Bizzabo introduces onsite solution suite

Organisers of any size event can enhance the attendee experience by using Bizzabo\'s onsite solution suite. It uses technologies that integrate with the company\'s secure and allows them to choose the right check-in flow for each event depending on audience, revenue, and team size. The offering encompasses self-service and assisted check-in solutions, wristband printing, session tracking,

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Breaking down economic impact to country level

The global economic impact study commissioned by UFI, sponsored by SISO, can be broken down to country level as the global association has secured an agreement with statistical research specialist Oxford Economics that allows association members of UFI to have specific profiles for their home markets as the modelling has been established through the UFI research. The first country profile

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EEAA supports young talents

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) announced a special EEAA 2019 Conference registration discount for young people working in the exhibitions and events industry at its launch event for the Young Stars Meet-up Series. EEAA chief executive, Joyce DiMascio said the association was committed to providing new opportunities for young people working in events to be able to

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WEF proposes holistic way to measure liveable cities

As there is a wealth of rankings being published to honour the world\'s most \"liveable\" cities, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has counted more than 30 urban liveability indexes produced worldwide, and more than 500 measures and benchmarks comparing cities. The question, the WEF poses, is how to improve the measurements used, to ensure that the rankings align with the public interest, and

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People in the News: Zak Roby

Zak Roby has joined AV and event production company Blitz, a GES company, as its commercial director. Roby, who has more than 16 years of industry experience, will focus on driving and strengthening the commercial strategy for Blitz. He joins Blitz from TMB Events where he held the position as a director and reports to Mike Phillipson, managing director of Blitz. (kf)

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People in the News: Nick Dugdale-Moore

Nick Dugdale-Moore has been appointed regional manager for Europe at UFI as Carine Sire is leaving the association. Previously, he has been a business development manager with UFI. (kf)

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People in the News: Anbu Varathan

Anbu Varathan has been elected President of UFI for the 2020/21 period. The decision was made at the board meeting that marks the start of the annual UFI European Conference in Birmingham (UK). Varathan is director general and CEO of the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers\' Association (IMTMA), organiser of the IMTEX exbititions, and also the chief executive officer of the

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ADNEC appoints Etihad as destination management partner

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has entered a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways appointing Hala Abu Dhabi, the Destination and Leisure Management division of Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, as the official travel and destination management partner of its key events. Under this arrangement, Hala Abu Dhabi will provide travel services and holiday packages

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ICC Jerusalem is gearing up

In the coming months, Jerusalem is going a step up by implementing a monumental plan to upgrade ICC Jerusalem and turn it into the largest conference centre in the Middle East, as Mira Altman, CEO of ICC Jerusalem, revealed. This ambitious project, which was begun about 10 years ago, is about to provide ICC Jerusalem with an excellent platform of 55,000 m² of exhibition and conference space.

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Evolving business models drive change

?Launch, clone, acquire? is the triad of strategies Eric Everard, CEO and founder of Easyfairs (Belgium) deploys to grow his business. He revealed his expertise on how to plan for the future during the UFI European Conference May 15 to 17, 2019 in Birmingham. Around 300 participants from more than 30 countries attended UFI?s events held at The NEC. Further topics of the conference

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Hungexpo Budapest gets refurbishment under way

Hungexpo Budapest/Hungary gets a major remodelling project under way. Not only will all existing pavilions receive a refurbishment, with new flooring and a face lift of the exterior appearance. All eight of the exhibition halls, ranging from 5,000 to 20,000 sqm and totalling 60,000 sqm of space, will be interconnected with a covered passageway providing exhibition options under one roof.

