Final presentation

Jochen Witt of jwc will be giving his final presentation of the Global Industry Review at the UFI Global Congress in Johannesburg, which takes place November 1 to 4, 2017. For the past ten years, his analysis has been a permanent fixture in the congress programme. However, he has decided to finish this engagement on a high note. His last presentation will cover global politics and the

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European Investments

European exhibition companies will invest heavily in their businesses: Members of EMECA, the European Major Exhibition Centre Association comprising 22 of the largest venues of the world by revenue, will invest up to 3,5 billion Euro in the coming years. These investments are being made in three key areas: Firstly, investments in new halls. Some of these will replace older halls, but a

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Training completed!

Thirteen local and regional business event professionals recently earned their Event Management Degree (EMD) after completing the programme certified by UFI in Qatar. The six-month training programme came as part of Qatar Tourism Authority?s (QTA) efforts to enhance Qatar?s competitiveness in the business events field, and was delivered in collaboration with the Exhibition, Convention

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People in the News: Nik Rudge

Nik Rudge has been appointed Chairman of SmartXpo, the intelligent events platform. He has 25 years? experience in the events industry, with roles including divisional MD positions at UBM and Global Operations Director at ITE, and wants to make the business a leader in the tech and data revolution that the global exhibitions industry is set to undergo. (kf)

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People in the News: Izad Ismail Abdullah

Izad Ismail Abdullah has been promoted to Manager, PR & Communications at Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), reporting to the Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications, Mei Phing. Prior to joining MyCEB in 2015, he held roles at Sime Darby Berhad and Astro. (kf)

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People in the News: Chaisong Churitt

Chaisong Churitt has been appointed general manager of VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific effective from September 1, 2017. He began his career at the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in 1977 and continued to broaden his specialties in international conventions, marketing, media relations and governmental networking for over 37 years. (kf)

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Global Innovators to receive Expo Live grants

A total of 16 Global Innovators from 14 countries are to receive funding from the Expo Live grants from organisers of the World Expo to be held in Dubai in 2020. In addition to receiving up to US$100,000 in funding, the grant recipients will also get the chance to showcase solutions at Expo 2020. Successful submissions come from an array of fields, including healthcare, education, renewable

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Maroc in Mode to receive support

The two fairs Maroc in Mode und Maroc Sourcing, which are organised by the Morrocon textile and clothing association AMITH and take place from October 26 to 27 on the premises of the Moulay Hassan racecourse in Marrakech, are to receive support: During the event, a Memorandum of Understanding is to be signed with Messe Frankfurt. The objective of the future collaboration is to position Morocco

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Rand Show launches Kids Expo

With the Launch of the Kids Expo @ Rand Show, the Rand Show 2018 will see a new event aimed at the whole family. ?There is no other event of this magnitude in South Africa today that provides exhibitors with a targeted platform for this specific market,? says Craig Newman, CEO of Johannesburg Expo Centre and official spokesperson for the Rand Show. The event is designed to cater for the

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Expo halal spain postponed

Expo halal spain, the show for Mediterranean food, finances, tourism and lifestyle, has been postponed. Instead of taking place in November 2017, it is now scheduled for April 26 to 27, 2018 at Feria de Madrid. The event is hosted by the trade show organisers Waha Group, Ambar Connect S.L. (kf)    expohalal.com

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More digital information at IFEMA

As part of the effort of IFEMA to digitalise its facilities and in particular its communication elements, one of its first actions has been to install two large LED screens located at the information point of the two entrances to the site: the foyers of the North Gate and South Gate, which have been in operation since September 1, 2017. Providing great visual impact, the screens, which are

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New schedule for agricultural fairs

The agricultural fairs hosted in Wels are to follow a new schedule, which has been drawn up by the exhibition organiser and Club Landtechnik Austria. It has been agreed that from 2020 Agraria will take place every four years in November with wide coverage of all agricultural sectors on a national and international level, and will cover the entire exhibition grounds of Messe Wels. Wels will

