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IBTM China Saw 6,600 Pre-planned Meetings

IBTM China 2018 closed on a high, with more than 6,600 pre-planned meetings during the industry event at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing. More than 300 exhibitors from 20 countries were joined by more than 280 hosted buyers and 3,400 visitors for two days of meetings, networking and educational sessions. From Meetpie.com…

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Merged IBTM Hailed Successful

IBTM Americas 2018, which took place in Mexico City following the merger of IBTM’s Latin and North American events, has been cited a success by organisers. Over 12,500 pre-planned meetings were held during the two-day event, with more than 400 exhibitors at the show, a 50 percent increase on last year. From CIM News Magazine…

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The Exhibition Industry: Moving Forward, More Caution is Required

The exhibition industry is currently firing on all cylinders. That was a clear takeaway from the recent UFI Global Barometer (see Research). For the first time in ten years, all four global regions together reported positive turnover development. But the outlook for 2018 is globally lower. UFI CEO Kai Hattendorf explains. From UFI…

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Expo Center Opens in New York State

The $63 million Expo Center has opened at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse during the 2018 Great New York State Fair. The facility has 110,000 square feet of exhibition space, as well as 4,000 retractable seats, and should attract events previously too large for the area. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Peru: History, New Infrastructure and a Growing Economy

While the larger markets of Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Colombia will surely be the focus of the upcoming UFI Latin America Conference, the growing economy of Peru is also worthy of attention. Better known as a holiday destination and for Machu Picchu, a new convention center has been built in the capital city, Lima. From UFI…

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Attendee ROI Playbook Series

A random sampling of B2B exhibition organizers from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) Census was pulled to generate an attendee sample for this project. A total of 21 exhibition organisers in the United States and Canada agreed to participate, with a minimum of one event per sector, with the exception of Sporting Goods, Travel…

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The Trade Fair Industry in Asia – 14th Edition (July 2018)

The latest UFI / Business Strategies Group report on the trade fair industry in Asia has now been published complete with updated statistical information from 2017. Leaflet here… The Trade Fair Industry in Asia – 14th Edition (July 2018) – Leaflet Order form here… The Trade Fair Industry in Asia – 14th Edition (July 2018) –…

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Trade Show Exhibition Space Sales Up, Says Report

Trade show exhibition space sales are on the upswing, according to a study. Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of organisers said exhibit space sales grew for their most recent event, according to the 2018 Benchmarks & Trends in Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales. The figure is a four-year high. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Exhibition Attendance to Grow, Says Research

Attendance at trade shows has been rising for a decade, and will grow for the foreseeable future. That’s according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research. The fourth instalment of its “Attendee ROI Playbook” shows 54 percent of attendees plan to maintain their attendance level, and 26 percent to attend more often. From Successful Meetings…

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The Mexican Exhibition Sector: José Navarro

The Mexican exhibition sector has certainly attracted major global players. But it’s still mostly smaller organisers or societies hosting regional or local events. UFI, the exhibition industry’s global association, has been talking to José Navarro, Chairman of its Latin American Chapter and General Director of E.J. Krause Tarsus de México. From UFI…

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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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