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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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What can 13,000 global trade show visitors tell us? Features

Exhibition research specialists Explori published the findings of their 2018 Global Visitor Insights at the UFI Global Congress in St Petersburg last year. Produced in partnership with UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and supported by the Society of Independent Show Organisers (SISO), the report represents the biggest ever global study of trade show visitor experience. Explori Global Strategy Director and report author, Sophie...

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Trade fairs in Germany on the rise, according to new AUMA figures Europe

New figures released by AUMA, the association of the German trade fair industry, show that exhibitions in Germany had an average of 1.5% more exhibitors than their previous editions. They also showed an increase of around 1% more stand space. Visitors numbers, on the other hand, showed a slight decrease of around half a per cent. These growth rates occurred despite considerably greater uncertainty about...

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Record attendance as 85th UFI Congress kicks off in St Petersburg AsiaEurope

Over 450 global event professional representing UFI members in more than 54 countries have gathered in St Petersburg, Russia, for the association’s global congress, taking place from 31 October to 3 November. The event kicked off with the 2018 UFI General Assembly, chaired by 2018 president Corrado Peraboni of Fiera Milano. Peraboni commented: ““It has been a busy year serving the growing global community of...

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Adelaide CC delivers record numbers following A$397m investment Australasia

Adelaide Convention Centre is reporting a milestone year, with over 330,000 visitors hosted since completion the venue’s A$397m (US$279.7m) redevelopment. ACC also reported hosting 768 events over the past year, including 72 major national and international conferences, which delivered an estimated A$155m in economic benefit to South Australia. One recent highlight of the event calendar was the Land Forces 2018 Exposition, in September. It attracted a...

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MCH Group release H1 2018 financial figures EuropeWorld

International live marketing company MCH Group has posted its financial figures for the first half of 2018. MCH is a Swiss company which organizes shows such as Art Basel and Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show. In 2015, they ranked fifth among the world’s leading exhibitions companies in terms of sales. Despite a substantial decline in earnings from Baselworld, an increase in operating income was achieved...

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Informa releases half-year financial results for 2018 AsiaWorld

Global B2B information services group Informa PLC has released its six-month financial figures for the period ending 30 June 2018. Revenue during this period was £957m (US$1.26bn). Among the other key findings were improving revenue growth, reported at +4.6%, and increased adjusted operating profit, reported at +3.3% to £294m (US$387m). Informa reported a free cash flow up 4.9% to £119m (US$157m). Their balance sheet showed...

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AEFI releases quarterly financial figures Europe

The Italian Exhibition & Trade Fair Association (AEFI) has released financial figures for the first quarter of 2018, which indicate overall strong performance. The Associazione Esposizioni e Fiere Italiane is a non-profit association established in 1983 to facilitate cooperation between Italian exhibition districts. Its role is to support members through the development of activities and programmes in training, marketing, promotion and research. The figures show...

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