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Comeback for InterSOLUTION

After a three-year break, the 7th edition of InterSOLUTION, the international trade fair devoted to solar energy in the Benelux, will take place January 17 to 18, 2018, in Flanders Expo in Ghent (Belgium). The revival of the solar energy market is demonstrated by the major interest from exhibitors in the upcoming edition of the trade fair. Fair organiser Delphine Martens from Delfico BVBA:

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KLCC expansion in progress

The expansion of Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (KLCC) is well under way, as Angeline van den Broecke, director of Sales & Marketing, stated in her update on the progress of the expansion, ?Due to be completed in mid-2019, the extension will provide an additional 11,000 sqm of flexible and multi-purpose space, which means more room to comfortably accommodate larger exhibitions and

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Cebit India postponed

Hannover Milano Fairs India Pvt. Ltd. has announced that Cebit India, originally scheduled to take place November 30 to December 2, 2017 at White Orchid Convention Centre in Bengaluru, India, has been postponed. The show is planned to take place in 2018 but no exact date has been announced as yet. (kf)     cebitindia.com

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BEWC diversifies

In future, Beijing Essen Welding & Cutting (BEWC) will be staged alternately in Shanghai and Dongguan. The first edition in Dongguan is scheduled for May 8 to 11, 2018. The trade fair for joining, cutting and surfacing has taken place in Asia for the last 30 years. By choosing Dongguan as the event location, the fair is moving geographically closer to the industry ? with a direct line

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ACC North Building opened

The Anaheim Convention Center (ACC) has opened its largest and most significant expansion in nearly two decades ? ACC North. The seventh expansion adds 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, allowing for a variety of event uses under one roof. The new building designed in conjunction with Populous architectural firm and Turner Construction Company allows the centre to grow with its

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ACC North Building opened

The Anaheim Convention Center (ACC) has opened its largest and most significant expansion in nearly two decades ? ACC North. The seventh expansion adds 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, allowing for a variety of event uses under one roof. The new building designed in conjunction with Populous architectural firm and Turner Construction Company allows the centre to grow with its

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VIP programme at Expo CIHAC

This year?s edition of Expo CIHAC offers a program designed to grant all participants at the event the opportunity to meet their clients and most important prospects, by granting them VIP access or nominating themselves to receive one. Based on applications, all nominees will be reviewed by the organising committee and notified of their VIP access, based on the amount and quality of business

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Fastener Fair goes west

Fastener Fair is expanding to the United States: Mack Brooks Exhibitions Group, organisers of the Fastener Fair exhibitions that take place globally, have announced the first edition of Fastener Fair USA to take place April 11 to 12, 2018 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, OH. The show is planned as the premier event, bringing together manufacturers, distributors, suppliers

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Eventgrid acquired by DoubleDutch

Consolidation in the event registration and management business has resulted with the acquisition of Eventgrid by US-based DoubleDutch, the leading Live Engagement Marketing platform,. Eventgrid provides an innovative attendee registration system used by customers that include Sony and Northwestern Mutual. The acquisition expands DoubleDutch?s current offering into a fully fledged event

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Africa: Pleased to meet you!

Africa, with its young, urbanising population, has very high potential for growth in the years to come. Growth is slow at present, but Africa is set for years or even decades of steady economic progress. This growth is reflected in the development of the international MICE industry and opportunities are abound. This is the reason why UFI has made Africa its focus in 2017, bringing the UFI

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EMECA celebrates 25th anniversary

The European Major Exhibition Centres Association EMECA will celebrate its 25th anniversary during its general assembly October 12 and 13, 2017 at Bolognafiere, Bologna/Italy. Highlight will be a keynote by Romano Prodi, former president of the European Commission and former prime minister of Italy. The association unites 22 leading exhibition venues in Europe and was formed in

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Harvest time at Javits Center

The rooftop garden of New York?s Javits Center is the second largest in the United States and houses beehives. The homegrown honey, known as Jacob?s Honey, was extracted by a team of Javits Center engineers, in partnership with local beekeeping organisation nyc.beekeeping.org. The hives are part of the award-winning sustainability programme at the Javits Center, which has reduced energy

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People in the News: Bryan Parker

