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SALLY SHANKLAND NAMED EMERALD EXPOSITIONS’ PRESIDENT AND CEOEmerald Expositions董事会任命Sally Shankland为公司总裁兼首席执行官。 Shankland将于6月1日担任新职务,并将继续担任公司董事会成员。 Emerald的临时总裁兼首席执行官菲尔·埃文斯(Phil Evans)将在长期领导人大卫·洛克纳(David Loechner)辞职时任命,他将继续担任该公司的首席财务官。
GLOBAL ECONOMIC IMPACT OF EXHIBITIONS FIGURE DRUMS UP EXCITEMENT FOR GED19The global economic impact of exhibitions totals $325 billion in business sales annually, according to a new report from UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.
5 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR EXHIBIT STAND OUT FROM THE CROWDIn an exhibit hall full of brands all vying for the attention of the right buyers, it can be hard for many exhibitors stand out from the pack, especially at large shows where it’s easy to get swallowed in a sea of booths and sensory overload. That’s why staying abreast of the latest exhibit trends that best support your marketing strategy can go a long way in helping you get your fair share of attention on the expo floor.
UFI’s European Conference comes to Birmingham, UKUFI’s 2019 European Conference is taking place 15-17 May in Birmingham, UK.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR DESTINATIONS INTERNATIONAL’S 2019 ANNUAL CONVENTIONDestinations International (formerly known as DMAI) has opened registration for its 2019 Annual Convention taking place in St. Louis, July 23-25. This event provides the opportunity for professionals from destination organizations to come together with peers and thought leaders inside and outside the industry.
ACQUISITION NEWS: MARKETPLACE EVENTS, REEDPOP, JSAV AND CYBERRISK ALLIANCE MAKE BIG PURCHASESThe first quarter of 2019 has been a busy one for business acquisitions in the trade show industry, with a bevy of event and event-related companies scooping up shows and companies in the quest to strengthen and expand their market reach.
The comprehensive venue of the Beijing World Expo will be fully paviledNext month, the 2019 Beijing World Garden will kick off. At present, the construction of the park project has entered the final stage, and the main venues “four halls and one heart” – the China Pavilion, the International Pavilion, the Botanical Pavilion, the Life Experience Hall and the Performing Arts Center have begun to be fully integrated.
PRA Expands Into Rapidly-Growing Louisville MarketPRA, a leader in the business events industry, with the broadest-owned network of offices in the Americas, is expanding its reach by opening a new PRA Louisville office in the rapidly-growing Louisville, Kentucky, market, according to Tony Lorenz, CEO of PRA. PRA Louisville specializes in event design, transportation solutions, entertainment and a wide variety of interactive activities and experiences unique to the Louisville region.
CEIR RELEASES FINAL REPORT IN ATTENDEE ROI PLAYBOOK SERIESThe Center for Exhibition Industry Research has released the seventh and final report in its Attendee ROI Playbook series, a multiple fact sheet series that identifies general attendee practices while delivering insights on differences by specific attendee categories.
FEBRUARY TRADE SHOW WRAP-UP: HIMSS, WORLD OF ASPHALT, IBS AND KBISHere’s a glimpse inside of some of this month’s top trade shows, which brought together industry professionals specializing in home building, health care technologies and more.
FEBRUARY TECH BYTES: WI-FI LOVE, GETTING LOST, HUMANLESS CHECK-IN AND MOREWho can say no to faster, more reliable Wi-Fi?Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center Dallas got a wireless upgrade this year thanks to Smart City Networks, which installed a new distributed antenna system (DAS) to expand the cellular service coverage and capacity at the facilit
ASAE’S CAE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS ARE CHANGINGASAE today announced two changes to its Certified Association Executive (CAE) Program. The biggest takeaway is that the experience requirement for candidates employed as an association CEO or another C-suite-level position has been reduced to one year.
MAGIC FASHION MARKETPLACE TO UNIFY UNDER ONE ROOFThe biannual MAGIC fashion trade show is reinventing itself by offering a new one-stop shopping experience at a single venue, following feedback from MAGIC buyers.
DESPITE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, WASHINGTON, D.C. IS OPEN FOR BUSINESSWith the U.S. government shutdown still in effect — and stretched longer than any other in history — many association meeting planners and trade show organizers are concerned about how this might impact their events.
Q&A – the role of data in exhibitionsHow do you get around low connectivity at an exhibition venue and turn this into a competitive advantage?
DATA SECURITY PROPOSAL WINS FIRST PCMA NORTH AMERICAN STUDENT COMPETITIONA team of hospitality students from Kansas State University in Kansas won PCMA’s inaugural Business Events Industry Student Challenge for proposing how to protect personal data of people attending business events.
Freeman acquires US agency mdgFreeman has acquired mdg, a full-service event marketing and public relations agency based in the US.
BUSINESS CONTRACTS RENEWALS ABOUND AS 2018 COMES TO A CLOSEThe Exhibition Services & Contractors Association Extended its management agreement with Augusta Group Management through 2023.
