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Events collective strengthens advocacy efforts

A leading events industry collective has strengthened its global advocacy efforts by adding new member associations. The partnerships will help the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) to extend its geographical reach and provide an impetus to implement its policies. Read more about it below. Here are the full headlines of this week’s event news updates: …

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The trouble with attracting talent to events

The meetings and events industry is booming, driven by pent-up demand and a renewed value placed on in-person connections. However, attracting and retaining industry talent remains a challenge.  UFI’s latest Barometer survey shows that over half of companies in the exhibition industry are planning to increase hiring in 2024. A total of 52% of polled …

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Innovation key to tackling drop in industry mood – UFI

Innovation in event services will be key to satisfying customers’ demand for more value in 2024 and beyond, according to a new UFI report. Our latest Chart of the Month – using data from the global exhibition organiser’s association – reveals a drop in contentment for industry partners across a range of areas. We deconstruct …

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Delegates ‘demand more’ as UK day rates surge

Strong demand for meetings and events has led UK day-delegate rates surging – but customers are also seeking more value for their money, according to a new study. Our top story this week highlights BVA BDRC’s latest report, which delivers key insights on changing trends in the hospitality and venues landscape. Read more about it …

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Six digital sponsorships for your next event

Squeezing budgets, rising attendee expectations and higher ROI demands – these are just some of the challenges tradeshows are facing today. So how can digital sponsorship help? Smart event organisers are employing online management platforms that provide online sponsorship options. These digital sponsorships are flexible, data-driven tools that deliver quantifiable value and connect sponsors directly …

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New UFI director: Eventprofs ‘bullish’ despite global crises

The events industry is “bullish and optimistic” despite geopolitical challenges sweeping the globe, according to a new UFI leader. Martha Donato, regional director for North America, pointed to the upcoming “volatile” US election as an example before claiming “the show will go on”. She spoke to ExpoPlatform after taking on the position for the recently …

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52% of event firms to boost staffing in 2024: UFI Barometer

UFI’s latest Global Exhibition Barometer brings positive news for the exhibition industry, with 52% of event firms planning to expand their staff in 2024. The report also sheds light on exhibition revenue growth, the use of generative AI in events and other key developments. That’s your top story this week. Here are the full headlines: …

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Eventprofs must battle for ‘time-limited leaders’ to attend

Organizers must battle to attract time-limited decision-makers who seek events with superior “return on time invested”, according to an industry leader. Paul Miller, CEO of Questex, believes post-pandemic expectations have grown when it comes to the value required from going to an in-person show – meaning many senior executives may only go to a few …

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Raccoon Group ‘doubles portfolio’ in one year

Raccoon Media Group’s event portfolio is set to double within a year after its latest acquisition, according to the company.  The group has taken over Abilities Expo, a series of exhibitions focused on disabilities in the US, and is expected to announce more launches and purchases later in 2024. That’s your top story this week. …

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ETT Club bids farewell after almost four years

The Exhibition Think Tank Club has bid a fond farewell to events industry colleagues after almost four years of collaboration. A special session was held with members from around the world who wanted to give their feedback on how the project had impacted them and their approach to business. ETT Club, as it is known, …

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