Building a network

Brisbane-based software company, Entegy has launched the Ignite Network, a collective of event industry specialists and venues who provide the Entegy Suite worldwide. The Ignite Network members include CrowdComms, AccorHotels Australia and the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, being the latest to offer the Entegy Suite to their clients. Entegy Executive Director, Graeme Caplen says

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Service for members

The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) has renewed its partnership with Hiscox for 2018. This will be the 11th consecutive year that the AEO and Hiscox have partnered, which is testimony to the continued value that both parties gain from working together. Chris Skeith, Chief Executive of AEO, says: ?The contribution we get from our partners strengthens everything we do at the AEO and

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Fundamental business partner

Exhibition companies are undergoing huge changes in their internal departments. To honour best practices in the field of HR within the industry, the 2018 UFI Human Resources Award has chosen the theme ?Successful changes in the exhibition industry: The strategic role of HR as Business Partners?. This award competition is open to companies that have successfully developed a programme for

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People in the News: Oliver-John Perry and Paul Hammerl

On November 1, 2017, Oliver-John Perrytook up the new position of Director Public Affairs at Reed Exhibitions Austria: The company has restructured its corporate communications and split it into Public Affairs and Brand PR. Perry is responsible for all Public Affairs and PR agendas between Reed and stakeholders in politics and the media. He has been with the company since

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People in the News: Cornelia Fehlner

Cornelia Fehlner is the new face of Fachpack. Since October 2017, the 31-year old has been responsible for events at the European trade fair for packaging, processes and technology of Nürnbergmesse. She took over the post from Heike Slotta. Slotta, who is staying with the company, will in future be working in a more strategic role and will have overall responsibility for

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People in the News: Daniel McKinnon

Daniel McKinnon, CEM has been elected incoming Chairperson of the Board of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events IAEE. He is VP, Client Solutions ? Global at FreemanXP. He joined FreemanXP in 2014 after 23 years in various show management roles. As IAEE Chairperson, McKinnon will focus on promoting the benefits of face-to-face interaction and enhancing

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People in the News: Jeremy Rees

Jeremy Rees has been appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer of ExCeL London, part of ADNEC Group, with immediate effect. The appointment follows the announcement that David Pegler, CEO, has left the company. In line with ADNEC employment procedures, Rees will have the title of Acting Chief Executive Officer for the next 12 months. (kf)

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Pushing the MICE industry

SMARTmeetings powered by ibtm events, a dynamic two-day event, will be launched in Kigali, Rwanda by Reed Exhibitions. The tabletop exhibition will be about mutually matched appointments, networking, and unlimited business connections, focusing on uniting African MICE venues and products with highly-qualified meeting and event planners. It will take place June 27 to 28, 2018 at the Radisson

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Set in stone

Middle East Stone ? International Stone and Marble Show, MENA\'s premier B2B event for the natural stone, marble & ceramics industry, has changed its date from March 2018 to now run September 4 to 6, 2018. The show organised by dmg events - Middle East, Asia & Africa will take place at Sheikh Saeed Halls, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai. (kf)? ? ??

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Complementary strengths

The DLG, Frankfurt, and fairtrade GmbH, Heidelberg, will in future be working together on four central agricultural markets in Africa. This is what the two trade fair organisers agreed with a cooperation agreement on the sidelines of Agritechnica 2017 in Hanover. The German Agricultural Society (DLG) will contribute its agro and trade fair expertise by introducing its trade fair brand

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Upheaval in Basle

The MCH Group, Basle, is realigning its organisational structure to better support implementation of its corporate strategy and the requirements of increasing digitisation. The international exhibition and event business (Baselworld, Art Basel, Design & Regional Art Fairs, Grand Basel and Masterpiece London) is being grouped together in the ?Global Events? division under the management

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Encouraging results for ITE

ITE Group has reported preliminary results for the year ended September 30, 2017 on a high note: The Group has posted like-for-like revenue growth of 5% coming in at £152.6 million after three years of difficult trading. Headline profit before tax is £31.6 million, impacted by timing of events and the planned investment of the Transformation & Growth (TAG) programme. The top ten events

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Milestone in Essen

With the opening of the new 2,000-sqm glass foyer with directly annexed new conference premises, the construction project in Essen, which started in May 2016, has reached an important milestone. At the same time, the first half of the new, 11,000-sqm Hall 6 with a direct view of the Grugapark was put into use for the first time. For Thomas Kufen, Mayor of Essen and chairman of the supervisory

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Revamping Milan?s World Expo site

Milan?s former World Expo site will be reimagined by Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) with Australian developer Lendlease, who won the international competition. The master plan shapes a 10-million square foot theme park for science and knowledge, featuring the world?s first neighbourhood planned for self-driving mobility. ?The former site of Milan World Expo will become a place for

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Smart labelling

Labelexpo Asia 2017 will present the Digital Trail and Smart Zone features for the first time. Taking place in Halls E1 and E2 of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) December 5 to 8, they will highlight the latest advances in these technologies and their respective applications for label and package printing. Located in Hall E2, the Smart Zone will be displaying a variety of

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New construction show for Australia

Australia?s first industry-owned, multi-disciplinary, multi-event platform for the earth moving and infrastructure construction sector will be held in November 2018. The newly designed National Construction Equipment Convention (NCEC) builds on the success of three biennial state-based shows. The show will absorb the Australian Construction Equipment Expos (ACE EXPO) held in Queensland and

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UBM Asia hooks up with Shenzhen Creativity Exhibition

UBM Asia Limited has a new partner: Shenzhen Creativity Exhibition, the organiser of the Shenzhen International Electronics Convention & Expo ELEXCON and the Shenzhen International e-Cig Expo IECIE. This partnership will enhance the business opportunities at, and the international standing of, these two fairs given UBM\'s international presence and network. The annual ELEXCON is the

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More energy

Deutsche Messe is expanding its offering of energy-themed shows in North America with the inclusion of an Industrial Energy Systems display in its HANNOVER MESSE USA tradeshow. The show premieres September 10 to 15, 2018 in McCormick Place, Chicago. In September 2017, a further energy fair debuted, namely Hydrogen & Fuel Cells NORTH AMERICA as part of Solar Power International (SPI) at the

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Converting south

Twenty years after the first Converters Expo took place in Wisconsin 1997, the show expands south with a new edition. Converters Expo South which will debut on February 6, 2018 in Charlotte, NC at the Charlotte Convention Center. ?Converters Expo South will bring converters and packagers of paper, film and nonwovens together with companies looking for the latest in efficiency, techniques,

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