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ShaShoua returnS at emapFormer ITE Group and Expomedia co-founder Mark Shashoua (pictured) is putting his feet firmly back into the UK and global exhibition industry as the new group MD of Emap Connect.His appointment represents one of a series of management changes laid out by Emap's newly installed CEO Duncan Painter to drive a fresh round of company growth and follows the promotion of current exhibitions chief Malcolm Gough to deputy CEO. In an announcement to staff, Painter praised Gough's development of Emap Connect and congratulated him on the promotion."Malcolm has contributed considerable value to the organisation in many roles," Painter stated. "His new responsibilities Ideal home wins at XmasMedia 10 has branded its first Ideal Home Show at Christmas the UK's biggest consumer launch in exhibition history after attracting 84,000 visitors. The 40,000sqm exhibition ran at Earls Court from 16 to 20 November and brought together 500 exhibitors from the UK and international retail markets. news8 the lead-up to the exhibition, Media 10 predicted visitors could hit 70,000."Our visitor figures for this launch event have been phenomenal, exceeding all of our expectations and demonstrating that although the economy is still struggling, there is clearly a huge demand for home improvement ideas as well as products for the home, all year round," Media 10 MD Lee Newton said. The exhibition attracted 20,000 visitors on its single biggest day of trade. The new Ideal Home Show at Christmas was the second Ideal Home-branded event launched by Media 10 in 2011. The organiser ran its first Scottish Ideal Home Show in Glasgow in May and attracted 45,000 visitors. "In just six months we have re-launched the Scotland event and now introduced this new Christmas show, both of which have been met with an overwhelmingly positive response from exhibitors and visitors proving that the Ideal Home brand continues to go from strength to strength," Newton added.This year's London Ideal Home Show in March attracted 270,000 visitors.AEO COnfErEnCE linE-up AnnOunCEdQR codes used for event feedback exhibition organisers can potentially capture real-time feedback on visitors' experiences thanks to software developed by a Bristol company. Diciamo has created an IT package for the exhibition industry allowing people to give feedback at an event using Quick Response (QR) codes. The code, a type of 2D barcode first designed for the automotive industry, helps businesses engage with their customers via a smartphone or tablet PC. "This sort of immediate feedback is invaluable for exhibition and conference organisers," said Diciamo spokesman Mario Dolcezza. Norfolk's faceliftwork has started on a £1.4m project to renovate the exhibition and meetings facilities at norfolk showground. The exhibition hall, which is 3,000sqm and can hold 4,000 people, is getting a new two-storey circular entrance foyer and enhanced visitor facilities. A state-of-the-art reception area, redesign of the interior to include flexible ceiling patterns for better sound absorption and new internal wall cladding are part of the project, while sound-proof partitions are being added to allow organisers to use one-third or two-thirds of the total space. There are also new toilets and baby changing facilities in the hall. work is due to finish in spring 2012. Professional Beauty North riseThe organiser of beauty trade show Professional Beauty has followed up the successful relaunch of its London exhibition with a 28 per cent increase in visitors to its northern edition. Professional Beauty north, which was held at Manchester Central in October, attracted 19,486 visitors (pending ABC audit) along with 200 exhibitors showcasing 300 brands. Trades exhibitions owner Mark Moloney re-acquired the Professional Beauty portfolio 12 months ago from emap and has since made significant investments to bring visitors and exhibitors back to record levels. The London show in February at excel saw a 50 per cent visitor increase and was double the size (19,000sqm) year-on-year. One of Great Britain's most successful Paralympians, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBe, will address delegates at next year's Association of event Organisers (AeO) annual conference. The 11-time Olympic champion will focus on how to build a winning mentality and prepare for the challenges going forward at the AeO Conference 2012, on Friday 13 January at the Business Design Centre in London. The Competitive edge is the overall theme for the conference, which will be chaired by UBM Live CeO simon Foster. "I am thrilled with the outstanding programme and speakers we've lined up for our 2012 AeO conference," said association CeO Karim Halwagi. "not only is Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson one of Britain's greatest Paralympic athletes but she's also a truly motivating person."include defining and executing a range of growth plans for the business."Shashoua has more than 20 years' experience in the global exhibition industry as one of the founders of ITE Group and Expomedia Group. Most recently, he became a partner in father Roger Shashoua's Expofund business and worked on a consultancy basis as an industry adviser. Painter said Shashoua's international expertise will be critical in developing Emap's long-term exhibition prospects."Mark has a long history of building successful businesses right around the world in the exhibition and conference arena," Painter continued. "Mark will play a critical role in the long-term UK and international growth strategy."Other management changes include the resignation of Emap's chief financial officer Martyn Hindley and appointment of interim manager John Gulliver. Emap has also appointed Rebecca Clayton as marketing director as well as Tracey Gray as people director to help improve the company's staffing strategy.Painter replaced former chief David Gilbertson following his departure from Emap in September.In other news, Emap reported a 28 per cent rise in visitors to its first InstallerLive exhibition for the plumbing, heating and renewables sector at The NEC in October. The show attracted 4,285 attendees (pending ABC audit) and 120 exhibitors. Emap took over the event from governing gas installer body Corgi in 2010.

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