Exhibition News February 2019 - Page 5

EDITOR’S LETTER REFLECTING ON THE INDUSTRY I t really makes me happy looking at this month’s cover feature (p24). Not only was the discussion EN hosted a fascinating and enjoyable conversation with a group of extremely smart and talented women, it was a chance to reflect on the exhibition industry – both its weaknesses and its strengths. And reflection isn’t in short supply elsewhere in the issue either. We’ve compiled four fantastic panels for discussions on the EN stand at International Confex on 26-27 February (p37), covering issues that have been making significant waves in exhibitions across the UK and globally. Confex is a great opportunity for the industry to come together, socialise, make connections, share best practice and do business, and this year’s event promises to be better than ever. In this issue we also talk with Richard Armitage, who was awarded Outstanding Contribution to the Industry at the EN Elite Awards, and who looks back on a 50-year career in exhibitions. There’s a lot going on in this packed February issue, and no doubt the industry is running at full pelt through one of the busiest months of the year. It’s at times like this when we can really come together and create incredible things, we do it like no one else. See you at Confex, and enjoy the issue. NICOLA MACDONALD, EDITOR nmacdonald@mashmedia.net exhibitionnews.co.uk | February 2019 5