Additional Diamond sponsors for UFI

UFI welcomes two new diamond sponsors, supporting the global association of the exhibition industry: Qatar Tourism Authority and Shenzhen World have joined the previous two diamond sponsors GES and TCEB and will support the commitment for the exhibition industry moving forward.     ufi.org/news

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MICE associations join forces

In a constantly changing world and competitive landscape, MICE professionals need specialised, credible competencies and resources to help them learn, adapt and evolve to stay ahead of the game. That\'s why the leading associations in the industry have joined forces to develop the best MICE workforce in emerging markets outside of the US and Canada. Bringing together the power of

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New ways of winning business

Aiming to become a more authentic sales person and looking for new perspectives in convincing customers? The IFES Masterclass \"Stop Talking, Start Doing\" offers new and exciting approaches to winning contracts. \"It\'s not about what you say, but about what you do. That sets you apart from others\", states Marius Smit, Captain at PlasticWhale. He founded the first plastic fishing company

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Hands-on travel bookings

When it comes to travelling, exhibition and events professionals are very hands on: The burden of booking flights to researching and selecting hotels for tradeshow- and event-related travel often falls with them. This is the key result of the 2018 Travel and Accommodations Survey by EXHIBITOR magazine, which queried nearly 200 exhibit and event professionals. Eight out of ten respondents

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People in the News: Andrew Macey

Andrew Macey is joining Freeman as executive vice president of global strategy. Throughout his more than 30-year career, Macey has helped many global industry leaders in diverse industries to develop and execute strategic initiatives and programmes that drive growth, innovation and transformational change. Most recently, he has been with Stax Inc., a private equity and

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People in the News: Alexander Wolff

Alexander Wolff (44), director of CCXP Comic Con Experience Cologne (June 27 to 30, 2019), is taking over the project management of the new format of Kölnmesse together with the Brazilian event organiser Omelete Group. Wolff has been with Kölnmesse since 2006 and has experience launching new formats such as Indicom or Germany\'s yearly recurring event, Tag des Gartens

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People in the News: René Kamm

René Kamm, CEO der MCH Group until his departure in August, has founded Kammaco in Basle, a consultancy that advises companies on how to develop and implement effective and sustainable growth strategies quickly. He works together with a network of experts from different fields and also takes on interim management mandates. (ch)

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ADNEC launches chatbot

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has launched Jawab, the first chatbot service in the MENA region. The chatbot is available across the events and conferences industry in the MENA region in line with the company\'s strategy to adopt innovative and modern tools to raise the efficiency of its business model. Jawab is specialised to help with general information, the calendar of

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INTERGIFT introduces new special area

The next Intergift trade fair, which will take place from February 6 to 10, 2019, will incorporate a new exclusive area, INTERIOR DESIGN SOLUTIONS, aimed at interior design for homes and corporate contracting, where companies will showcase the very latest solutions and materials. Prominently located in Hall 1 at IFEMA, the main entry point for visitors to the trade fair complex, the area will

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EEIA represents interests of exhibition industry in Europe

In Europe, the European Exhibition Industry Alliance (EEIA) has represented UFI\'s European members and EMECA\'s members in Brussels since 2012. This year, the collaboration was extended for an additional three years as of July 1, 2018. The EEIA\'s main event this year was the second edition of the \"Exhibition Industry EU Dialogue\" organised in February. In parallel, the EU-funded \"Business

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EEIA represents interests of exhibition industry in Europe

In Europe, the European Exhibition Industry Alliance (EEIA) has represented UFI\'s European members and EMECA\'s members in Brussels since 2012. This year, the collaboration was extended for an additional three years as of July 1, 2018. The EEIA\'s main event this year was the second edition of the \"Exhibition Industry EU Dialogue\" organised in February. In parallel, the EU-funded \"Business

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MCH Group to sell its shareholdings

MCH Group, Basle, will continue to focus its strategic initiatives and investments on art and fairs, in particular Art Basel. Its globally leading position is to be further bolstered by concentrating on existing shows, continuing Art Basel Cities and developing further initiatives, which the group will announce \"in good time\". Masterpiece London will be expanded internationally, as a first

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Reconciliation at ICC Sydney

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has launched a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), bolstering its commitment to recognise and celebrate the cultures, practices and traditions of Australia\'s First Nations within the venue and the events that it hosts. The introduction of the RAP will see the venue activate a series of initiatives to build greater engagement with, and

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Labtech China congress to launch 2019

Analytica China, organised by Messe Muenchen Shanghai Co., Ltd., plans to launch a new format in 2019. Following the success of the topic at analytica China 2018 and in order to promote the development of laboratory construction, labtech China Congress 2019 is to be introduced. The congress will put a spotlight on laboratory planning, laboratory construction, smart laboratory and other related

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COTECA Asia to launch in Thailand

The inaugural COTECA Asia will take place in Bangkok, Thailand November 27 to 28, 2019. The new event will tap into the increased demand for tea and coffee production and consumption in Asia. For the first time, the tradeshow will be managed by Quartz Business Media, a leading international event organiser. COTECA Asia will offer an ideal platform for suppliers and manufacturers to come

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Headquarter hotel added to MBCC

Good news after election day for the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC), managed by Spectra: The majority of voting residents in the City of Miami Beach approved to lease public land for a privately-funded convention center headquarter hotel connected to the newly renovated MBCC. The future 800-room convention headquarter hotel had long been considered the missing piece in the Miami Beach\'s

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New structure at IMC following acquisition

Following the recently concluded merger with AmericasMart, International Market Centers (IMC) has announced a new executive leadership team: Greg Avitabile, EVP, Operations; Dorothy Belshaw, EVP, Chief Marketing and Digital Officer; Scott Eckman, EVP, Furniture and Home Décor Leasing; Bill Lacey, EVP and CFO; JoAnn Miller Marshall, EVP, Tradeshow Leasing; Carrie Messina, EVP, Human Resources;

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