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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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RX Releases Sustainability Roadmap Detailing Path to Net Zero by 2040

From Trade Show Executive: As a founding member of the events industry’s Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge, which was launched in 2021, RX prioritizes and champions sustainability. Since 2018, it has successfully seen a 45% reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 location-based emissions. RX’s Sustainability Roadmap was guided by the Net Zero Carbon Events…

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GSMA’s Mobile World Congress Continues to Set Pace of Change

From Forbes, by Sarwant Singh: As a foresighting expert, I love going to large Mega shows like MWC and CES to witness the remarkable advancements that will shape our future. For me, this event holds a personal significance as it sets the stage for commercializing groundbreaking technologies in the coming years. At the MWC this…

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UFI/BSG Report Shows Asia Exhibition Market Rebounding

From Exhibition World: A new UFI/BSG report on the trade fair industry in Asia compares regional markets in 2022, when Covid was still affecting many Asian markets, with 2019 and finds that space sold dropped by 87% to approximately 3.2m. sqm over the period. The massive drop is attributed to China’s restrictive Covid-zero policy. The…

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Meetings Industry Must ‘Change Narrative’ on Sustainable Aviation

From Association Meetings International: Meeting and events leaders must influence the conversation around sustainable aviation as companies implement carbon budgets that threaten to hit delegate numbers. That was the plea from Mariela Bazan, from the Event Industry Council, who was chairing a session on the environmental impact of conference flights at the 62nd ICCA Congress,…

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UK Exhibitions Drive £9.4bn in Trade According to EIA Report

From Exhibition News: The UK exhibitions industry generates £9.4bn in trade, attracts 6.1 million global visitors and provides 99,000 jobs, according to the latest Economic Impact Study from the Events Industry Alliance (EIA). This report, the fourth of its kind, was first compiled in 2005 by KPMG and updated by Oxford Economics using the same…

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Shuttering of NACS Points to Growing Association Industry Challenges

From TSNN: After 35 years, the National Association of Consumer Shows (NACS) is closing its doors. Founded in 1988 for the advancement of the consumer show industry and to further the growth and professionalism of those involved in consumer show production, including show organizers, venues, decorators, advertising agencies and insurance companies, NACS focused on meeting…

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Lisa Hannant on Female Empowerment, Speaking Up & Being Authentic

From Exhibit News Now: It’s a familiar story within the events industry: Like many trade show professionals, Lisa Hannant fell into the industry by chance, realized she loved it and never looked back. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do, only that I didn’t want to go into the city and finance, which is…

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AIME Wins at the Australian Event Awards

The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has been awarded Best Exhibition or Trade Show at the 2023 Australian Event Awards & Symposium. At a gala event held at the Highline Venue in Bankstown, NSW, on 13 September, AIME received the prestigious award, cementing its position as the flagship trade show for the meetings…

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Events Sector Finally Getting Recognition – What’s Next?

It took a pandemic for governments to realise the value of business events. Now the sector has to keep up its advocacy and collaboration efforts. At the recent UFI Asia-Pacific Conference 2023 in Kuala Lumpur, leaders in the Asia’s events and exhibitions space shared about their effective advocacy strategies and learnings… From Meetings & Conventions…

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A Viable Net-Zero Trade Show Booth

Creating fully carbon-neutral trade shows may still be a mirage, but exhibitors wanting to cut their carbon emissions can now realistically do so. Here is one example of how to be a green exhibitor. Unravel Carbon, a software company that builds carbon reporting tools… From Skift Meetings…

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A Future Vision for Trade Shows

Despite evidence that attendees today have different priorities, business events have largely returned to the same formats as before the Covid pandemic. As organizers look to adapt to a new reality, industry leaders share their thoughts on the trade shows of the future. From Skift Meetings…

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22 August 2023

SISO Summer Conference, Salt Lake City, USA

The must-attend leadership event for the for-profit show organizer. Register your interest for the SISO Summer Conference. “Without a doubt the most valuable three days of the year for networking, learning, and meeting colleagues.”

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100,000 Meetings at IBTM World 2022

IBTM World has come to a close with organisers claiming 100,000 business meetings were held at the exhibition. The Iceberg partner also reported that 10,000 attendees had collected in Barcelona during three days. Over 2,200 exhibitors from 150 countries attended the show, along with 3,500 buyers. From Exhibition News…

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Net Zero Carbon Events Launches Roadmap

During COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, the Net Zero Carbon Events initiative launched its Roadmap. This is designed to aid suppliers, venues, and businesses along their journey to reaching Net Zero by 2050. Net Zero Carbon Events, itself launched at COP26 in August 2021, now has 400 supporting organisations from 55 countries. From Exhibition News…

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Gothenburg Leads 2022 GDS-Index

Gothenburg is the world’s most sustainable events city for a sixth year running as once again the Scandinavian destinations dominated Iceberg partner the Global Destination Sustainability Index. Bergen in Norway clinched second spot, with Copenhagen in third. The 2022 GDS-Index list was announced at the 61st ICCA World Congress in Krakow, Poland. From Association Meetings International…

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61st ICCA Congress Held in Kraków

Association meetings are facing tough economic headwinds with renewed sense of purpose, while focusing on legacy, sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion. That was the unmistakable message from the 61st Congress of Iceberg partner the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), held in the city of Kraków, Poland. From Association Meetings International…

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