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news EXHIBITION NEWSEXHIBITIONNEWS.CO.UKAPRIL 2011 13ITE Group acquiresRussian trade expoRUSSIA - Emerging market specialistITE Group has acquired Russianexhibition business KrasnodarExpo from its owners, a groupof private shareholders.Based in the south ofRussia, Krasnodar has aportfolio of over 20 exhibitionswith annual volume sales of50,000sqm. The largest eventsserve the construction andagriculture industries, whichcomplement ITE's existing portfolio.Krasnodar reported a pre-taxoperating profit of £1.9m for2010. ITE bought the companyfor £8.7m, payable in cash,with half pendingconfirmation of auditedrevenue figures."Krasnodar has a strongregional market position inthe South of Russia whichfits well with our currentbusiness," said ITE CEO RussellTaylor (pictured).INDIA- A new exhibition and conventioncentre outside the industrial town of Manesar inthe State of Haryana is hoped to generate morethan 350,000 jobs in admin, maintenance, retailand hospitality for the region.The £344m Exhibition Convention Centre(ECC) will stand on a 253-acre site at thejunction of the under-development Kundali-Manesar-Palwal Expressway and theNational Highway 8, which is being widenedfrom four to six lanes. Joint owners will be the Haryana StateGovernment's Haryana State Industrial andInfrastructure Development Corporation, andthe Indian government through the DelhiMumbai Industrial Corridor DevelopmentCorporation or another similar agency.Plans progressfor Indian venueInternational newsBreaking newsfrom around the worldAbu Dhabi's world trainingUAE- The International Trade Fair Academy(ITA) is launching its World Series of TrainingEvents at the Abu Dhabi National ExhibitionCentre (ADNEC) this year.The academy expects more than 100participants for its debut event from 10 to12 May,which kicks off with 'International ExhibitionNight'. Commenting on ITA's decision to start its2011 world series in Abu Dhabi, ADNEC'sdirector of finance and HR Humaid Matar AlDhaheri said: "Hosting this promising trainingevent demonstrates ADNEC's commitment to itsstaff development programme and is also a winfor the exhibition industry in the country." ITAclaims several course modules are tailored toAbu Dhabi's specific needs, with topics rangingfrom Exhibition Sales and Branding to Auditingand Return on Investment and SustainableVenue Management.Detroit CoboCenter revealedUS - Plans for a £137m renovation to Detroit'sCobo Convention Center have been revealed.The project, due for completion in 2014, willinclude the conversion of Cobo Arena to a3,700sqm ballroom, another 2,300sqm ofexhibition space, extensive infrastructureupgrades, a new three-story glassed-inatrium and new glass walls to highlightCobo's riverfront location."We are making the changes that ourcustomers, stakeholders and competitiveresearch have told us are necessary," saidDetroit Regional Convention Facility Authoritychairman Larry Alexander. "This plan gives Detroit a cornerstonefacility worthy of our region's proven ability tohost world-class events." The bond-financed project will becompleted by the end of 2014.Zimbabwe trade fair banson-stand exhibition salesZIMBABWE-The Zimbabwe InternationalTrade Fair (ZITF) has banned the selling ofgoods by exhibitors during this year's event in abid to lift the show's reputation. Show generalmanager Daniel Chigaru said the ban is anattempt to meet the standard of internationalexhibitions that did not allow sales on stand.According to Chigaru, the exhibition hadadopted a 'flea market' atmosphere whichdeterred international exhibitors. "If wecannot bring up the level of our exhibition toan acceptable international standard, theforeign exhibitors and many hundreds of localSMEs would abandon the ZITF," he said in aninterview.Chigaru said the show has seen low turnoutof exhibitors from countries who protestPresident Robert Mugabe's leadership.ADNECCobo Center