GED a strong signal to all policymakers and stakeholders

Global Exhibitions Day 2019 (GED19) celebrations are only seven weeks away. GED19 is actively supported by 41 partner associations and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. UFI will provide global and regional data related to the economic impact of exhibitions, highlighting the important contribution of exhibitions in terms of total output, contribution to GDP and jobs.

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Lead management company Akkroo acquired by Integrate

US-based marketing engine provider Integrate has acquired London-based B2B event lead capture company Akkroo, adding an innovative way to capture and process leads in real time at in-person events. Integrate\'s customers will now be able to send event leads to sales teams as they happen, rather than waiting for event organisers to share lists post-event or manually processing paper forms and

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IELA survey to include on-site agent category

The IELA Standards Survey is introducing a new category to specifically benchmark the services of on-site agents. Every year, IELA invites all its members to evaluate the services that other IELA members have supplied to them during the previous year. This is carried out by means of the IELA Standards Survey. The data gathered is analysed to produce benchmarking averages which inform members

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Communication at the centre of Masterclass

This year\'s National Exhibitor Masterclass takes place on July 16, 2019 at the NEC Birmingham and offers exhibitors a packed programme, covering business psychology and communication, eye tracking research, client buying behaviour, measuring event success and PR for the event. Lynda Shaw, an experienced entrepreneur and business psychologist will be setting the tone of the day with a

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People in the News: Thorsten Oestreich

On March 15, 2019, Thorsten Oestreich (52) took over the German Pavilions department of Messe Frankfurt. In this function, he reports to Stephan Kurzawski, member of the management board. Every year, his department organises and oversees some 20 joint German stands at trade fairs around the world for the foreign trade fair participation programme of the Federal Republic of

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People in the News: Michael Köhler

Michael Köhler has returned to his old sphere of action, Reed Exhibitions in Düsseldorf: On April 1, 2019, he took over the tasks of Maria Kofidou, who has moved to Messe Düsseldorf Congress. Köhler, who most recently worked at the Management Forum in Düsseldorf, was one of the makers behind the materials trade fairs Aluminium and Composites Europe before he moved to

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People in the News: Heiko M. Stutzinger

Heiko M. Stutzinger, managing director at VNU Exhibitions Asia-Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand, has taken on full leadership of VIV worldwide. This includes all tradeshows executed by VNU Exhibitions Europe, a fully owned legal entity of Jaarbeurs B.V. The directorship of VNU Exhibitions Europe and VIV worldwide, including related events and VIV Online 24/7, will be combined

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Expo on occupational health and safety trade to launch in Botswana

Bringing together all aspects of occupational safety and health concerns in the workplace, A-OSH Expo Botswana will showcase the latest products, technologies and services across this important sector, as well as the latest health and safety training. The inaugural show will be taking place at the Gaborone Fairgrounds from September 10 to 12 2019. \"We are excited about the launch of this new

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New transport event for Mozambique

dmg events, a leading international events company, continues to expand its reach in Africa by launching Mozambique Ports and Rail Evolution Forum. The event is scheduled to run in Maputo from May13 to 14, 2019. The new event is being launched as Mozambique expects to invest more than $13bn in port, railway and corridor infrastructure developments and upgrades, creating significant

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Northstar to acquire Centaur Media\'s Travel & Meetings shows

Northstar Travel Group has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Centaur Media Travel and Meetings Limited (CTM), the owner of well-known exhibitions and events serving the travel industry including the Business Travel Show, The Meetings Show and Travel Technology Europe, from Centaur Media PLC. The transaction is expected to close at the end of April. \"The addition of Centaur\'s

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Amsterdam Drone Week and Commercial UAV Expo Europe join forces

Amsterdam Drone Week (ADW) and the global organiser of Commercial UAV Expo Europe, Diversified Communications, are joining forces to host a combined tradeshow and conference focusing on drones. The result is the biggest drone platform in Europe which will take place from November 30 to December 4, 2020 at the RAI in Amsterdam. Commercial UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) Expo Americas has been

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Deutsche Messe to host first 5G testing ground

Deutsche Messe in Hanover is to be \"the first and so far only tradeshow company in the world\" to equip its exhibition grounds with a full-coverage 5G infrastructure and thus transform the 100-hectare exhibition centre in stages into a highly multifunctional campus that will, in future, be available as a test facility for real-time 5G use cases 365 days a year. The company\'s aim is to equip

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NEPCON West China relocates

NEPCON West China is relocating to Meishan City for its 2019 edition, to be held from October 15 to 17 at the Meishan Convention & Exhibition Center. Since 2010, NEPCON West China, organised by Reed Exhibitions, has held five editions in Chengdu. The move is seen as a major boost to the western China electronics manufacturing industry. The 2019 edition will feature multiple upgrades from

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DLG launches EuroTier China

EuroTier, the trade fair brand for animal production organised by DLG (German Agricultural Society), caters to all species in animal farming along every step of the value chain. In keeping with the mission to create a global platform that enables the industry to access key regions directly, gain insights into the markets and to make the EuroTier brand truly international, in 2019, EuroTier

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KLCC upgrades sustainability efforts

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) recently received its EarthCheck Silver Benchmarked certification following the successful completion of its annual EarthCheck benchmarking assessment. This follows eleven consecutive years of the centre retaining its EarthCheck Bronze Benchmarked certification. Applauding the team members\' commitment to helping the venue become more sustainable and

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Las Vegas Market plans new layout

Las Vegas Market will be debuting a dynamic new floor plan for its temporary exhibits at Summer 2019 Las Vegas Market, running from July 28 to Aug. 1, 2019. For the first time, The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market will showcase all 500 gift and home décor resources together under one roof, offering buyers and designers a unique way to cross-category shop and source. \"We are presenting all of

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Connect Travel expands through acquisitions

Connect Travel, LLC, a division of Connect (a Tarsus Group company), has acquired multiple assets from North American Journeys, Inc. Connect Travel works with destinations, resorts, hotels and attractions to increase their domestic and international leisure travel business by connecting them with the right people, at the right time and in a format that will expedite the sales process and help

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