CEIR REPORTS 1 PERCENT Q3 UPTICK IN OVERALL TRADE SHOW INDUSTRY GROWTHDespite uncertainty on where U.S. trade negotiations stand with China, coupled with an unstable stock market and the global economy slowing down overall, the latest Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) reports that the recent growth of the exhibition industry continued during the third quarter of 2018.
TARSUS GROUP PROMOTES RACHEL WIMBERLY TO VP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, TARSUS USUK.-based Tarsus Group has promoted Tarsus Media President Rachel Wimberly to VP of Business Development, Tarsus US.
Basel set for a record-breaking year in 20192019 is set to be a record-breaking year for the Congress Centre Basel (CCB) in Switzerland, which is expecting a greater number of events and attendees than ever before.
Italian Exhibition Group float private placement share offerItalian Exhibition Group announced, 27 November, it has filed an application to list its shares on the Italian Stock Exchange through a private placement exclusively reserved for qualified investors in Italy and institutional investors abroad.
Los Angeles Convention Center hires Vice President of Operations and Vice President of FinanceThe Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by AEG Facilities, has announced the appointment of Shaun Davis, CVP (pictured left) as the new Vice President of Operations and Ben Zarhoud, CPA (right) as the new Vice President of Finance.
NEW WHITE PAPER DIVES DEEP INTO SUSTAINABILITY IN MEETINGS AND EVENTSThe United Nations defines sustainability as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. However, there has been some murkiness as to what exactly that means with regard to events and what the definition of sustainability is for the events industry.
Acquisitions and investment for Nineteen GroupNineteen Group has announced the acquisition of Western Business Exhibitions (WBE) along with investment from private equity firm Phoenix Equity Partners.
Shenzhen World signs multi-year Diamond Sponsorship Agreement with UFIUFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has officially announced that Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Centre (Shenzhen World) will join its exclusive roster of UFI Diamond Sponsors.
dmg events opens new office in EgyptInternational events organisers dmg events has opened a new office in Egypt, as part of its continued expansion into Africa.
IBTM Trends Watch highlights importance of techAn early preview of IBTM’s annual IBTM Trends Watch report has revealed that, despite ongoing economic and geopolitical instability, the future of the meetings and events industry looks bright, thanks in part to the relentless march of technological innovation.
UFI extends its partnership with SISOUFI, the global association of the exhibitions industry, has announced an extension of its collaborative agreement with the society of independent show organisers (SISO).
APEX international trade fair returns to MECC MaastrichtAPEX, the international trade fair for mobile work platforms, will be returning to Maastricht in 2020 for its tenth edition.
UFI launches the 2019 UFI AwardsUFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has announced the launch of the 2019 UFI Awards.
British Airways launch partnership with ExCel LondonBritish Airways and ExCeL London have launched a year-long collaboration that will grant BA exclusive airline partner status.
James Rees elected new ICCA PresidentExCeL London’s Executive Director James Rees was elected the new President of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) at the General Assembly during the association’s 57th Congress in Dubai, 11 November.
JOIN #EXPOCHAT: WHY PERSONALIZATION MARKETING MATTERS FOR EVENTSThe days of mass marketing with a “one size fits all” message are over! Event and trade show marketers are getting more and more savvy on how to use audience intelligence to craft effective messages to drive participation.
INTERNATIONAL MARKET CENTERS ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM, UNVEILS LONG-RANGE PLANSOn the heels of its recent merger with AmericasMart in Atlanta, International Market Centers has announced a new executive leadership team and a preview of its long-range plans for its furnishings, home décor, gift and apparel Markets and continued capital investment.
Live Streaming Lets 5,000 Additional Attendees View Event at ESH CongressMore than 5.000 additional attendees in the Chinese medical community were reached at the European Hypertension Meetings Congress held in Barcelona thanks to live streaming. AIM Group has organized the ESH Congress from its very first editions, with goals through congress after congress to enable innovative approaches, grow attendance and attract new sponsors. The 2018 edition, in particular, had the objective to broaden the association’s reach, opening up new markets and mindsets while maintain
dmg::events appoints Chris Kilbee as Senior Vice PresidentInternational organiser dmg::events has announced the appointment of Chris Kilbee as senior vice president, to lead its growing global construction portfolio.
Is ‘mixed reality’ the future of the event industry?The Event Industry Hackathon, which took place on 31 October and 1 November in RAI Amsterdam, gave 50 hackers, divided over eight teams, 24 hours to solve various challenges in the event sector.
Strong October for ADNEC in Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company is set to host a series of international events during November 2018, covering key sectors such as oil, gas, real estate, investment and healthcare.
Kind Malaysia helping MITEC to achieve UN’s sustainable development goalsThe Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) was recently the host of Kind Malaysia 2018, which aimed to promote responsible business practice.
Record attendance as 85th UFI Congress kicks off in St PetersburgOver 450 global event professional representing UFI members in more than 54 countries have gather in St Petersburg, Russia, for the association’s global congress, taking place from 31 October to 3 November.
Airbus, Boeing and Uber fly in for Amsterdam Drone WeekAircraft manufacturers Airbus and Boeing will join Europe’s drone specialists at RAI Amsterdam, 26-30 November for Amsterdam Drone Week. They, and passenger transporter Uber, are the big names partnering on the inaugural event.
