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Infectious Disease Expert to Keynote Inaugural GBAC Symposium

CHICAGO — The Global Biorisk Advisory Council, (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, announced that Dr. Deborah Birx, world-renowned medical physician, infectious disease expert and diplomat, will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural GBAC Symposium on Air Considerations this Aug. 16-17, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Event management will create

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Resiliency and Optimism Prevail for Global Exhibitions Day 

Facilitated by the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, UFI, the seventh annual Global Exhibitions Day (GED) coming up June 1, will focus on the value of face-to-face exhibitions and business events in boosting economic growth and recovery, as well as networking and meeting new people. With 820 member organizations

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Arc Goes Plant-Based with its Bridge2Food Partnership

LONDON – Arc placed plant-based foods in the spotlight with the recent announcement of its new investment partnership with Bridge2Food. The Netherlands-based company operates the Global Industry Plant-Based Foods & Proteins Ecosystem – the largest global collaboration platform for innovators in the food and beverage industry. Arc, based in the

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ECA Sets 3 Priorities for Legislative Action Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance (ECA)’s Legislative Action Week, a virtual lobbying event for the business events industry, to be held June 6-10, will focus on three key priorities: the passage by the Senate of two bills, one for relief for small businesses and the other for

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Geoff Dickinson Elected UFI President

PARIS – The UFI Board of Directors elected Geoff Dickinson as UFI President for the 2023-24 period. Dickinson will be part of the UFI Presidential Trio for the 2022-23 term, which includes: ▪ UFI President Michael Duck: Executive Vice President, Commercial Development Informa Markets, and Executive Vice President, Commercial Development

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Seafood Expo + Diversified Communications: A Powerful Success Story

BARCELONA, Spain —  The 28th edition of the Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, the world’s largest seafood trade event, exceeded all expectations when it wrapped up in late April at Barcelona’s Fira de Barcelona Gran Vía. A total of 1,550 exhibiting companies from 76 different countries and 26,630 seafood buyers

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Emerald Launches Brand-Building Division, Xcelerator

NEW YORK – Emerald’s new brand-building division, Xcelerator, takes an immersive approach toward creating and building brands, with the ultimate goal of curating year-round communities in emerging and high-growth markets through face-to-face events and digital experiences. “Our use of the word brand is purposeful,” Issa Jouaneh, Executive Vice President of

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Yancy Weinrich Named President of CloserStill Media North America

LONDON, U.K. — Trade show industry veteran Yancy Weinrich recently was named to a newly created position at CloserStill Media: President of North America. In her new role, Weinrich will direct a planned expansion of doubling the size of the business within two years and take charge of high-growth acquisitions

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