Hannover Messe introducing Waytation

Exhibitors at Hannover Messe (April 1 to 5) can now find out which are the biggest attractions at their stand, which talks are most popular and which countries their visitors come from by analysing digital flow profiles. Deutsche Messe is offering this new digital service based on technology developed by the Viennese startup Waytation. Data are acquired by a bluetooth tag that visitors receive

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Facing the future in Japan

To create the future of the exhibition industry in Asia, changed perspectives might be needed. The power of creativity can trigger harmony to create integration and connections, stated Kengo Kuma, the world-renowned Japanese architect who designed the stadium for next year\'s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, at the UFI Asia-Pacific Conference in Tokyo. Over 300 exhibition industry leaders

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IAEE expands CEM program

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) has expanded its CEM Learning Programme to meet the needs of exhibitions and events professionals as they develop their career in the industry. Building on years of experience, the recently debuted IAEE Certification Journey is comprised of five levels: Workforce Ready Assessment, CEM Certified, CEM-Advanced Professional, CEM

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Funding for agri-food promotion

The EU policy on information and promotion for agricultural products is intended to help open up new markets. Under the slogan, \"Enjoy, it\'s from Europe\", it aims to help agricultural organisations to promote EU agri-food products into international markets, and to raise awareness among consumers of the efforts made by European farmers to provide quality products. The available funding is

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People in the News: Andreas Moerke

Andreas Moerke (52) will be taking over as manager of New Business Developments and Energy Storage Europe, the leading international trade fair for energy storage, in the middle of the year. He will succeed Bastian Mingers (35), who as the new global head of Wine & Spirits will also be responsible for Düsseldorf\'s ProWein. Dr. Moerke, who has a doctorate in economics

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AIM sets up in Dubai

Event-organiser and communications company AIM Group International has opened a new office in Dubai, linked to the partnership agreement signed with Challenge Network, a company specialised in corporate training and management consulting, with headquarters in Rome and active in Dubai for more than three years. The Dubai office, number 17 in the portfolio of AIM, is managed by Mariano Genzone,

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dmg events signs UN\'s Women Empowerment Principles

dmg events\' flagship construction exhibition, The Big 5, launched its Women in Construction Seminar & Awards series in Dubai last year. Tasked with evolving a traditionally male dominated industry, the promotion of equal opportunities for women has been a natural inclusion into the show\'s ongoing activities. The highly sought-after initiative has been geo-adapted across construction

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Messe Essen joins up with partner in Russia

Messe Essen is closely collaborating with Weldex, Russia\'s most important fair for welding technology and thus strengthening the foreign commitment of its global reference fair Schweissen & Schneiden. Within the framework of this cooperation, Messe Essen\'s team is responsible, among other tasks, for marketing Weldex in the DACH region covering Germany, Austria and Switzerland and

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Upgrading for MECC Maastricht

The upgrade and expansion of MECC Maastricht will begin in June 2019. The total investment involved is ?49 million. The Province of Limburg and the municipality of Maastricht will each contribute an additional ?6.8 million to finance the upgrade and expansion of MECC Maastricht. Alderman John Aarts of Maastricht is happy that the renovation works can begin. \"We are grateful that the

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Fira de Barcelona extends venues

Fira de Barcelona will expand and remodel its Gran Via and Montjuïc: The Gran Via venue, designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito, currently has a total exhibition area of 240,000 m2, which will be extended by 60,000 m2 with the construction of a new two-storey building and premises for offices and services. With this initiative, scheduled to be completed in 2024, the venue will increase in

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Achemasia goes to the NECC

Fresh ideas accompany Achemasia\'s move to Shanghai, where Achemasia 2019 (May 21 to 23, 2019) will be hosted for the first time by the NECC. Participants can look forward to a raft of innovations: The International Expo and Innovation Forum for Sustainable Chemical Production will focus on the latest technological developments in the sector. The pharmaceutical industry, too, is developing in

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Nürnbergmesse acquires India Mattresstech expo

No time to relax: Following the acquisition of the three market-leading fairs for the woodworking and furniture production industry in India in 2018 ? Indiawood, Delhiwood and Mumbaiwood ? Nürnbergmesse has now added the trade fair for mattress and upholstery manufacturing to its portfolio. \"The India Mattresstech Expo covers an important sub-segment of the furniture industry and creates

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Suwon Convention Center to open

Korea is set to unveil its new venue Suwon Convention Center (SCC), on March 29, 2019. SCC is comprised of a seven story convention building and plaza, including two underground and five above ground floors, which house a total of 28 meeting rooms. The central space of the building is its first floor main exhibition hall with 7800 square metres. Just outside the convention building is \'Sky

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Franchising across the pond

Franchising beyond borders, the platform developed and promoted by IFEMA to channel the international expansion of Spanish franchises, will reach the US market from May 30 to June 1, coinciding with the International Franchise Expo - New York, one of the most important fairs in the United States, which is supported by the US Department of Commerce. The agreement reached with MFV Expositions,

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ReedPOP acquires Florida Supercon

ReedPOP, the world\'s largest producer of pop culture events and part of Reed Exhibitions, has bought Florida Supercon to join its family of global fan conventions. Florida Supercon is an annual convention held in Miami, Florida celebrating comics, superheroes, science fiction, anime, cartoons, video games, wrestling and all things pop culture, the next edition will take place at the Miami

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