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Industry Group Calls for Net Zero Carbon Events by 2050

LONDON — When world leaders convene this November at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, the goal will be to present how their countries will achieve a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030. At that same time, leading companies from throughout the business events industry, led by the Joint Meetings Industry

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Aloysius Arlando to Step Down from Constellar Holdings

SINGAPORE — In his 20 years in the exhibition industry, Aloysius Arlando has held a variety of leadership roles and been a force in the development of Singapore’s meeting, incentive, convention and exhibition (MICE) sector. He is stepping down September 30 from his role leading the Venues division of Constellar

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Modeling by Epistemix Lays the Foundation for Safe Shows

PITTSBURGH — Epidemiological modeling has been used for decades in the fight against diseases ranging from measles to MERS, and now it is playing a pivotal role in decision-making around business events in the COVID era. Enter Epistemix, a start-up computational software modeling company spun out of the Graduate School

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U.S. Relaxes Strict Policies for International Travelers

WASHINGON, D.C. — Many trade shows rely on being able to roll out the welcome mat for international contingents, but COVID-19 travel restrictions have done the opposite, leading to mass cancellations and retracted revenue. That’s why trade show organizers rejoiced at the news today that the Biden administration will relax

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TSE Celebrates Trade Show Organizers at CEIR Predict

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Extraordinary times call for extraordinary efforts, and trade show organizers stepped it up in a big way as they pivoted to virtual, found new ways to collaborate, and discovered ways to engage attendees and deliver for customers online throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Trade Show Executive editors

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Business Travel Leaders Make the Case for Restarting Events

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Business travel and meetings have been slow to rebound from the COVID pandemic — much slower than leisure travel, which has already almost returned to 2019 levels. Group travel numbers are off 70% in 2021 and not expected to rebound until 2024. A recent survey of travel

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UFI Launches Global Policy Leadership Series

PARIS — UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has launched a series of one-on-one video interviews with trade and tourism ministers from around the globe. The Global Policy Leadership Series (GPLS) is a segment of advocacy work UFI undertakes on behalf of the exhibition industry. “Advocacy for the

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NOLA and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Back in Business

NEW ORLEANS — Less than two weeks after Hurricane Ida made landfall near Port Fourchon, La., the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is up and running, other than one isolated area with minor water and roof damage that is still being restored. Though the city suffered extensive power outages, Entergy

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