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Two bids readied to acquire Olympia in US$375m+ deal

A Chinese industrial conglomerate, HNA Holding Group Co., is bidding to acquire the Olympia exhibition centre in west London. Bloomberg has reported the Chinese company, which bought a stake in Deutsche Bank recently, teamed up with Bugsby Property LLC to approach Olympia owners Capital & Counties (CapCO) to buy its venues unit (which includes Olympia). CMW understands a…

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Deutsche Messe hits 70

2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Deutsche Messe AG. The company’s story began in 1947, with Germany’s first-ever Export Fair where, much to the delight of visitors, the legendarily tasty fish rolls were sold. At the company’s founding on 16 August 1947, there was only a single item on the agenda: West Germany’s first ‘Export…

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Creative Technology’s Simon Tibble passes away

Creative Technology has announced that Simon Tibble, managing director of CT in Shanghai passed away suddenly, earlier today. He leaves his wife Brooke and four children Samuel, Emma Jane, Jamie and Olivia. Tibble was described as a dedicated and unflappable character who will be sorely missed by all those to have met, worked or socialised with him over…


Global Meetings Industry Day: a time to reflect

Today is Global Meetings Industry Day, a day that showcases the impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions have on our community. Organisations around the world have used the day to reflect on what it means. Meetings & Events Australia reports that business events in Australia contributed more than A$30bn…


Korea embarks on Indian roadshow

Korea is appealing to India’s business events community with an India MICE Roadshow, held on 29 March at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi. Jointly hosted by Seoul, Korea’s capital, along with the neighbouring city of Incheon and Gyeonggi Province, the one-day event sought to promote the attractions of each region as business events…

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Comexposium Group appoints ex-UBM EMEA CEO

Comexposium Group announced today that Simon Foster, previously UBM EMEA CEO, has been appointed as CEO as of August 2017. At that time, Renaud Hamaide will transition from CEO to executive chairman. Foster will lead the Comexposium Group strategic development and implementation globally, managing existing products and teams, optimising products’ performance, as well as overseeing new…

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IACC and MPI team-up

IACC, the association that certifies conference and meetings focused venues globally, and Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the global association for meeting professionals, have announced a five-year global partnership. The two associations will share event and learning platforms, including education delivered at annual conferences, regional events, and online as well as research initiatives. In the last…


AACB announces first Young Professional Scholarship winner

The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) and Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) have congratulated Sasha Andersen of the Melbourne Convention Bureau as the winner of the inaugural MEA Young Professional Scholarship. Andersen (pictured) is a sales executive responsible for looking after the Incentive and Corporate Meetings sector and marketing Melbourne as a business events…

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UBM India to repeat RenewX

UBM India, organisers of Renewable Energy India Expo (REI India) announced the second edition of RenewX, a two-day Renewable Energy trade expo on April 7-8 2017 at the Hitex, Hyderabad after the success of its first edition. UBM India will provide an industry platform for organisations to capitalise and penetrate into the lucrative south Indian…

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