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Farnborough International Airshow: $98bn Deals Signed

The United Kingdom’s prominence in aviation and aerospace has been given a boost by high-flying sales at the Farnborough International Airshow. The 2018 event, opened by Prime Minister Theresa May, saw nearly 100 countries attend, and by the end of the second day over $98bn of industry deals announced. Photo: Rich Cooper. From Intellectual Capitals…

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The UK Exhibitions Industry: A Brexit Remedy?

The past month has revealed the turmoil the United Kingdom is in over the manner of its departure from the European Union. But might the UK exhibition sector provide some palliative relief from Brexit uncertainties? The sector’s global association takes a look at VisitBritain, along with the recent Farnborough International Airshow, for answers. From UFI…

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Exhibitions 2018: A Half-Year Progress Report

What an extraordinary year 2018 has been so far in the exhibitions sector: from the merger of Informa and UBM and other players, to one Chinese organiser’s international ambitions, to changes to the trade show’s traditional format like the new CEBIT with its ferris wheel feature (pictured). From UFI Managing Director Kai Hattendorf via LinkedIn…

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IMEX Gala Dinner Awards Recognise Legacy

The importance of legacy and the many ways it can be achieved was the focus of the IMEX 2018 Gala Dinner Awards. The social legacy of Karen Bolinger, Melbourne Convention Bureau CEO, won her the JMIC Unity Award. And the legacies of Jane E. Schuldt and Paul Flackett were also remembered. From Meetpie.com…

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“Exhibitions Day” to Champion Sector on Capitol Hill

The Exhibitions Mean Business campaign will hold its fifth annual “Exhibitions Day” at Capitol Hill on June 5th and 6th to champion the impact that the industry has upon the US economy. According to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, events contributed $91 billion to US GDP in 2017, an approximately $10 billion increase. From TSNN…

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Biggest Ever IMEX Opens in Frankfurt with WTTC Chief

The largest ever IMEX has opened in Frankfurt with over 40 first time exhibitors, including the Russian Convention Bureau and both the Uganda and Lebanon Ministries of Tourism. Speakers at the opening ceremony included IMEX Group Chairman Ray Bloom and Gloria Guevara Manzo, President and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (pictured). From Meetpie.com…

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Solid Growth on Show at the Largest Ever IMEX

As the global meetings industry gathers in Frankfurt, a market of solid growth and inspiring innovation will be the main takeaway according to Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group. This year’s IMEX is the largest ever, with Latin America’s space expanded by eight percent and Africa’s by seven percent. From Meetpie.com…

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IMEX 2018: Five Themes for the Meetings Industry

IMEX 2018 is currently underway in Frankfurt. One of the greatest meetings industry exhibitions, the event also showcases key trends and advancements in the sector. The Iceberg’s favourite topic, legacy, is the main theme this year, but also making headlines are: event tech, wellness, live and experiential, and CSR and sustainability. From tmf dialogue marketing…

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WTM Africa 2018 Gathers Travel Trade Together in Cape Town

WTM Africa 2018, the continent’s most highly-anticipated travel trade show, has taken place in Cape Town with a record number of exhibitors. The event is a major business facilitator for the region. Content included the new WTM Africa Festivals, the role of women in tourism, and the potential of the local meetings sector. From the Event…

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Dubai Spends $42.5bn on Infrastructure for Expo 2020

Dubai is spending $42.5bn on major hotel, theme park and transport projects ahead of international trade fair Expo 2020. The first World Expo staged in the Middle East, the six-month event is forecast to attract up to 300,000 visitors a day, half from abroad, when it opens in October 2020. From CIM News Magazine…

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China-LAC 2017 at the Punta del Este C & EC

The China-LAC Summit is an annual event organised by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). It is a key entrepreneurial event for companies from China and the Latin American and Caribbean countries. The Punta del Este Convention and Exhibition Center was honored to host the 11th edition of…

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