Hosted Buyer Recruitment Heats Up for IBTM World 2018The organizers of IBTM World 2018, scheduled Nov. 27-29 at Fira Barcelona, have announced strong Hosted Buyer recruitment for this year’s edition, with an increase in first-time Hosted Buyers. Numbers are up 5 percent this year to 48 percent. Hosted Buyers from North America are up 5 percent year-on-year and Asia’s are up 2 percent year-on-year.
IELA Security Guidelines Launched at IELA CONNECT in ShanghaiPictured L-R: Evan Li from UFI China Office; Xianjin Chen from the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Industries Association; Vicki Bedi, IELA Chairman; Thomas Löffler from Messe Muenchen Shanghai Co., Ltd.; and Guido Fornelli, IELA vice chairman during the presentation of the IELA Security Guidelines.
New chatbot ‘Jawab’ feature unveiled by ADNECAbu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced the launch of an online chatbot platform ‘Jawab,’ which has been created to respond directly to event-related questions from exhibitors, organizers and visitors.
EMECA forecasts revenue growth and appoints RAI’s Van der Sluis as President electMaurits van der Sluis, COO of RAI Amsterdam, has been elected President of the European Major Exhibition Centres association (EMECA) 2019-2020. He was elected at EMECA’s 2018 General Assembly, held in Fira Barcelona.
NEW BUSINESS CONTRACTS: CONVENTION DATA SERVICES, MCI USA, NAYLOR ALL SNAG CONTRACTSSeveral associations recently signed new contracts with suppliers to the trade show industry for housing, registration, lead management and publications.
HKTDC SNAGS TWO AWARDS FROM INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCILThe Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is pleased to have received two major awards from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award in the Special Event category and Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award in the Paid Advertising Campaign category both honor the HKTDC’s Fashion Hong Kong campaign at New York Fashion Week.
Sarawak running agri-fam trip to promote agriculture growthSarawak Convention Bureau is set to spur the Malaysian state’s agriculture sector growth with plans to leverage Business Events through its new platform feeding in to government ministries and agencies – the BESarawak Alliance (BESA).a
Cape Town ICC appoints new chief financial officerThe Cape Town International Convention Centre has announced the appointment of Wayne De Wet as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
IAEE PARTNERS WITH BEAR ANALYTICS FOR EXPO! EXPO! 2018The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) has partnered with event-data analytics company, Bear Analytics, to provide advanced data analytics solutions and a team of analysts to enhance attendance data management for Expo! Expo!, IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition, set for Dec. 11-13 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
MITEC signs exclusive international partnership with GICECThe Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) and Guangdong Tanzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center (GICEC) in China have sealed an exclusive collaborative partnership.
Blackstone confirms acquisition of NEC GroupPrivate equity company Blackstone has announced the acquisition of the UK’s NEC Group – encompassing the NEC, Resorts World Arena, ICC Birmingham, The Ticket Factory and more –from the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group (known as LDC) in a deal worth a reported £800m.
VISION EXPO WEST 2018 BREAKS ATTENDANCE RECORDS IN LAS VEGASVision Expo West celebrated its 30thanniversary by achieving a nearly double-digit increase in attendance compared to the year before.
PCMA NAMES 2019 “20 IN THEIR 20S” HONOREESThe Professional Convention Management Association(PCMA) has cast its votes for the next generation of professional business event leaders. PCMA’s newest class of “20 in their Twenties” represent a wide variety of regions, industries and organization types.
The aims and ambitions of UFI’s president electFollowing this year’s UFI Congress in Russia, Craig Newman from the Johannesburg Expo Centre will begin his tenure as UFI President. Mike Fletcher caught up with him to hear his aims and ambitions.
Germany’s expanding trade fairs attract more exhibitors in first halfMore exhibitors attended trade fairs in Germany in the first half of 2018, according to preliminary figures released by AUMA, The Association of the German Trade Fair Industry.
EEAA and AEO announce closer collaborationThe Association of Event Organisers and the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) have committed to closer collaboration following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the EEAA 2018 Global Exchange held in Sydney this week.
Prague Congress Centre Holds Counter-Terrorist DrillThe Prague Congress Centre organized, in cooperation with the Rapid Deployment Unit of the Czech Republic under the auspices of the Mayor of Prague Mgr. Adriana Krnáčová, MBA and Police President Genmjr. Mgr. Tomáš Tuhý, Ph. D,. an extensive counter-terrorist drill. The event took place on Sept. 10 & 11 on the premises of the Prague Congress Centre and in the immediate vicinity of the building and served as an important test after the modernization and introduction of new security systems in the
Industry leaders oversee new venues and growth in IndiaThis September, the Executive Committee of UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, met in Delhi.
A2Z LAUNCHES NEW BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE & REPORTING ENGINE FOR B2B EVENTS INDUSTRYCloud-based event management and marketing solutions technology provider, a2z has officially launched its new Business Intelligence & Reporting Engine for the B2B events industry.
HONG KONG CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE, MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH INITIATIVES TO CUT PLASTIC WASTEA single plastic straw, which might be used for about 15 minutes, will never fully decompose. That depressing fact has inspired two major players in the exhibitions, meetings and hospitality industries to launch a series of sustainability initiatives designed to give single-use plastic waste the boot.
