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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. Here’s a look at …

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Global MICE Collaborative makes a comeback

Leading event associations have re-introduced a key initiative amid a new landscape with “significant opportunity” for “fresh thinking”. The Global MICE Collaborative (GMC) – launched in 2018 – previously had to pause operations indefinitely due to the pandemic. It has now made a comeback with a range of educational and training events for meeting professionals. …

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Budget smarter: essential tradeshow cost guide

Tradeshows are becoming more expensive to organise. Geopolitical tensions are affecting supply chains and economic uncertainties are pushing upward pressure on inflation.  In addition, rising venue rental costs and wage pressures are weighing down on already constrained budgets by companies demanding measurable outcomes and demonstrable ROI. Organisers have their task cut out – manage the …

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Eventprofs set to welcome Global Meetings Industry Day

Successful live events are a prominent indicator of a thriving industry and economy. That’s why eventprofs get together every year to mark Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) and shine a light on the role meetings play in supporting communities, business and local economies.  GMID 2024 will be celebrated this year on April 11. The Meetings …

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Firms being ‘conscious’ about who attends events is positive

Firms being more “conscious” about who they send to tradeshows is a benefit for the events industry, according to an association leader. Kinsey Fabrizio, new president of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), highlighted how companies selecting key decision-makers and senior leaders to send to tradeshows means they can get the most out of their participation. …

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ExpoPlatform partners DLG as event tech provider

ExpoPlatform has entered a partnership as technology provider for DLG – organizer of AGRITECHNICA and EuroTier – to provide attendees with a “second-to-none” networking experience. The agreement with the international agricultural and food industries organizer starts with two events in 2024 – including EuroTier, the leading international trade fair for professional animal farming and livestock …

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Eventprofs must ‘innovate and delight’ to tackle cost hikes

Creating innovative experiences to “delight” attendees is key to tackling surging costs faced by organizers, according to an industry leader. Greg Topalian has recently become the chairman of Clarion Events North America, having been CEO of the division for six years. One of the biggest challenges he sees facing the industry right now is the …

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DWTC records 25% jump in visitors

A record 2.47 million attendees flocked to Dubai World Trade Centre events in 2023, marking a 25% jump from the previous year.  The organiser’s annual report reveals figures which underscore its support for Dubai’s global business and trade prominence. Get the complete details below. Here are the full headlines of this week’s event news updates: …

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What Europe’s AI Act could mean for eventprofs

The European Union is on the brink of introducing a world-first legal framework for AI, with potential consequences for event organizers. New legislation – the Artificial Intelligence Act – has been endorsed by MEPs with 523 votes in favour, 46 against and 49 abstentions. It is aimed at mitigating risks associated with AI while fostering …

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