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92% plan to improve post-event follow-ups – Forrester

More than 90% of event professionals plan to improve their attendee follow-up strategies to maximize ROI, according to a new study. The Forrester study also highlights eight key trends eventprofs should focus on this year. Get the complete details below. Here are the top headlines for your weekly event news updates: 92% aim to prioritize …

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Frankfurt Book Fair partners ExpoPlatform for event tech

Frankfurt Book Fair has embarked on a new chapter after introducing ExpoPlatform as its event tech provider. The show is the largest of its kind in the world and is considered the most important for international deals and trading. ExpoPlatform will now provide its market-leading digital solutions to build valuable connections and boost the experience …

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Act or face removal: Net Zero Events signatories warned

Net Zero Carbon Events signatories will be removed from the list if they fail to show tangible CO2 reduction efforts, it has been announced. The move imposes an added layer of responsibility on eventprofs to uphold their climate action commitments, a senior leader with the initiative told ExpoPlatform. Read more about it below. Here are …

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Net Zero events signatories face removal over lack of action

Signatories to the Net Zero Carbon Events initiative will be removed if they can’t show “tangible actions” to tackle CO2, ExpoPlatform can exclusively reveal. A senior leader has confirmed those who fail to give solid proof of efforts to reduce emissions every two years will have their names axed from the list on its website. …

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‘Clock is ticking’ for eventprofs to prove green credentials

The “clock is ticking” for eventprofs to prove decisive action on the climate to expectant exhibitors, according to Informa’s head of sustainability. Ben Wielgus, head of sustainability at Informa Group, claimed organisers need to raise their game when it comes to steps they are taking to reduce emissions. It comes as ExpoPlatform exclusively revealed the …

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Two Messes announce record sales worth combined €1.2bn

Two German Messes have announced record sales worth a combined €1.2 billion. Messe Frankfurt projects it will hit €770 million in 2024, while Messe München has confirmed it secured over €440m last year. Read below for the full details. Here are the top headlines for your weekly event news updates: Two German Messes announce record …

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Informa delivers 10% growth over five months

Informa has struck double digital growth in the first five months of 2024, reporting a 10% rise in revenue as it focuses on niche markets, unique content and global expansion. The company also maintained its full-year adjusted operating profit to reach the higher end of the £950 million (m) to £970m range. Read more about it …

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Exhibitions give £10.9bn boost to UK economy

Exhibitions generated £10.9 billion in business for the UK in 2023 – £1.5bn higher than last year – underscoring their crucial role in driving economic growth. These stats were revealed in the Event Industry Alliance’s (EIA) latest Economic Impact Study of exhibitions. Read more about it below. Here are the top headlines for your weekly …

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Known tech users are ‘rich for event sponsors and planners’

A “known user is rich” for advertisers, sponsors and planners when it comes to building an event’s digital strategy, according to an industry leader. Narisa Wild joined Clarion Events North America in August tasked with spearheading the evolution of events, technology, media and data. The senior vice president of digital strategy set about a transformation …

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Dubai Active Industry partners ExpoPlatform to enhance B2B experience

IEG Middle East has partnered with ExpoPlatform to enhance its hosted buyers programme and tradeshow matchmaking at Dubai Active Industry. The event is the Middle East’s only international fitness and wellness trade show – with more than 400 exhibitors, 1,000 buyers and 38,000 visitors set to gather at Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo City, between October 25 …

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