Exhibition News March 2019 - Page 5

Welcome A new chapter Y ou might notice something a little bit different about EN this month. We’re sleeker, leaner and we’ve had a design refresh. While much of the content will remain the same – we’ll still be covering the latest shows, innovative, game-changing tech, evolving venues and the some of the broader issues that impact on the exhibition industry – we’ve also got some new strings to add to our bow. In this month’s cover feature (p20) we meet the leadership team behind Nineteen Group, an organiser that has just received an injection of private equity investment, and which has big plans for the future. We’re also looking to the future in this month’s EN Roundtable (p34), which gathered together organisers, venues, suppliers and associations to learn how various businesses in the industry are preparing for Brexit. EN is dedicated to providing thought leadership and insight on issues across the industry, and I hope that this redesign will help convey that in an easily accessible, colourful and interesting way. As we enter a new chapter in the life of the exhibition industry’s go-to trade magazine, I’d like to encourage readers to get in touch and join the conversation – tell us what we’re doing right (and wrong) and what you’d like to see more of in the future. If you’re reading this at International Confex, then come and say hi! I’ll be on the EN Pavilion hosting content and meeting the industry across both days, and I rarely bite. Enjoy the issue, Nicola March — 05