Bryan Parker has been named CEO of DoubleDutch. He joined DoubleDutch earlier this year as COO. Previously, Parker headed the Internal Growth and Real Estate operations at DaVita as vice president and general manager. Current CEO and co-founder Lawrence Coburn, who has led DoubleDutch since its inception, will serve as chief strategy officer, focusing on product strategy and

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People in the News: Mei Phing

Mei Phing has been promoted to senior manager, Marketing & Communications at Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and will oversee the whole spectrum of the Marketing & Communications Division. She will report directly to the chief executive officer of MyCEB, Datuk Zulkefli Hj. Sharif. Prior to her new role, she was the event support manager for MyCEB

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People in the News: Andreas Winckler

Andreas Winckler (52) was appointed to the board of management of Messe Frankfurt as Chief of Information Technology starting October 1, 2017. He thus takes over management of the Information Management group, for which Frank Biendara was previously responsible. Biendara leaves the company at his own wish. Winckler has been with Messe Frankfurt for 14 years and will report

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New features for Propak Cape

The Propak Cape exhibition, taking placeOctober 24 to 26, 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, will ? in line with this year?s theme ?Sustainability? ? feature a designated Sustainability Pavilion. This year?s Packaging Indaba will also be taking place alongside Propak Cape on October 26, and will focus on the importance of sustainability in the packaging, plastic

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CO-REACH to be discontinued

Digitalisation has brought sweeping changes to dialogue marketing. Nürnbergmesse responded to this change by the further development of the former Mailingtage, which it had continued since 2014 as a cross-media marketing exhibition called CO-REACH to offer experts from all marketing disciplines a platform for regular exchange of ideas. However, figures now show that an event of this format

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CO-REACH to be discontinued

Digitalisation has brought sweeping changes to dialogue marketing. Nürnbergmesse responded to this change by the further development of the former Mailingtage, which it had continued since 2014 as a cross-media marketing exhibition called CO-REACH to offer experts from all marketing disciplines a platform for regular exchange of ideas. However, figures now show that an event of this format

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Digital transformation for built environment

The construction industry is experiencing a revolution and its future is closely linked to digital transformation and building information modelling (BIM). Bolognafiere is thus launching DIGITAL&BIM Italia, the first national event for thedigitalisation of the built environment, scheduled for October 19 to 20, 2017 at the exhibition centre. The show wants to provide an overview of the new

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Intertraffic comes to Indonesia

Intertraffic, the largest and most important trade event brand in the global traffic industry, is expanding to Indonesia through cooperation between RAI Amsterdam and Tarsus Indonesia. Intertraffic Indonesia 2018 will be co-located with Indonesia Infrastructure Week (IIW), Konstruksi Indonesia and The Big 5 Construct Indonesia taking place from 31 October to 2 November 2018 at JIExpo. Combined,

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ICC Sydney grows exhibition business

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is making gains in the exhibition sector. ICC Sydney?s CEO, Geoff Donaghy, stated: ?We have already secured 66 trade and consumer exhibitions in this calendar year alone, with almost half (42 per cent) of them new to market and new to Darling Harbour. The remaining 58 per cent of exhibitions make up returning shows, spanning industries

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Agricultural fair expands in Uzbekistan

A new trade fair called AgroExpo Uzbekistan has been launched and will be held within the existing Agrotech Expo. The fair will be organised jointly by the state-owned exhibition organiser Uzexpocentre and German exhibition organiser IFWexpo Heidelberg. Both organisers aim to broaden the scope of the topics, which will now cover the whole spectrum of food processing technology, agricultural

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GreenPort Congress comes to Baltimore

The Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore will play host to the GreenPort Congress in 2018. This will be the first time that the conference, which will be held at the Baltimore Convention Centre from 16 to 18 May, will have been hosted in North America. The Port of Baltimore has been recognised for its environmental efforts for a number of years. ?This is an important event for the maritime

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New location for Vegas Food Expo

After its 2017 debut, Vegas Food Expo is changing location for its 2018 edition and will take place April 15 to 16, 2018 at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino?s 32,000 square-foot Paradise Center North. The event is an invite-only American food tradeshow aiming to provide an expo affordable to emerging food producers and help them to be discovered. In addition, the Vegas Food Expo is

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