New Start Exhibitions extends partnership with ExpoPlatform

New Start Exhibitions, organiser of annual b2b exhibitions for the UK\'s SME and start-up industries, are rolling out the use of an event management tool by event tech supplier ExpoPlatform to provide end-to-end websites and networking functionality across its portfolio of events. \"We approached ExpoPlatform as our previous system was outdated without any interactive functionality\" says

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EEAA declares sustainability top priority

The Exhibition & Event Association for Australasia (EEAA) has kicked off a major new initiative to tackle sustainability and reduce the environmental impact of the events sector. EEAA chief executive Joyce DiMascio said that the member-driven renewed focus on the environment within the association would be led by newly elected board member, Leighton Wood, chief operating officer of the

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Messe München to finance digital scholarships

Messe München is supporting THINK DIGITAL ? a scholarship founded by the Internet Business Cluster (IBC) for students at Munich\'s colleges and universities. The association is a cooperative arrangement between the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, the University of Regensburg and leading German digital companies. As part of the grant package, twenty students will receive

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Advanced economies remain leaders on trade logistics

Across the board, most countries have pursued logistics-related reforms and investments to build infrastructure, facilitate transportation and trade, or develop modern services. Despite this progress, the sixth edition of the Connecting to Compete report issued by the World Bank Group reveals a mixed picture. High-income countries score, on average, 48% higher than low-income countries when it

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People in the News: Martina Hofmann

Martina Hofmann has been appointed chief marketing and communications officer at Spring Messe Management in Mannheim. It will be her task to continue optimising communication across all events, formats and channels, and link them to current sector trends. Previously, Hofmann worked for ten years in various managerial positions at Easyfairs Deutschland, most recently as the

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People in the News: Freddie Peterson

Freddie Peterson has been named as new general manager of the Miami Beach Convention Center, managed by Spectra. Peterson, who recently concluded a two-decade tenure at the head of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA), takes the helm in Miami Beach to oversee day-to-day operations. (kf)

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People in the News: Steve Hill

#BL1#Steve Hill has been named as the next chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), effective September 1, 2018. Hill will be the ninth leader of the LVCVA, succeeding the retiring CEO, Rossi Ralenkotter. A Las Vegas resident for more than 30 years, he served as the first director of the Governor\'s Office of Economic Development (GOED)

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Two in one: Mica and Algeria Infrastructure

The mining fair Mica, which was scheduled to take place at the end of September in 2018 in Algeria, is to be co-located with the trade fair Algeria, Munich-based Imag has announced. Both events will now take place January 28 to 30, 2019 at the Palais des Expositions exhibition grounds in Algiers. The products on show at Mica range from mining machines and equipment to safety equipment and bulk

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Afrocet Montgomery launches NFE

Lagos, Nigeria will see a new B2B exhibition and conference organised by global leaders in food, drink and hospitality exhibitions and with the largest food technology trade show in the region, Afrocet Montgomery. The Nigerian Food Event (NFE) will not only cater to businesses operating within the food industry, but with the inclusion of two other incorporated exhibitions, the Nigerian Drink

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Drone spin-off

On the initiative of UAV DACH e.V. and the INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS part of INTERGEO, the inaugural EUROPEAN DRONE SUMMIT will take place on October 15, 2018 in Frankfurt to support the digitalisation of business and society through the use of drones and bring together relevant stakeholders for discussion. The programme is being put together by UAV DACH experts and explores legal aspects,

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Security event to launch in Birmingham

British company Western Business Exhibitions (WBE) will be working with Messe Essen on its new fair \"The Security Event\". This cooperation project is hoped to give European security businesses a comprehensive platform for business operations in the UK. \"The Security Event ? powered by Security Essen\" will be held from April 9 to 11, 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in

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Move to Barcelona

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), the exhibition for integrated electronic systems for commercial and domestic buildings, has found a new home: From 2021 the fair, which annually draws around 1,300 exhibitors and 80,000 visitors, will take place in the Gran Via in Barcelona for capacity reasons. This was announced by the organisers Integrated Systems Events, Avixa and Cedia. Since being

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Debuts for Greater Noida

Organiser UBM is launching ProPak India from August 30 to September 1, 2018 at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, to cater to India\'s ever growing processing and packaging industries,. The new show will be collocated with Fi India & Hi offers, the only B2B event on the Indian subcontinent for the food and health ingredients, and processing and packaging industry, which is being hosted in

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Deutsche Messe strengthens its position with LET China

Deutsche Messe, Hanover, has purchased a majority stake in the logistics fair LET China. With Cemat Asia in Shanghai and this new event, the exhibition specialists can now offer their customers intralogistics fairs in the east and south of China. Asia\'s largest and most important intralogistics fair, Cemat Asia, is staged once a year in the autumn (November 6 to 9) with 650 exhibitors and an

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HML fights plastic waste

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (HML) is committed to sustainability and strives to be at the forefront of a more sustainable event industry. To this end, HML has introduced a new sustainability initiative under the slogan \"Think Before Plastic\", with a series of new measures being rolled out from the start of its new fiscal year on July 1, 2018. One such

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Local food at MTCC

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) continues to increase the presence of local food and wine in its menu offerings, an initiative that reflects the facility\'s continued commitment to supporting local businesses and showcasing the best Ontario has to offer. The MTCC proudly supports local farms by actively buying local ingredients for its culinary team in large volume. Overall,

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Fundiexpo collaborates with EUROGUSS

The upcoming edition of Fundiexpo, Mexico\'s largest foundry trade fair organised by Sociedad Mexicana de Fundidores Jalisco A.C., will for the first time host an exhibitor pavilion for EUROGUSS Mexico. The pavilion is being planned by the organisers of EUROGUSS, NürnbergMesse. The event will take place October 24 to 26, 2018 at Expo Guadalajara, Mexico. (kf)? ??

