Agility handles UK Toy Fair

UK Toy Fair has appointed logistics provider Agility as official freight and on-site handling contractor for 2018-2020. Agility Fairs & Events will assist exhibitors and their contractors with international logistics and shipping requirements for moving their exhibits to and from the tradeshow. Organised by the British Toy and Hobby Association (BTHA), The Toy Fair is the UK?s leading trade

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Internationalisation initiative for growth

Italian trade fairs and businesses ought to become more international ? that is the content of the memorandum of understanding that the AEFI, the Italian Exhibition and Trade Fair Association, has signed with SACE and SIMEST, which together constitute the force for export and internationalisation within the CDP Group. ?The agreement is part of the association?s activities aiming to promote

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Operational insights

IELA, the International Exhibition Logistics Association, is gearing up for the second edition of its Operations Summit, tailored for the needs of operational staff. It will take place February 1 to 3, 2018 in Hong Kong. The conference programme, provided by IELA members and other industry professionals like Messe Düsseldorf and Lufthansa Cargo, will give insights and valuable lessons for

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RAI Amsterdam certified for accessibility

Following a series of structural adaptations over recent years, the entire RAI Amsterdam site has now been certified by the accessibility consultancy PBTconsult for compliance with the Integral Accessibility Standard. Previously, only the RAI Theatre satisfied the requirements of this standard. Since accessibility for everyone is one of RAI Amsterdam?s core values, a multiannual investment

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People in the News: Cordula Riedel

On October 1, 2017 Cordula Riedel takes over as the first female general secretary of the European Association of Event Centres (EVVC). In this function, 54-year-old Riedel will support the work of the board of volunteer members of the association, represent the association to the outside world and provide the link to the head office, which she also heads. (wew)

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People in the News: David Duffy

David Duffy has been appointed account manager for the GES strategic design and build partnerships in EMEA. He has more than 12 years of experience in the events industry and has managed and installed designs around the world including Rio, Doha and Singapore. (kf)

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People in the News: Muhammad Vickneswaran

Muhammad Vickneswaran is the new director of human resources (HR) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). He is a senior HR professional with over 27 years? experience in human resources specifically in the hospitality industry. (kf)

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People in the News: Corrado Peraboni

Corrado Peraboni will hold the position of chairperson of the board of directors of the subsidiary CIPA Fiera Milano Publicações e Eventos Ltda in Brasil for one year to run concurrently with his appointment as president of UFI. This appointment will be effective after the termination of his role as manager from August 31, 2017. (kf)

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Launch of technology event in Algeria

Information and communication technology are at the centre of interest at aitex ? Algeria IT Expo & Conference. The exhibition scheduled for November 13 to 15, 2017 will take place at the Centre International de Conférences d\'Alger (CICA) in Algiers, Algeria. Over 200 exhibitors are expected to attend the inaugural show. Organiser Wokalaa Business plans to establish an annual event to

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More property shows for South Africa

The Property Buyer Show launched this year in April at the Cape Town International Convention Centre has its inaugural edition in Johannesburg coming up October 27 to 29, 2017 at Sandton Convention Centre. The format targeted at the general public seems to be successful because organiser Spintelligent (Pty) Ltd. / Clarion Events states to be already in the planning stages for 2018 events in Cape

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ISH to change sequence of days

Tuesday to Saturday instead Monday to Friday. Messe Frankfurt is changing the sequence of days of its ISH, the world reference fair for the combination of water and energy. \"With the new sequence of days, we are taking account of the wishes of our exhibitors. Changing the sequence to Monday to Friday will give trade visitors an extra working day at the fair. At the same time, travelling will be

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More security in cyberspace

Cyber security is one of the main priorities for businesses in today?s world. These issues are addressed by the new show Cyber Security Nordic. The event will take place at Messukeskus Helsinki, Finland, September 26 to 27, 2017, colocating with FinnSec, Finland?s leading event for security, the Kiinteistö event for real estate management and property maintenance, and the Avita Audiovisual

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International Field Days come to Bulgaria

Bulgaria\'s agriculture and food industry is to get a new independent platform. The DLG (German Agricultural Society) subsidiary IFWexpo Heidelberg is joining forces with the Agricultural University Plovdiv to organise a \"DLG\" field day in Plovdiv at the beginning of June 2018, to showcase the activities of arable farmers, pesticide, herbicide and fertiliser producers, and machinery

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Coex initiates MICE Network

The Coex Convention and Exhibition Center in Seoul, South Korea, has set out to develop an international convention venue network. Coex has reached out to convention centres across the world to build a network of knowledge sharing. To date, agreements have been signed with convention centres in Canada, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, and Japan. The agreements include stipulations to help

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India\'s Most Preferred initiative launched

A new initiative for the jewellery retail industry in India has been launched by exhibition organiser UBM India: India?s Most Preferred (IMP), adding to the events in the jewellery portfolio. IMP will comprise a nationwide quest for India?s most popular jewellery brands and confer on them the exclusive privilege to use the prestigious IMP logo for all their marketing engagements. A

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Launch of medical event in Malaysia

