Stuart Forrester

has been appointed executive director of Historic Conference Centres of Europe (HCCE), the only international association of historic conference centres in the world. Stuart succeeds John Thompson who will retire after having spent nearly four years in the role. Stuart comes with a wealth of industry experience: managing events for global brands and more recently being chairman of one of the

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ADNEC GROUP CEO STEPS DOWN

MIDDLE EAST - Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced group CEO Pieter Idenburg has left the company, following the completion of his two-year business objectives.

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Johann Jungreithmair

After a career spanning 45 years, Johann Jungreithmair (60) is taking early retirement on December 31, 2014. The chairman of the board of management and CEO of Reed Exhibitions in Austria cites health reasons for this decision. Within a few days, Reed Europe President Andrew Fowles will announce appointments for the future and present the new head of the Austrian Reed Group.

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AMSTERDAM RAI CAR PARK TO HOST EXHIBITIONS

EUROPE - The first floor of an Amsterdam RAI car park will host exhibitions when expansion work is completed in the next two years.

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Nüssli takes over Ambrosius

With effect from August 31, 2014 the Swiss Nüssli Group headquartered in Hüttwilen took over the operations of tradeshow contractor Ambrosius, based in Frankfurt. In October 2013, the long-established company was forced to declare insolvency. With this acquisition, the Swiss are hoping to expand their exhibition contracting capacities in Germany and strengthen their position as a leading

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FESPA ANNOUNCES BOARD MEMBER RESTRUCTURE

WORLD - Thomas Struckmeier and Christophe Aussenac have been appointed as board members of the global federation of national associations for the screen printing, digital printing and textile printing community, FESPA.

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New agribusiness conference and exhibition in Sydney

Reed Exhibitions Australia has announced a major new conference and exhibition event designed to support the changing operational needs and growth objectives of Australia?s dynamic agribusiness industry. The inaugural edition of Agriworld Australia, a first-of-its-kind, two-day business-to-business conference and exhibition, will take place at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, from July

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KLCC AWARDS STUDENTS IN TAP TALENT QUEST 2014

ASIA - Forty food and beverage students took part in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre's (KLCC) inaugural month-long TAP Talent Quest 2014, as part of the venue's higher learning collaborations.

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Overall US exhibition industry grows 1.0%

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has released second quarter data for the exhibition industry in the US, collected for the annual CEIR Index report. The results marked a modest year-on-year gain of 1.0 percent. All four metrics posted year-on-year gains with the strongest performance in real revenues, which rose 1.4 percent. The growth of the exhibition industry lagged behind

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ADNEC REPORTS STRONG H1 EXHIBITION GROWTH

MIDDLE EAST - The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) has revealed a 56 per cent increase in the number of exhibitions held in the year to date compared to the same period last year.

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MCH Group beats its own record

?Very satisfactory?, was how the MCH Group headquartered in Basle commented on its consolidated first-half financial statement for reporting period January 1 to June 30, 2014. The MCH Group comprises MCH Messe Basel, MCH Messe Zürich, MCH Beaulieu Lausanne and a number of event services companies. Operating income for the period stands at CHF 335.8 million, which is 2.6 % below the same

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KARIN MäNTYMäKI NAMED NEW STOCKHOLM CONVENTION BUREAU DIRECTOR

EUROPE - Karin Mäntymäki has taken over as director of the Stockholm Convention Bureau, a department of Stockholm VisitorsBoard, succeeding Henrik von Arnold.

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New exhibition venue for Istanbul?

On September 10, 2014, the mayor of the Istanbul district of Maltepe (population 500,000), Ali Kiliç, visited Messe München: He wants to build an exhibition site on the Asian side of Istanbul, close to the new airport, which is already served by a metro and motorway connection. If the new venue is built, Messe München will provide advisory support, but no financial support. ?We are not going

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ROY APPOINTED REED CHAIRMAN AND CEO IN AUSTRIA

EUROPE - Reed Exhibitions has announced the appointment of Mag. Martin Roy as the new chairman of the management board and CEO in Austria.

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Issac Chan

will join the Uniplan management team in the region of Greater China in the newly created position of senior vice president appointed by the Agency for Live Communication. Geraldine Chew will become the new managing director of the Uniplan Office in Beijing. Chan, who has worked for the company for 25 years, will be active in the areas of business development and customer

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Barbara Vávra

recently became the new representative of BVV Trade Fairs Brno for the German market. At the German-Czech Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Prague, official representative of BVV Trade Fairs Brno since 2010, she will provide advice to German exhibitors and trade visitors on participation in Brno trade fairs. Born in Essen, Barbara Vávra will mainly be responsible for organising participation

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Chet Burchett

Reed Exhibitions announces new appointments. Chet Burchett becomes Chief Executive Officer of Reed Exhibitions reporting to Mike Rusbridge, who will continue in the role as Executive Chairman. Burchett, Regional President The Americas (South America, USA & Mexico) will take on his new role in January 2015. Chet joined Reed Exhibitions in early 2004 from

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SPS IPC Drives, Motek and Control go India

In a cooperation at a trade fair in India from February 5 to 7, 2015, P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG and Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH are making a joint statement on the benefits of opening up growing overseas markets. An exhibition consortium is planned of leading trade fairs: SPS IPC Drives, Motek and Control. SPS IPC Drives see themselves as the Europe-wide leader in the field of electrical

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Equipmag goes abroad and launches expo in China

Equipmag, organised by Comexposium, is France?s leading trade show for retail, distribution and points of sale. It is going abroad and this year will launch Equipmag Retail Expo China, in association with Diversified Events Hong Kong. This first edition will take place at Shanghai Exhibition Centre from October 15 to 17, 2014. Trade is developing swiftly in China, which is the second largest

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UBM plc forms UBM Americas division

UBM plc announces the formation of UBM Americas, which consolidates UBM?s events-led marketing services businesses in North and South America into a single organisation with a streamlined management structure. PR Newswire is unaffected by this change. UBM Americas will be headquartered in New York and led by Sally Shankland. Sally was previously CEO of UBM Connect, UBM?s

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Reed Exhibitions and Tüyap expand their partnership

Events organiser Reed Exhibitions and Tüyap, Turkey?s leading events and venue company, joined forces in 2012 combining their strengths to create a long-term event organising partnership called Reed Tüyap. Following the successful collaboration of the two companies, Reed Tüyap announced the second phase in their venture ? the expansion of its portfolio of events. The expanded portfolio of

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