Exhibition News February 2019 - Page 3

CONTENTS FEBRUARY IN THIS ISSUE ▶ NEWS 08 TOP NEWS STORIES 10 THE DEALMAKER 43 An extended column breaking down 2018 in M&A 16 AGENDA ESSA and GES talk Brexit preparations ▶ FEATURES 19 MY WORKING LIFE 24 THE BALANCING ACT Senior female organisers discuss diversity and gender equality in a special EN roundtable EN 30 Under 30 2018 member and SEC PR executive Lindsay Ackers on sustainability and the open- mindedness of the industry 29 RICHARD ARMITAGE MAKING THE RIGHT CALL Nicole Cooper, MD of Fitz All Media, talks EN through the decision to cancel DogFest South 2018 The industry veteran, and winner of ENEAs Outstanding Contribution to the Industry, on his life and work ▶ TECH 49 BRINGING BRANDS TO LIFE Engine Creative on the growing world of augmented reality 52 GOING CASHLESS Amadeus and Tappit on the benefits of dispensing with cold, hard cash ▶ COLUMNISTS 55 MARKETING MATTERS TECA's Claire-Lena Miller-Davis on the launch of the brand new venue 61 PEOPLE MANAGEMENT 46 AN EQUAL FOOTING The organisers of LAMMA on the benefits of moving the agricultural trade show indoors at the NEC Noel Reeves of Rocket Print Promotions burns the midnight oil writing about work/life balance 72 GALLERY EN Lunch Club, the Victory Services Club, the National Running Show year two and more ▶ LIFESTYLE 70 PEOPLE MOVES 72 GALLERY 74 LAST WORD WITH TRISTAN NORMAN exhibitionnews.co.uk | February 2019 3