ProPak Vietnam bigger than ever

ProPak Vietnam, now in its 10th edition, has gained attention from key global industry players over the years. The next edition will return from March 31 to April 2, 2015 to the

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FIRE BREAKS OUT AT CAIRO INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE, 40 INJURED

AFRICA - At least 40 people have been injured after a large fire broke out at the Cairo International Convention Centre on 4 March.

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New ideas for Europain

The tradeshow for bakers, confectioners, ice-cream and sweets manufacturers Europain & Intersuchas announced that its 2016 edition will be staged in

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EMERALD EXPOSITIONS EXPANDS WITH TWO NEW ACQUISITIONS

AMERICAS - Trade show organiser Emerald Expositions has acquired Vendome Group and Macfadden Communications in two separate transactions.

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Fenatran rescheduled

New dates for the international transport expo Fenatranoriginally scheduled from October 26 to 30 of this year in São

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PRAGUE CONVENTION BUREAU APPOINTS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

EUROPE - Prague Convention Bureau has announced its new executive director, Lenka Jarosova.

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Comexposium on shopping tour

The Paris-based Comexposium Group, one of the largest trade show and conference companies in the world, has acquired Mobile Motion, the company responsible for organizing the Mobile Media Summit events in the United States and in Europe. Paran Johar, the founder of the

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MESSE FRANKFURT PARTNERS WITH FRAPORT TO INTRODUCE LUXURY TRANSPORT SERVICE

EUROPE - Messe Frankfurt has partnered with Frankfurt Airport to launch two new premium services for trade fair attendees.

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Automechanika Kiev cancelled

In view of the current political situation in the Ukraine, Messe Frankfurt has cancelled the planned première of Automechanika Kiev. The trade show had initially been scheduled from June 9

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HONG KONG CONVENTION CENTRE SET FOR SEVEN SHOWS THIS APRIL

ASIA - The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will host seven leading trade fairs in Asia in the next month, it has announced.

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Exploring new horizons

French exhibition organiser Comexposium and its partner, real estate developer, Unibail-Rodamco, have decided to part company. Unibail-Rodamco is currently looking for a buyer for its 50% share in the company. The split is due to Comexposium\'s expansion strategy, a corporate spokesperson has informed us. Strategically, the French exhibition organiser wants to focus more heavily on worldwide

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MESSE BASEL JOINS IN FASNACHT CELEBRATIONS

EUROPE - Messe Basel was in the midst of the Fasnacht celebrations, a three-day festival that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the globe each year.

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Johannes Schmid-Wiedersheim

On January 1, 2015, Johannes Schmid-Wiedersheim (38) became the new director for the brand management of Iffa & Texcare at Messe Frankfurt. He now manages these Frankfurt trade fairs and is responsible for expanding the global exhibition portfolio in the segments food technology and textile care, which currently includes events in Argentina, China and Russia.

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SãO PAULO CONFERENCE SHINES A LIGHT ON BRAZILIAN EXPO MARKET

AMERICAS - 800 attended the 10th edition of the Meeting of the Trade Fairs and Events Sector (ESFE) in Brazil.

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Record number of events

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) celebrates its 10th year in operation on the back of a milestone 2014 with 1,759 events hosted, an 11% increase over the previous record of 1,565 in 2013. The Entertainment and TenOnCall segments saw business grow 40% and 14% respectively while Banqueting & Functions and Exhibitions both registered 9% growth. Delegate numbers were up accordingly

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GL events: revenue up to nearly ? 1 billion

GL events, the integrated event industry group, has announced strong growth in annual revenue of 16.1% to ? 939.4 million. This performance illustrates the quality of the group?s territorial coverage and its teams, the strength of its references, its commercial networks, and the added value of the event offering, now widely distributed across all continents. GL events had consolidated revenue

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Non-BRICS drive emerging markets growth

Dynamism in ASEAN, GCC countries, Sub-Saharan Africa and the large, next-tier economies of Indonesia, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Mexico and Pakistan is offsetting mixed performance in the BRICS countries that powered emerging markets growth in recent years. The more balanced picture for growth is reflected in the 2015 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, an annual data-driven ranking of 45

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Penton acquires iNET Interactive

Penton, North America?s largest privately held professional information services company, announces that it has acquired iNET Interactive, a leading event and digital information company that focuses on the cloud, hosting and data center segments of the technology sector. ?The acquisition of this high-quality business allows us to take immediate advantage of the rapid growth being experienced

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Reed Exhibitions Greater China expands

Reed Exhibitions Greater China has announced its newest joint venture partnership with Reed Exhibitions Kuozhan. Shanghai-based Reed Exhibitions Kuozhan, formerly Shanghai Kuozhan Exhibitions, is now the formal owner and organiser of the world-leading China International Touchscreen Exhibition, commonly known as C-TOUCH. The event is a significant addition to Reed?s growing portfolio in the

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Exploring new horizons

French exhibition organiser Comexposium and its partner, real estate developer, Unibail-Rodamco, have decided to part company. Unibail-Rodamco is currently looking for a buyer for its 50% share in the company. The split is due to Comexposium\'s expansion strategy, a corporate spokesperson has informed us. Strategically, the French exhibition organiser wants to focus more heavily on worldwide

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