PRESS RELEASES


CEFA – new president elected!

During the General Assembly of „Central European Fair Alliance“ (CEFA) at Pordenone Pietro Piccinetti was elected as president. Picinetti, who is the CEO of „Fiera Pordenone“ and „Fiera Roma“, takes the responsibility for CEFA’s development within the next two years. He is the successor of Dr. Kyriakos Pozrikidis (CEO der Helexpo/Thessaloniki).

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Trade Shows and Communication 2.0 – “CEFA-Professional Seminar 2017”

Digitisation and disruptive changes in communication massively impact the entire economy and not least the trade show and exhibition sector. 19 Cefa trade show experts from eight nations met for the traditional CEFA Professional Seminar on 9 and 10 May to discuss the implications of Communi-cation 2.0 on the exhibition industry. The focus of the discussions and deliberations was on topical and practical examples. The bottom line of the seminar: many questions need still to be answered and we are heading into an exciting future.

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 CEFA & IFES professionals learn & network for the first time in a joint international seminar: Pordenone Fiere hosts the CPS / NGL on the occasion of EXPO 2015 in Milan

48 exhibition professionals from 14 countries took part in 11th CEFA Professionals Seminar hosted by the CEFA member Pordenone Fiere. This year’s topic: “Storytelling”. Co-hosting were CEFA and IFES, the International Federation of Exhibition and Event Services. Highlight was the visit of EXPO 2015.

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Appointment of New CEFA Secretary General
Janos Barabas follows Franz Reisbeck as of January 2015

Janos Barabas, PhD, Vice President of HUNGEXPO Ltd. Budapest (until December 2014), will take over the position of Secretary General of CEFA – Central European Fair Alliance. He follows Franz Reisbeck, who had served as CEFA Secretary General for almost nine years after his contract as CEO of Gesellschaft fuer Handwerksmessen GHM in Munich had expired.

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CEFA Experts Meeting 2014 on Web-shops, online Booking Systems & Data Management in the Exhibition Industry

The seventh CEM (CEFA Experts Meeting) took place on November 20-21, 2014 in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana and was hosted by the CEFA member Gospodarsko razstavišče. 25 participants dealt with the hotspot theme how experts from the exhibition industry should handle effectively web-shops, online booking systems and data management.

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CEFA contributes to the 3rd Annual Forum of the Strategy for the Danube Region

“We grow Together – Together we grow”

The third Forum of the Danube Strategy of the EU took place on June 26-27 in the City Hall Vienna. This high-level conference with a substantial presence of the stakeholders offered a platform for CEFA to recommend the broad-ranged portfolio of its trade fairs for almost any activities within the four pillars of the EUSDR.

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CEFA Press Release on the CEFA Professionals Seminar CPS 2014

This year´s CEFA Professionals Seminar was dedicated different aspects of “B2B Exhibition Business – How to Increase Value for our Clients?” It was hosted by TIFHelexpo in Thessaloniki, the newest CEFA member.

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Congratulations Matthias Limbeck
CEFA Chairman celebrates his 50th birthday.

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D2C: Designer to Consumer
Under the patronage of the Italian Association for Industrial Design ADI - Delegation Veneto,Trentino and South-Tyrol, D2C Designer to Consumer, hereby announces the competition for the selection of self-producing designers in the field of interior design...

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More than just a roof
2010/31EU - this seemingliy harmless sequence of numbers and letters is the designation of the latest European Union Energy Performance of Buildings...

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Wood - the high-tech architectural material
Six architects and six buildings made from timber - The Architecture Form to be held on 20 February 2014 at the DACH+HOLZ International will focus on current construction projects.

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Absolute majority in Europe
The result of the European election in 2014 is still open.

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CEFA General Assambly in Plovdiv
On June 21, 2013, altogether 30 representatives of 14 CEFA member companies met for the yearly General Assembly in Plovdiv/Bulgaria

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CEFA Professionals Seminar in Brno
"Cross Marketing - How to Connect the Offline and Online World in Trade Fair Business" was the topic of the CEFA Professionals Seminar in April 2013.

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CEFA Steering Committee Meeting Zagreb
20 participants from 13 membercompanies discussed seminars 2013 and new membership applications.

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Conference on March 22, 2013 in Zagreb:
Export - Engine of Development.

The trade fair industry as a key for the growth of export and internationalization of European companies.

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CEFA Activities 2013
In 2013 the program of CEFA will include three meetings, one congress and two seminars.

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Autumn Steering Committee Meeting in Tirana

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CEFA Experts Meeting Budapest - New Stage of Cooperation and Role of Think Tank

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CEFA General Assembly Vienna 2012
The yearly General Assembly of CEFA was held on June 15, 2012 in Vienna. Host for the more than 30 participants representing 15 trade fair companies and three associated members, was Reed Exhibitions Messe Wien. Paul Woodward, Managing Director of UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, participated as well.

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25 May 2012
CEFA Young Professionals Network in Ljubljana
26 young professionals of 13 CEFA member companies from 9 countries met in Ljubljana to exchange experience and deepen knowledge of B2C exhibitions.

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18 April 2012
ROMEXPO Exhibition Centre Bucharest hosted the Steering Committee Meeting of the Central European Fair Alliance
enlargeBetween 29th and 30th of March, ROMEXPO SA and the Romanian Chambers of Commerce and Industry hosted, for the first time in Romania, the 2012 CEFA Steering Committee Meeting.

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14 February 2012
CEFA 2012
At a press discussion held in Vienna on the 7th February 2012 the president of the Central European Fair Alliance (CEFA), Matthias Limbeck, (CEO – Reed Exhibitions Messe Wien), Klaus Dittrich, chairman of the CEFA General Assembly, (chairman of the board of directors at Messe München GmbH), and Franz Reisbeck, the CEFA general secretary, introduced a programme of tasks agreed for the CEFA in 2012.

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03 December 2011
CEFA Experts Meeting Graz.
enlargeFrom November 17 to 18, 2011 future challenges of human resources management were discussed.


August 2012
Basic Information about CEFA: History, Members & Activities

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