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News| Exhibition WorldSOUTH KOREA - Daegu'sExco exhibition centre aims tobe Korea's first green venue intime to host the 2011 GreenEnergy Expo, following anexpansion that will double itsfloor space.New energy-saving featuresinclude solar panels, a solarheating system andgeothermal water heat pump.The expansion is expectedto be complete by the end ofBELGIUM - EasyFairs isforecasting a 20 per centincrease in annual sales for the2010-2011 financial year. According to a companystatement, the tradeshoworganiser expects to report?33.5m (US$45.1m) for the 12months to June 30, 2011, upfrom ?27.9m. It attributed therise to organic growth as wellas its acquisition of Belgianorganiser Fairtec lastSeptember."Our aim is to reach ?50mrevenue by 2014 throughorganic growth andacquisition," said EasyFairsCEO Jean-François Quentin. EasyFairs chairman andfounder Eric Everard, whostarted his tenure as UFIpresident in January, said thenews was a sign of growth inthe exhibition industry.According to UFI's Sixth GlobalBarometer Survey, theexhibition industry hasemerged from the recessionand will see revenue growthduring 2011.EasyFairs forecasts 20 per centrevenue growth10|February 2011| THE MAGAZINE FOR THE GLOBAL EXHIBITION COMMUNITY WWW.EXHIBITION-WORLD.NETGERMANY - The Association ofthe German Trade Fair Industry(AUMA) claims trade fairbusiness in the country will growin terms of both exhibitors andvisitors this year.Trade fair organisers areplanning to hold 135 domesticshows at international level thisyear, according to theassociation. "With the industry now well onthe road to recovery, AUMAexpects a moderate increase inexhibitor and visitor numbers,compared with correspondingevents in previous years," saidAUMA director of public relationsHarald Kötter.March, shortly before the eventwhich will bring 400 exhibitorsSOUTH AFRICA - SouthAfrica has accepted a formalmembership invitation from theBRIC (Brazil, Russia, India andChina) group chairman to jointhe growth market alliance. According to variousinternational media reports, theinvitation was made during aphone conversation betweenChinese foreign minister YangJiechi and his South Africancounterpart, Maite Mkoana-Mashabane. South AfricanMalaysian 10 year $16m funding planpresident Jacob Zuma will beinvited to attend the third annualBRIC leaders' meeting inBeijing in April via letter fromChinese president and currentchairman of the group HuJintao.The BRIC countries held theirfirst summit in 2009, an act ofpolitical cohesion hoped toincrease the group's influencewith established maturemarkets such as Europe andthe US. German trade fair industrypredicts moderate growth in 2011and fill 27,000sqm of floorspace in early April. Th e Premier Event for Top ExecutivesWhere CEOs Share Success StrategiesJoachim Schäfer Managing Director Messe Düesseldorf Learn proven solutions to boost revenue Meet and network with the industry's top performers Access vital research and trends" ECEF is 24 hours well spent!It provides a broad overview of international trends plus immediately actionable ideas."JUNE 1, 2011JW Marriott | Washington, DC USAAPPLY TODAY! Attendance is strictly limited to senior executives from event producing organizations (associations and independents).Gold Sponsor:Platinum Sponsor:Silver Sponsor:www.eceforum.comGreener Exco to host energy exhibition

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