INAUGURAL UFI LATIN AMERICAN CONFERENCE EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS IN MEXICO CITYThe inaugural UFI Latin American Conference presented a golden opportunity for participants to discuss common strategies for the different realities of doing business in Latin America. Held Sept. 18-19 at the World Trade Center in Mexico City, the new event attracted 120 delegates from 16 countries and was collocated with the 21stedition of the AMPROFEC International Congress.
Reed Exhibitions appoints new US presidentHerve Sedky, President of Reed Exhibitions (RX) Americas, has announced a change to the company’s leadership structure in the US.
Abu Dhabi has been named the safest city in the worldAbu Dhabi has been named the safest city in the world for the second year running by Numbeo, a website that curates and collates data to develop the world’s largest user-contributed database about cities and countries worldwide.
The ‘Olympics of professions’ comes to BudapestEuroSkills, described as the ‘Olympics of professions’, is coming to HUNGEXPO in Budapest on 26-28 September this year.
NEW RESEARCH DEMONSTRATES CORRELATION BETWEEN EVENTS AND ROIEvent marketing fuels rapid revenue growth for enterprise companies, according to a new study by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services and Splash, a New York City-based provider of end-to-end event marketing software.
Thailand Convention Bureau showcases the country’s events powerThe Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau showcased 13 years of MICE development through its history at Thailand MICE Forum 2018: Redefining Our Industry.
TARSUS GROUP BUYS REMAINING 50% STAKE OF E.J. KRAUSE IN MEXICO; ANNOUNCES OTHER DEALSUK.-based Tarsus Group has bought the remaining 50 percent share of its joint venture in Mexico with E.J. Krause for approximately $18 million, as well as announcing other deals in Southeast Asia and the United Arab Emirates.
The highest revenue exhibitions companies in the worldA study completed by the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) shows that five companies from Germany rank among the top ten for revenue in exhibitions.
HKCEC reports record attendance and plots further advancesThe Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) reports that its fiscal year 2017-2018 (July 2017 to June 2018) saw 1,061 events take place at the venue, including 166 international and local conferences and 118 exhibitions.
These are the PSI’s 2018 sustainability awards winnersThe Promotional Product Service Institute (PSI) recently hosted its 2018 PSI Sustainability Awards, recognising those in the industry contributing positively towards the environment.
Stockholmsmassan Wins UFI Operations & Services Award 2018UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has named Stockholmsmassan as winner of the UFI Operations & Services Award 2018, for their “Roboplotter” project—a robotized floor-marker system, transforming physically demanding labor into an easy task, managed by an operator.
Autumn fair of Japan IT weekThe 9th Japan IT Week Autumn is the largest comprehensive IT exhibition in Autumn in Japan. The event is hosted by Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd. Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd., founded in 1986, is a member of Reed Exhibitions, a leading global exhibition organizer. Through unremitting efforts to build a business exhibition platform, to create business opportunities for exhibitors and visitors, and in 2003 became Japan's largest business exhibition organizers.
Biofruit Congress is an upcoming event in Madrid, which will be held on 24 October in the Fruit Forum of Feria de Madrid.Biofruit Congress is an upcoming event in Madrid, which will be held on 24 October in the Fruit Forum of Feria de Madrid.
GS MEDIA & EVENTS BUYS 8 CONSUMER SHOWS; ITE GROUP SELLS PART OF RUSSIA PORTFOLIOThe trade show industry mergers and acquisitions market does not look to be slowing down any time soon, with another deal being announced today: GS Media and Events bought eight recreational vehicle, Boat & Outdoor Sports Consumer Shows from RJ Promotions for an undisclosed sum and ITE Group proposes to sell off part of its Russia division to Shtab-Expo.
MCH Group release H1 2018 financial figuresInternational live marketing company MCH Group has posted its financial figures for the first half of 2018.
BEVY OF CONVENTION CENTERS ACROSS U.S. EXPAND AND RENOVATEAs the exhibitions industry continues to surge full speed ahead, more and more destinations are recognizing the need to upgrade, revamp and expand their convention centers in order to compete for major trade shows and events.
EXHIBITOR MAGAZINE AND HCEA RENEW CONFERENCE COLLOCATION PARTNERSHIPEXHIBITOR magazine, the leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, and the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) have renewed their partnership to once again collocate HCEAInnovate during EXHIBITOR's annual EXHIBITORLIVE conference.
AI AND SMART SECURITY TO BE LEADING FOCUSES OF SHANGHAI SMART HOME TECHNOLOGY 2018Shanghai Smart Home Technology will again join forces with China Smart Home Industry Alliance (CSHIA) to establish a platform that connects key players in the smart home industry.
Printing exhibition FESPA Eurasia 2018 is coming to IstanbulScreen, textile and digital printing event FESPA Eurasia 2018 is returning to Istanbul, Turkey from 6-9 December.
Sodexo sales manager announced as ILEA UK president electSodexo Prestige Venues & Events regional sales manager Cecilia Lavin has been announced as president elect of the International Live Events Association (ILEA) UK chapter.
