Finding exhibitors with ExpoIQ

ExpoIQ is a platform that helps sales professionals to book introductory calls with relevant new exhibitors in the technology industry. The idea of the service is to find and acquire relevant new exhibitors without sending sales professionals to competing expos to find relevant exhibitors or inefficient and endless Google searches to find relevant exhibitors in the technology industry. The

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Reed Exhibitions Brazil attracts and retains key skills best

Reed Exhibitions Brazil has been named winner of the 2019 UFI Human Resources Award, presenting the project on ?Employer Branding - How to attract and retain key skills?. This year?s Human Resources Award honours outstanding initiatives that have helped boost the company?s reputation. Employer branding is one of the most critical issues in Human Resources today. Competition is

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Sustainability in the events industry

The world is moving very dynamically, but paradoxically, sustainability is needed to move further and develop the events industry businesses. Hence the ?Sustainability code in the events industry. People. Planet. Profit? is the issue the Europeˈ Event Forum (EFEA) will address at its next edition. The event organised by R&C Market Research Company is scheduled to take place from

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People in the News: Holger Morneweg

Holger Morneweg (50) was appointed business development manager on June 1 of Imag, a subsidiary of Messe München. In this role, he is responsible for further developing the exhibition portfolios abroad, strategic analysis of new target markets and M&A projects. He reports to the executive management. Morneweg has many years of experience in international business

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People in the News: Ben Greenish

Ben Greenish has been appointed as senior vice president at dmg events to head the construction division and market leading Big 5 brand. Greenish has held a number of senior positions at various media companies including UBM and EMAP. He is also a former managing director of MEED in the Middle East and most recently managing director and CRO of Future plc with a portfolio

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Electra Mining Botswana empowers women

In addition to new products and live demonstrations, a full programme of free-to-attend seminars will take place alongside Electra Mining Botswana. ?The seminars will provide an excellent learning opportunity for exhibitors and visitors at the show,? says Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery portfolio director, Charlene Hefer. ?Speakers will be addressing a variety of topics pertinent to

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Deutsche Messe announces positive result

For the first time since the expo year 2000, Deutsche Messe, Hanover, has achieved a positive result again in an even year. This trend is expected to continue in 2019: The organiser sees itself on the right path with new formats. ?With ?310 million in revenue, we achieved a balanced result for the past exhibition year?, was how Jochen Köckler, chairman of the managing board at Deutsche

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Easyfairs acquires Aesthetics Media

Global exhibition organiser Easyfairs has acquired the Aesthetics Media portfolio which includes the Aesthetics Conference & Exhibition (ACE), the Aesthetics journal print and digital platform and the Aesthetics Awards. With the complementary event, CCR, already in its stable, the acquisition has made Easyfairs the leading media provider to suppliers in the UK aesthetics sector. ?We can

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DGNB awards platinum to Nürnbergmesse

The German Society for Sustainable Building (DGNB) has awarded the latest Nuremberg exhibition hall 3C its ?platinum? certificate for ?outstanding sustainability?. According to the DGNB, there is no other exhibition hall worldwide with standards comparable to those of Halls 3A and 3C at NürnbergMesse, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. The fire protection of the new hall was also

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Messukeskus Helsinki aims to be 110% carbon neutral

Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre has defined the objectives of its environmental work. Aiming to be a 110% carbon-neutral event venue by 2029, which is the 110th anniversary of Messukeskus, Finland?s largest event venue is leading the way in corporate responsibility by increasing the share of renewable energy and by utilising carbon neutral alternatives in its business

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Possible complications in Pragati Maidan redevelopment

The planned redevelopment of Pragati Maidan exhibitions grounds in New Delhi into an International Exhibition cum Convention Center (IECC) might be delayed as a plea to stop all building measures has been filed by an environmental activist. The responsible National Green Tribunal (NGT) has now sought a report from the redevelopment committee. The plans include the development of 3,26,065 sqm

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Design Shanghai and Beijing sold to Clarion Events

UK headquartered events and media company Media 10 has sold its China design events Design Shanghai and Design China Beijing to events specialist Clarion Events. Launched 5 years ago, Design Shanghai is widely regarded as Asia?s premier international design event and one of the most prestigious design events worldwide. Clarion?s growing presence and investment in the region will support

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IBTM launches show for Asia Pacific market

IBTM, part of Reed Travel Exhibitions, will launch IBTM Asia Pacific. The event will take place from April 6 to 8, 2020 in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre and joins IBTM?s existing portfolio which includes IBTM World in Barcelona; IBTM Americas in Mexico City; IBTM China in Beijing; IBTM Arabia in the UAE and IBTM Africa, in Cape Town. Shane Hannam, Portfolio

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Sentergroup joins MCI Group

Audience engagement specialist MCI Group has acquired Sentergroup, Inc., an association management company headquartered in downtown Chicago, Illinois. This acquisition continues MCI?s growth trajectory in the USA by expanding its presence in this key strategic association market, in turn increasing MCI USA?s Association Solutions division?s scope and reach. For Sentergroup and its

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TechMedia acquired by Naylor

Naylor Association Solutions has acquired TechMedia, the leading producer of digital marketing conferences in the United States. TechMedia?s 20 Digital Summit conferences bolsters Naylor?s already-strong portfolio of custom member communications, event management, software-as-a-service (SaaS) and association management services. ?Adding the TechMedia conference business to the Naylor

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CES strives to become UFI Approved Event

