New UFI Managing Director

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, is very pleased to announce that Kai Hattendorf has been selected as its next new Managing Director. Currently Vice President, Digital Business & Entertainment at Messe Frankfurt, he will join UFI this autumn and take over when the current Managing Director, Paul Woodward, steps down in mid-November. Hattendorf was selected

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Dinosaurs are waiting

Mineral & Gem Asia?s first edition will be held from June 27 to 30, 2015 at the AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong. Organised by UBM Asia, the fair will gather around 100 local and overseas exhibitors in about 12,000 m² of exhibition space. Showcases will include a variety of rough and polished gemstones, fossils, decorative and ancient stones, art pieces and rough, loose, semi- and fully

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For boating enthusiasts

The second annual Panama International Boat Show is set to take place from May 29 to 31, 2015 at the Flamenco Marina on Flamenco Island in Panama. Catering to boating enthusiasts from Panama and other countries in Central and South America, the show will feature impressive displays of boats in water and on land, marine accessories and services. Several noteworthy brands and dealers are

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Focus on photovoltaics

Renexpo Poland, international trade fair for renewable energy and energy efficiency will take place for the fifth time from September 22 to 24, 2015 in the Warszawskie Centrum EXPO XXI. It will be accompanied by trade conferences and sector-related forums. For example, Poland will be hosting the International Photovoltaic Conference for the fifth time, organised in co-operation with the Polish

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Faster, easier, more secure

PayExpo 2015 (June 9 to 10, 2015) at the ExCeL, London, is the UK?s largest payments technology conference and exhibition and an annual update for anyone involved in making payments faster, easier and more secure. Held in London, the fintech capital of Europe, the event is at the heart of this booming payments ecosystem. It brings together more than 2,000 senior executives from banks, mobile

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Surprises in 2016

Agritech Expo, organised by Cape Town-based Spintelligent and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd is planned to even be better. A number of new surprises are lined up. The next Agritech Expo takes place from April 14 to 16, 2016 in Chisamba. The last edition in April drew more than 11,700 visitors. ank  

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From education to discovery

The newly designed ibtm America has sharpened its focus on face-to-face business connections with this year?s show theme ?Connections Mean Everything? in Chicago from June 9 to 11, 2015. This year?s discovery day (formerly education day) will kick off the knowledge forum with a keynote session sponsored by PCMA around the show?s theme. ank

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More cake

The 5th edition of Barcelona Degusta, the popular gastronomy festival to be held in Fira de Barcelona from September 24 to 27, 2015, sees BCN&CAKE, the renowned creative cake, pastry and confectionary show in Barcelona, added to the exhibition range of one of the most important events in southern Europe. The organisers of both events, Alimentaria Exhibitions and Sr. y Sra. Cake, have

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Free for hosted buyers

In its third year, the Association Meetings Conference is held on the eve of The Meetings Show, and is free to attend for those coming to the show as hosted buyers. Speakers from The International Association for Professional Innovation Management, The Royal Society of Medicine and TFI Group will join leaders from The European Society of Association Executives (ESAE) to deliver content at the

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Brazilian intralogistics hub

Cemat South America will open its doors to 250 exhibitors from 23 countries on June 30 2015 in São Paulo, Brazil. This makes it the most important intralogistics fair for Brazil and South America as a whole. ?We are expecting a slight increase in the number of exhibitors and visitors over 2013?, says Wolfgang Pech, senior vice president at Deutsche Messe AG. Brazil is growing particularly

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Digital art

Art15, London?s global art fair, organised by Montgomery UK, presents a new digital project for this year?s fair, curated by Valentina Fois. Entitled: #IRL (which stands for In Real Life), the project will invite artists Emilie Gervais (Canada) and Sara Ludy (USA) to

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?Speed dating? at the pool

The 3rd Piscine SPLASH! Asia will take place from May 20 to 21, 2015. Asia\'s largest pool and spa trade fair will be held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Almost 1,500 visitors will be attending the fair to meet 60 exhibiting companies from 13 countries. This year, the fair is proposing ?Speed Business Meetings? aimed at increasing business opportunities. The event is organised by two

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Premium Footwear in London

i2i events Groupand Gerard Levy are joining forces for Premium Footwear @ Pure London. The fashion fair Pure Londonhas teamed up with the British

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