Gerardo Barajas

PMMI, the owner and producer of the Paxk Expo portfolio of trade shows, announced that Gerardo Barajas has been hired as director of Expo Pack Events. In this new role, Barajas will have oversight of Expo Pack México and Expo Pack Guadalajara, PMMI?s trade shows in Latin America. Barajas comes from HAYS, a British recruitment firm focused in the accounting and financial

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INFORMA MIDDLE EAST BUYS CHANNELS EXHIBITIONS

MIDDLE EAST - Informa Middle East has boosted its profile in the commercial retail market with the acquisition of Channels Exhibitions, a UAE firm specialising in commercial retail and photography events.

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Brian Thomas

RX Australia announces the appointment of Brian Thomas as its new Managing Director. Brian will report to Debbie Evans, President South East Asia and Australia and will assume the role on 6 November 2014. Brian is a familiar face to Reed Exhibitions. He joined RX Australia in 1994 and through his time has held the positions of Finance Director, Commercial

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CEBIT AND DATACENTERDYNAMICS LINK UP

IT event CeBIT, has joined forces with DatacenterDynamics (DCD) to create what it claims is the world's largest international data centre event at CeBIT in Hannover on 16-20 March 2015.

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Nancy Walsh

Reed Exhibitions North America promoted Nancy Walsh, Executive Vice President for North American Tradeshows, to President, Reed Exhibitions North America. Most recently, Nancy has been the senior executive responsible for opening the Mexican market for Reed Exhibitions. She will now take on all direct reports within the North American business, including Mexico, and will report

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TCEB DRIVES THAI MICE VISION FORWARD

ASIA - The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has committed to a series of MICE corporate strategies in anticipation of the upcoming full integration of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

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Setting sail together

In expectation of the growth predicted for the next six years in India?s maritime industry, Informa Exhibitions, organiser of Inmex India, and Hamburg Messe und Congress, organiser of SMM India, have formed a strategic partnership. They will stage the largest maritime exhibition-cum-conference in South East Asia. Inmex SMM India will take place from September 23 to 25, 2015 at the Bombay

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NIGERIA LOOKS AHEAD TO 2015 FOR FIRST OPERATIONAL MONORAIL

AFRICA - Nigeria's first operational monorail will be completed in Calabar in March 2015, it has been revealed.

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Tradexpo goes international

In 2014, Tradeexpo, France\'s major trade fair devoted to the home, toys, DIY, gardening, household appliances and stock clearance will be moving to another level. The aim is to conquer the European market. The show will retain its three sessions in January, May and September but will be moving to new venues. The Exhibition Park in Le Bourget hosted the last event at the start of the year. It

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FESPA MEXICO REVEALS 27% VISITOR RISE

AMERICAS - Screen and digital printing association FESPA has reported 10,173 unique visitors to FESPA Mexico, its largest edition to date.

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Asia?s cleaning industry meets in Bangkok

Impact Exhibition Management Co. Ltd, in collaboration with AFIDAMP, the Italian Cleaning Equipment Manufacturers? Association is launching a brand new international trade exhibition for the cleaning industry, scheduled to take place in Bangkok in September. AFIDAMP is the organiser of one of Europe?s biggest cleaning exhibitions called Pulire, held in Verona, Italy. The new show called

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BECA CHAIRMAN CALLS ON EVENTS INDUSTRY FOR SURVEY SUPPORT

AUSTRALASIA - Independent chairman of the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) Matt Hingerty is urging the business events industry to take part in a major study of the sector being undertaken by Ernst & Young (EY).

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New opportunities in Brazil

On September 15, 2014, UBRAFE (Uniao Brasileira dos Promotores de Feiras) members, exhibition organisers, venue management and suppliers will meet in Sao Paolo, Brazil, at the Imigrantes Exhibition & Convention Center. Participants will learn more about the Brazilian market, UFI?s plans in the region and have the opportunity to meet

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GERMAN CONVENTION BUREAU SECURES EMAS CERTIFICATION

EUROPE - The German Convention Bureau (GCB) has received European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) certification after demonstrating its commitment to sustainability.

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Field days in Kazan

From June 24 to 26, 2015, the International Field Days, modelled on the DLG Field Days, will take place in the Volga region near Kazan, capital of the Republic of Tatarstan. In addition to a trial field for crop production exhibits, three further exhibition sections are currently planned. Large-scale farming technology will be accommodated on exhibition areas for stationary demonstrations but can

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New Media Expo advances the media revolution

Following the successful New Media Lounge at the 2014 NAB Show, NMX and NAB have agreed to expand their collaboration. New Media Expo will co-locate its entire event and introduce tens of thousands of new media content creators to the NAB show from April 13 to 16, 2015. Originally called BlogWorld & New Media Expo, the event name was changed in 2011 to New Media Expo. Thousands of attendees

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Trade fair contributes to urban development

When the existing car park of MCH Messe Basel is relocated to several underground levels, the site of this multi-storey car park requiring renovation can be put to alternative use and further change the character of this area of the city. The ideas presented by the three planning offices as part of a pilot study that MCH Messe Basel commissioned in January 2013 propose facilities for the

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AC Business Media buys Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups

Cygnus Business Media announced that it has sold its Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups to AC Business Media Inc. for an undisclosed amount. The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms. ForConstructionPros.com anchors the Construction Group as the online digital platform

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Strengthening the portfolio in India

Messe München International is strengthening its portfolio in India and taking over the India Lab Expo from S.D. Promo Media. The event is one of the Indian subcontinent?s leading fairs for analytical, laboratory and biotechnology equipment. In 2014 India Lab Expo will take place for the first time under the auspices of Messe München International, from November 6 to 8 in the Hitex Exhibition

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