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Oct 17, 2019
The focus on sustainability in the world of corporate events will only continue to increase, according to CWT Meetings & Events. In the new M&E Future Trends Report bonus feature, The Future of Sustainable Events, CWT provides insights into the state of the industry and offers tips on how organizations can embed responsible business practices into meetings and events.   “Having a responsible business approach and company culture is ever more important as employees and consumers want to be associated with a brand that reflects their values,” said Ian Cummings, vice president EMEA, CWT… more
Oct 16, 2019
The Freeman Company has completed its previously announced sale of Encore Event Technologies, a global provider of event technology, staging and production services, to PSAV. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Known to event planners as the in-house or preferred audio-visual provider at many venues across the United States, PSAV has a presence in nearly 1,600 locations within 10 different countries. In August 2018, the company was acquired by investment firm Blackstone and becomes even larger with the Encore acquisition. Like PSAV, Encore also operates as an in-house partner to… more
Oct 16, 2019
The Expo Group unveiled the top four honorees of The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) Awards. These awards are run independently of any industry associations with a judging panel of trade show professionals to honor unsung heroes of events and trade shows. “This program is a way for us to give back to our profession by drawing attention to the people who impress everyone with their commitment, innovation and excellence,” said President and COO of The Expo Group Randy Pekowski. He added, “By presenting these awards and making donations to the award winners’ choice of charities,… more
Oct 16, 2019
Event and trade show organizers looking for an overview of how industry giant Informa makes a difference through sustainability — and how they can follow suit — can turn to Informa’s “2018 Sustainability Report: The Role We Play” as a resource. Released in conjunction with the company’s annual report earlier this year, the document provides examples of how Informa’s brands and content support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, stories of the purposeful partnerships that Informa teams have formed with community groups, and insightful infographics that demonstrate how the business… more
Oct 15, 2019
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) will host the largest global meeting of the exhibition industry, the 86th UFI Global Congress, taking place from 6-9 November 2019 in Bangkok. The event is a testament to the MICE industry's strong private and public sector cooperation in support of the Thai government's 4.0 initiative.TCEB joined forces with  multiple partners including Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Thai Exhibition Association (TEA), Thailand Incentive and Convention Association (TICA), Thai Hotels Association (THA) and Bangkok River Partners to welcome about 500… more
Oct 15, 2019
It was a sweet victory for the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) when their team bagged ‘The Most Outstanding Team in Culinary’ and ‘Most Outstanding Apprentice’ for the second consecutive time at Culinaire Malaysia 2019, where the crème-de-la-crème of the local and international culinary fraternity competed in a “Battle of the Chefs”. Overall the team also won three gold, 14 silver and 17 bronze medals at the competition, which the Centre has now competed in six times, out of which, 10 medals were contributed by the young chefs and ambassadors. The gold medals were won in the ‘… more
Oct 15, 2019
At the recent staging of wire Southeast Asia - 13th International Wire & Cable Trade Fair for Southeast Asia - and Tube Southeast Asia - 12th International Tube & Pipe Trade Fair for Southeast Asia - in Bangkok, 400 exhibitors from 30 countries showcased their latest innovations for the sectors. Some 9,000 trade visitors from 59 nations took part. Both events were marked by the thriving economy and high willingness to invest and exhibitors reported high order volume. Over 90% of the exhibitors came from neighboring countries Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and China, as well as… more
Oct 15, 2019
More than 60 leading suppliers have confirmed they will showcase the newest personal care ingredients within the popular Innovation Zone when it returns to in-cosmetics Asia in Bangkok this November. The specialist zone is designed to help R&D professionals easily identify and stay up to date with the most exciting raw material and ingredient technology launches which could inspire future formulations. Many of the world’s top personal care ingredient suppliers have already confirmed their participation including; Croda, Ashland Singapore Pte Ltd, Clariant (Thailand) Ltd, Evonik… more
Oct 15, 2019
The 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe concluded its largest, most international show to date last month. Held Sept. 24-27 at Brussels Expo in Belgium, the 2019 event covered nine halls and nearly 40,000 square meters (430,500 square feet) of floor space, up from 37,600 square meters (404,700 square feet) in 2017. The show had more live demonstrations and offerings in the label and package printing technology space than ever before, drawing nearly 38,000 attendees from 140 countries. Show officials report that India, China and Japan were particularly well represented in the… more
Oct 14, 2019
Two trade show organizations are doing their part to combat food insecurity within the communities that host their events. For the fifth year in a row, NACS teamed up with Tyson Foods to show support for the host community of the NACS Show, the annual trade show and conference for the global convenience and fuel retailing industry. Held Oct. 1-4 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, the show donated 4,774 cases (38,526 lbs.) of assorted Jimmy Dean and Hillshire Farm products to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.  “There are more than 153,000 convenience stores serving communities… more