Compass Tours Incoming to handle IMEX Frankfurt

The IMEX Group has announced a new partnership with Compass Tours Incoming, to provide ground handling services for IMEX in Frankfurt. Compass Tours Incoming has been awarded the contract to provide transportation for attendees and exhibitors at IMEX in Frankfurt, which takes place from May 21 to 23, 2019, at Messe Frankfurt with a special focus on transfers for hosted buyers. The company is a

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Positive year for Italian exhibition centres

2018 has closed with positive results and optimism for the new year for Italian exhibition centres. The 39th quarterly survey of trends in the exhibitions sector run by the Economic Observatory of AEFI (Associazione Esposizioni e Fiere Italiane) for the period October-December 2018 shows an overall positive situation ? both relative to the previous quarter and in comparison with the same

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Smart productivity

Smart technology offers manifold ways to optimise operations, especially in logistics, security, safety, navigation and mobility. Thus, the UFI Operations and Services Forum scheduled to take place from May 14 to 15, 2019, at The NEC, Birmingham, UK addresses ?Productivity improvements in operations and services using SMART technology?. The programme is composed of concrete case studies

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People in the News: Severine Dubarry-Bardon

Severine Dubarry-Bardon has been appointed chief strategy officer for Comexposium Group. Currently, she is chief development oficer for Comexposium. In her new role, Dubarry-Bardon will lead the Group strategy, partnering with the business unit directors to pursue the many facets of growth the business is targeting: acquisitions, launches, and organic growth. She will

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Embracing change

The landscape of the exhibition industry is changing. To adapt to market expectations, digitisation and smart technologies are playing an increasingly important role. Regional nuances, the economic outlook, and a need for digital communities to meet in person, will all impact planning for the future ? the question is how? And to what extent are return on investment and the expectations and

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Embracing change

The landscape of the exhibition industry is changing. To adapt to market expectations, digitisation and smart technologies are playing an increasingly important role. Regional nuances, the economic outlook, and a need for digital communities to meet in person, will all impact planning for the future ? the question is how? And to what extent are return on investment and the expectations and

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Agritech Expo Zambia adds new features

Agritech Expo Zambia launches a number of new features in its 6 thedition scheduled to take place April 11 to 13, 2019 at Chisamba. These include livestock demos and workshops, giving farmers first-hand experience of how best to care for their livestock, live planting demos and more AgriTEACH workshop zones, allowing farmers a more focused and detailed knowledge building experience.

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Silver jubilee for AUTOSTRADA-POLSKA

The 25th edition of AUTOSTRADA-POLSKA, international fair of the road construction industry, will be held from May 14 to 16, 2019, in Kielce, central Poland. This year, around 500 exhibitors from more than 20 countries and 10,000 trade visitors are again expected. The exhibition covers more than 30,000 sqm. The event attracts industry representatives, industry-oriented research institutes,

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Ambiente around the clock

In principle a trade fair, but digital only and open 365 days a year: Messe Frankfurt together with the Düsseldorf company Nmedia is developing the digital B2B marketplace Nextrade for the consumer goods industry. As well as placing orders at the trade fair in the usual way, retailers can use this central platform for the digital ordering of products and product lines 365 days a year ? an

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GL events places third bond issue

After the successes of private placements of ?50 million in 2013 and ?100 million in 2016, GL events issued a third non-listed private placement bond for the amount of ?130 million. This latest issue was subscribed by French institutional investors, half of whom had already participated in the previous issues. The settlement date will be February 26, 2019. This issue consists of 2

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Fira de Barcelona adds IoT technology to Gran Via

Fira de Barcelona, with the goal of updating and improving the services and facilities, has deployed a network of temperature and humidity sensors throughout the Gran Via venue that can be monitored in real time to optimise the comfort of both exhibitors and visitors. The real-time connectivity system deployed by Cellnex Telecom, the telecom service and infrastructure operator, will

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IMOS ready to expand with new ownership

The Indonesia Motorcycle Show (IMOS) has been added to the joint venture partnership of Comexposium with Amara Pameran International (API). IMOS, the biggest motorcycle show in Indonesia, is expected to gain momentum under the direction of Seven Event, the joint venture platform of Comexposium and API. Previously organised by API, IMOS has been held biennially since 2014 and has been the

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TIMTOS covers more space

Taipei International Machine Tool Show, known as TIMTOS, will open its doors from March 4 to 9, 2019. Among the world?s largest machine tool trade shows, the show will cover four exhibition halls ? TWTC Hall 1 and Hall 3, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 and Hall 2. Indeed, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 2 will officially open in March 2019, to accommodate more exhibitors.

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Marketplace Events partners Mike Rowe

Marketplace Events, the largest producer of business-to-consumer home shows in North America, has partnered with skilled-trade advocate Mike Rowe, best known as the host and creator of Dirty Jobs, to promote their 60 home shows. The company will also work closely with Rowe?s Foundation, the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, which awards Work Ethic Scholarships to students pursuing a career in the

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Vegas Means Business

The World Trade Center (WTC) Las Vegas partners with the Las Vegas Metro Chamber. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement was signed that designates the Las Vegas Metro Chamber as the World Trade Center Las Vegas Business Club. This agreement brings the WTC Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Metro Chamber together to advance business relationships and maximise economic opportunities stemming

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