Digital extensions

Balluun, Zurich, is starting Conexpo Connect, a B2B marketplace for the global construction industry on behalf of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). This social marketplace will be an extension of Conexpo-Con/AGG, which is held every three years in Las Vegas/USA. The portal contains product information from exhibitors, which can be called up at any time. The digital platform is

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UFI Operations and Services Forum announced

The UFI Operations and Services Working Group has set the date for an Operations and Services Forum on \"Productivity improvements in operations through SMART technologies\". The main areas of focus will be logistics, safety, security, navigation and mobility. The Forum will take place May 14 to 15, 2019 at the NEC in Birmingham, just before the UFI European Conference, which will take

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EMD returns to Macau

The UFI Exhibition Management Degree (EMD) programme 2019 will be organised in cooperation with and hosted by the Macau Fair & Trade Association. A subsidy programme, sponsored by the Macao SAR Government will offer benefits for participants from Macau, the Portuguese-speaking countries, Cities of the PanPearl River Delta and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and

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Popular Amsterdam-sign removed

The popular \"I Amsterdam\" sign in front of the city\'s Rijksmuseum has been removed. This is a result of growing fears over mass tourism. According to the city tourism bureau, the letters were removed at the request of City of Amsterdam as it was drawing too much of a crowd in an already limited space. The large letters were two metres high and extended 23.5 metres, they had been in front

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People in the News: Ben Olson

Ben Olson has joins GES as vice president of experiential engagement. Olson was most recently vice president, managing director of Magnify, the creative agency at mg. He has deep agency, creative and experiential marketing experience and has collaborated with clients in a variety of key industries to create and deliver a wide range of immersive brand activations. (kf)

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People in the News: Kelsey Ogletree

Kelsey Ogletree will be brought on board as managing editor of TSNN and Corporate Event News by Tarsus Media to handle day-to-day duties for both products. Ogletree holds a master\'s degree in journalism and has more than 10 years of experience as a writer and editor. Previously, she served in editorial roles with McKinsey & Company, Modern Luxury and Connect Meetings.

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People in the News: Ben Zarhoud

Ben Zarhoud, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), has been named as new Vice President of Finance of Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC). With over 13 years of experience in accounting and financial management, he most recently served as Senior Director of Finance at AXS, Senior Manager of Finance at AEG. (kf)

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Expo 2020 launches global best practice programme

Expo 2020 Dubai has launched the global best practice programme \"Small steps, big leaps: Solutions for sustainable impact\", an international call for projects that aims at hearing about simple but effective initiatives that can be adapted, replicated or scaled to benefit communities around the world. The programme is designed to localise the global sustainable development goals (SDGs) within

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Skill development zone at LME

The Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo (LME), in association with SACEEC, has partnered with the Artisan Training Institute (ATI) to offer the feature of the Skills Development Zone. ATI is one of the biggest private engineering training providers in South Africa, while SACEEC has established itself as the largest export council in the SADC region, promoting the exports of South African

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Photokina postponed until May 2020

A seven-month break is too short: The next edition of Photokina will not take place in May 2019, as originally planned, but in May 2020, as decided by the Photoindustrie-Verband (PIV), Frankfurt, the conceptual sponsor, and the organiser Kölnmesse. Then, from May 27 to 30, 2020, all the market leaders will again be expected in Cologne. The decision to postpone the start of the announced

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Diversified expands portfolio with acquisition

Diversified Communications has acquired Digital Construction Week, expanding their building, construction and technology portfolio of events. Digital Construction Week is the United Kingdom\'s leading trade show dedicated to digital construction, engineering, design, manufacturing, and operation. This event complements Diversified\'s industry event portfolio with market reach across four

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Deep red forecast for MCH Group

MCH Group, Basle, is expecting a negative result prior to special measures for 2018 clearly in excess of twelve million euros (14 million Swiss francs). The reasons for the deterioration of the expected result compared with the forecast made at the start of September 2018 are declines in the consumer fairs Züspa und Comptoir Suisse and the final accounts for Grand Basel, which continues to

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Reed starts joint venture with Shanghai Forever Exhibition

Reed Exhibitions, part of RELX group, has announced a new joint venture with the Shanghai Forever Exhibition. The new company, Reed Exhibitions Hengjin, will manage the Automotive Manufacturing Technology & Material Show (AMTS), China?s leading trade event in automotive engineering, as well as the co-located Assembly & Handling Technology Exhibition (AHTE). Reed Exhibitions Hengjin

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E-PACK TECH to launch in China

Fiera Milano has announced the creation of E-PACK TECH, a new event dedicated to technologies and packaging materials for e-commerce, in partnership with Ipack Ima Srl. The event will be organised by Fiera Milano through Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai, a Chinese joint venture with Deutsche Messe AG, and is scheduled to take place in October 2019 within CeMAT Asia at SNIEC ? Shanghai New

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Vocational training model for India

NürnbergMesse brings vocational training expertise it its existing trade fairs in India. Recently, Peter Ottmann, CEO of NürnbergMesse Group, Sonia Prashar as Managing Director NürnbergMesse India and Bernhard Steinrücke, Director-General of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, signed a \"Memorandum of Understanding\" in Mumbai. The objective of the collaboration is to work together to

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Emerald cancels Interbike

The Interbike tradeshow will not take place in September 2019 in Reno as previously scheduled, owner Emerald Expositions announced. Instead, the company will research alternative plans for 2020 and beyond, including the opportunity to launch events featuring bicycling and bike-related components within or alongside its various multi-sport trade show franchises. ?The past four years have been

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Messe Frankfurt acquires Clean Show USA

Messe Frankfurt acquires the biggest textile services fair on the American continent: Clean Show is staged every two years at changing locations in the USA. So far, Clean Show has been owned by five industry associations, which will continue to support the show. The previous organising company Riddle & Associates is also staying on board. More than 11,000 trade visitors and 481 exhibitors

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