MTCC selects GES Canada service provider

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), Canada\'s leading convention and trade show facility, announced the appointment of GES as the official preferred customs and transportation services provider. GES also serves as the MTCC\'s official general services provider and partners with the MTCC to create high-impact, experiential events. \"For many years, GES has achieved an exceptional

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Updated guidelines for display rules and regulations

#BL1#The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) has updated its guidelines for display rules and regulations to promote continuity and consistency among US exhibitions and events. The 2019 edition is a resource for exhibition and event organisers to use in creating consistent and fair exhibiting standards for their events. These guidelines afford exhibitors a maximum return

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Understanding trust

#BL1#Closing business deals, building relationships and leading a team to success ? all of these business essentials would not work without trust. Thus, the 86th UFI Global Congress, entitled \"Platforms of Trust\" and scheduled to take place from November 6 to 9, 2019 in Bangkok (Thailand), will focus on the critical role trust plays in the exhibition industry. The keynote speaker opening the

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Event management services market set to double?

#BL1#Event management companies are offering an ever wider range, including tasks such as planning, budgeting, scheduling, acquiring permits, selection of site, coordinating transportation, arranging for speakers or entertainers, event security, decor, catering and emergency plans. With increasing globalisation, there will be a surge in the demand for event management services, predicts the

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People in the News: Jeanette Loos

#BL1#Jeanette Looshas been appointed to the newly created position of global head of the Ispo Group at Messe München. Her areas of responsibility include strategic refinement of the entire ISPO portfolio, increased synergies among the individual stationary and digital platforms of the fair and the optimization of processes. Loos reports directly to Tobias Gröber, executive

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People in the News: Yancy Weinrich

Yancy Weinrichhas been appointed chief operating officer (COO) at Reed Exhibitions US. She will report to Fernando Fischer and assist him in the day-to-day operation of the business, and all B2B portfolio leads will report to her. Weinrich was previously senior vice president, leading the RX Jewelry portfolio including the JCK and LUXURY events, the JIS Shows, JCK Magazine

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People in the News: Xu Jia

#BL1#Xu Jiahas been appointed the new chief executive officer (CEO) and general manager of Messe München Shanghai. Xu will be responsible for the capital goods trade fairs. She will also take care of corporate marketing and communication, HR, administration, operations as well as outbound business. She has more than ten years of experience in the Chinese trade fair business.

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The Business of Gaming Forum levels up

As the digital video gaming sector is one of the biggest success stories in the South African entertainment and media industries, organisers Reed Exhibitions and ReedPOP are levelling up the Business of Gaming Forum. Taking place on September 23, 2019 alongside Comic Con Africa at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand Johannesburg, the forum aims to connect businesses and brands within the

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Technology-based footfall measurement at ADNEC

#BL1#Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has installed and tested a technology-based footfall measurement system that can accurately keep pace with its visitors in real time and address potential customer service issues and expectations. The platform based on artificial intelligence and cognitive computing increases operational efficiency, predicts customer behaviour and enhances the

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Packaging 360 brand growing

Partners DFV Mediengruppe, Frankfurt, and Nürnbergmesse are expanding their collaboration beyond the joint content platform packaging-360.com. In future, they will also organise conferences and events under the brand Packaging 360 on the topic of packaging for brand and product managers/specialists from the fast-moving consumer goods sector. The first event of this extended collaboration will

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MCH Group introduces measures to increase efficiency

Losses of 190.4 million francs in 2018, 50 jobs cut, 30 employees laid off, and not all new products a success: MCH Group, Basle, has pressed the reset button. The company, with newly appointed CEO Bernd Stadlwieser at its helm, has called on the services of consulting company McKinsey as it seeks to strategically realign itself. \"They are fast.\" And: \"It\'s a way of introducing

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More space for PTC ASIA

The Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) venue is bursting at the seams: PTC ASIA, taking place October 23 to 26, will cover a display area of 100,000 square metres. \"This year, we have to open two temporary halls to meet the space requirements\", says Krister Sandvoss, global director of Deutsche Messe. PTC ASIA and ComVac ASIA are staged alongside CeMAT ASIA organised by Hannover

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TCEB plans to adapt International Airshow

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) ? Business is looking to stage a Thai edition of the \'International Airshow\'. The bureau recently commissioned UK-based Farnborough International to conduct a \'Thailand International Airshow feasibility study\' for staging the show at U-Tapao Rayong Pattaya International Airport in the Thai government\'s \'Thailand 4.0 - EEC\' (Eastern

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New licensing show in China

#BL1#Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd is to spin off Licensing China, which originates from the \"Animation and Character Licensing Zone\" within Toy and Edu China, as a separate show. In response to the increase in exhibition space and growing number of branded exhibitors, the organisers have decided to relocate the three trade fairs to Shenzhen in 2020. The total exhibition space is expected to be

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Levy caters for Lexington Center

Lexington Center, Kentucky, has partnered Levy, a hospitality expert for major sports and entertainment venues and convention centres. Levy will partner with Lexington Center to craft unique food and beverage experiences across Rupp Arena, Lexington Convention Center and Lexington Opera House. \"Starting this Fall, Levy will elevate our concessions and catering capabilities with restaurant

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Rooftop farming at the Javits Center

As part of the upcoming expansion project of Javits Center, New York City, a one-acre rooftop working farm will be constructed, enabling staff to grow up to 40,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables annually. The harvest is planned to be directed to the convention centre\'s kitchens where the catering staff will create a roof-to-table experience for customers throughout the year. Brooklyn Grange

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