IBTM World 2020 transitions to virtual
IBTM World: „This has been a difficult decision to take”
Meetings Industry
IBTM Events announced that IBTM World 2020 will transition to being a virtual event this year. This decision is a result of the unpredictable travel restrictions that continue to be in place across the globe because of COVID-19.   READ MORE

Special MICE packages
Etihad signs partnership with MCI
Meetings Industry
Etihad and MCI Middle East announced a partnership agreement, to offer special rate MICE packages for programmes serviced by MCI in Abu Dhabi throughout 2021 and 2022.   READ MORE

dmg events expands in Ethiopia
Markets
dmg events has acquired Addisbuild, the longest-running building and construction exhibition in Ethiopia, from Expotim Uluslararasi Fuar Organisation A.S.   READ MORE

UFI appoints Llorca
People
Anna M Llorca joins UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry as Marketing and Communications Coordinator.   READ MORE

Klinger follows Calder
People
Eva Klinger took over management of guest event sales for Messe Frankfurt from Silke Calder.   READ MORE

Market Status Tracker
Practice | Corona Virus
UFI's "Exhibitions Industry Market Status Tracker" offers a compact dashboard view showing which markets are open and closed, after the emergence from COVID-19.   READ MORE

“The most important thing is the ability to pivot from virtual to hybrid to in-person events”
Aventri Launches All-in-One Hybrid Event Platform
Technology
Event management software (EMS) provider Aventri announces the official launch of the Aventri Virtual Event Platform. The solution is fully integrated in the Aventri Event Management Solution. The solution is enabling event and marketing professionals to manage their virtual, hybrid and in-person events on a single platform.   READ MORE

Messe Frankfurt acquires Hobby-X
Markets
Messe Frankfurt South Africa has acquired Hobby-X, the premier event for the hobby, arts and crafts supplies sectors in South Africa.   READ MORE

Railtex and Infrarail join forces
Markets | Corona Virus
Mack Brooks Exhibitions has announced the Railway Industry Association (RIA) as the main show partner for Railtex and Infrarail 2021.   READ MORE

EEAA starts sector-by-sector webinar series
Practice | Markets | Corona Virus
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) hosts a series of industry updates to address the current and future market conditions for the key sectors of the exhibition and business events industry.   READ MORE