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Vendibérica introduces MUNDOCAFE

Vendibérica, International Vending & Automatic Food Services Show, is introducing a new dedicated area for all players in the coffee sector: MUNDOCAFE. The biennial show organised by IFEMA and promoted by ANEDA, Asociación Nacional Española de Distribuidores Automáticos (Spanish National Association of Automatic Distributors) is scheduled to take place from 13 to 15 November, 2019 at

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CIFTIS with new features

China International Fair for Trade In Services CIFTIS has several new features at its 5 thedition scheduled to take place at the China National Convention Center in Beijing from May 28 to June 1, 2019. The event is setting up a dedicated area for \"legal service\" for the first time, representing 24 legal service institutions, making the \"legal service\" exhibition a highlight of

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New venue for CINE

The 3 rdedition of the China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum (CINE ? supported by Techtextil), with around 100 exhibitors and 4,000 trade buyers expected to take part, will take place at a new venue: The event scheduled from June 3 to 5, 2019 moves to the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing, located conveniently between Hongqiao airport

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Cefe under the wing of Interschutz

The still young event Cefe, founded in 2017, is to become a major international security platform. Deutsche Messe, Hanover, is placing it alongside its Interschutz, the world lead fair for firefighting, rescue services, civil protection and safety and security. From November 5 to 7, the exhibition will premiere in Shanghai by the name of Cefe powered by Interschutz and from then on be held

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Las Vegas Market partners AIFD

Las Vegas Market is partnering with the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) to host a one-day event that connects market vendors with buyers and designers in the floral industry. The event will take place on July 8, 2019 on the World Market Center Las Vegas campus. It will be held in conjunction with AIFD\'s 2019 Symposium \"Awaken,\" taking place in Las Vegas from July 6 to 11, 2019.

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JEC establishes Forum at Chicago

JEC Group presents JEC Forum Chicago 2019, its new format combining business meetings and conference sessions. This unique forum will include partners presenting how and why composites offer benefits and opportunities through innovation markets such as Automotive, Transportation, Construction, Aerospace, Energy, Sport etc.; Pre-arranged Business Meetings to meet with industry buyers from the

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Public art project beautifies LACC

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by AEG Facilities, recently revealed a massive, hand-painted mural created by Portraits of Hope, titled Shaping LA. The mural, spanning the length of four football fields, and accompanying artwork will be displayed for approximately six months on the LACC\'s South Hall facing the 110 freeway and on the

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MTCC appoints GES as official general service provider

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) has appointed GES Canada as the MTCC\'s official general service provider. The new five-year agreement builds on the organisation\'s long and successful partnership. \"GES has a proven track record for exceeding customer expectations and we are pleased to continue to build on our established partnership,\" said Lorenz Hassenstein, president and CEO of

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Freeman becomes UFI Research patron

Freeman has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement for UFI research programmes and becomes the ?UFI Research Patron\'. This three-year agreement will start in April and run until March 2021. Chris Preston, managing director Freeman EMEA, comments: \"Building a meaningful connection with your audience as well as truly understanding what their needs are can only be discovered through

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Zurich plays it safe

The topic of security takes centre stage at the 51st International Trade Fair Seminar, which will be held in Zurich from June 23 to 25, 2019. Messe Zürich will play host when the three national associations Syndicate of German Trade Fairs and Exhibition Cities (Idfa), Committee for Trade Fairs Austria, und Expo Event Swiss LiveCom Association meet to network and discuss. The seminar is

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Portal for stress relief

The International Exhibition Logistics Association IELA has launched a new information offering: On a portal for event organisers and exhibitors, the association has collated the most important information relating to logistical planning. This includes country profiles, checklists and overviews of the requirements of the largest venues in the world. Experienced exhibition logisticians

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People in the News: Sandra Hübner

Sandra Hübner is the new project manager at the International trade fair Ideas ? Inventions ? New Products. She previously worked as project liaison officer in the IENA team. Hübner succeeds Henning Könicke who will now concentrate fully on his tasks as managing director of Afag Messen und Ausstellungen, Nuremberg. Lydia Zetl, who has worked for the inventor\'s fair

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People in the News: Adam Gough

Adam Gough has been promoted to event director of fashion trade shows Jacket Required and Moda, organised by ITE Group. Gough started his career in fashion at Diesel before joining Pure London to guide the show\'s transformation into a festival of fashion while managing the footwear and accessories section and heading up Pure Man. (kf)

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Securex launches Cybersecurity Pavilion

Securex South Africa 2019, taking place from May 14 to 16, 2019 at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, has launched a new Cybersecurity Pavilion. The Pavilion brings a zoned-in focus to the state of cybersecurity in South Africa, looking at the steps businesses are taking to confront the growing threats and at how companies are helping them protect their valuable business data.

