Global upswing for exhibition industry

The exhibition industry has seen a positive development in 2017: The UFI Global Barometer research reports that all four global regions have seen a positive turnover development simultaneously. This is a first in the past ten years. In terms of operating profit, most companies maintained a good level of performance in 2017, and more than 40% of companies from all regions declared an increase

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Suntec Singapore takes second UFI Award 2018

Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre has been named as winner of the 2018 UFI Human Resources Award, presenting the project on Successful changes in the exhibition industry: the strategic role of HR as business partners.This year?s Human Resources Award aimed at honouring company activities that analyse the role of HR, and in particular of HR Business Partner, in the overall

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Easyfairs continues Gleanin rollout

After experiencing success using Gleanin Connect across a number of visitor acquisition campaigns for its events portfolio run out of the UK during 2016, Easyfairs has now implemented the platform on over 50 of its events taking place this year in Asia, Africa, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and the US. In the first half of

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Driving local awareness

International Exhibition Logistics Association IELA introduces a new event format: IELA Connect is the new flagship to drive local awareness about IELA. It is an itinerary event to enforce relations with the local actors of the industry: IELA members, associations and organisers, and each year a new region will be hosting this event. This first edition will take place in Shanghai and will

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Glocalising an event in a new country

Bringing an event to a new country means walking a tightrope between consistent branding and adaptation to the local culture. Since audiences around the world are not interchangeable, local customs, preferences and cultural differences have to be factored in when geocloning an event ? all the while keeping a strong brand identity. The starting point here is to work with relevant

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Protecting intellectual rights

Once again IFEMA will be renewing its ?Against Copy? service at the CONSTRUTEC, ARCHISTONE, VETECO, BIMEXPO, MATELEC, and MATELEC LIGHTING fairs held within the framework of ePower&Building 2018. The ?Against Copy? service, which helps protect exhibitors? and professional visitors? industrial, intellectual and brand property rights, includes services relating to patents and

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People in the News: Dietmar Eiden

Since July 2, 2018, Dietmar Eiden (49) has been based in Salzburg, where he is responsible for the operational management of all 15 of the B2B fairs in Reed Exhibitions Austrian portfolio. Eiden joined Reed Exhibitions from Koelnmesse, where he was responsible for the food and food technology segment in his role as divisional head of trade fair management.

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dmg events opens office in Saudi Arabia

Having been granted a Saudi investment licence by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) earlier this year, international events company dmg events has established a 100% owned business unit and opened a new office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which will be used as a base for the company?s events throughout the Kingdom. Initial priorities for dmg events will include a focus on

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IMAG transport and logistics joint venture in Iran

As of 2019, international trade fair service IMAG will be partnering up with Iranian trade fair organiser Milad e Noor to launch IRAN LOGISTICS 2019. The fair will be held from February 2 to February 5, 2019 at the International Permanent Fairground in Teheran. Exhibitors will have a total of 20,000 square metres of space across 8 exhibition halls to showcase their logistics and transport

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In line with management expectations

ITE Group plc published a trading update for the period from April 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018. During the quarter, ITE announced the acquisition of the Ascential Events business, which is scheduled to complete on July 17, 2018. The acquisition is partly funded by a circa £265m rights issue, which is due to complete on July 11, 2018. ITE?s performance in this period was in line with management

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BolognaFiere extends its reach to South America

BolognaFiere, the second largest events organiser in Italy after Milan, recorded 126 million euros in revenue for 2017, not quite hitting the figures achieved in the previous year, but exceeding the revenue for 2015, the business cycle reference year (119 million euros). The operating result was 24.9 million euros. Besides the large-scale trade fair and exhibition centre in Bologna,

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International bike fair goes agile

Messe Friedrichshafen has decided to move Eurobike 2019 to a later date and will be opening the event to a broader audience that includes non-professional bike enthusiasts. Event dates: July 31 to August 3. The first three days of the international bike fair will be dedicated exclusively to industry professionals, while a dedicated consumer festival (B2B2C) on day four will be open to bike

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Dernière for the grand dame: MCH lays muba to rest

The Mustermesse Basel, a commercial samples fair born of the Leipziger Messe trade fair 100 years ago, has had its heyday and will be laid to rest in 2019. The decision to end the trade fair that goes by the name of muba was taken by organisers MCH Basel Exhibition. Taking its place will be something entirely new, with a new, innovative and modern event expected to go live in 2020. But

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Human-machine collaborations at CeMAT AUSTRALIA

From July 24 to 26, 2018, Hanover-based Deutsche Messe will be holding the biggest intralogistics fair in Australia at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. This year?s CeMAT AUSTRALIA is fully booked, with 105 exhibitors from eleven different countries. Leading manufacturers will be showcasing their solutions and products for high-functioning supply chains, bringing together

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INCAL Conference coincides with ALUMINIUM INDIA 2019

ALUMINIUM INDIA 2019 will be held from 31 January to 2 February in Bhubaneswar, the hub of the Indian aluminium industry. For the first time, the trade fair will be accompanied by the renowned INCAL Conference. 100 exhibitors are expected to feature at ALUMINIUM INDIA 2019. The trade fair covers the complete spectrum from raw materials through processing to finished products for the user

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New date for NAIAS?

The date published on the website is January 14 to 27, 2019. With no firm registrations from major exhibitors such as Audi, BMW or Mercedes, however, event organisers have chosen to postpone the next edition of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The new date for the 2019 edition is expected to be announced in late July and, according to reports, will be sometime in the

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Sydney takes Qantas Award

For the second consecutive year, the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has been named Australia?s Best Conference Venue at the 2018 Qantas Business Travel Awards. At the awards ceremony last week, the prestigious judging panel, which included world-class chef Neil Perry and Acer Oceanic Managing Director Darren Simmons, recognised and praised the venue for its ongoing

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