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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CEIR RELEASES Q2 CEIR INDEX, SHOWING 'MEAGRE' GAINS

AMERICAS - The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has released Q2 data collected for the annual CEIR Index report, reporting modest year-on-year growth of one per cent.

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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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I2I EVENTS GROUP LAUNCHES BETT SUMMIT IN SINGAPORE

ASIA - The i2i Events Group has expanded its education event portfolio with the launch of the Asia Leadership Summit in Singapore this December.

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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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GES ACQUIRES AV SPECIALIST BLITZ COMMUNICATIONS

WORLD - Global Experience Specialists (GES) has acquired international AV specialist Blitz Communications, expanding its range of services further into the live events, conference and exhibitions sector.

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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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UBM LINING UP ADVANSTAR DEAL

WORLD - UBM has confirmed it is in discussions to acquire Advanstar, a privately held US trade show organiser.

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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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IAEE LINKS UP WITH INDIAN EXHIBITION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

WORLD - The International Association of Exhibitions and Events has partnered with the Indian Exhibition Industry Association to offer additional global opportunities to their members.

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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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GENIECONNECT APPOINTS NEW GLOBAL VP OF SALES

WORLD - Event technology provider GenieConnect has appointed Mark Poynton as its new global vice-president of sales, with responsibility for all global revenues.

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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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DUBAI HOSTS MCI GLOBAL ACCOUNT SUMMIT

MIDDLE EAST - Dubai's business events infrastructure was on full display when it hosted the MCI Group Global Account Summit 2014, on 8-10 September.

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Significant gains in earnings

GL events based in Lyon, France, announced half-year revenues of ?464.7 million, up 13% at constant exchange rates or 7.5% on a reported basis. The Group\'s commercial momentum in international markets was confirmed in the first half, with operations outside France now accounting for 55% of total revenue. Consolidated operating profit in the first half of 2014 rose to ?37.9 million, up 15.5%

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Gerardo Barajas

PMMI, the owner and producer of the Paxk Expo portfolio of trade shows, announced that Gerardo Barajas has been hired as director of Expo Pack Events. In this new role, Barajas will have oversight of Expo Pack México and Expo Pack Guadalajara, PMMI?s trade shows in Latin America. Barajas comes from HAYS, a British recruitment firm focused in the accounting and financial

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Brian Thomas

RX Australia announces the appointment of Brian Thomas as its new Managing Director. Brian will report to Debbie Evans, President South East Asia and Australia and will assume the role on 6 November 2014. Brian is a familiar face to Reed Exhibitions. He joined RX Australia in 1994 and through his time has held the positions of Finance Director, Commercial

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Nancy Walsh

Reed Exhibitions North America promoted Nancy Walsh, Executive Vice President for North American Tradeshows, to President, Reed Exhibitions North America. Most recently, Nancy has been the senior executive responsible for opening the Mexican market for Reed Exhibitions. She will now take on all direct reports within the North American business, including Mexico, and will report

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Setting sail together

In expectation of the growth predicted for the next six years in India?s maritime industry, Informa Exhibitions, organiser of Inmex India, and Hamburg Messe und Congress, organiser of SMM India, have formed a strategic partnership. They will stage the largest maritime exhibition-cum-conference in South East Asia. Inmex SMM India will take place from September 23 to 25, 2015 at the Bombay

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