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EuroTier comes to UAE

DLG continues to make the EuroTier brand truly international and will launch EuroTier Middle East. The event is scheduled to take place from September 2 to 4, 2019 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The DLG is being supported in the implementation and organisation of the show by the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), which performs

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Comprehensive further education from Bern

The Bernexpo Groupe is committed to education and careers. It is acquiring the two companies Together, St. Gallen, and Talendo, Trogen retrospectively from January 1, 2019. Together organises 20 events and trade fairs each year with more than 10,000 visitors, produces career publications and is a specialist in marketing campaigns. The company currently has 14 employees. The online platform

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Mark Allen Group purchases engineering portfolio from Centaur

Mark Allen Group (MAG) has entered into a conditional agreement to purchase Centaur Media Plc\'s engineering portfolio, including The Engineer and Subcon. The engineering portfolio includes the market\'s leading website, magazine and events, and has deep industry relationships and a diversified client base. The Engineer is one of the UK\'s longest-running business publications and is

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Golositalia stays at Montichiari

#BL1#Garda Exhibition Centre SpA and Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) SpA have signed a five-year agreement to keep the international exhibition Golositalia, which IEG dedicates to Northwest Italian food service professionals, at the Brescia expo centre. Organised for the last two years by IEG in the Montichiari expo centre with excellent results in terms of business and attendance, Golositalia

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Energy Show launches Power & Energy Summit

Happening from May 20 to 21, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, the Philippines\' largest energy event The Future Energy Show will gather more than 180 of the world\'s leading energy providers. Running alongside the show will be the first ASEAN Power & Energy Summit. It is an exclusive event that examines how the digital revolution is changing the way electricity is generated,

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Reed acquires PackPlus India

PackPlus, a portfolio of trade fairs previously owned by Next Events, serving the Indian packaging industry, has been acquired by Reed Exhibitions. Launched in 2006, PackPlus, an annual event held in Delhi, has become established as India\'s largest dedicated gathering of trade professionals in the packaging industry. Building on this success, the PackPlus portfolio has expanded and now

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MCEC adds Skyfarm to car park

A group of leading Melbourne-based sustainability companies are collaborating to transform the 2,000 square metre Siddeley Street rooftop car park, managed by Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), into a thriving farm with sustainable and contemporary dining, education and event spaces. The project has been initiated by Melbourne-based nature regeneration and protection group

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Marintec South America postponed

The 2019 edition of Marintec South America, Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries Expo and Conference organised by Informa, has been postponed to 2020. The 16 thedition of the show is now scheduled to take place from August 11 to 13, 2020 at Centro de Convenções SulAmérica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 2018 show draw 100 exhibitors from 7 countries, presenting their offering to 5,

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ISS rebrands to Impressions Expo

The Imprinted Sportswear Shows (ISS), owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, will be rebranding in 2020 with a new name: Impressions Expo. This transition will start with its annual trade show in Long Beach, CA, scheduled to take place from January 17 to 19, 2020. Subsequent regional events in Atlantic City, NJ; Orlando, FL; Houston, TX; and Fort Worth, TX; will follow suit. The

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Messe München to organise air cargo forum

Messe München will organise the air cargo forum for The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). It will take place every two years in Miami and will continue to be supported by TIACA with industry expertise. \"With the air cargo forum Miami, we are enriching our cluster of topics of international transport logistic and air cargo exhibitions ? and our customers will receive more

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