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UFI is serving it?s more than 270 industry members in Asia-Pacific through the association?s regional office in Hong Kong, representing tens of thousands of exhibition industry professionals. The annual ?Asia-Pacific Conference? brings together industry?s international business leaders in the region. The 2018 edition will take place March 1-2 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Up-to-date data for 25 countries

An increasing number of exhibitions and events in Europe are working with industry partners to certify the quality of their core statistics. The latest edition of the Euro Fair Statistics report which is published annually by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, provides certified, up-to-date and neutral data on 25 countries in the European exhibition market. Drawing on

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A new partnership

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry and EEAA, the Exhibition and Event Association will strengthen their existing collaboration to create additional value for the exhibition industry in Australasia, and to connect that region better to the global community of exhibition industry professional. The leadership of both associations signed a memorandum of understanding in Sydney.

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Volume measuring made easy

DHL, the official logistics partner of Messe Frankfurt, employs an innovative concept for volume measurement to record and measure all incoming and outgoing consignments. The solution, based on camera sensors of a major game console manufacturer, is called Metrix Freight and was developed by software startup Metrilus and adapted for this specific implementation in collaboration with DHL

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Facing the elephant in the room

Security remains a crucial factor within the exhibition and events industry, especially aspects such as crowd control, surveillance and security threats. The UFI Congress at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg (South Africa) November 1 to 4, 2017 offers a special interest group revolving around the participants? different agendas and what venues and

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Strong 1st half year

The international and national exhibitions held in Germany have increased their growth over 2016: In the first half of 2017, they recorded an average of approximately 3 % more exhibitors and exhibition space than their respective preceding events. The number of visitors increased by 1 %. These are the preliminary results of AUMA ? Association of the German Trade Fair Industry. This is a

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Green awards for BIEC

Double Gold for green efforts of the newly constructed Hall 4 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC): The new building has received Gold ratings by both Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) under its New Building rating system and US Green Building Council (USGBC) under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating level. The IGBC rating programme covers

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People in the News: Markus Kosak

Markus Kosak (33) is the new project manager for Drinktec, the global reference fair for the beverage and liquid food industry. He has been with Messe München for twelve years and in his previous project manager position was responsible for the Drinktec fairs abroad in China, India and South Africa. Kosak succeeds Petra Westphal, who, as project group manager, is now

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People in the News: Damion Angus

Damion Angus, managing director of Montgomery, has been elected AEO Chair. He has held the position of Vice Chair of the Association of Event Organisers for the past year. He follows Paul Byrom, who assumes the role of Past Chair. Angus plans to further enhance the progress of the Talent Working Group to attract and retain the best talent in the industry. (kf)

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Maritime business in Iran

IRANIMEX2017, powered by Europort will take place December 12 to 14, 2017 at Kish Island, Iran. For many international exhibitors IRANIMEX2016 was the first chance to make contact with the Iranian maritime and offshore industry. Building on this, the show will be hosting the marine industries conference MICIRAN. The conference will be held with the cooperation of Iranian marine universities

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dmg adds Rollers & Shutters expo

The Big 5 network by dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa is adding a new dimension to its shows The Big 5 Outdoor Design & Build Show, Gulf Glass Expo, FM EXPO and Windows, Doors & Façades: Rollers & Shutters expo, the Middle East\'s only dedicated event for the rollers, shutters, blinds, gates, doors and sun protection systems industry. All shows will take place at the

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Less noise

In 2018, Messe Dortmund will be launching a world premiere: Acoustex. From October 10 to 11, the first trade fair for noise control and sound design will be placing the focus on acoustically effective building and rooms, low-vibration and nice sounding products, but also low-noise means of transport and traffic routes. ?This trade fair closes a gap in the range of exhibitions for this sector.

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RosMould acquired by Mesago Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is strengthening its technology show portfolio with RosMould, international trade fair for mould-making, prototyping and 3D technologies. The purchase agreement was signed by Moldexpo LLC, the owner of the show, and by Mesago Messe Frankfurt, part of the Messe Frankfurt Group. Since 2006, RosMould has brought together experts from a wide range of different sectors and offers

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Show for motorcars

Grand Basel promises to offer a completely new look at motorcars. It aims to be the first show for the most important and valuable cars in the world, in a new, global exhibition format. With it, the MCH Group will in September 2018 present cars in the cultural context of design, architecture and art. Following its premiere in Basel in September 2018, further events are planned for Miami and

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Association gives support

Bauma Conexpo India, International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles, and the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers? Association (Icema), will be cooperating closely in future. A cooperation agreement to this effect was signed in August 2017 by Bhupinder Singh, CEO BC Expo India, and Arvind K. Garg, President

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New zones for electronicAsia

Around 4,200 exhibitors are expected at the world?s largest marketplace for electronics in Hong Kong from October 13 to 16, 2017, when the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (AE) and electronicAsia will be taking place side by side. These trade fairs, which are organised jointly by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and MMI Asia Pte Ltd. (electronicAsia), will be offering two new

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Biofach goes to Thailand

Land given over to organic farming is on the increase in the ASEAN region, and the corresponding exhibition offering is now also being cultivated. The seventh addition of the Biofach family, Biofach South East Asia, will be opening July 12 to 15, 2018 in Bangkok for the first time. The Natural Expo South East Asia, which shows near-natural products in the process of organic certification, is

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IMEX America is moving

Quite some movement for IMEX America in the upcoming years: The show organised by Regent Exhibitions Ltd. is moving from the usual October dates to September in 2019 and 2020. The IMEX Group also announced that from 2021, after ten years at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, IMEX America will move to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Ray Bloom, Chairman of the IMEX Group said, ?We

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Packaging Innovations comes to New York

Packaging Innovations, Europe?s largest series of primary and secondary packaging events, is teaming up with the Pentawards, the worldwide competition exclusively devoted to packaging design, to deliver a new event in New York from September 5 to 6, 2018. The event will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan, co-located with ADF (Aerosol Dispensing Forum) and PCD (Packaging of

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