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Quarterback supports Xing Events

Quarterback is the new event service partner of Xing Events, making it possible for exhibition and conference organisers to plan, control and implement all measures required for the successful organisation of an event. The online-based database system has been developed by Hinte Marketing & Media (HMM), a subsidiary of the privately owned exhibition organiser, headquartered in Karlsruhe.

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Making the visitor\'s voice heard

What do trade show visitors think about changing show formats, what emerging technologies do they expect at exhibitions and how do they view competing channels? These are some of the key topics that market research company Explori is exploring in a major global research project in partnership with the industry associations UFI & SISO to produce a report called \'Global Visitor

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Deutsche Messe benefits from inhouse UFI-EMD programme

In May 2018, Deutsche Messe AG (Hannover, Germany) launched the UFI-EMD (Exhibition Management Degree) programme for executives at its subsidiaries around the world. Twenty-five managers from eight different countries are taking part in the programme, which started with a three-day introduction seminar in Hannover. Tesi Baur from MBB Consulting Group, London, and Prof. Jörg Beier from the

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TCEB launches \"Thailand MICE venues standards 2018\"

To enhance the image of Thailand as a destination for meetings, conventions and exhibitions, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has launched the Thailand MICE Venue Standards (TMVS). The TMVS certification was started in 2014. Currently, Thai MICE venue entrepreneurs have 315 venues with 791 rooms nationwide with TMVS certification in the convention and exhibition categories .

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People in the News: Nancy Walker

Nancy Walker has been appointed as vice president of sales and marketing of the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by AEG Facilities. She has over 20 years\' experience in the events and trade show industry, most recently as director of sales, North America at Reed Travel Exhibitions. Prior to that she was the vice president

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People in the News: Nalan Emre

Nalan Emre has been promoted from organising director to the newly created position of chief operating officer at IMEX Group. She has responsibility for managing the Operations (formerly the Organising team), Office Management, Event Tech and HR teams at the company headquartered in Hove, UK. She has worked for the company for over 16 years, since the first IMEX show in

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Expansion of African Utility Week

African Utility Week will gain additional power through the co-location with POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa, starting 2019. Over the last 17 years, African Utility Week organised by Spintelligent has grown to be the premier meeting place for the entire power, energy and water value chain, attracting around 7,000 visitors each year. POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa, focusing on

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Pretoria HOMEMAKERS at new venue

Pretoria HOMEMAKERS Expo presents the first show of its kind at the brand new Sun Arena, Time Square in the heart of Pretoria East, September 28 to 30, 2018. The venue, situated in the sought-after Menlyn Maine precinct, is a state-of-the-art venue offering excellent exhibitor and visitor amenities. \"Our partnership with Sun International is a natural fit\", said Hestelle Robinson, national

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Wine shows aligned in Paris

Until now, there has been no major international wine trade show in Paris, so organiser Comexposium has decided to fill this gap by aligning Vinisud and VinoVision Paris. Both shows will run February 11 to 13, 2019 at Paris expo Porte de Versailles. The aim for both shows is to take a long-term perspective. Paris will be the venue for both exhibitions in odd-numbered years. By their intrinsic

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Prosperous first term for GL events

GL events has reported revenue of EUR 544.9 million for the first-half 2018, up 9.9% from the previous year despite an adverse currency effect. After adjusting for changes in the group structure (2.8%) and the currency effect (-2.2%), pro forma revenue rose 9.3%. International operations, bolstered by strong growth, rose to 49% of total revenue, up from 43% at June 30, 2017. GL events

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New life for electronics waste

A new event in India is focusing on reusing electronics waste: Recommerce 2019 ? Electronic Reuse Redefined ? will be the first of its kind in India, bringing together the vendors, distributors, OEMs, e-commerce players and customers active in the reuse and refurbished products segment. A three-day exhibition along with a parallel two-day conference will give a stage to trade, debate and

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Asian exhibitions outgrow forecast

Growth of Asian exhibitions in terms of net space sold, ?showed an average increase of 7%, reaching 22 million sqm, in 2017. More than half of the total net space sold was in China (58%), totalling 13 million sqm, which is over six times the amount of space sold in Japan, Asia\'s second largest trade fair market (2 million sqm). These are the results of the UFI Trade Fair Industry in Asia

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Trio plans new art show for Singapore

Angus Montgomery Arts, London (UK), Tim Etchells and the MCH Group, Basel (Switzerland) have announced plans for a new art show: ART SG, which will premiere from November 1 to 3, 2019 (with a preview on October 31) at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore. The new show, an annual event aimed at galleries in Singapore and Southeast Asia, will boast superior design and

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Bar Convent comes to Brazil

Bar Convent is expanding its international activities and will take place in Brazil for the first time in 2019. On June 17 and 18, international spirits brands and industry experts will meet local bar owners and bartenders at the Expo Barra Funda, São Paulo. Bar Convent São Paulo is organised jointly by trade fairs specialists Reed Exhibitions Alcantara Machado in Brazil and Reed Exhibitions

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IMEX ups sustainability efforts

For the first time at IMEX America this year, paper recycling from booths will be collected separately and the supply of four-stream recycling bins in communal areas will be increased. This will be just part of what will push IMEX America towards its 2018 waste diversion goal of 90%. Additionally, a new water bottle refill movement will encourage exhibitors to have water dispensers at their

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