Meet the Australian businesswomen taking on heart diseaseEEAA’s chief executive Joyce DiMascio (pictured second from left) is one of 16 senior businesswomen invited to be ambassadors in a new Heart Foundation campaign.
The voice of a new generationAn international jury, led by UFI president Corrado Peraboni, selected four Next Generation Leadership (NGL) Grant winners as future industry leaders for their exceptional initiative in driving change and innovation in their different areas within the exhibition industry.
DealmakersSteve Monnington, managing director of Mayfield Media Strategies, writes about ‘Dealmakers’ in the latest edition of Exhibition World (Issue 4| 2018).
Nuremberg to host key Digital Summit in DecemberNurnbergMesse has announced that the German government’s Digital Summit will be held at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 3-4 December 2018.
India – a problematic market with great potentialIndia’s exhibition industry is the third largest trade fair market in Asia, after China and Japan. According to national association IEIA, the country ranked 13th globally in the exhibition industry in 2016. With a steady growth rate of almost 8.3 per cent, the association claims its exhibitions sector in India is growing faster than the GDP of the country.
UFI and Explori undertake biggest ever global visitor studyThis summer, exhibition research specialist Explori is undertaking a major global research project in partnership with UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry and supported by the Society of Independent Show Organizers.
EEAA calls for nominations to its 2018 Awards for ExcellenceThe Exhibiton and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has called for nominations to its 2018 Awards for Excellence.
ITB Asia focusing on $180bn Muslim travel marketAsian travel trade show ITB Asia is set to focus on the US$180bn Muslim travel market for its 2018 edition.
GREETING CARD ASSOCIATION TO LAUNCH TRADE SHOW NEXT SPRINGThe greeting card and social expression industry is about to get a brand new trade show. Starting in May of next year, the Greeting Card Association (GCA) will launch and manage its own event that will be exclusively focused on greeting cards.
PCMA LAUNCHES NEW CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS GUIDE FOR GLOBAL BUSINESS STRATEGISTSPCMA has launched a new guide for Business Event Strategists on how to confidently handle communications around a crisis situation.
Doing things differentlyAdaptating our business approach will help us create the events that bring in a new audience, say Eddie Choi and Francis Friedman.
A revitalised focus on business eventsAbu Dhabi is seeing a strong return on its campaign for business events, and new incentives hope to continue the trend.
We will launch a new era in medicine and biopharmaceuticsDuring the 13th five-year plan period, made in China 2025 has clearly identified biopharmaceutical as a key development area and a pillar industry of the national economy.Relevant departments are also formulating and implementing standards and approval procedures suitable for the Chinese market to ensure the development order of the biopharmaceutical industry.In this context, the industry expects the market size of biopharmaceuticals to reach 853.2 billion yuan in 2020, with a compound growth ra
Guangxi established the exhibition and exhibition economic research instituteRecently, the opening ceremony of guangxi international chamber of commerce, guangxi convention and exhibition economic research institute and guangxi zhongmao international business development co., LTD was held in nanning.Guangxi Li Changguan, the ccpit's chairman, said the establishment of exhibition economy research institute of guangxi, is the inevitable demand of guangxi exhibition economy development, to fill the gaps in major research field of exhibition economy in guangxi, will provide
A world of changeUFI president Corrado Peraboni talks to EW about his past, his future, and the moves being made by the association in light of an ever more demanding audience – Interview by Antony Reeve-Crook
The Independent Hotel Show launches in AmsterdamThe Independent Hotel Show has announced the launch of its first European edition, taking place in RAI Amsterdam next year.
How two Italian trade shows are taking on climate changeEcomondo and Key Energy are two upcoming trade shows which will take place at the Rimini Expo Centre in Italy, from 6-9 November 2018.
Sustainable living: new eco fair comes to MadridDiversified Communications, organiser of Organic Food Iberia, has announced the launch of a major new Iberian trade event for sustainable beauty and eco living. Eco Living Iberia will launch alongside Organic Food Iberia at the IFEMA exhibition centre in Madrid on 6-7 June 2019.
New UFI partnership prepares next generation of eventprofsUFI, the global association for the exhibitions industry, has joined a new partnership with SACEOS Singapore.
Six secrets for successful trade show staffingWhen you exhibit at a trade show, the most important thing you need to do is attract attention – the good kind – from the attendees. After all, if they don’t notice your presence, you’re not going to make much of a return on your investment.
Register now for the UFI Global Congress in St PetersburgThe 85th UFI Global Congress is taking place in St Petersburg this year, from 31 October – 3 November 2018.
Cvent launch “Event Management Technology For Dummies”Event technology company Cvent has announced the publication of a new book, Event Management Technology for Dummies.
PUERTO RICO’S NEW DMO UNVEILS OFFICIAL NAMEPuerto Rico’s newly established destination marketing organization has been officially dubbed Discover Puerto Rico.
Comexposium appointment highlights importance of data in eventsComexposium, the global events organiser, has announced the appointment of Romain Chassinat as its new chief digital officer.
UFI REPORT: GLOBAL EXHIBITION INDUSTRY REMAINS STABLEUFI, the Global Association for the Exhibition Industry, has released the latest edition of its flagship Global Barometer research, taking the pulse of the industry.
