Freeman enhances Fuzion

Helping to improve and simplify the event tech selection process as well as increase market awareness and exposure to Fuzion by Freeman partners, Freeman has announced a new, robust event tech directory and an expanded Fuzion Partner Program. \"When putting on an event, especially one rich with technology, integration can become a major challenge. Think about everything that goes into a live

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AUMA publishes revenue ranking

#BL1#The annual revenue ranking of exhibition companies worldwide published by AUMA ? the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry sees Reed Exhibitions as global number one for 2018 with revenues of ?1,351.9 million, followed closely by informa with ?1,318.9 million, including UBM after it was acquired in mid-2018. Messe Frankfurt came in third place with sales of ?718.1 million.

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Qualification offensive in Thailand

#BL1#A special training course for MICE electricians is being introduced in Thailand. The professionals of the future are to be trained in the special needs of the MICE sector. This training initiative is being pushed by the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), the state agency promoting the MICE industry. Meanwhile, TCEB has joined hands with Thailand Incentive and Convention

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People in the News: Naji El Haddad

#BL1#Naji El Haddad has been named new UFI Regional Manager for Middle East-Africa region. El Haddad brings over ten years of industry experience in the Middle East region to his new position where he has worked as a Group Event Director for Reed Exhibitions and as an independent event consultant. El Haddad follows on the work of by Nick Savage, who is handing over the baton for

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People in the News: Steffen Jantz

#BL1#Steffen Jantz (53), head of the communications division at Leipziger Messe, is moving to Messe Düsseldorf. As director of Marcom, he will take over the Trade Press and Marketing Services departments of Messe Düsseldorf from January 1, 2020. Jantz will thus simultaneously head the trade press department, which has been managed in an interim period by Wolfram Diener,

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People in the News: Lindsay Berezan

#BL1#Lindsay Berezan has returned to the ConvExx Team as meetings and events director. She previously worked at ConvExx as a show coordinator with the emphasis in sponsorship fulfillment and activation and recently returned from managing partnership accounts and activation for the Vegas Golden Knights NHL hockey team for the past two years. (kf)

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Montgomery cancels NFE before launch

The organisers of the Nigerian Food Event (NFE) have officially announced the cancellation of their launch food, beverage and hospitality event and subsequent editions moving forward. Over the past 18 months, huge effort and expense has been poured in to promoting the show regionally and globally and the launch of NFE was originally widely welcomed in the industry both locally and

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Spotlight on medical topics

#BL1#Expo 2020 Dubai will host a series of medical conferences and specialised events at the Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC) that are set to boost the UAE\'s growing status as a global hub for innovation. The nine events ? expected to attract attendees from across the world ? will take place during the six months of Expo 2020, which will run from October 20, 2020 until April 10, 2021, and will

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Strong alliance for lightweight construction

Deutsche Messe, Hanover, is launching a new lightweight construction fair on the market by the name of Lightcon, initially as a conference with accompanying trade fair from June 23 to 24. From 2021, the new event will evolve into a fully-fledged trade fair. However, the conference will remain an integral part of the event. The demand is clear: LightCon will be an annual event. The fair will

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MCH Group with a small loss

The situation remains challenging for MCH Group, Basel. After two very difficult years, the holding was still in the red in the first half of 2019: The group result produced a small loss of 920.000 euros (CHF -1.0 mill.). In the previous year, MCH Group generated a profit of 19.8 million euros (CHF 21.5 mill.). In the reporting period January 1 to June 30, 2019, the consolidated operating

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Walking the cleaner way in London

#BL1#Olympia London has launched recommendations for walking routes to its venue from public transport stops in partnership with the Mayor of London. As part of this project, scientists from King\'s College London monitored the main routes from Olympia London to local tube stations to establish the best alternatives for commuters. With a little help from Olympia London\'s volunteers, the team

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MAST moves to heart of Tokyo

For its fourth Asia event, MAST will again be in Japan in November 2020. The event is making the move into the optimal location for the Japanese defence community since the last location, Makuhari Messe in Chiba, was located too far from Tokyo. The new venue in Shinagawa is convenient for major transport links and close to the offices of key Japanese defence agencies. The conference and

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CloserStill brings Technology for Marketing to Asia

Technology for Marketing will give its debut at Singapore\'s Marina Bay Sands from October 9 to 10, 2019. Indiana Forrest-Bisley, Technology for Marketing Asia\'s Launch Director said: \"There is a need for one event that can service the entire marketing ecosystem, including Social Media Marketing, Content Marketing, Marketing Automation, Personalisation, and Customer Experience. Technology

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Expansion of NECC

#BL1#The National Exhibition and Convention Center Shanghai (NECC) is stepping up efforts to scale up its venues by adding storeys to two single-storey pavilions. After completion, at least 60,000 m2 of exhibition space will be added. At present, 5G network construction is in full swing, so as to boost the implementation of various demonstration and application scenarios. High-quality

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Fashionsustain goes LAFF

Messe Frankfurt\'s Fashionsustain conference, which focuses on sustainable textile innovations, is going west: After its appearance in New York City in July, it is now moving to Los Angeles and will be held September 20 during the LA Fashion Festival (LAFF). It will be taking place under the motto \"The change of fashion is now\" in close cooperation with Lenzing. The LAFF has evolved from the

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COUTURE moving to The Wynn

In 2020, COUTURE will play host to one of the first events held in the newly expanded space at The Wynn Las Vegas. The new setting in the Cristal Ballroom, the adjacent private ballroom and North Villas allows the company to house COUTURE and COUTUREtime under one roof, offering attendees the opportunity to navigate the show more easily and efficiently. Although the new venue is bigger than

