Significant rise in revenue

Messe Düsseldorf Group can look back on a successful financial year in 2014. The group as a whole achieved revenue of ? 410 million (previous year ? 323 million). The revenue of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH is around four percent higher than planned and stands at around

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LOS ANGELES CC REPORTS FIRST PROFIT IN YEARS

AMERICAS - Venue operator AEG Facilities has reversed years of financial deficit at the Los Angeles Convention Center and posted the first profits in years (US$3.3m) following the centre's first year in private hands.

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Expansion of space and time

WTM Africa 2015, the leading business-to-business tourism event in Africa, has been expanded to a three-day event following the successful inaugural show. WTM Africa, launched in spring 2014 as a two-day event in Cape Town, has established itself as the leading B2B tourism

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TCEB LAUNCHES NEW THAILAND BUSINESS INITIATIVE

EUROPE - The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) held a business forum in London for international organisers as opportunities increase in the ASEAN market.

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New partner for Premium

The Berlin Premium group, organiser of Premium, the reference fair in the high-fashion segment, has reorganised its ownership structure. Norbert

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ARTEXIS EASYFAIRS ACQUIRES FACTS FESTIVAL

EUROPE - Belgian organiser Artexis Easyfairs has tapped into a new market segment with the acquisition of FACTS, a comics, sci-fi and anime festival in Ghent, Belgium.

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First time in Calabar

From August 13 to 14, 2015 the Calabar International Convention Centre will be hosting the inaugural Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) 2015. The event is organised by ICO Conferences & Events Limited Nigeria in

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UBM ENTERS INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH INTEREXPO

ASIA - UBM Asia today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Interexpo (M) Sdn Bhd to organise the annual Beauty Expo in Malaysia.

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Innovation is the star

Bta. Barcelona Food Technology will make innovation the absolute star of its next edition, looking ahead to solutions and discovering the lines of action that will lay out the map for the food of tomorrow. Bta. is the benchmark tradeshow for the

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ADNEC INTENSIFIES SUSTAINABILITY AND CONSERVATION EFFORTS

MIDDLE EAST - Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has revealed its efforts to promote conservations and sustainability have yielded positive results in 2014.

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Ruby Serra

On January 1, 2015 Pacific World appointed Ruby Serra as Director, Global Sales North America. Ruby has more than 25 years? experience in the business events industry, working for the Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau as well as Destination Asia. To enable a new phase of development, Pacific World has also decided to end the commercial cooperation with World

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ALLIEDPRA APPOINTS MICHELLE HARDING AS NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

AMERICAS - AlliedPRA has appointed Michelle Harding as its national sales manager.

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Lorenzo Cagnoni

The vice presidents of AEFI are Lorenzo Cagnoni, chairman of Rimini Fiera; Franco Boni, board member of Fiere di Parma; Duccio Campagnoli, chairman of Bolognafiere; Giovanni Laezza, general manager of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi. board members are Vincenzo Alfonsi, general manager of Investimenti

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REED EXHIBITIONS EXPANDS ELECTRONICS PORTFOLIO

ASIA - Reed Exhibitions Greater China has announced a joint venture partnership with Shanghai-based Reed Exhibitions Kuozhan.

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Ettore Riello

president of Veronafiere, has had his mandate as AEFI chairman renewed.  This decision was made by the assembly of the Italian Exhibition and Trade Fair Association for the next four-year period, concluding at the end of 2018. The association represents 35 trade fair districts, which each year contribute to organising more than 1,000 exhibitions over a total exhibition space of 4.2 million

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Diversified UK reports record growth in 2014

Two successful new launches and the acquisition of Expo Management turned 2014 into a record-breaking year for Diversified Communications UK. The trade event organiser and publisher has reported a 28% increase in attendance to its 2014 shows, with nine events attracting a combined 45,273 industry professionals (compared with 35,425 in 2013). Exhibitor numbers were also up for 2014, with 2,105

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Positive perspectives for 2015

Results of UFI?s 14th Global Barometer survey indicate positive perspectives for 2015. The situation appears quite solid, with a majority of companies from all regions declaring an increase in their turnover since at least 2011. However, less than one company out of two declared an increase in annual profit of more than 10% for 2014 and only 41% of respondents consider that the economic crisis

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Ten successful years

In 2014, Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center in Moscow celebrated its 10th anniversary. During this time, the fairground pavilions hosted more than 2,000 events including exhibitions on an international scale and non-exhibition business projects of the highest level. Crocus Expo hosted more than 350 events of different sizes and profile in 2014. In 2015, the international exhibition of

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SouthComm, Inc. acquires Cygnus Business Media

Southcomm, Inc., a publishing and communications company based in Nashville, announced that it has acquired the remaining properties of Cygnus Business Media, including publications, website portals and trade shows for an undisclosed amount. The transaction was finalised in December 2014. The purchase of Cygnus Business Media includes a variety of properties that reach the aviation, landscape and

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ITE strengthens transport portfolio with Breakbulk acquisition

ITE has announced the acquisition of the Breakbulk series of exhibitions and media from AXIO Data. Breakbulk events serve the transport and logistics market for large-scale project equipment. They are held annually in Houston, Antwerp, Shanghai, Johannesburg, Istanbul and São Paulo. The acquisition also includes a print and digital magazine with expanded industry coverage along with exhibition

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Global Sources hosts its shows at AsiaWorld-Expo through 2018

Global Sources has renewed its contract to host its trade shows at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) in Hong Kong in 2017 and 2018 for approximately US$ 23.1 million. The company will retain the right to host its events twice a year ? in April and October ? at AWE. In 2014, these shows attracted nearly 143,000 buyers and featured more than 14,200 booths. \"Since 2006, we\'ve hosted all of our primary

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