Penang will host the inaugural Penang Medical Expo & Malaysian Healthcare Policy Conference (PMEX 2017). Held from November 10 to 12, 2017 at the Setia SPICE Convention Centre, the event will have two major components ? the Penang Medical Expo and the Malaysian Healthcare Policy Conference. PMEX 2017 is organised by the Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) in collaboration with

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Fabtech expands range

Metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing collide at Fabtech 2017, taking place at McCormick Place, Chicago (USA) November 6 to 9. New at this year?s show will be an expanded tube & pipe pavilion and 3D/additive manufacturing pavilion giving visitors the opportunity to explore more technology than ever before. The pavilion is a collaboration between Messe Düsseldorf and Fabtech and

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More space for Plastimagen

Space is getting scarce, so the event organisers, E.J.Krause de México and Tarsus Exhibitions & Publishing Ltd. are expanding the exhibition space for Plastimagen México. The originally planned 43,000 m² is already fully booked, so an additional 6,000 m² area of the Valparaiso and a further pavilion for heavy machinery has been added. The 21st edition of Plastimagen México with an

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End of the Green Festivals

Messe Stuttgart in Atlanta, the international subsidiary of the Stuttgart-based company, is cancelling its Green Festival event series in the USA. The eponymous event organiser headquartered in Asheville will be dissolved. \"We have not managed to find enough sponsors and exhibitors for the next shows. The response from the market does not make it financially viable to continue\", says Corinna

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AMR Group in new facility

Event and exhibition transport provider AMR Group, Inc. has moved to a new, larger facility in the Las Vegas valley. The new office is centrally located near the airport and all major exhibition and convention centres in Las Vegas. The Group was founded on the idea of providing the very best support to the exhibitions and events industry in a reliable and trustworthy fashion. The new facility

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EDPA with new format

The annual conference of EDPA, the Experiential Designers and Producers Association, ACCESS is scheduled for November 29 to December 1, 2017 and will see a completely new format, custom tailored to address present day client experience challenges. This year?s topic to be discussed at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, CA, is ?The evolution of engagement?. Members from more than 20

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Exhibition PR course in Dubai

A new training course focused on the art of Public Relations (PR) specific to exhibitions will be held in Dubai August 24, 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Media City. The Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA) and dmg events Middle East Asia and Africa are hosting ?Exhibition PR 101? to cater to the growing number of local professionals working in PR and events. Targeted

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People in the News: Scott Irvine

Scott Irvine is joining GES as general manager of Toronto. He brings more than 15 years of senior management experience in the logistics industry and will be responsible for the growth, strategic direction and customer service initiatives. Most recently, he was vice president of sales and logistics for transportation and warehousing provider REMCO. (kf)

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People in the News: Perry Damiri

Perry Damiri (41) took over as head of Marketing Communications at Reed Exhibitions in Austria at the beginning of July. Before that, he was a digital marketing consultant for Red Bull Media House. He now reports to the director of Marketing & Digital Business, Florian Moritz. (kf)

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Poultry for Sub-Saharan Africa

VNU Exhibitions Europe is bringing its Poultry format to Africa: The tradeshow Poultry Africa ? Expo and Leadership Conference will take place at Kigali Convention Centre, Rwanda October 4 to 5, 2017. It is planned as part of a hassle-free and low-cost new series of events and claims to be the first quality expo in combination with leadership conference and technical best practices in this

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New show for Islamic architecture

DAS Exhibitions & Conferences (DASEC) is launching the tradeshow MIAE ? Mosques & Islamic Architecture Exhibition. The event scheduled for October 10 to 11, 2017 will be held at Sharjah University, United Arab Emirates. The planned frequency of the tradeshow is annual. (kf)  http://www.miae.

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The Big 5 Solar starts in Dubai

With The Big 5 Solar, the solar industry will see the launch of a new dedicated event at the Dubai World Trade Centre to meet the growing demand of environmentally sustainable solutions in the Middle East market. The event will be colocated with The Big 5, November 26 to 29, 2017. No longer involved in the organisation of any Intersolar Middle East event and related conferences, dmg events, the

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Messe Berlin to participate in Droidcom

For the first time, Droidcon (September 3 to 5) one of the world\'s leading Android developer conferences, which more than 1,000 developers and experts are expected to attend, will be staged during and at Ifa (September 1 to 6). The operating system developed by Google is used today in many other devices, in particular for smart phone solutions. So it comes as no surprise that Messe Berlin has

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Remodeling of ecobuild

Since Futurebuild Events Ltd acquired ecobuild from UBM?s Built Environment portfolio back in February, big changes have been in the making. Futurebuild, which was set up by long-standing ecobuild brand director, Martin Hurn, made the acquisition with the intention of taking the event back to its roots and making it more entrepreneurial under independent ownership. To do so, two initiatives

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IEG renews merger contracts

Italian Exhibition Group SpA (IEG), the events company created by the merger between Rimini Fiera and Fiera di Vicenza, has signed new corporate merger contracts for the Vicenza location, completing the operation articulated over all the company premises: Rimini ? where the headquarters and the Palacongressi Conference Centre are located ? Vicenza, Milan and Turin. Corporate welfare,

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