The Consumer Electronics Show CES 2019 has seen a grand total of 175,212 unique visitors and exhibiting staffing attendance during the four-day event. These figures have been announced by auditing specialist BPA Worldwide. Held from January 8 to 11, 2019, in Las Vegas, BPA provided independent verification of the event?s audience data and will also assist CES with the process of becoming

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Cvent acquires DoubleDutch

Technology provider Cvent has acquired DoubleDutch, mobile event app specialist based in San Francisco. The acquisition of DoubleDutch highlights Cvent\'s investment in the mobile technology space and will complement and grow the company\'s mobile event app and onsite solution capabilities. \"DoubleDutch is an innovator in the mobile event app space and both Cvent and DoubleDutch have a shared

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Building trust

Trust is the foundation of functioning relationships and thus the basis of any long-term business. Understanding the model of trust and how trust develops is key to building lasting connections. \"Platforms of Trust\" is the topic of the 86th UFI Global Congress taking place from November 6 to 9, 2019 in Bangkok (Thailand), to be hosted by TCEB. Over 500 industry leaders from more

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Making exhibitors and visitors feel special

A key conclusion drawn from the UFI/Explori Exhibitor and Visitor Insights is that second and third time exhibitors and visitors are likely to be affected by fatigue. But since it costs significantly more to recruit both new attendees and exhibitors, it is worth to exploring ways of keeping them on board. Stephanie Selesnick, International Trade Information, Inc., has some suggestions for

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People in the News: Jörn Holtmeier

Jörn Holtmeier will take over as the CEO of the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) on January 1, 2020. Since completing his studies, 40-year-old Holtmaier has been working for Daimler AG, since 2011 as deputy office manager of the Corporate Representative Office for Federal Affairs in Berlin, main focus transportation and environment policy. He takes over

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People in the News: Brian Field

#BL1#Brian Field has been named as chief operating officer of Emerald Expositions Events, Inc., effective June 1, 2019. Mr. Field\'s career has spanned more than twenty years, most recently including eight years at UBM, now part of Informa plc. For the last five years, Mr. Field has been COO of UBM Americas, delivering events and marketing services in the technology, fashion,

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Tax exemption for international organisers

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has obtained an FTA license for waivers from value-added tax (VAT) for all international companies and organisations participating in or holding shows and conferences at its venues across the UAE with effect from 1 June, 2019. The VAT waiver covers exhibitions and conferences held over a period not exceeding seven days. The waiver also stipulates

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Comic Con Africa adds Cape Town show

Reed Exhibitions Africa and ReedPOP have announced that as of 2020 the mother city will play host to its very own version of Comic Con. Comic Con Cape Town will be taking place from May 1 to 3, 2020 and will have its own line-up of talent geared towards the fanbase of the city, playing to its unique areas of strength and personality. \"With the unprecedented success of the 2018 Comic Con

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Collaboration extended

The organisers of Drinktec and Simei, Messe München and the Italian wine association UIV (Unione Italiana Vini), are to continue their successful collaboration. At the next editions of drinktec in Munich in 2021 and 2025, wine technology will be showcased under the label \"powered by SIMEI\". The agreement also covers the trade fair for enological and bottling equipment, which will take place

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SANA with new structure

A new layout for SANA is set to welcome visitors and exhibitors to pavilions 25 and 26 at Bologna Exhibition Centre as well as the latest additions, pavilions 28, 29 and 30 that were opened last autumn. In these pavilions, accessible directly form the Nord entrance, SANA FOOD will be held. The event for the sector of organic and natural products, organised by BolognaFiere in collaboration with

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GL events raises revenue target

GL events has raised its target for annual growth as the group has signed five major contracts representing total sales in 2019 of ?70 million. GL events was awarded the contract to provide temporary structures for the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to be held this year in Santiago de Chile from December 2 to

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Opti moving back and forth

Opti is leaving Munich for another location ? at least in the years 2021, 2023 and 2025. The GHM, the German society for skilled craft exhibitions, Munich, will then organise its international trade show for optics and design at Stuttgart fairgrounds. The reason: in these odd years, Messe München can only offer Opti exhibitors a narrow timeframe in which to construct their stands, due to

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IICC progresses

The building work at IICC (India International Convention & Expo Centre), a smart city project being driven by the Government of India, is progressing. With a total area of 300,000 m2, IICC will be India\'s largest convention and exhibition complex. It is located in Delhi NCR with direct access to IGI Airport. Phase 1 is set for completion by April, 2020. In the first phase, Hall 1 and 2,

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Montgomery to launch GeoConnect

The pivotal position of geospatial information in the knowledge-focused economy will be harnessed with the launch of GeoConnect Asia, a new trade event to be held in Singapore from March 18 to 19, 2020 at Suntec Singapore. Focusing on a central theme \'Global Solutions for Asia\'s Geospatial Markets\', the inaugural exhibition organised by Montgomery Asia will be supported by a series of

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DLG and VNU expand business in South-East Asia

The organisers of Agritechnica Asia, the DLG (German Agricultural Society), Frankfurt, and VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific, will be launching two new events for the agriculture sector in South-East Asia in Thailand and Myanmar at the end of 2019. The events \"Agritechnica Asia live ? Field Demonstrations of Agricultural Machinery\" and \"Agrifuture conference & exhibition\" will take

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Exhibitions contribution to US GDP on the rise

The business-to-business (B2B) exhibitions industry contributed more than $97 billion to US GDP in 2018, representing an increase of 4.3% over 2017. These figures have been published by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) and include the industry\'s direct, indirect and induced contribution. \"I am very pleased to learn that the US exhibitions industry continued its growth in

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