Hargrove acquired by PSAV holding company

Full-service, creative and technical production company Hargrove has been acquired by a parent holding company of the event specialist PSAV. The acquisition brings together in one ownership group a best-in-class experiential events and trade show company with one of the largest event experience providers in North America and Europe, creating opportunities to partner and refer business to each

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Combined International Commitment

FAMAB Communications Association e.V., the leading national association for trade fairs and live communication and ILEA (International Live Events Association), the worldwide network of event specialists with over 4,000 members, have announced the beginning of a strategic partnership. In the future, the FAMAB office located in Berlin, Germany, will also become the official European location

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Next season of CEM

The fourth batch of the Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) by The Indian Exhibition Industry Association (IEIA) is now open for enrolment. The program is to be held at BIEC, Bengaluru March 14 to 17, 2018 followed July 10 to 13, 2018. It includes sessions on finance budgeting as well as on event marketing and operations. Security, risk and crises management are additional topics to be

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People in the News: Josh Brooks

Josh Brooks has been appointed as Business Development Director ? Packaging at Easyfairs. He was previously Publisher of Packaging News and Electronics Weekly and reported to Global Brand Director Paul MacDonald. In his new role, he will develop the content strategy for the group?s growing packaging portfolio. (kf)

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People in the News: Julia Uherek

Julia Uherek has been appointed Group Show Director of Messe Frankfurt?s consumer goods fairs to start on December 1, 2017. She succeeds Cordelia von Gymnich, who will focus on her roles heading up the Services division. In her new function, Uherek is responsible for the strategic alignment of the fairs Paperworld, Creativeworld, Christmasworld and Beautyworld. After

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People in the News: Luke Pearl

Luke Pearl has been appointed General Manager, Operations of the Brisbane Showgrounds. He brings with him almost 20 years of international and national experience in executive level management within the industry. His most recent positions include General Manager of Novotel and Ibis Sydney Olympic Park and Stamford Plaza Brisbane. He will lead a team focused on the food and

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People in the News: Michael J. Sawaya

Michael J. Sawaya has been named president and general manager of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO) and executive vice president of the Authority. He succeeds Robert L. ?Bob? Johnson, who retired in September 2017. Sawaya is a 40-year veteran of the hospitality industry and comes from San Antonio, TX, where he served as Executive Director of the

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Enhanced Hosted Buyer programme

IBTM Arabia 2018, the leading event for the Middle East MICE industry, has introduced an enhanced Hosted Buyer programme. It sees the IBTM team pre-selecting and qualifying Hosted Buyers, allowing them to be fast-tracked through the process. IBTM Arabia attracts attendees from more than 30 countries each year, with more than 2,100 pre-planned meetings happening during the 2017 event. IBTM

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Innovation at PLASTEX

PLASTEX 2018, taking place January 18 to 21 in Cairo, will see several changes: ?New Venue, new logo, new branding and above all a new co-organiser are some of the new features about PLASTEX 2018. The show now is moving to a new venue; the ?New Cairo Exhibition Centre?, the most modern exhibition venue in Egypt and the Middle East with new facilities such as easier loading, more

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Channel Live joins MAG

Mark Allen Group (MAG) has acquired the shares of Miles Publishing Limited (MPL) from its owner, Miles Bossom. MPL, which has been based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, comprises two core products; the market leading brand, Comms Business, and its related event, Channel Live. In future, the company will be based in MA Business? offices in Dartford, Kent. Channel Live is the only ICT trade

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Nürnbergmesse satisfied even in its ?dog year?

Growth, dynamics, and sustainability, those are the current triple aims of Nürnbergmesse ? and this in a ?dog year?, which only comes round every twelve years, when all non-annual events simultaneously have their year off. Expectations were not particularly high and the exhibition company managers forecast corporate revenue of roughly 200 million euros for 2017. ?First of all, we have

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Salone del Vicolo d?Occasione di Roma announced

FIERA Roma and IFEAM have joined forces to develop the Salone del Vicolo d?Occasione di Roma based on the success of the Spanish edition of this tradeshow. The consolidated Feria VO Madrid is the leading trade fair for second-hand vehicles at the European level by exhibition area, number of vehicles exhibited, sales made and visitor / sale ratio. The VO Salon in Rome will be held March 8 to

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New hall for Eurexpo Lyon

Eurexpo Lyon, France, is building a new 9,400m² exhibition hall to support the growth of its leading trade fairs and shows ? such as the Sirha, Equita, Pollutec, Solutrans and the Lyon International Fair. The hall will also make it possible to host additional new events during busy periods, enabling the venue to pursue its growth on a national and international level. Designed by the AIA

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Messe Frankfurt takes over Fitex

Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India, the Indian subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt, is taking over the largest fitness and health fair on the subcontinent. Fitex India was acquired from the previous owner and organiser Smart Events headquartered in the state of Haryana. Since its debut in 2014, Fitex India has taken place annually in Delhi. At the event in 2016, 42 exhibitors attracted 12,000 trade

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ITB China partners with China Tourism Academy

ITB China, the Marketplace for China\'s Travel Industry, taking place May 16 to 18, 2018, has partnered with China Tourism Academy (CTA) to mutually promote each other as well as to enhance business opportunities and raise global awareness for the Chinese tourism industry. The China Tourism Academy is a research institution directly under the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) with a

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ITB China partners with China Tourism Academy

ITB China, the Marketplace for China\'s Travel Industry, taking place May 16 to 18, 2018, has partnered with China Tourism Academy (CTA) to mutually promote each other as well as to enhance business opportunities and raise global awareness for the Chinese tourism industry. The China Tourism Academy is a research institution directly under the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) with a

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Champagne for Foodex

Foodex, the largest and most important trade fair for food and beverages in Japan, organised by Japan Management Association, will have a new project partner for the next edition (March 6 to 9, 2018), namely Prowein: Messe Düsseldorf will offer a Champagne Lounge there in which selected companies and vineyards from France can present themselves. The Champagne Lounge is not only a permanent

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Fashionable partnership

UBM Fashion has partnered with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) on an exclusive partnership designed to support American fashion designers and brands and promote the growth of emerging talent and the fashion industry as a whole. As part of the partnership, CFDA and UBM Fashion will create programs that help talented emerging designers bridge the gap between compelling design

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Cleaned up agreement

ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and RAI Amsterdam, owner of ?INTERCLEAN? the global independent trade show platform, have restructured their agreement to will allow both organisations to thrive in the global marketplace. Both ISSA and INTERCLEAN trade show calendars will not change as a result of this agreement. The trade shows in America and Mexico will remain ISSA

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