NEWS THE MONTH IN NUMBERS 118 teams entered into EN’s fantasy football league £957m revenue posted by Informa PLC in H1 2018 financial results £1.75m in funding secured by event lead capture company Akkroo 360,000 venues in recently-acquired ABC Connection’s database 8 £35.6m revenue posted by Tarsus in H1 2018 financial results 75% stake acquired by UBM in ECMI ITE Asia Quote/ Unquote “Our collaboration with the government gives everyone the chance to inform the strategy that will help ensure the continued pre-eminence of the UK events industry.” Interim EIB chair Michael Hirst OBE on new research September 2018 | exhibitionnews.co.uk Organiser of City Wine Show to launch Wine & Spirits Show The team behind The City Wine Show and Spirited London at organiser The Drinks Business has announced the launch of The Wine & Spirits Show, which will bring together the world’s very best wine and spirits under one roof. The event will be open to both the trade and consumers and will take place over two days on 12-13 October at One Whitehall Place in London, part of the five-star hotel the Royal Horseguards. Targeting wine enthusiasts based in London, around 2,000 members of the general public are expected to attend, alongside members wine and spirits trade. The Wine & Spirits Show will offer one hall dedicated to wines, and another that will be focused entirely on spirits. As well as hundreds on wines and spirits available to sample, the event will also offer a series of expert masterclasses, on both wines and spirits, giving guests the chance to get under the skin of Champagne with Pol Roger or delve deeper into the world of fine wine with iDealwine. The Wine & Spirits Show follows the Wine Show Chelsea, Spirited London, and The City Wine Show, a wine fair designed to encourage consumers to explore the world of wine in a relaxed environment, which has run for the past two years at Stationer’s Hall in the heart of London. Megan Burns to launch sneaker and streetwear event A brand-new sneaker and streetwear event is set to launch in Glasgow in 2019 at the Scottish Event Campus. Urbuhn Avenue, will welcome 4,000 visitors to the event – a one-stop-shop for streetwear, sneaker and music fans – on the 6 April. The event will feature over 150 brands under one roof, giving visitors a unique opportunity to explore and purchase the latest sneakers, streetwear, accessories and more. Founder Megan Burns, who has previously worked with Brand Events on Ignition Festival of Motoring and later with QD Events, told EN: “I’ve always been a huge fan of sneakers and streetwear myself – following and purchasing the latest releases and watching multiple streetwear brands grow from nothing over the past 12 months. “I started doing market research around 12 months ago with the idea to combine my passion with my career. Now is the right time for me to take the next step and contribute something unique to the industry. I’m a big believer in experience. Not just when visitors and exhibitors are onsite but before they even step through the doors.” Burns continued: “We’re really proud to be hosting Urbuhn Avenue in Glasgow at Scotland’s national event venue. Complex magazine rated Glasgow as the sixth most underrated city in the world in the sneakers market and huge industry brands like Vogue, Elle and GQ often seek inspiration from here. “We’re looking to do something different – this isn’t your regular expo. There’s already been an overwhelmingly positive response and we still have some exciting announcements up our sleeves. It will be the ultimate day out for any sneaker, streetwear or graffiti enthusiast.” Urbuhn Avenue will open on 6 April 2019.