Global exhibitor insights study

No good news for exhibition organisers: Exhibitor advocacy is low across the globe with only 25% of shows having a positive Net Promoter Score (NPS). Globally, exhibitors rate the exhibitions they attend with a negative average NPS of -17. More than one third of global exhibitors declare low levels of satisfaction with exhibitions they book, but show a high level of loyalty towards these

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Joint training initiative in Australia

A new industry traineeship program has been developed by EEAA, TAFE NSW and Apprenticeship Support Australia to address the skills shortages within the business event sector in Australia. ?Through this new program, we are providing a comprehensive framework that supports new entrants to our industry, ensures high standards for our sector, and delivers a potential new pipeline of candidates

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Becoming a green expo centre

Rimini Expo Centre has taken another step on its way to becoming a green expo centre. On the occasion of Ecomondo (November 7 to 10, 2017), the electric vehicle charging columns that Italian Exhibition Group has installed at the Expo Centre debuted. Six are already fully operational, while a seventh will be installed soon. IEG president Lorenzo Cagnoni comments, ?The free charging stations

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People in the News: Irene Aguilar

Irene Aguilar has been appointed as Data Protection Officer for the EMEA region at GES. She is responsible for developing and implementing the data protection policy across EMEA and joins GES following the completion of an MSc in Systems Management and Innovation from Warwick Business School, having previously worked at IBM and Emerald Automotive Design. (kf)

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People in the News: Adam Wendelboe

Adam Wendelboe has been appointed as Head of Analytics at AMR International. He will lead the growing analytics team, focussing on enhancing the use of analytics across strategy, operations, and M&A, and joins the Executive Board. With more than 15 years\' experience, he is a corporate strategist, most recently as Head of Business Analytics for KPMG Boxwood in the UK.

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People in the News: Matthias Pollmann

Matthias Pollmann (34) will take on the topics of furniture, interiors and design in Kölnmesse?s portfolio as the new divisional head on December 1, 2017. He succeeds Arne Petersen, who is moving to Messe Husum. Pollmann entered the company as a trainee in October 2006. After a number of years as a sales manager, at the start of 2012 he took over the role of project

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People in the News: Arne Petersen

Arne Petersen (46) has been appointed the new boss at Messe Husum. On January 1, 2018 he will take over the tasks of Peter Becker, who leaves the company of his own volition. Petersen embarked on his career at Hamburg Messe more than 20 years ago. Further staging posts were Gruner Jahr, Reed Exhibitions Salzburg and Fachausstellungen Heckmann, Hanover. His last post was as

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Seamless service

Terrapinn, a leading global events organiser, has appointed GES as the official service provider for six of its Middle East event brands ? including Seamless, The Mining Show, and Telecoms World Middle East ? in a deal that extends to 2019. The agreement builds on a partnership between Terrapinn and GES that dates back to 2012. GES, a global, full service provider to live events, will

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Set for growth

The annual Manufacturing Indaba has its sights set on expansion and growing the current offering to manufacturers both from South Africa and from the SADC region. To support this growth strategy, the event has relocated within Johannesburg from Emperors Palace to the Sandton Convention Centre to allow for added venue space to grow the exhibition and the various conference components of the

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Innosecure to be integrated

Relocation: Innosecure, conference cum exhibition for innovations in security technologies, which was previously held in the Velbert/Düsseldorf area, is to be integrated into the Intersec Forum. This will take place in Frankfurt concurrently with Light Building (March 19 to 23, 2018). The Intersec Forum is being expanded still further by Messe Frankfurt. For example, in 2018 there will be a

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Comexposium adds wine exhibitions

French exhibition company Comexposium Holding SAS has reached a binding agreement to acquire Adhesion Group S.A. and its 74% stake in World Bulk Wine Exhibition, S.L. from Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, the international business information and events group. Comexposium also completed a transaction to acquire a 16% stake of World Bulk Wine Exhibition from Pomona Keepers S.L. to own a

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Interclean Amsterdam cleans up

The name of the world-leading cleaning and hygiene show that attracts professional cleaning businesses from across the globe, has officially been changed from ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam, to Interclean Amsterdam. This follows the recent announcement that RAI Amsterdam and ISSA have come to the decision to end their alliance and pursue separate ventures. The change to the show?s title takes

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Cooperation for horticultural industry

VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific Co. Ltd., the organizer of Horti ASIA, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) to pave the way for collaborative education and to provide a knowledge platform for the horticultural industry in Asia. This collaboration will create an opportunity to be a hub of knowledge exchange in Asia and to provide

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ILTM differentiates Asia portfolio

ILTM Asia will become ILTM Asia Pacific and move to Singapore in 2018, taking place May 21 to 24 at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. A new event, ILTM China, will remain in Shanghai in October 2018, which is where the former ILTM Asia always took place until 2017. It will be re-focused for buyers and planners of outbound luxury travel from China. ILTM Portfolio Director Alison Gilmore commented:

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SIPREMIUM expands across Asia

One of Coex?s longest running shows introduced in 1991, the Seoul International Premium Products Fair (SIPREMIUM), is expanding into three new markets across South East Asia. The Vietnam International Premium Products Fair (VIPREMIUM) will open in Ho Chi Minh on May 31, 2018, the ASEAN International Premium Products Fair (APREMIIUM) will open in Bangkok on October 3, 2018, and the Jakarta

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Joining forces

Consolidation in the market of US drone events: Diversified Communications has acquired Drone World Expo from JD Events to create the largest and most important commercial drone event in North America together with its own show Commercial UAV Expo Americas. ?We continue to invest in the rapidly growing market for unmanned aircraft systems. This acquisition is an exciting next step to further

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Freeman snaps up Helios Interactive

The US-based global provider of brand experiences Freeman has acquired design studio Helios Interactive. With the acquisition, Freeman Digital Ventures will be able to help companies design and implement immersive digital engagements that drive audiences to action. San Francisco-based Helios is a specialist in integrating technologies such as touch and gesture sensing, augmented reality (AR)

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UBM increases scale in the Americas

UBM plc has been on a shopping spree in the Americas: In Latin America, MIREC (Mexico International Renewable Energy Congress) and AIREC (Argentinian International Renewable Energy Congress) have been acquired by UBM from UK-based Green Power Global. Through this acquisition, UBM expands its presence in Latin America, launching its first event in Argentina, and strengthens the company?s

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