Chicago Build will build bridges in the city’s construction industryEvent organiser Oliver Kinross has announced the launch of Chicago Build, a new large-scale building & construction show in Chicago, Illinois.
Are you creative enough for the Event Industry Hackathon 2018?RAI Amsterdam is hosting a ‘hackathon’ for the events industry on 31 October 2018.
EEAA APPLAUDS EXPANSION OF MELBOURNE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTREThe Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) welcomes the expansion of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), making this venue Australia’s largest convention and exhibition space.
Germany will participate in the first China international import expo as the host countryOn the noon of July 9, li keqiang and German chancellor Angela merkel jointly hosted the fifth round of consultations between the Chinese and German governments in Berlin.Both sides agreed to the current situation, China and Germany will continue to push forward the bilateral economic and trade and investment cooperation, jointly maintain free trade and a based on fair and generally accepted rules of the international market, expand open, ease market access.
Malaysia provides a taste of its unique cuisine at Worldchefs CongressThe Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) in Malaysia is hosting the Worldchefs Congress & Expo 2018 from today, 11 July, until 14 July.
DMG EVENTS OPENS FOR BUSINESS IN SAUDI ARABIAAfter being granted a Saudi investment license by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) earlier this year, dmg events has established a new office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia designed to serve as a base for the company’s events throughout the Kingdom.
New social referral platform increases visitor attendance to eventsEvent organiser Easyfairs continues to roll out Gleanin’s referral marketing platform, Gleanin Connect, across its portfolio of international events.
MITEC’s new event management platform goes liveThe Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) has launched its new event management and coordination platform.
Industry welcomes SATTE’s decision to shift venue to Greater NoidaConsidering the feedback from travel trade fraternity, in the wake of redevelopment of Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, UBM India, the organiser of SATTE has taken a conscious decision to shift the 2019 and 2020 edition of SATTE to India Expo Centre, Greater Noida.
dmg events is open for business in Saudi Arabiadmg events establishes office to use as base for the company’s events throughout the Kingdom.
New research suggests business travellers feel safer at airports than train stationsNew research by global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel suggests that business travellers feel safer travelling via plane than by train, bus, taxi, or on foot.
APWA Selects Taffy Event Strategies for 2019 PWXPictured L-R: Diana Forbes, APWA director of meetings and Jennifer Hoff, president of Taffy Event Strategies.
Driving digitalLogistics providers are doubling their efforts to produce technology that runs from transit to booth in the pursuit of becoming the perfect partner for organisers.
Annual survey confirms Hong Kong’s position as trade fair capital of AsiaThe Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) has released the latest in its series of annual surveys of the exhibition activities in Hong Kong. The results show continued growth in the region, reaffirming Hong Kong’s position as the trade fair capital of Asia.
Knocking on Europe’s doorA gateway to Europe, Holland harvests a pro-business climate – Words by Sarah-Claire Picton
Join us for drinks at Confex Future Focus in Manchester!Join Exhibition News and its sister publications, including EW, for exclusive networking drinks on Day One of Confex Future Focus (4 July).
SITE’s new CITP certification exam to be offered at IMEX AmericaThe Certified Incentive Travel Professional (CITP), a new, designation for mid to senior level incentive travel professionals offered by Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), is to be offered at IMEX America later this year.
MCEC appoints director of marketing and communicationsMelbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has appointed Carolyn Johnson as director of Marketing and Communications.
CEIR releases part three in How to Grow Attendance seriesThe Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has announced, 19 June, the release of the third report in its newest series for attendee marketers, How to Grow Attendance. Report Three: Messaging that Resonates and Delivers identifies the three primary ingredients of marketing messaging that help drive attendee growth.
In pictures: London Tech Week 2018London, Europe’s ‘technology capital’, became a nucleus of digital innovation as London Tech Week launched its fifth edition, 11-17 June. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, formally opened the festival on 11 June.
Realising potentialKai Hattendorf, UFI managing director, raises big questions and reflects on different discussions in his most recent UFI Column featured in Exhibition World (Issue 3 | 2018), online now.
#GEDawards 2018: Embracing new talentThe Global Exhibitions Day Awards (#GEDawards) is presented by Exhibition World and UFI, and gives recognition to the efforts surrounding the recent GED18.
Join UFI at the 85th UFI Global Congress in St. PetersburgUnder the theme ‘The Dynamics of Transition – Our Industry’s Complex Future’, the 85th UFI Global Congress, hosted by Expoforum Russia, is set to take place in St. Petersburg from 31 October to 3 November 2018.
Doha Exhibition and Convention Center shines light on GEDTo celebrate Global Exhibitions Day, which was held last week on 6 June, the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) adjusted the lighting of its roof sun-wells to reflect the name of the event (GED18).
Travel Trade Market to showcase in ChinaSupported by the Chengdu Tourism Bureau and organised by EAGLE (Italian Exhibition Group’s and VNU Exhibitions Asia’s joint venture), Travel Trade Market (TTM) is set to take place in Chengdu, China, 5-7 September 2018.
