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contents EXHIBITION NEWSEXHIBITIONNEWS.CO.UKAPRIL 2011 3ContentsWhat you can't afford to miss this month:Latest news and views6-10top news stories13international newsITE's acquisition, Detroit andIndian venue plans, Zimbabwe'strade ban and more15dealmakersSteve Monnington delves intointernational mergers andacquisitions17news analysisAntony-Reeve Crook looks atEarls Court owner CapCo and thestatus of its development puntPeople and issues18 head-to-headSize matters: How big is toobig? ENfinds out21interviewAn international launch vehicle:Single Market Events' TimEtchells and his Aussie showadventures28back to basicsThe numbers game: How youcan optimise visitor numbers31better businessLearning from their mistakes:Nadia Cameron asksorganisers to own up to theirbiggest mistakes and thelessons learntIndustry watch35industry viewpointThe AEO's Austen Hawkinsreports on the divide betweenevent marketers and organisers37salesSimon Naudi on how your salescan be affected by a glance 38market watchLatest business wins from theexhibition industry43people on the moveRecruits, replacements andmovers and shakers44galleryHighlights from the Blenheimreunion party46breakdownA quirky look at the exhibitionsindustry24main featureHonour by association: Are tradeassociations the new organiserenemy, or can we all work together?

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