Exhibition News June 2018 - Page 3

JUNE IN THIS ISSUE ▶ NEWS 08 TOP NEWS STORIES 10 THE DEALMAKER 12 AGENDA 16 We meet the four recipeints of the UFI Next Generation Leadership Grant 15 ANALYSIS The NEC on the power of harnessing data ▶ FEATURES 19 MY WORKING LIFE 20 RUSSELL WILCOX The Clarion CEO on his early career, the power of events and navigating the world of private equity Showlite's head of features & custom build on tenancy times and family time 27 ON THE RIGHT TRACK The organisers of Infrarail on running a trade event for a sector going through unprecedented change THE FUTURE IS HERE EN gets the lowdown on Mash Media's latest launch – Confex Future Focus 28 RECYCLE, REUSE OR DISCARD? Nigel Markey of Markey Ltd discusses the tricky issue of sustainable event cups 37 AN ORIGINAL IDEA EN speaks to one of the founders of The Original Events Co. ▶ COLUMNISTS 45 SALES TALK Ricoh Arena's Jenni Ford on how venues can stand out from the crowd 51 PEOPLE MANAGEMENT Sam Rowe, CEO of Ignition, on the importance of respecting the basics 59 GALLERY Kingsday with RAI Amsterdam, Sign & Digital UK, the Event Photography Awards and more 53 INDUSTRY VIEW 38 A FRESH START It’s been a rocky few years for Ecobuild, but are new owners Futurebuild Events beginning to change its fortunes? Chris Skeith, AEO CEO, on supporting UK members with international partnerships ▶ LIFESTYLE 59 GALLERY 60 PEOPLE MOVES 62 LAST WORD WITH MATTHEW FOXTON-DUFFY exhibitionnews.co.uk | June 2018 3