Exhibition World Issue 5 - 2018 - Page 17

News Chinese visitors to German trade fairs in 2017, according to AUMA Prague Congress Centre stages anti- terror exercise with 2,000 ‘hostages’ Messe Wien expo centre joins healthy venue elite Messe Wien Exhibitions & Congress Centre, run by Reed Exhibitions, has become the fi rst venue in Austria entitled to call itself a ‘healthy venue’, according to stipulations from the World Obesity Federation. Messe Wien is owned by the city of Vienna, and administered by MBG (Wiener Messe Besitz GmbH). It is presently just one of fi ve ‘healthy venues’ in the world. Others include the Scottish Event Campus, Convention Centre Dublin, Vancouver Convention Centre and The Prague Congress Centre recent modernisation of the (PCC) in the Czech Republic building, which included new 50 medical offi cers and six fi re hosted the country’s largest ever security systems. brigade units evacuated all 2000 accredited required the venue anti-terrorism exercise on 10 The drill saw 70 armed More than 400 police offi cers, the MiCo Milano Congressi. Becoming healthy venue hostages, who were positioned to establish catering practices perpetrators invading a musical all around the premises of that support National Dietary performance in the presence the Prague Congress Centre, Guidelines, encourage visitor the Rapid Deployment Unit of 2,000 visitors – extras who within seven minutes. Inside exercise, adopt cooking practices of the Czech Republic and the were freed by the intervention 100 minutes of the intervention, that reduce the amount of mayor of Prague Mgr. Adriana of elite units of the Czech police. the last “wounded” person was satuarated fat, sugar and salt in Krnacova. It served as an Preparations for the event took transported to the Královské food, and promote the Messe Wien important test following the more than a year. Vinohrady Faculty Hospital. as a ‘healthy venue’. and 11 September. It was coordinated alongside “We are proud to be domestic Airport Authority Hong Kong acquires AsiaWorld-Expo asset for HK$900m Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) has acquired AsiaWorld-Expo Management Ltd, alongside the rights and equity interest held by IEC Investments, for a total price of HK$900m (US$115m). In 2003, in order to develop the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), the Hong Kong Government, the AA and IEC Investments, formed a joint venture w w w.exhibitionworld.co.uk company known as Hong Kong IEC Ltd, of which the Hong Kong Government was the majority shareholder. Following the deal, the AA has become the sole owner of AsiaWorld-Expo Management Ltd, which manages and operates the AWE facilities. The Government continues to own a majority interest of Hong Kong IEC Ltd. An AA spokesperson said: “While the AA is committed to supporting Hong Kong’s convention and exhibition industry through AWE’s operations, the acquisitions put the AA in an advantageous position to realise the full potential of the synergy between SKYCITY and AWE, engendered by their proximity to each other.” pioneers in the fi eld of healthy events,” said Benedikt Binder- Krieglstein, CEO of Reed Exhibitions Österreich (pictured right). “This is our contribution in the battle against unhealthy event diets.” Issue 5 2018 15