OCTANORM merges North American units

Exhibition constructions provider OCTANORM has formed a new business unit by merging OCTANORM Canada and OCTANORM USA, effective April 1, 2018. President/CEO of the new OCTANORM North America, Inc. is Norm Friedrich. \"We are excited about our new beginning and would especially like to welcome our Canadian Partners. Jason White will remain a member of the team and will act as National Sales

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AEO continues partnership with Messe Frankfurt

One of the world\'s largest tradeshow corporations, Messe Frankfurt, has renewed its International Venue Partner agreement with the AEO, which began in 2015, to run from 2018 until2020. Chris Skeith, chief executive of AEO says: \"we are delighted to renew our long-standing partnership with Messe Frankfurt. Our portfolio of products and services for our international organiser base continues

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Support for NGL

The UFI Next Generation Leadership (NGL) Grant programme is again supported by the industry. For the second time, Reed Exhibitions is the programme sponsor. The company already funded the initial programme in 2016. \"Reed Exhibitions is pleased to sponsor the UFI Next Generation Leadership Grant again this year. Our industry relies on talented people and it is a real honour to be involved in

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Engaging stakeholders for sustainability\'s sake

Stakeholder engagement and better collaboration in the value chain of events is the focus of the initiatives and success stories that BCEC, FREEMAN, GES, IMEX, INFORMA, RAI Amsterdam, SANDS EXPO and USGBC will share at the 8th UFI Educational Forum on Sustainable Development. They will give a joint presentation for two specific case studies: IMEX AMERICA and GREENBUILD. The forum takes place

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Gender pay gap revealed

Men earn substantially more at Mark Allen Group than women: There is a 24.7% median gender pay difference favouring men. This is the main result of the government\'s pay gap report which shows the number of men and women completely equal when the \'snapshot\' showing a workforce of 280, which has since grown to 380, was analysed. The median pay gap is the difference between the midpoints in

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People in the News: Darren G. Mire

Darren G. Mire, the director of valuation for the Orleans Parish Assessor\'s Office, has been appointed commissioner to the board of the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (Authority). The Authority\'s 12-member board of commissioners governs the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (NOCC) and is a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana.

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People in the News: Scott Langley

Scott Langley has been promoted to the role of marketing, sales and events director at the Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC). He brings a wealth of industry knowledge to the role, having previously worked in Cape Town, Gauteng and the Eastern Cape in various tourism marketing roles. He joined the Durban ICC in October 2012 and during the past five years has

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ADNEC partners with Abu Dhabi Ports

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has signed a strategic sponsorship agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports to launch the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show, which will be held October 17 to 20, 2018 in association with British Marine, the membership organisation for the UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry. The agreement aims to enhance Abu Dhabi\'s position as

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Hostex gets nod of approval

Hostex powering Food & Hospitality Africa and IFEA ? the largest pan-African food and drink tradeshow ? has been endorsed by the South African Tourism Board. For the first time, South African Tourism (SAT) ? the tourism marketing arm of the South African government ? and the Tourism Grading Council have officially given their stamp of approval to Hostex. By doing so, the

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Amsterdam City of Drones launched

Paul Riemens, CEO of the RAI Amsterdam convention centre, has launched the \'Amsterdam City of Drones\' initiative. \"RAI Amsterdam aims to be more than an event organiser in this context,\" says Riemens. \"Our goal is to provide a platform for knowledge, contacts and innovation, as we aim to make Amsterdam the drone capital of the world.\" As the former CEO of the Dutch air traffic control

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Quick response from Stuttgart

Messe Stuttgart will not accept the loss of an event for the medical engineering supplier industry after the departure of the Medtec guest event organised by UBM. Having been hosted by Stuttgart for 17 years, the event will now, if the Nuremberg fair executives get their way, be launched in a new format. \"For us, this opens up a range of new possibilities. Together with exhibitors,

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Medtec joins forces with MT-Connect

What a surprise: At the opening of MT-Connect on April 11, its organiser Nürnbergmesse and international exhibition organiser UBM jointly announced their intention to launch a new medical technology format. To be called Medtec Live, it will replace the two previous events Medtec Europe in Stuttgart (April 17 to 19, 2018) and MT-Connect from 2019 ? subject to approval by the Federal German

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Support for PHILAUTO

Philippine Parts Maker Association (PPMA) is now an official supporter of PHILAUTO 2018 ? Philippines International Auto Parts, Accessories, Service & Repair Equipment Exhibition, scheduled to be held at the SMX Convention Centre Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines, from July 13 to 15, 2018. PPMA aims to develop and boost the local production of the Philippines automotive industry by

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Smart move

At the beginning of April, Messe München India acquired Smart Cards Expo from Electronics Today, together with the co-located shows IoT India Expo, E-Security Expo, RFID India Expo, Biometrics India Expo, E-Payments Expo and Mobile Payments India. Smart Cards Expo was launched in 1999 and the other fairs were added as co-located trade fairs over time. The 2017 edition in New Delhi attracted

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InfoComm Southeast Asia launches 2019

The Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association AVIXA, in partnership with InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd will debut its InfoComm Southeast Asia show May 15 to 17, 2019, at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC). \"Southeast Asia is one of the largest and most exciting emerging economic blocs in the world,\" said Richard Tan, executive director of InfoCommAsia. \"It has

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Focus on global gemstones at JCK Las Vegas

The JCK Las Vegas show will debut a new Global Gemstone neighbourhood parallel to its relocation to the Sands Expo and Convention Center next year. Comprised of three ballrooms, Global Gemstone will be home to 200 exhibitors from all around the world including the ICA pavilion and Fine Gems. JCK Las Vegas has entered a multi-year partnership with the International Colored Gemstone Association

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