Recognising Global Exhibitions Day 2020

This was held during the first week of June and celebrated the return in some countries of the event dynamic that helps shape our global economies and future international trade. Hand Media International was pleased to recognise this important day and supports the initiatives to re-build and re-energise this key area of our global economy. How we meet our business partners, peers and industry colleagues, has changed for now, however,


COVID-19 and International Fire Buyer

The COVID-19 pandemic has understandably caused a number of important exhibitions and events to be either postponed, rescheduled or cancelled, but despite that, International Fire Buyer is still here to provide a voice for companies in the industry. The likes of INTERSCHUTZ, FDIC, FeuerTrutz and FIREX have all been put on hold or forced to find alternative dates in the diary, with many companies having to hold fire on a


Coronavirus causes disruption in confectionery/bakery events sector

Since the mass spread and continued outbreak of the Coronavirus, many trade fairs and events across the industry have been forced to review their calendars on a global scale and postpone to later on in the year for when it is suspected we will see a containment of the virus. Vitafoods Europe announced it will postpone the event in order to take the necessary precautions from Coronavirus. Informa Markets released


A challenging year in security

The year got off to a bright and sunny start with the first major show of the year in Dubai with Intersec 2020 being well attended by security and industry professionals alike from across the globe. The event was held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and opened its doors to the latest security safety solutions and three days of agenda-setting discussion, as

CMA Awards

Maverick attend 53rd CMA Awards in Nashville

Maverick Magazine – the country music magazine owned by Hand Media International – made its way out to Nashville in November to cover the 53rd CMA Awards. The awards – dubbed ‘country music’s biggest night – was hosted by Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood and Reba McEntire and Maverick were on hand to cover the event live on their social media channels. There will also be coverage from the Awards inboxed

FI Europe

International Confectionery and International Bakery attend Fi Europe 2019

Two of Hand Media International’s magazines were in attendance at Fi Europe 2019 in Paris, France, with both the International Confectionery and the International Bakery magazine teams making their way across the Channel. The event, now in its 33rd year, has a footfall of 27,000+, while there are also 1,700+ exhibitors displaying their products, with 15,000 variations of ingredients on display. Both International Confectionery and International Bakery could be found