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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterFollowing the success of Australia’s first and only one-day MICE event dedicated exclusively to outbound product, Get Global, the co-founders are preparing to launch the 2018 prospectus to unprecedented interest from the MICE industry.Donna Kessler, Director and Co-Founder, Get Global, commented: “We could never have predicted the level of interest new and previous attendees have shown in being the first to receive the 2018 prospectus. We knew our inaugural Get Global tradeshow in July had disrupted the MICE industry event norm, but we didn’t realise quite how hungry the industry would be across the board. They are literally knocking down our door to be the first to know about Get Global 2018!“I believe our unexpected format, the strength of the exhibitors and purchasing power of the buyers, has been key to establishing Get Global as a leading global tradeshow and attracting key MICE players from around the world.”Get Global has been praised by the 240 focused and business ready buyers and 120 exhibitors from around the world who attended the inaugural event.Belinda Harvy, International Sales Manager, Australia and New Zealand – Movenpick Hotels and Resorts, said: ‎“The fact we could schedule our own appointments via the app rather than on a set schedule was good as it allowed more time to talk to clients and understand what they are looking for. For a global product, the standard 10-minute speed dating type appointments is just not enough time. It also meant that everyone that came to meet with me during the show had a genuine interest in the product, rather than a lot of appointments just to fill the schedule.“The quality of buyers was very high and they were engaged and willing to discuss their business. I personally found that discussions I had here were better than other trade shows and the show was focused on global business, it was much more beneficial for a company such as ours.”With Get Global allowing buyers to circulate through the event at their own pace and into designated geographical zones to meet exhibitors, plus the educational and networking opportunities, the event has set a new benchmark for those operating in the MICE tradeshow space.Gary Bender, Director and Co-Founder, Get Global, added “Having been to most of the major MICE tradeshows around the world, I realised only a limited amount of business was actually written in 10 minute slots in 3×3 booths.“Get Global gives both buyers and sellers the opportunity to meet at their own pace. Relevant questions can be asked and answered, rather than one-way generic elevator pitches delivered. We are looking to continue to disrupt the global MICE tradeshow industry with our 2018 and encourage both buyers and sellers alike to register early to avoid being disappointed.”Jillian Balch, Incentive Travel Concierge – EVT Incentive Marketing “It was great not to have appointments – but rather to spot the various exhibitors and think ‘this would be good to pitch for a client’s trip or event’ and then have a chat with them.”With over 1320 connections made at Get Global 2017, the 2018 event is set to really deliver on its promise – Where the World Meets and attract even more buyers and sellers from around the world.Get Global – Where the World Meets, will be held at the International Convention Centre, Sydney on 20 July 2018. The VIP Press Conference will be held the afternoon prior to the event, 19 July 2018 from 4pm, at a secret location and followed by a welcome cocktail reception.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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Lawsuit dismissed after Canadian bridgemaker accused of plotting to steal US competitors

first_img Sponsored By: ← Previous Next → More But in a cringe-worthy twist, a string of emails discussing the plans — some allegedly written by Big R chief executive Cameron C. Klein — appear to have been unintentionally forwarded to the galvanizing plant by a Big R employee.The fumble occurred on April 25, when an employee of Big R sent an email request for a tour of the galvanizing plant, Acrow’s court filings state. Australia dodges Trump tariffs on metals, thanks to U.S. politicians What Canada gave up to get the U.S. steel and aluminium tariffs lifted Trump drops steel and aluminum tariffs, clearing path for USMCA Attached to that email was a series of messages in which Klein allegedly stated that he had been working with the two Canadian firms to develop a panel bridge system that could be manufactured in the U.S.The firms had attempted to “reverse engineer” Acrow’s bridge components, Klein wrote, according to the filing, but the project ran into a snag when they were unable to determine the closely guarded identity of the company’s steel supplier.“I was wondering if you could swing by and do a plant tour under the cover that we would like to see their operation for future work,” one email states. “On your tour, you should be able to walk the entire site and innocently ask ‘what are these panels’ and walk over and see the marking (or even get a photo).”By examining the components for “mill markings” prior to galvanizing — a process that conceals them — the defendants had hoped to obtain the steelmaker’s identity, Acrow alleged. Upon receiving the emails — which include Google aerial maps marked with red arrows indicating possible locations of the components — the galvanizing plant alerted Acrow, prompting the lawsuit.“Defendants intend to use this unlawfully obtained information to gain a competitive advantage in the steel bridge building industry,” the Acrow filings stated.Neither Klein, nor a lawyer for the defendants responded to requests for comment. The allegations have not been proven in court.Peter Mesheau, vice president of marketing for Atlantic Industries Limited, declined to comment on the details of the complaint but said his company was determined to continue to seek business in the U.S. market.Acrow is “a good sized company and they do good stuff and they are protecting their turf,” he said in a phone interview. “We’ll continue to compete in the U.S. or wherever.”Acrow, which agreed to the stipulation, said it was happy to go back to business. “AIL Group and Big R agreed they weren’t in possession of the identity of our steel supplier and wouldn’t make attempts to obtain that information, so we’re satisfied,” said Michael Nicodema, a lawyer for Acrow.Acrow’s bridges are produced entirely in the U.S. with American steel and therefore qualify for lucrative government contracts under Washington’s Buy America provisions. In order to protect this advantage over its competition, “maximum secrecy” is used to shield the identity of its steel supplier, which produces the material in facilities not accessible to the public and transports it on trucks that “are virtually impossible to trace,” Acrow’s court documents state. Employees are bound by confidentiality agreements and computers are password protected.“Should Acrow’s supply sourcing trade secrets be misappropriated by a competitor, Acrow would suffer a huge competitive blow that would be impossible to quantify in monetary terms,” the company said in its complaint.The lawsuit was filed May 15. In a stipulation between the parties filed with the court on May 28, the defendants declared they were not possession of the identity of the steel supplier or any other trade secrets or confidential information belonging to Acrow. They also affirmed that they would not attempt to gain such information through improper means but would “continue to compete with Acrow and others in the marketplace in a lawful manner.”In response to the stipulation, the court dismissed the case.• Email: npowell@nationalpost.com | Twitter: Lawsuit dismissed after Canadian bridge-maker accused of plotting to steal U.S. competitor’s secrets agrees to play nice String of emails detailing alleged plans forwarded accidentally, court documents claim Comment Acrow Corp. of America, a firm specializing in prefabricated steel bridges, had accused Atlantic Industries Limited and AIL International Inc. of conspiring with their American affiliate Big R Manufacturing to gain secret information on Acrow’s bridge components.Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg Related Stories Featured Stories A U.S. civil proceeding accusing a Canadian bridge and infrastructure firm of plotting to steal trade secrets was dismissed last month after the company and its affiliates told the court in a stipulation that they were not in possession of the confidential information and would not pursue it by improper means.Acrow Corp. of America, a 65-year-old global design and engineering firm specializing in prefabricated steel bridges, had accused Atlantic Industries Limited and AIL International Inc. — both of New Brunswick — of conspiring with their American affiliate Big R Manufacturing to gain secret information on Acrow’s bridge components.According to the complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the State of Colorado, Acrow alleged the defendants sought to have a Big R employee tour, under false pretences, a galvanizing plant where Acrow’s components were stored in order to catch a glimpse of them. 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