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IABE bakes up new treats

The International Artisan Bakery Expo (IABE) is offering some new highlights for its second edition scheduled to take place from March 31 to April 2, 2020 at Las Vegas Convention Center. A new demonstration area will be established, giving attendees the chance to observe more than 50 demonstrations delivered by baking experts. Additionally, a decorated cake competition will be launched. This

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ExCeL London extends contract with Agility

Following a seven-year partnership, global logistics provider Agility has been awarded an extended contract by ExCeL London exhibition and international convention centre to continue being their venue preferred logistics partner. Under the new five-year contract, Agility Fairs & Events will continue to partner with ExCeL to provide event organisers, exhibitors and contractors with

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Thai experience ahead

Delegates of the 86th UFI Global Congress, taking place from November 6 to 9, 2019 at Bangkok, will enjoy a reception programme that reflects Thai culture and tradition, ranging from charming and unique religious ceremonies, such as the temple fair, to watching Thai boxing and visiting the Museum Siam. This custom-designed event will be held at the \'UFI Grand Night Out\' reception at Wat

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People in the News: Amy Jordan

Amy Jordan has been appointed as the head of marketing for Visit by GES. She brings a wealth of experience to the role having held marketing positions for Easyfairs and UBM (now Informa Markets) and most recently with international events and training producer CWC Group. She reports to Christine Martin, executive director, marketing and customer experience at GES and will

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People in the News: Anju Gomes

Anju Gomes has been appointed by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) as Director Middle East. She is an accomplished Events Strategist and Director of Business Development with over two decades of experience in the international events sector in the Middle East who has been based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates since 1996. Gomes will continue the work

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People in the News: Kelly Haslehurst

Kelly Haslehurst has taken on the newly created position of marketing director ? conventions and exhibitions, for the NEC Group. With 20 years\' marketing experience on both the client and supplier side of events, Haslehurst has worked in investment management, insurance and consultancy. Most recently, she was head of marketing for two leading conference venues, the ICC

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CPhI Middle East & Africa introduces new features

CPhI Middle East & Africa, scheduled to take place from September 16 to 18, 2019 at Adnec, Abu Dhabi, UAE, offers several new social features for visitors. The F1 Experience gives visitors and exhibitors the chance to walk, run or cycle the Yas Marina Circuit, which is home to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Additionally, an hour of networking to mingle with pharma peers from around the world

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WAITEX to launch in Ghana

A forum for trading, networking, learning and product sourcing, the new West African Industrial Trade Exhibition (WAITEX) aims to harnesses the synergy and strengths of these interrelated industries and will showcase the latest products, technologies and services across these important sectors. Organisers Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery and Afrocet Montgomery have announced the launch of

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Shorter walking distances, longer opening days

603 exhibitors and around 15,000 trade visitors: That was a result of Messe Frankfurt\'s three-day consumer goods fair Tendence (June 29 to July 1, 2019). For 2020, the organiser intends to retain the structure but change the number of days and the dates to take account of the requirements of the market and sector. The former autumn fair will no longer be held from July 4 to 6, 2020 as

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Cyberattack on Messe Stuttgart

Messe Stuttgart reported an \"IT security incident\" on September 3, 2019. Parts of the communication networks and the online services (e.g. ticket shop, registration, accreditation) are therefore \"currently disrupted\" or partially deactivated for security reasons after the targeted cyberattack. The fault was noticed because there were problems with emails. Messe Stuttgart and its IT service

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Comexposium restructures

Paris-headquartered Comexposium is adopting a three-region structure, Americas, APAC, and EMEA, to reflect its business operations as well as creating platforms for further business development. To lead the business, Renaud Hamaide, will continue as president of the group, Stephen Corrick and Elaine Chia remain regional CEOs of Americas and APAC respectively, and Alexandre Lavoisier will

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Messukeskus Helsinki installs solar power plant

Messukeskus Helsinki and Helen Ltd will open one of the largest solar power plants in Helsinki on the hall roofs of the Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre. The solar power plant is set to start operation in September 2019. Construction of an extension will also start at the same time. The solar power plant will increase the energy efficiency of the expo and convention centre and

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Inauguration of Aichi Sky Expo

Aichi Sky Expo, a modern new venue for international events, opened its doors on August 30 in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan. Positioned between Tokyo and Osaka, it is located in the heart of one of the country\'s largest industrial regions. The venue is also the first Japanese Convention and Exhibition Centre to benefit from direct access to an international airport. With 60,000m² of exhibition area, a

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India Art Fair changes hands

MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd, MCH Group company in Basel (Switzerland), is selling its 65.0 percent stake in Seventh Plane Networks Private Limited in New Delhi (India) to Angus Montgomery (HK) Limited based in Hong Kong. Seventh Plane Networks Private Limited is the organiser of the India Art Fair. In September 2016, the MCH Group acquired its stakeholding in India Art Fair and supported

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Flexpack Asia to launch parallel to Labelexpo Asia

Flexpack Asia will run alongside Labelexpo Asia 2019 and is a brand new feature area designed around showcasing the latest flexible packaging innovations. This includes in-line presses, inks, coatings and surface treatment such as corona for flexible packaging films, laminating films, and high-speed slitting equipment for master flexible packaging rolls. The new show addresses the changed

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PCC upgrades charging stations

The Phoenix Convention Center (PCC) has installed one of the fastest, most advanced Level 2 Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations on the market in the East Garage in partnership with Blink Charging. The garage has six smart Blink units and a kiosk unit to initiate the charge. The upgrade of these EV charging stations is part of the convention centre\'s commitment to sustainability. These

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