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Hurricane Maria and the Puerto Rico Convention Center

Only a few weeks ago the Puerto Rico Convention Center was still the main headquarters of the area’s emergency response effort after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. The venue’s General Manager Jorge Perez looks back at how his facility was commandeered by both the Federal Emergency Management Agency and by local officials. From Successful Meetings…

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Call Joined for UFI’s Next Generation Leadership Grant

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia has joined a global call for the industry’s rising stars to apply for a Next Generation Leadership Grant from UFI, the exhibition industry’s global association. The NGL Grant is an opportunity for up to five recipients to enjoy executive-level mentoring, networking and career advancement. From CIM News Magazine…  

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CES 2018 Enacts Evacuation Plan After Blackout

Following a pre-event row about the lack of keynotes from women, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas then had to enact an emergency evacuation after a power cut in its central hall. CES 2018 drew more than 175,000 attendees and over 3,900 exhibitors. This show filled 2.75 million square feet of space. From Meetings & Conventions…

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22 Days: GRB Houston During Harvey

It was 2017’s most memorable meetings industry picture story: the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston repurposed as a mega-shelter in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Over 22 days, the venue became a temporary home to over 10,000 evacuees. Chief Operating Officer Luther Villagomez relives an operation the sector won’t quickly forget. From PCMA Convene…

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26 February 2018

EVVC Academy, Frankfurt, Germany

Clear answers to IT security and practical solutions to comply with the new data protection law will be provided in the compact seminar without in-depth legal and difficult-to-understand IT terminology. As a leader, be familiar with the new IT legal situation in digital event management. With this interactive management seminar, you can find out how to make your…

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UFI World Map of Exhibition Venues (November 2017)

UFI’s World Map of Exhibition Venues (November 2017) reveals that the total venue space available for exhibitions has grown 7.4 percent in the last six years, from 32,500,000 to 34,900,000 square metres (gross indoor exhibition space, venues over 5,000 square metres). The fastest growth is in venues offering more than 100,000 square metres, a rise of…

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Global Exhibition Venue Space Still Growing

UFI’s World Map of Exhibition Venues 2017 reveals that the total venue space available for exhibitions has grown 7.4 percent in the last six years. The fastest growth is in venues offering more than 100,000 square metres. Asia now boasts more space than North America, and Europe has the most globally. From CIM News Magazine…

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UFI and Explori Global Exhibitor Insights (November 2017 Edition)

This report gives an overview of the experience and intentions of exhibitors at trade shows across the world. It aims to give event organisers a deeper understanding of the patterns and trends that drive positive and negative exhibitor experiences and the objectives and behaviours that underlie them. This report has been created in two stages….

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Exhibition Security and the New Threat Reality

How has trade-show security changed over recent years, and what now goes operationally into keeping exhibitors and visitors at an event safe under the current threat landscape? One of the top five global car exhibitions, the LA Auto Show, lifts the bonnet and reveals just how safety is currently engineered. From PCMA…

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