RECORD-BREAKING 85 COUNTRIES TAKE PART IN GLOBAL EXHIBITIONS DAY (#GED18)Exhibition professionals around the world came out in record numbers for the third Global Exhibitions Day (GED) June 6.
ADNEC joins the Global Exhibitions Day celebrationsGlobal Exhibitions Day (GED) is marked 6 June as a strategic global event aimed at highlighting the significant contributions made by the MICE sector worldwide.
MARKETPLACE EVENTS ACQUIRES PACIFIC NORTHWEST CONSUMER SHOWSMarketplace Events has purchased two shows from O’Loughlin Trade Shows, the largest producer of consumer shows in the Pacific Northwest.
Backed by the ministriesTCEB’s Nichapa Yoswee gives us a peek at the inner workings of her new collaboration with ministries to help pitch for tradeshows, as featured in issue 2 | 2018 of Exhibition World.
ENDEAVOR BUSINESS MEDIA SCORES 9 HOSTED BUYER EVENTS; CARIBOU MEDIA GROUP BUYS KNIFE PORTFOLIOThe mergers and acquisitions market continues to tick away with new activity as two recent companies – Endeavor Business Media and Caribou Media Group - both made recent buys.
MOHEGAN SUN OFFICIALLY OPENS THE NEW EARTH EXPO & CONVENTION CENTERMohegan Sun, based in Uncasville, Conn., opened the Earth Expo & Convention Center today, the property’s $80 million dollar expansion, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
CEIR TOTAL INDEX: TRADE SHOW INDUSTRY CONTINUES ITS GROWTH STREAK IN Q1 2018The Center for Exhibition Industry Research reports that the recent growth of the exhibition industry continued during the first quarter of 2018.
State of the global events market: Tips, insights and trendsFollowing her trip to IMEX in Frankfurt in mid-May, Masha Boh (pictured), business development manager at The Brewery, discusses the state of the global events market – offering tips, insights and trends.
Going globalGermany is home to many of the world’s leading events, but now more than ever it is taking its shows abroad. – Words by Antony Reeve-Crook
exhibition industry has The ministry of commerce recently released the statistical analysis report on the development of China's exhibition industry (2017), which shows: In 2017, China's exhibition market will continue to be the largest in the world.With the development of diversified business models and increasingly intensified resource integration, the exhibition industry has moved from rapid growth to high quality development. How to keep rational thinking and make scientific decisions in this era of fierce compet
Barnett to depart Reed ExhibitionsFollowing an internal restructure, it has been confirmed that senior exhibitions director of the IBTM Events portfolio, Graeme Barnett, will leave the company at the end of May after 22 years with Reed Exhibitions.
BNP MEDIA TO LAUNCH AEC BUILDTECH CONFERENCE & EXPONP Media’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction Publishing Group is gearing Bup to launch AEC BuildTech Conference & Expo, an interactive conference and exhibition designed for architects, engineers and contractors to learn and leverage new building processes, materials and emerging construction technologies.
Informa Brazil wins 2018 UFI Marketing AwardUFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has named Informa Brazil as winner of the 2018 UFI Marketing Award.
Suntec Singapore wins UFI Digital Innovation Award 2018UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has named Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre as winner of the UFI Digital Innovation Award 2018, thanks to its cutting-edge HybriD solution.
Comexposium appoints new APAC region CEOComexposium, a global events organiser, has announced the appointment of Elaine Chia as its new APAC CEO.
IMEX 2018 showcases in FrankfurtIMEX in Frankfurt started with EduMonday, 14 May, at Kap Europa Congress Centre.
TOP SEVEN NOMINEES CHOSEN FOR TSNN’S “BEST OF SHOW” AWARD – VOTE NOW!After a RECORD year of nominations, TSNN proudly unveils the top seven show finalists competing for the TWO “Best of Show” Awards being announced at TSNN Awards Aug. 10-12 in Louisville (www.T-awards.com).
Countdown to Global Exhibitions Day (#GED18)Just three weeks away, Global Exhibitions Day (#GED18) is a celebration of the exhibition industry and everyone who works in it.
INTERNATIONAL MARKET CENTERS, AMERICASMART COMBINE UNDER ONE UMBRELLAInternational Market Centers and AmericasMart, two operators in the furniture, gift, home decor, rug and apparel B2B industries, have entered into an agreement to form the world’s largest owner and operator of premier showroom space.
EventCity unveils its vision for the futureEventCity, a fully flexible blank canvas exhibition and conference space based in Manchester’s TraffordCity, has revealed its vision for the future and what its surroundings will look like following major transport and infrastructure upgrades.
UFI Global CEO Summit comes to LondonThe 2019 edition of UFI’s Global CEO Summit (GCS), the exhibition industry’s global annual event for C-level executives, will move to London and take place from 30 January to 1 February, at the ME Hotel in the heart of the city.
Mexico City to welcome UFI’s LatAm Conference in SeptemberUFI’s Latin American Conference will take place in Mexico City at the World Trade Centre, Mexico, 18-19 September.
MESSE DUESSELDORF WILL TAKE PART IN AACC CLINICAL LAB EXPO 2018Messe Düsseldorf will participate in the AACC Clinical Lab Expo 2018 in order to promote its “MEDICAlliance” program of regional and international medical trade fairs organized around the globe.
