Exhibition World Issue 5 - 2018 - Page 11

Global Snapshot Bangkok - INTERMAT ASEAN 2018 and Concrete Asia 2018 are two major trade shows to have taken place in Bangkok, Thailand during the past month. The shows focused on the construction, infrastructure and concrete sectors in the region, and were co-located at the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre. The outside area of the venue allowed attendees to experience the latest machinery and equipment in real-life conditions. It focused on tower cranes, excavators and concrete batching plants. w w w.exhibitionworld.co.uk Copenhagen - Peter Wanderydz will be stepping down as managing director of Easyfairs Nordic, after bringing the company to the region 15 years ago. He will be succeeded by Joachim Warnberg, who comes from a role as head of group vice president – strategy & transformation at facility services company ISS A/S in Copenhagen. “These have been 15 thoroughly enjoyable years,” said Wanderydz. “I am immensely proud of what we have achieved, but now it’s time to hand over to new management.” Melbourne - The Exhibition & Event Association for Australasia (EEAA) has kicked off a major new initiative to promote sustainability and reduce the environmental impact of the events sector. The association reached out to its younger members, making sustainability the topic for discussion at EEAA Young Stars Networking event in Melbourne. Drawing on the talent and expertise of emerging leaders, the association says it is committed to ensuring the voices of younger members are heard. Issue 5 2018 9