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Single and FreSh launch Food FairSingle Market Events and Fresh RM will launch an Australian version of Fresh RM's Specialty and Fine Food Fair in 2012. Running from 27 to 28 August at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, the new Speciality Food and Drink Fair is a licence deal between the two companies, with Single Market Events responsible for making the Fresh RM brand succeed. "It's Fresh's format and we are slightly remodeling it for the market," Single Market Events MD Tim Etchells told EN. "Taking UK food shows to that market is our bread and butter."Fresh RM business development director Christopher McCuin said working with Single Market Events pinpointed an untapped opportunity for an event addressing Australia's rapidly growing fine food and drink sectors. "We wanted to capitalise on that through the launch of our Speciality Food and Drink Fair," he said. "We plan for this to be the first of many international launches in the Fresh RM global events portfolio." Single Market Events announced two new editions of its Baby and Toddler Show in Australia earlier this year.riots impact london's reputationThe recent riots in London potentially damaged the city's reputation as a business destination and raised concerns about civic unrest during the Olympic Games in 2012, a poll reports. news8 www.exhibitionnews.co.ukIn a survey of London firms, conducted by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 83 per cent of businesses believed the city's commercial reputation had suffered, while 73 per cent agreed the riots highlighted the potential threat of civil disorder during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Nearly 50 per cent of London businesses were concerned about riots moving into their area. A quarter of respondents reported riots had taken place in their vicinity. The poll of 134 businesses was conducted by ComRes from 9 to 10 August. "These figures highlight the fact that the riots could not come at a worse time for the capital," London Chamber of Commerce and Industry CEO Colin Stanbridge said. "With the Olympics only a year away, the eyes of the world were already turning to London." In response to how this could impact events business, Meetings Industry Association (MIA) chief executive The cancellation of Turkish luxury travel exhibition Itspa was due to legal complications with Reed exhibitions, Exhibition News can confirm.Richard Joslin, founder and MD of Itspa organiser evisstar, said legal proceedings between the two companies have now ended following cancellation of the show. EN has also learnt Joslin's wife Debbie Joslin, who was previously group exhibition director of Reed's International Luxury Travel Market portfolio, has left after 23 years with the company. Richard was most recently at emap before founding evisstar specifically to launch Itspa. He also previously worked at Reed, as well as emap and Mack Brooks.Itspa was due to run from 19 to 21 February 2012 at the Istanbul Convention and exhibition Centre Lufti Kirdar. The show was targeted at the Turkish hotel, spa and wellness travel industries. "It was very disappointing but it was something we have had to deal with," said Joslin. "Hopefully we will be able to come back with something better and more robust. It's difficult to know what our next step will be because to move forward, we will be looking for decent support behind us."Reed CeO Andrew Fowles declined to comment on the legal proceedings.reed drops legal case against owner Great Exhibition of itspa luxury show 2012 finds a homeJulie Benson, organiser of The Great exhibition 2012, has confirmed the event will take place over two weeks in August at stoneleigh Park, warwick. The culmination of a year-long online campaign to promote all that is great about Britain, the exhibition will feature three main sections: The Footprint of Britain, The High street of the Future and The Great Outdoors. To mark one year until the show opens, Benson has embarked on a two-week road trip of the UK with four young roving reporters to find the people, places and products that "make up the greats of Great Britain". The exhibition launch briefly came into doubt earlier this summer when Olympic organising committee LOCOG threatened legal action against Benson for the use of 2012 in the exhibition's name. The agency argued that it gave the show unauthorised association with the London 2012 Olympic Games but later officially retracted the complaint. Originally planned to run for 90 days, the Great exhibition 2012 was inspired in part by The Great exhibition 1851 and the Festival of Britain in 1951.Manufacturing events join upeight UK manufacturing exhibitions organised by four different organisers will co-locate in 2012 to form the largest event in its sector. Together, the exhibitions will occupy 37,000sqm at The neC in Birmingham. Organisers anticipate 33,000 visitors. Cooperating organisers include new events, DFA Media, Global Media and the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA). new events organises national electronics week UK (new:UK), which this year took place from 12 to 13 April at The neC Pavilion. MTA organises MACH; DFA organises Drives and Controls, Air-Tech, Ifpex and Plant and Asset Management. Global Media organises electrex and the Independent Power, energy and electric expo. The events will run together on 18 and 19 April 2012.Jane Longhurst stressed the strength of London's longstanding reputation for international business tourism, meetings and events. "The capital's reputation has been developed over many years and is based on a consistent track record of success," she said. "Experience shows any poll conducted in the immediate wake of events such as the recent riots, when emotions are still running high, will produce extreme outcomes, but these opinions are generally short lived." Association of Event Organisers (AEO) CEO Austen Hawkins was also confident events would not be affected long-term by the riots."For international events in the short term, some visitors may question whether it is safe to visit the UK," he said. "However, memories are short and the UK is by no means the only country to suffer such unrest. I suspect that the riots will not have too disastrous an effect on events."

To find out more and book your tickets, visit www.exhibitionnews.co.uk/raceday OR call the EN Events team on 020 8971 8265 Tickets cost £199 per headAnd they're off. Exhibition News proudly introduces the latest and most exciting addition to the industry calendar, The Exhibition News Race Day. Starting with EQuestion Time, a panel and audience of the industry's finest will tackle one of the most crucial issues our market faces - How do we increase and sustain visitor numbers? Followed by a Champagne reception, 3-course banquet and a fabulous afternoon of racing, networking and fun, this is a must-attend event!Sandown Park14th September 2011sponsored byOur leading and specialized trade fairs are tailor-made platforms for successful business. The main features: Machinery, Plant and Equipment Trade and Services Medicine and Health Fashion and Lifestyle LeisureAltogether we organize more than 40 trade fairs in Düsseldorf of which 22 are No. 1 in their industry. We also carry out roughly 120 other events in more than 20 countries.Wherever you need us - we are there. Worldwide. Succeed with us all over the world>>www.messe-duesseldorf.deSucceed_w_u_GB_105x312_4C.indd 103.08.2011 9:39:26 Uhr