Change of date

The organisers of Water Expo China have announced a change of date for their 2014 show which will now be held from December 1 to 3, 2014, at the China National Convention Center, Beijing China. The original date in November has been changed to accommodate the high-level government APEC Economic Leaders\' Meeting (AELM) which will take place in Beijing during that time. Water Expo China is

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THE AUTOMECHANIKA EXPERIENCE TO LAUNCH AT FRANKFURT FAIR

EUROPE - Messe Frankfurt will launch a multimedia brand experience at this year's Automechanika Frankfurt.

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Awards are shown in Russia

For the second time, Rooms Moscow/MIFS(May 20 to 24, 2014) in collaboration with imm cologne2014 will be exclusively showcasing selected,

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MCI GERMANY MERGES WITH HAGEN INVENT

EUROPE - MCI Germany has strengthened its creative event and incentive services through a merger with event marketing and incentive agency Hagen Invent.

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Growing demand for new event

PMMI, the owner and producer of the Pack Expo trade shows, announced that the brand new regional event Pack Expo East in Philadelphia has been shifted from February 2 to 4, 2015, to February 16 to 18, 2015. Reason: Exhibit space has sold so briskly that PPMI has decided to change the show dates. This change will allow for a larger exhibit space, better accommodate exhibitor demand and deliver

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RUTGER OUDEJANS JOINS UBM PHARMA PORTFOLIO AS BRAND DIRECTOR

WORLD - CPhI Worldwide, part of UBM Live has appointed Rutger Oudejans to the role of brand director of the UBM Pharma Portfolio.

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Economic situation too bad

Transport en Logistiek Vlaanderen(TLV), organiser of

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IMEX GROUP REFLECTS OPTIMISM IN MEETINGS INDUSTRY DECLARATION OF SUPPORT

WORLD - The IMEX Group has reached its first phase target of 100 signatories following the signing of the IMEX Declaration of Support for the meetings and events industry.

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CEIR reports overall growth

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has released the 2013 CEIR Index. It analyses the 2013 exhibition industry in the USA and provides a future outlook for the next three years. For 2013, the industry showed overall growth of 1.09 % and was in line with its economists\' forecast for the year. The outlook for growth in 2014 is projected to accelerate and continue through 2016. Each

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AMSTERDAM RAI TAKES VIRTUAL STEP FORWARD IN EXHIBITIONS

EUROPE - Amsterdam RAI invited visitors to attend a RAI event online for the first time ever last month.

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Growing demand for organic wine

Veronafiere  in partnership with FederBio presentsVinitalybio, a new show specialising exclusively in certified organic wines. A debut will be held in grand style at the 48th Vinitaly (April 6 to 9, 2014) at a time when this production niche is growing exponentially in Italy. It now represents about 7% of vineyard area in Italy, thereby ranking Italy second worldwide in terms of area. Companies

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AIBTM DRIVES CAREER DEVELOPMENT WITH RECERTTRACK

AMERICAS - Reed's AIBTM has partnered with certification specialist RecertTrack to support meeting professionals in continuing their career education.

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TCEB propels the country?s exhibition industry

The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) unveiled its 2014 exhibition industry strategy, which will showcase the strength of Thailand as a leader of the international exhibition industry in ASEAN. TCEB highlighted three key success factors: bringing new shows to Thailand, successful joint ventures between Thailand?s MICE entrepreneurs and renowned international exhibition

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IAEE LAUNCHES EXHIBITIONS DAY IN WASHINGTON

AMERICAS - The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) has launched its first-ever Exhibitions Day, focusing on the impact of regulatory decisions on the exhibitions and events industry.

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And the winner is ....

UFI is delighted to honour ?The Milton Graduates Trainee Programme? (MGTP) as the winner of the 2014 UFI Education Award. By selecting the MGTP programme, UFI recognises that operational efficiency and creativity can indeed go

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New footprint in Canada

Marketplace Events, Cleveland, North America\'s largest home show producer, announced it has purchased the Renovation Show in Edmonton, Canada, from Young Marketing Services Inc. The show is held annually in January at the Edmonton Expo Centre at Northlands. This will be the company\'s second annual show operating in the Edmonton market. They also operate the Edmonton Home Garden Show, which

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Stefan Kresse

On March 10, Stefan Kresse assumed his new position as CEO of IFWexpo Heidelberg. He follows in the shoes of long-standing CEO Rita Höpfner who will continue to serve the company as a consultant. For more than 15 years, IFWexpo Heidelberg has been chosen as official organiser of the foreign exhibition programme of the Federal Republic of Germany. The

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Rashid Toefy

MCI, provider of strategic engagement and activation solutions, is delighted to announce the appointment of Rashid Toefy as Managing Director of MCI South Africa, effective 1st July 2014. As current CEO of Africa\'s leading convention centre, the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), and Chapter Chairperson of the International Congress and Convention Association

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Matt Hingerty

The Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) has announced the appointment of Matt Hingerty as its new independent Chairman. The appointment was confirmed at the BECA Board meeting held last week in Sydney. Hingerty is currently CEO of Barton Deakin Government Relations and former Chief of Staff of Joe Hockey in the Howard Government. He replaces Ton Van

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Michael Mandl

Reed Exhibitions India announced the appointment of Michael Mandl to the position of CEO Reed Exhibitions India, replacing Sukhjinder Singh who is Managing Director. Mandl, who is currently the Director of Business Development at Reed Exhibitions Germany, will be promoted to his new role effective July 1st, 2014. He will be based in New Delhi.

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Bar?? Kahriman

will head up the new MCI office in Ankara as General Manager, MCI Turkey, while Ufuk Yavuz Tümer will drive commercial growth as Director of Operations & Business Development, and Koray Tuncer will lead the development of the association market as Director Institution & PCO.

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