More precision with what3words

More precision is coming to deliveries at DB Schenker: The logistics company has integrated the navigation and address system of what3words into its systems. The British company what3words founded in 2013 has divided up the world into a grid of 57 billion three by three meter squares. Each of these squares is identified by geographical coordinates in the form of unique three-word addresses.

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UFI partners Ferias & Congresos

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has signed a new media partnership agreement with Ferias & Congresos, the leading exhibitions and events media distributor based in Argentina. ?This partnership will raise awareness about UFI?s work and activities, with the aim of promoting and informing others about the exhibition industry in Latin America and generating

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What visitors expect

Based on exclusive new research commissioned for the 85th UFI Global Congress, UFI research partner Explori drills down into the expectations of visitors. With participation from 21 countries in 14 languages, the Global Visitor Insights project is the largest study ever undertaken into the experience of trade show visitors around the world. The study captures a visitor?s perspective on key

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Japanese travellers favoured

For travellers from Japan and Singapore it is the easiest to visit other countries as their passports are accepted in 190 and 189 countries respectively worldwide without needing a visa. This is the result of the current Henley Passport Index, a ranking of all the passports of the world according to the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free. The ranking is based on data

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People in the News: Olivier Rihs

Olivier Rihs has been unanimously appointed new director of the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) by the board of the foundation. The 49-year-old manager succeeds André Hefti, who retires on July 1, 2019, but will already be involved in the organisation of the 89th motor show in March 2019. Companies that Rihs has previously worked for include AutoScout24.

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People in the News: Wayne De Wet

Wayne De Wet has been appointed as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). Previously, De Wet held positions at Cape Town Tourism (Chief Financial Officer); Sun International Management Ltd, and Johannesburg Water, to name a few. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science Degree and

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Productivity programme launched at agrofood West Africa

The SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is to officially launch their HortiFresh Fruit and Vegetable Programme in Côte d\'Ivoire during agrofood West Africa 2018. The programme aims to reach thousands of farmers and increase their productivity by 20% until 2021. West Africa?s 5th International Trade Show - Agriculture - Food Processing, Packaging, Bakery & Confectionery Technology

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Informa Egypt adds Sahara Expo to portfolio

In line with the government?s ongoing plan of sustainable development and facilitating direct investments into the Egyptian agricultural sector, Informa Egypt has announced that it has acquired Sahara Expo into its portfolio of agriculture events. Sahara Expo, one of Egypt?s longest standing exhibitions dedicated to the region?s agriculture industry, will merge its events with Informa

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NürnbergMesse officially opens new hall

In a construction time of just 18 months, Hall 3C has been completed in the southern part of the Exhibition Center Nuremberg. ?Another precision landing in terms of building costs, schedule and the defined quality?, reports a pleased Peter Ottmann, CEO of NürnbergMesse. Hall 3C is the largest single investment by NürnbergMesse to date, coming in at roughly EUR 70 million, including

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Blackstone acquires NEC Group

Private Equity Funds managed by Blackstone have acquired the National Exhibition Centre Group NEC, a leading live events venue operator in the UK, from LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. Founded in 1976, the NEC boasts Birmingham\'s National Exhibition Centre, the International Convention Centre, the Genting Arena and Arena Birmingham among its assets as well as caterer

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IFEMA implements new WIFI network

IFEMA has refurbished its entire WiFi wireless connection infrastructure. The investment in this large-scale project totals ?3.4 million. Its installation has made it possible to provide all of IFEMA\'s facilities with a state-of-the-art WiFi connection in all areas of commercial use, totalling more than 230,000 square metres. With this, the institution will be able to offer visitors to

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IMPACT invests in pedestrian bridges

Bangkok Land Public Company Limited, the investor of IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd, will be investing 115 million Baht (3 million euros) to add more pedestrian bridges across the venue for the convenience of visitors. After months of construction, the 250-metre long sky bridge from ibis Bangkok IMPACT to the exhibition halls is finally open to serve hotel guests and visitors as well as

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Messe München acquires Air Cargo India and Air Cargo Africa

Messe München has acquired Air Cargo India and Air Cargo Africa from the Indian publishing house STAT Trade Times, as an ideal addition to its logistics portfolio. Priyo Patra, the previous owner of the exhibitions and co-proprietor of the STAT Trade Times, will still work for the events. ?We are delighted that Air Cargo India and Air Cargo Africa are going to be part of the transport

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Wine fair introduces new special areas

The Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair will launch the World of Olive Oil at the Vinitaly pavilion to promote various kinds of premium olive oils, with visitors able to enrich their knowledge and sample a selection of olive oils. Also new will be the Organic Wine and Spirits Corner that will feature a range of organically produced beverages for visitors to try. Organised by the

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Emerald Expositions acquires BDNY

Boutique Design New York (BDNY) and related assets from ST Media Group International and Hospitality Media Group have been acquired by Emerald Expositions Events. Presented annually in November at New York City?s Javits Center, BDNY showcases high-end, unique and innovative design products for the hospitality industry. The two-day show brings more than 8,000 interior designers, architects,

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Fiera Milano with stronger presence in Brazil

In Brazil, the Milan-based fair company, through its subsidiary Cipa Fiera Milano, has acquired the remaining 50% of Tubotech, an international biennial event on technologies for the manufacture and processing of pipes, valves, pumps, accessories and components, whose tenth edition will take place in October 2019 in Sao Paulo. Fiera Milano thus becomes 100% owner of the Brazilian event that is

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