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Can sustainability look good AND be good for business? Expert Opinion

Sam Rowe, CEO of agency Ignition, examines where the responsibility for sustainability lies within the events industry.   The battle to get large company clients interested in sustainability is basically over. They’re talking about it, at the very least, or else they’re forming and exercising environmental and social impact policies. Sustainability is on the strategic agenda to stay. But other debates remain, including how to convince clients...

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UK organiser Mack Brooks Exhibitions partners with ADITUS Europe

UK-based organiser Mack Brooks Exhibitions has announced a new partnership with German ticketing and registration tech company ADITUS GmbH. Mack Brooks will be using ticketing, exhibitor management and admission solutions from ADITUS for seven trade fairs in Germany and Switzerland. Liljana Goszdziewski, Exhibition Director at Mack Brooks Exhibitions, commented: “One of the convincing factors was that ADITUS offers comprehensive, tailor-made solutions for the complex German-speaking...

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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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Cape Town’s CTICC is bringing events to Africa for the first time Africa

The Cape Town International Conference Centre has been awarded 15 international conferences in the last six months, many of which will be hosted on the African continent for the first time. Among the conferences won are the Association of International Schools in Africa Conference 2019, the HIV Research for Prevention Conference, the World Self Medication Industry 2020, and the Asian Racing Conference (ARC) 2020. Julie-May...

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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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Dubai on the cutting edge for event tech Asia

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has debuted its Event Plus online platform, a digital asset that provides exhibitors and contractors with a seamless and transparent point of access to DWTC’s products and services. The online platform has been created to simplify the experience for event organisers, contractors and companies exhibiting at events held at DWTC. It is aligned with UAE Vision 2021 launched by His...

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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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Can sustainability look good AND be good for business?
Expert Opinion / News
14 Nov 2018

Can sustainability look good AND be good for business?

Sam Rowe, CEO of agency Ignition, examines where the responsibility for sustainability lies within the events industry.   The battle to get large company clients interested in sustainability is basically over. They’re talking about it, at the very least, or else they’re forming and exercising environmental and social impact policies. Sustainability is on the strategic agenda to stay. But other debates remain, including how to convince clients...

Read More

UK organiser Mack Brooks Exhibitions partners with ADITUS
Europe / News
14 Nov 2018

UK organiser Mack Brooks Exhibitions partners with ADITUS

UK-based organiser Mack Brooks Exhibitions has announced a new partnership with German ticketing and registration tech company ADITUS GmbH. Mack Brooks will be using ticketing, exhibitor management and admission solutions from ADITUS for seven trade fairs in Germany and Switzerland. Liljana Goszdziewski, Exhibition Director at Mack Brooks Exhibitions, commented: “One of the convincing factors was that ADITUS offers comprehensive, tailor-made solutions for the complex German-speaking...

Read More

British Airways launch partnership with ExCel London
Europe / News / World
13 Nov 2018

British Airways launch partnership with ExCel London

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...

Read More

The past, present and future of exhibition stand design
Expert Opinion / News / World
13 Nov 2018

The past, present and future of exhibition stand design

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...

Read More

Cape Town’s CTICC is bringing events to Africa for the first time
Africa / News
12 Nov 2018

Cape Town’s CTICC is bringing events to Africa for the first time

The Cape Town International Conference Centre has been awarded 15 international conferences in the last six months, many of which will be hosted on the African continent for the first time. Among the conferences won are the Association of International Schools in Africa Conference 2019, the HIV Research for Prevention Conference, the World Self Medication Industry 2020, and the Asian Racing Conference (ARC) 2020. Julie-May...

Read More

Asia expands its presence at IBTM World
News / World
12 Nov 2018

Asia expands its presence at IBTM 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...

Read More

James Rees elected new ICCA President
News / World
12 Nov 2018

James Rees elected new ICCA President

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...

Read More

Dubai on the cutting edge for event tech
Asia / News
09 Nov 2018

Dubai on the cutting edge for event tech

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has debuted its Event Plus online platform, a digital asset that provides exhibitors and contractors with a seamless and transparent point of access to DWTC’s products and services. The online platform has been created to simplify the experience for event organisers, contractors and companies exhibiting at events held at DWTC. It is aligned with UAE Vision 2021 launched by His...

Read More

Informa confident on profit growth and says ‘combination phase’ with UBM now complete
News / World
09 Nov 2018

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

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...

Read More

Organisers claim rise in first-stage appointments for IBTM World 
News / World
09 Nov 2018

Organisers claim rise in first-stage appointments for IBTM 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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