WESTERN FOODSERVICE & HOSPITALITY EXPO TO COLLOCATE WITH HEALTHY FOOD EXPO WEST AND COFFEE FEST L.A.The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, Healthy Food Expo West and Coffee Fest Los Angeles are gearing up to take place alongside each other Aug. 19-21 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Marina Bay Sands wins ‘Exceptional Achievement’ award at 2018 Singapore Tourism AwardsMarina Bay Sands became the first hospitality and MICE venue in Singapore to be conferred the ‘Exceptional Achievement’ award at the Singapore Tourism Board’s (STB) annual Singapore Tourism Awards, 9 May.
CALGARY SET THE STAGE FOR WORLD’S LARGEST SIGNAL PROCESSING CONFERENCETech giants Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google were among some of the brightest minds to converge at the annual IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), held April 16-20 at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Oriental pearlEW looks at Shenzhen, home to one of the largest exhibition venue construction projects in the world – in one of the world’s hottest neighbourhoods – Words by Antony Reeve-Crook
MARKETPLACE EVENTS SCOOPS UP THREE ATLANTA HOME SHOWSIn a move that CEO Tom Baugh has labeled as “highly strategic,” B2C home shows producer, Marketplace Events, has purchased three Atlanta-based home shows from SEMCO Productions.
Global Exhibitions Day 2017: The big pictureGED's role and influence in the global exhibition industry.
PACK EXPO EAST GAINS MOMENTUM IN PHILADELPHIAIf popular new features and satisfied exhibitors were any indication, the third edition of PACK EXPO East proved to be its most comprehensive and successful yet
UFI NAMES DIVERSIFIED’S MARY LARKIN INCOMING PRESIDENTThe UFI Board of Directors has elected Diversified Business Communications’ Mary Larkin as president of UFI for 2020.
PLANNERS GIVE EVENTS A MEGAPHONE WITH INFLUENCER MARKETINGWhile planning an event in an industry, show organizers quickly learn the leading voices of that industry. These voices influence large communities and offer a type of credibility brands themselves cannot. As a result, marketers have quickly engaged in “influencer marketing campaigns.”
All aboard the danubeSAILMash Media attended an evening presentation of Vienna’s latest landmark – the danubeSAIL – at the Austrian Embassy in London, 26 April.
President Xi Jinping emphasized the opportunity of the exhibition industry certificationXi Jinping stressed that promoting high quality development is the fundamental requirement for economic work. The development of high quality is the development of the new development concept. It is the development of the new development concept. It is the economic development that has not turned to good or not. It is necessary to promote the structural reform of the supply side at the same time, to accelerate the upgrading of the traditional industry, and to accelerate the development of new in
WORLD TRADE CENTER LAS VEGAS CONTINUES TO EXPAND ITS GLOBAL BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS In a continuing effort to enhance its international business relationships, World Trade Center Las Vegas recently signed three Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) at the 49thWorld Trade Center Association General Assembly in the Netherlands with host World Trade Center Leeuwarden, World Trade Center Twente and World Trade Center Denver.
Hamburg to host 150+ global exhibitors at Post-Expo 2018A leading event for the world’s postal, parcel and express business, 2018 Post-Expo returns to the Hamburg Messe und Congress fair complex, 9-11 October 2018.
CEIR INDEX INDICATES TRADE SHOW INDUSTRY UP 2 PERCENT FOR FULL-YEAR 2017The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has released its 2018 CEIR Index Report, which analyzes the 2017 exhibition industry and provides an economic and exhibition industry outlook for the next three years.
On trend with techUK-based provider of exhibitions stands and displays, Skyline Whitespace, takes a look at five key technology trends in the events and exhibition industry, exploring current technology and the future of the industry including the emergence of customer mapping, how augmented reality is changing and the use of drones.
Digital citizen security decoding chip unveiled Digital China Construction Achievement ExhibitionIn April 23rd, at the first digital China construction achievement exhibition, the audience was taking digital citizen security decoding chip.
2018 Beijing international automobile exhibition will be held in April 27th2018 (fifteenth) Beijing International Auto Exhibition (Auto China 2018) (hereinafter referred to as "2018 Beijing auto show") will be held in 2018 to May 4th at the new pavilion and the old Pavilion of the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing.
The first digital China Construction SummitDuring the opening of the first digital China Construction Summit, hundreds of taxis were arranged to do a fixed point security service around the Straits International Convention and Exhibition Center, so that the guests and the audience would travel smoothly.
Three core functions of the conference and Exhibition large data platformThe Convention and Exhibition statistics have become an indispensable module in the exhibition industry. It has a clear demand for the Convention and Exhibition statistics, whether it is the industry management, the exhibition bureau or the organizers of the exhibition. The statistical platform of exhibition is different from the traditional exhibition statistics. It is based on big data, which is based on multidimensional statistics and comparative statistics.
Eventgold, becoming the third party certification audit institution designated by UFIEventgold, becoming the third party certification audit institution designated by UFI
The 5G network will be built in the National Convention and Exhibition Center Shanghai
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