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Nov 11, 2015
Airgate Holdings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITE Group, has acquired an additional 31.7% share of Mumbai-based ABEC Exhibitions for around £14 million (US$21 million). Including the 28.3% share acquired in December 2012, ITE Group now holds up to 60% share of ABEC. ABEC Exhibitions is a leading exhibition organiser in India, running over 20 events across industries from building & interiors, oil & gas to fashion. Holding the remaining 40% of the company shares, Sumit Gandhi, Chairman, and Manish Grandhi, COO, will retain their roles at ABEC. The new acquisition was financed out of… more
Nov 10, 2015
Laying the foundation for the eventual departure of Joe Loggia, CEO of UBM Advanstar, at the end of the year, UBM Americas has made several new appointments to its U.S.-based Fashion Group, including bringing Chris DeMoulin back into the fold. DeMoulin, who previously oversaw Advanstar's fashion business, serving as president of the biannual MAGIC  series of shows from 2008–2012, was named managing director of Fashion for UBM Americas, reporting directly to Simon Foster, CEO of UBM Americas. DeMoulin most recently served as president of Licensing and executive vice president, Customer… more
Nov 08, 2015
In a society that’s more disconnected and lonely than ever, people no longer attend events because they just want basic information or random networking. Instead, they desire a strategically-designed experience where they can collaborate and create solutions to problems. “People go to events for four primary reasons,” according to Marc Pomerleau, Global Strategy Vice President for FreemanXP. “They want to strengthen relationships, enhance competency, increase vision and perspective, and discover a sense of purpose.” Creating the type of event that meets those needs can be tough because it… more
Nov 08, 2015
The primary reasons companies participate in trade shows is to increase awareness of their brand and find new business opportunities. But despite living in the digital age, many exhibitors still underestimate the value of buffering up their presence on the event website to maximize their investment. Here are five easy ways in which exhibitors can enhance their presence and exposure to a dedicated audience.   Logo   This may seem like a no-brainer, but it never ceases to amaze us how many exhibitors still miss the boat on this one. Putting a logo on your eBooth is the… more
Nov 08, 2015
The primary reasons companies participate in trade shows is to increase awareness of their brand and find new business opportunities. But despite living in the digital age, many exhibitors still underestimate the value of buffering up their presence on the event website to maximize their investment. Here are five easy ways in which exhibitors can enhance their presence and exposure to a dedicated audience.   Logo   This may seem like a no-brainer, but it never ceases to amaze us how many exhibitors still miss the boat on this one. Putting a logo on your eBooth is the… more
Nov 04, 2015
Reed Exhibitions is bringing its in-cosmetics brand to the Big Apple next year when it launches the show Sept. 7-8 at Pier 36. in-cosmetics North America, which focuses on personal care ingredients and already is established in overseas markets such as Paris and Bangkok, will feature international companies such as Ashland, Caregen, Clariant, Gattefosse, KCC Corporation, Lucas Meyer, Merck, Nanjing Cosmos, Technature, The Innovation Company and Vantage Specialty Ingredients already have confirmed their participation. More than 20 countries including Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, Singapore,… more
Nov 03, 2015
Meeting Professionals International has acquired the assets of Plan Your Meetings, a privately-owned educational and networking resources company based in Atlanta. Plan Your Meetings produces live education, networking events, an award-winning annual meeting planning guide and a variety of digital resources and tools for meeting planners in the U.S.  The acquisition of Plan Your Meetings’ assets strengthens MPI’s portfolio of professional development offerings and supports MPI’s strategic vision to be the first choice for professional career development for its members and the global… more
Nov 01, 2015
ibtm world has announced the Top 10 Innovations set to be showcased in this year’s Innovation Zone. The following companies were shortlisted from over 60 international applicants who submitted entries for the 2015 Technology and Innovation Watch Award this year.   InitLive - winner of the 2015 Technology and Innovation Watch award, a cloud-based system which includes a web service and a mobile device app that equips event planners, event staff and volunteers with a real-time communication system and a comprehensive scheduling service on the day of their events.  … more
Nov 01, 2015
ibtm world has announced the Top 10 Innovations set to be showcased in this year’s Innovation Zone. The following companies were shortlisted from over 60 international applicants who submitted entries for the 2015 Technology and Innovation Watch Award this year.   InitLive - winner of the 2015 Technology and Innovation Watch award, a cloud-based system which includes a web service and a mobile device app that equips event planners, event staff and volunteers with a real-time communication system and a comprehensive scheduling service on the day of their events.  … more
Oct 28, 2015
Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) brought together a broad base of DMO industry leaders and thought leaders during the organization’s first-ever Strategic Innovation Summit, held Oct. 7-8 in Dallas. The efforts from this meeting, led by Soren Kaplan of InnovationPoint, built the framework for DMAI’s 2016-2017 Strategic Plan, according to DMAI officials. “We wanted to focus on the core values of the organization: Innovation, Transparency, Responsiveness and in particular Inclusiveness,” said Bob Lander, president and CEO of the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau and… more