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Events confidence surges as IMEX Frankfurt wraps up

Global events confidence has surged after IMEX Frankfurt wrapped up another successful showing. The 2024 edition attracted more than 12,000 eventprofs and hosted endless high-value business connections and meetings. That’s our top story this week. Here are your top headlines for your weekly event news updates: Event confidence surges as IMEX Frankfurt wraps up UFI …

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Get set for ‘Impact’ at IMEX Frankfurt 2024

IMEX Frankfurt 2024 puts ‘Impact’ at the centre stage as it opens its door this week.  The world’s leading tradeshow promises to be a catalyst for positive and lasting change within the events industry. IMEX Group CEO Carina Bauer previously set out how “making an impact is about taking action” – emphasizing the need for …

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It’s lonely at the top for event leaders – CEO of ELX

It can be “lonely at the top” for event leaders – making it crucial for senior roles to share and develop best practices, according to the new CEO of an exclusive industry community. Nicola Kastner was recently announced as chief executive officer of Event Leaders Exchange (ELX), holding extensive experience such as Global Vice President …

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10 tips to select event tech for in-person shows in 2024

Event management platforms have become essential to the success of MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions) shows. It’s hard to envision a conference or exhibition without technology enhancing the audience experience. Live shows are now supercharged by digital tools – online registration, badge scans, lead gen insights and data collection all happen seamlessly. Choosing the right …

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Eventprofs can’t “get away with what feels good” when measuring success

Eventprofs can no longer “get away with what feels good” when trying to measure the success of their live shows, according to an expert panel. The top team of contributors – including Paul Miller from Questex, Duncan Reid of Reset Connect and Explori’s Chloe Richardson – took on topics such as how to measure the …

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Northstar agrees three-year tech deal with ExpoPlatform

Northstar Travel Group has made ExpoPlatform its event technology provider for four of its major shows. The three-year agreement involves The Meetings Show, Business Travel Show Europe, TravelTech Show and TEAMS Europe.  They will all now benefit from the technology provider’s market-leading solutions to enhance the value of experiences at their shows. Jack Marczewski, Portfolio …

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Event marketing budgets grow at UK record rate: IPA report

Event budgets outpaced other marketing departments to grow at the highest rate on record across the UK, according to a new report. The latest Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) study marks the ninth straight quarter of growth in this area and the highest increase in 11 years of data tracking. Read more about it …

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ExpoPlatform joins ICCA as association growth continues

ExpoPlatform has become an official member of ICCA as it continues to grow its presence in association events. Joining the organization gives the leading event technology provider exclusive insights and access to the issues facing top executives and their business. ICCA – International Congress and Convention Association – is the largest community for these membership-based …

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Events hit as UAE records heaviest rain in 75 years

Sweeping floods disrupted event operations as the UAE grappled with the most severe rainfall in nearly 75 years. The deluge led to several cancellations and postponements even as authorities acted to restore normalcy. That’s the main event story – read more about it below. Here are the full headlines of this week’s event news updates: …

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New tech features to fuel a more seamless IMEX Frankfurt

A new and improved suite of digital features will be introduced at IMEX Frankfurt to turbocharge a seamless experience for attendees.  Work has been going on behind the scenes to optimize and improve tools – provided by official tech partner ExpoPlatform – for the show taking place May 14 – 16. Download the IMEX Events …

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