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The Artexis easyFairs Group has acquisitive global ambitions. EN...

Manchester Central won the Exhibition News award for Best Venue last...

EN looks back over 150 years of Perton Signs and the company’s...

Exhibition News April 2014
April 2014



The Artexis easyFairs Group has acquisitive global ambitions. EN speaks to Matt Benyon, its UK and global managing director.

In the UK marketplace, easyFairs has carved a hefty niche. The organiser specialises in trade shows focusing on the packaging, tank storage, oil and gas sectors, utilising mainly the large space The NEC provides.



Manchester Central won the Exhibition News award for Best Venue last year. We take a closer look at how the converted railway station is set for more growth in 2014.

On 5 May 1969 at 11pm, the last train from Manchester Central headed towards Warrington before its closure as a passenger rail station.



EN looks back over 150 years of Perton Signs and the company’s remarkable archive.

Perton Signs is celebrating 150 years of continuous trading this year, and while the daily business of delivering show graphics to event organisers continues, the firm is using the anniversary to look back at its illustrious history.



UK organisers are renowned for launching successful exhibitions and events abroad, and a new breed are making fresh forays. Annie Byrne investigates.

Putting on a show in the UK can provide a wealth of operational and logistical challenges, on top of choosing the right venue, suppliers and even date. So it’s not surprising that organisers who branch out overseas to launch an event are facing even bigger hurdles.



The Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup will be heading to Scotland’s shores this year. EN speaks to Neil Brownlee, head of business tourism at VisitScotland to see how the nation’s venues are gearing up to capitalise on the anticipated increase in business tourism.

Scotland’s business tourism industry is gearing up for the benefits of a huge sporting year. In July and August, Glasgow hosts the Commonwealth Games, featuring 4,500 athletes from 71 countries.



Exhibition venues across the country are booming with expansions, renovations and upgrades. Annie Byrne takes a look at some of the ambitious projects leading the way.

The events industry is thriving with venues offering organisers the right

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