Jackie Taranto

Managing director and founder of Hannover Fairs Australia, is leaving the company on December 6, 2014, after 15 years of service to seek new career challenges. She founded the company in order to position Cebit Australia on the market. Several special events, such as Gov 2.0 und Spatial Data, also arose during Taranto?s tenure. Deutsche Messe Hannover will soon announce who is to succeed her.

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N200 ACQUIRED BY GES

EUROPE - Following the closure of GES' data division earlier this year, the firm has acquired N200, in a bid to re-enter the data and registration market.

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Good results for IMEX America

IMEX America has published its final figures following the successful conclusion of the fourth edition at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. The statistics illustrate that 2,909 hosted buyers attended IMEX America, travelling to Las Vegas from 52 countries in addition to the US and Canada. This represents an 8 percent increase on 2013. Of all hosted buyers, 70 percent came from the US, 6 percent from

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PAUL D’ARCY APPOINTED CALABAR ICC CEO

AFRICA - The Calabar International Convention Centre (CICC) has appointed conference industry specialist Paul D'Arcy as its first chief executive officer, effective from January 2015.

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New show for interior design in Qatar

IQ Exhibition, a new B2B event for the interiors, hospitality solutions and fit-out markets will take place in Doha, Qatar, from February 2 to 4, 2015 at Qatar National Convention Centre. Organised by dmg events Dubai, the new exhibition will be the flagship event in Qatar for residential and commercial interior design, hospitality interiors and solutions, as well as public sector interior and

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EIBTM REVEALS INCREASES ACROSS THE BOARD FOR 2014

EUROPE - This year's edition of EIBTM closed having attracted over 15,500 industry professionals onsite for the three days of the show, an eight per cent increase on 2013 figures, according to organisers.

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Reed Exhibitions Japan launches two new shows

Reed Exhibitions Japan has announced the launch of two new exhibitions: 1st Content Marketing Expo and 1st Advanced Content Technology Expo. Both exhibitions will be opening at the next edition of Content Tokyo. Asia?s leading comprehensive B2B trade show for content industry professionals will be held at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan from July 1 to 3, 2015. Content Tokyo was launched three years ago

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DEUTSCHE MESSE ADDS THREE SHOWS TO IMTS 2016

AMERICAS - Deutsche Messe has expanded its mechanic and automation event offering with the launch of three shows at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in 2016.

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Prowine to be held in Singapore

With ProWine Asia, Messe Düsseldorf is to continue its successful cooperation begun in Shanghai with the International Allworld Group. In future, ProWine Asia will be held in Singapore in parallel with Food&HotelAsia (FHA) every two years. The partners involved are Messe Düsseldorf Asia (a 100% subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH) and Singapore Exhibition Services Pte Ltd, a member of the

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MICROSOFT IGNITE PREPARES FOR INAUGURAL 2015 EVENT

AMERICAS - More than 20,000 visitors are expected to attend Microsoft Ignite 2015, which could generate more than US$47m in estimated spending, revealed the organiser.

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Lars Jaeger

has been appointed the new managing director of European Green Exhibitions (E.G.E). In future, he will be responsible for further development of E.G.E. events together with his colleague Hans-Dieter Lucas of Deutscher Bauernverlag. Jaeger is also the project manager of the International Green Week Berlin. Karel Hejis, his predecessor as E.G.E. managing director, will take over

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MACWORLD/IWORLD 2015 "ON HIATUS"

AMERICAS - The 2015 edition of Macworld/iWorld has been postponed and will not go ahead as planned, organiser IDG World Expo has revealed.

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Nina Freysen-Pretorius

The 53rd Congress of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has elected South Africa\'s Nina Freysen-Pretorius as its new president. Freysen-Pretorius has been second vice-president of ICCA since 2010 and will be the first ICCA president from Africa.

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BESYDNEY WELCOMES 10 NEW AMBASSADORS

AUSTRALASIA - Business Events Sydney (BESydney) has welcomed another 10 Australian academics and business leaders to its Ambassador programme.

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Lindy Wee

Singapore Exhibition Services (SES) announced this week that Lindy Wee, deputy chief executive, will succeed Stephen Tan as chief executive effective January 1, 2015. Tan, who joined the company as joint deputy CEO in 1984 and has been chief executive since 1989, will assume the role of Chairman.

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Dianne Young

CEO of entertainment and event venue Exhibition Place in Canada, has joined the UFI board of directors. Her term will run for three years. Young has been an active member of UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and

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Denmark?s largest

Bella Center has partnered with Comwell to open Comwell Conference Center Copenhagen. The new Comwell Conference Center will be Denmark?s largest conference centre, with the market?s greatest flexibility and capacity. Following a DKK 22m expansion, upgrade and renovation of the conference and congress facilities in the former ?Copenhagen Congress Center? ? which is also merging with the

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From Leipzig to Frankfurt

The International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) is moving from Leipzig to Frankfurt for its 30th anniversary. From July 12 to 16, 2015, the worldwide HPC Community will meet on the site of Messe Frankfurt. The reasons for the move cited by the organiser are the participants? desire for a more central event location and the constant growth of the fair-cum-conference, which covers

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Praise and prizes

The Monaco Convention Bureau and Wonderful Copenhagen CVB are outstanding. At least that is the opinion of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). The Monegasques received the Best Marketing Award, presented since

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Win-win situation

IEIA, the Indian Exhibition Industry Association, and SISO, the Society of Independent Show Organisers, have agreed to share knowledge and information among their respective exhibition industry members. \"This agreement will offer our members an unprecedented opportunity to grow their respective brands outside of the USA with the knowledge and assistance of our international partners, making

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