AEO partners with Freeman

The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) has agreed with Freeman, the leading global provider of brand experiences, to become Digital Engagement Partner in 2018. They will be working closely with the AEO to enhance the experience at AEO events through digital content, be it Freeman event technology or The Freeman Trend Lab at the AEO Forums, AEO Excellence Awards and AEO Conference. Chris

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UFI introduces Industry Partners Committee

In order to allow UFI members to exchange valuable information, experience and expertise on matters of common professional interest, UFI has set up several committees dedicated to various topics. In response to the evolving needs of the membership, UFI has created a new working committee, the \"Industry Partners Committee\". The Executive Committee nominated Ravinder Sethi, managing director

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Implementing Sustainability

After three consecutive years in Asia, UFI will stage its 8 thUFI Educational Forum on Sustainable Development in Orlando, Florida, USA, August 6 and 7, 2018. Commitment, collaboration and measurement are recognised as the most important drivers for implementing sustainability in the exhibition industry. UFI will propose a one-and-a-half-day programme to develop these themes by

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Exports start at domestic fairs

For the first time, a representative survey shows to what extent domestic trade fairs are relevant to the export business in Germany. 63% of German exhibitors report that participating in international trade fairs in Germany is important or very important for their export business. This is one of the results of the MesseTrend survey of exhibitors commissioned by the Association of the German

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People in the News: Bruno Giaccio

Bruno Giaccio has been promoted to CEO and Managing Partner of MetroMultiMedia Services Inc. effective February 1, 2018. Giaccio started at MMM in 2009 and most recently held the title of COO. He takes over from Marty Glynn, outgoing MMM CEO and current MAD Event Management LLC CEO. (kf)

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People in the News: Dominik Matyka

Dominik Matyka (35) has been Chief Advisor of Dmexco in Cologne and responsible for Strategy & Conference since the beginning of 2018. The new management team for fairs and conferences for the digital economy also consists of Philipp Hilbig (36) and Christoph Werner (43). They take up roles that had been vacant since Kölnmesse parted company with its advisers of many

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Securex prepares silver jubilee

Established in 1993 to assist the country\'s private sector in undertaking a supporting role for the government-owned police and defence forces, Securex is the only security and fire protection focused trade exhibition (with the widest range of products and services) to have served the African market for 25 years. The jubilee edition will take place at Gallagher Convention Centre Johannesburg,

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Indian Experience comes to South Africa

The Rand Show 2018, taking place March 30 to April 8, 2018 at Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec, will see the introduction of an Experience India feature, a specialised Indian retail experience. Show organiser Dogan Exhibitions & Events will present a comprehensive gateway to the richness of India. The carefully curated lifestyle experience will showcase leading luxury brands across 40

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All aspects of electromobility in Stuttgart

Messe Stuttgart has carved its own event from the Elect! alliance for electromobility, launched in summer 2017. The first edition will take place October 8 to 10 with the intention of providing an international platform comprising a trade fair and conference for the future of mobility. Experts from all over the world will convene in Stuttgart to discuss new concepts and technologies. The trade

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Digital platform for light metal casting

Spotlightmetal is the result of a cooperative relationship established in January 2018 between the Würzburg-based specialist media provider Vogel Business Media and Nürnbergmesse: A new, international English-language portal dedicated to the global market of light-metal casting. The portal covers the entire value chain from suppliers and service providers, including machine or plant builders,

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Outdoor moves to Munich

Disappointment in Friedrichshafen: From 2019, Outdoor will be hosted by Munich. A majority of the members of the European Outdoor Group (EOG) voted for the move. This means that Messe Friedrichshafen will hold the forthcoming 25th edition of Outdoor (June 17 to 20, 2018) for the last time in the current EOG partnership, after which it will continue without the association but with

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Zoomark comes to Russia

ParkZoo, the pet industry show to be held at Sokolniki Congress and Exhibition Center in Moscow September 19 to 21, 2018, is adding an international area, to be curated by Bologna Fiere brand Zoomark. Natalia Morgunova, ParkZoo exhibition director at organiser Promopet, commented \"We are delighted to enter into this partnership with Bologna Fiere and welcome Italian and foreign companies to

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IT with a sparkle in Hong Kong

The HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show is offering a new theme: This year sees the launch of a zone of special IT solutions for the jewellery industry. The topic looks at solutions for improved inventory management, increasing customer satisfaction, and for effective online business. The exhibition organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) takes place March 1 to 5

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ProPak Asia 2018 introduces Printech Asia

To follow up the positive attendee feedback regarding ProPak Asia\'s \"sectorized zones\", organiser UBM is introducing a 9th zone \"Printech Asia\" which is a joint venture with ACIMGA, the Italian Machine Manufacturer Association, organisers of the largest print technology trade fairs in Europe. Printech Asia is dedicated to covering the latest in converting, package printing, and

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HR Global Alliance formed

HR Technology Conference & Exposition has partnered Zukunft Personal to form the HR Global Alliance. With a combined 40 years of experience in programme content and expositions, they will jointly develop and deliver expert end-to-end support to help vendors successfully drive products into new regions, increase reach in new markets and expand brand awareness on a global scale. \"This

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Digital infrastructure development

Cobo Center is putting an emphasis on its digital infrastructure. Cobo Center WiFi, free to events and visitors on the CoboFREE network, has been upgraded to accommodate more simultaneous users. One gigabyte of bandwidth is now dedicated to the CoboFree network. A team of technicians is deployed to adapt the custom network at a moment\'s notice, as dictated by the demands of customer use.

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