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CEVA ShowfreightUnit 3A, National Exhibition CentreBirmingham, B40 1PJUnited Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)121 782 8888 Mobile: +44 (0) 7900 165 697 Fax: +44 (0)121 782 2875dean.wale@cevalogistics.comwww.cevalogistics.comAEO Excellence Awards Winners2011 - Official Contractor / 2011 - Supplier TeamExhibition News Awards Winners: 2012 - Best Supplier to ExhibitorsA burst of thanks to the industry

JUNE 2012www.exhibitionnews.co.uk 3CONTENTSWhat you can't afford to miss this monthPeople and issues18  IntervIew CloserStill's Andy Center has forged his career on thinking out of the box on exhibitions. He reveals what has driven his career29  venue watchFive Scottish venues are looking to make an impact with a mix of lavish new-look spaces and a focus on core regional strengths 33  reSearch Geoff Dixon assesses the impact repeat visitors have on the perception of an exhibitionIndustry watch15  M&aSteve Monnington casts his eye east to the deals agreed by UK exhibitors in emerging markets35  InduStry vIewEmma Wellman reveals how three industry associations have teamed up to tackle industry sustainability 37  BuSIneSS clInIcTax advice, business wins, greening up your events portfolio41  yOur Say Readers call for the industry to look out for the little guy, and ask English Heritage to make Earls Court a listed building 43  eXhIBItIOn lIFePeople on the move46  laSt wOrdLatest news and views06  tOp newS StOrIeS13  InternatIOnal newSGlobal Sources profits on the up, Ecuador prepares for new venue16  ShOw caSeInternet World UK celebrates its 20th anniversary and we take a look back at web developments21  FOOd FOr thOuGhtShould organisers throw open their doors to any exhibitor?29 Getting connectedInnovations in Near Field Communication are raising the bar to make interactions and business leads easier at exhibitionsCoping with a crisisWhat would you do if your show was hit by catastrophe? We ask organisers about their biggest crises and outline how they prepare for the unpredictable at an event24 ?22