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What Does a New Labour Government Mean for the Events Industry?

From Exhibition News: With the results now in, the Labour Party has emerged victorious as the new governing party of the United Kingdom, with Kier Starmer leading his party to a resounding landslide victory. This political shift will – hopefully – usher in a new era of optimism and ambition, not just for the nation…

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Sustainability Hub for Events – A New AI Tool – Launched

From Trade Show Executive: Net Zero Carbon Events (NZCE), the Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe and Gevme collaborated to launch the Sustainability Hub for Events. The new platform utilizes AI to simplify sustainability guidelines into actionable steps for events. Sustainability Hub for Events works by indexing events’ data to create customized…

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Informa ‘Changes Gears’ as it Delivers 10% Growth

From Exhibition World: International trade show organiser Informa’s latest trading update is reporting growth of over 10%. The statement coincided with the group’s Annual General Meeting and confirmed continuing strong growth. Stephen A. Carter (pictured), group chief executive, Informa, said: “The Informa Group has changed gears and we are now delivering 10%+ growth.” He added:…

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Economic Impact of Exhibitions in the UK | 2023

From Events Industry Alliance: The business events industry helped to boost the UK economy by £10.9 billion in 2023, according to a new economic report by the Events Industry Alliance (EIA). Marija Erzen, co-owner, Solutions 2 (UK) Ltd, ESSA and EIA chair, commented, “We are delighted with the results of our latest economic impact report….

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Exhibitions Contributed £10.9bn to UK Economy in 2023

From M&IT: The exhibitions industry helped to boost the UK economy by £10.9 billion in 2023, according to a new economic report by the Events Industry Alliance (EIA). A total of 1,016 exhibitions in the UK in 2023 involved approximately 6.9 million visitors and 131,000 exhibitors. This generated £4.8bn of direct spending, which works out…

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‘It’s a Game Changer’: Calgary’s Expanded BMO Centre Opens

From Global News: In design stages for a decade before another four years of construction, the much-anticipated grand opening of Calgary’s latest showpiece has finally arrived with the unveiling of the newly expanded BMO Centre. There’s one emotion in particular that comes to mind for Kate Thompson, president and CEO of the Calgary Municipal Land…

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13 February 2025

UFI Asia-Pacific Conference, Melbourne, Australia

The UFI team is excited to bring the UFI Asia-Pacific Conference to Australia for the first time in the history of this conference. Australia is an essential part of the Asia business events landscape with its world-class venues, strong supporting infrastructure and thriving entrepreneurial spirit. In addition, holding our conference in conjunction with AIME, hosted…

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Legislative Action Day Converges Industry Leaders on Capitol Hill

From Skift Meetings: Industry advocacy group Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance (ECA) gathered the industry on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Participants discussed issues derailing the meetings and events industry with policymakers on a day filled with meetings. Approximately 140 meeting and event professionals from 27 states met with lawmakers in hundreds of meetings during Legislative Action…

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19 August 2024

AIPC Africa Academy, Cape Town, South Africa

The future of Africa looks bright. Ratified by a majority of African countries, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement will merge 55 economies into a single, competitive mega market of more than a billion people, making it one of the biggest free trade areas in the world. This also means that there will…

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