Exhibitions to acquire Mack Brooks Exhibitions
News / World
15 Jan 2019

Reed Exhibitions to acquire Mack Brooks Exhibitions

Following weeks of speculation of Mack Brooks Exhibitions being up for sale, Reed Exhibitions, a division of RELX Group, has officially announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mack Brooks Exhibitions. The parties have not disclosed the value of the deal, although industry insiders have estimated the price to have been around the £200m mark. Once the deal is finalised, it will...

Read More

Bill Sleep, Easter Bunny ( Loretto student Morgan Shillington, 15),Loretto student Eleanor Dunstan 15,  and Leone Stevenson. at the "Fight Kids Cancer" fundraiser at Aldi on Creswick Rd, Ballarat.
Australasia / News
15 Jan 2019

AIME to work with Guide Dogs Victoria on sensory show experience

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), which returns to Melbourne in February, has announced a partnership with Australian charity, Guide Dogs Victoria (GDV) designed to bring a pop-up sensory experience workshop to the show. In an industry first, Guide Dogs Victoria will run its award-winning programme, Dialogue in the Dark, as part of AIME’s Knowledge Programme, sponsored by the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB). Participants can expect an immersive experience...

Read More

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