Mar 14, 2014

Six months after taking over management of the NACE/CARS event from Hanley Wood Exhibitions, show officials with Houston-based business-to-business media company, Stone Fort Group, said they expect the show to be double in size when it runs July 13-Aug. 2 at the Cobo Center in Detroit.

Dan Risley, executive director of the Automotive Service Association (ASA) that owns the show, said this year’s NACE/CARS event will feature more than 50,000 square feet of exhibit space and 30,000 sq. ft. of space dedicated to live demonstrations and show cars.

On pace to sell out, he… more

Mar 11, 2014

From its humble beginnings 34 years ago of only 200 booths, the 2014 Natural Products Expo West show saw its largest numbers to date.

More than 65,000 attendees visited 2,600-plus exhibits and just over 415,000 square foot of showfloor space at a convention center that embraces sustainability.

“The Anaheim Convention Center has been an incredible partner for us,” said Adam Andersen, group show director, New Hope Natural Media.

He added, “There has been great investment in sustainability by the convention center, from being LEED… more

Mar 11, 2014

Just more than a year after the 100,000 square foot Grand Plaza was opened in front of the Anaheim Convention Center, the venue is getting its seventh expansion with 200,000 sq. ft. recently approved by the Anaheim City Council.

“This expansion will elevate the status of the Anaheim Convention Center as an all-encompassing meeting, convention and trade show venue,” said Jay Burress, president and CEO, Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau.

He added, “This new, modern, multipurpose space is designed to keep pace with the trends in the… more

Mar 09, 2014

Reed Exhibitions Greater China has made two senior appointments to keep pace with the growing size of the business and operational complexities of the local exhibition industry, according to company officials.

Edwin Tan, senior vice president of Reed Exhibitions Greater China, will be promoted to COO, effective March 1.

In his new role, Tan will support Reed China’s President Nat Wong in day-to-day operations, as well as spearheading sustainable growth initiatives for Reed across China.

Thomas Huang, having served with distinction as acting vice president of… more

Mar 09, 2014

Concurrent events, SIGN CHINAand LED CHINA, concluded earlier this week at the China Import and Export Fair Complexin Guangzhou. The four-day events were held from 23rd to 26th February and were organised by UBM Trust,one ofUBM Asia’s joint venturesin China.

This edition of SIGN CHINA occupied 13 halls at the venue covering more than 130,000 m2… more

Mar 09, 2014

Diversified Communications Australia recently concluded a record-breaking edition of the Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition (AOG) at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre. According to the latest figures, more than 550 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions joined the three-day trade show which took place from 19th to 21st February 2014.

Diversified reported a new show record attendance of more than 14,500 visitors… more

Mar 09, 2014

UBM Asia is expanding their beauty portfolio with ASEANbeauty, a beauty trade event supported by the Thai Cosmetics Manufacturers Association.

The show will take place April 8-10, 2015, at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre in Thailand.

"We are proud to support ASEAN beauty as the market is ready for a fair representing the Southeast Asia region,” said  Ketmanee Lertkitcha, president of The Thai Cosmetic Manufacturers Association and supporting partner of ASEANbeauty.

She added, “The event will be the best place not only to… more

Mar 09, 2014

The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) recently released 2014 first quarter results of Thailand’s MICE industry. Covering the period from October to December 2013, the country received 186,864 MICE visitors who contributed US$491.8 million to the local economy – that is up 5% and 6% respectively compared with the same quarter in 2013.

Highlighting the Oceania market, TCEB revealed a growth of 13% and 14% respectively in the number of MICE visitor arrivals and revenues generated during the quarter. In… more

Mar 09, 2014

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ CONEXPO-CON/AGG sprawled over the Las Vegas Convention Center campus March 4 -8 beating even the most optimistic expectations.

The triennial event took more than 2.35 million net square feet of exhibit space, featured some 2,400 exhibitors and attracted close to 130,000 attendees. Collocation with IFPE brought the total net square footage to about 2.5 million square feet, securing the event’s space as largest trade show in North America.

“These are our largest shows ever,” said Megan Tanel, vice… more

Mar 09, 2014

Diversified Communications in Australia, a division of Diversified Business Communications, has added the Total Facilities Expo to its ever-expanding portfolio.

Total Facilities Expo was established by National Media and now is Australia's largest industry gathering of facility planners, specifiers, designers and managers.

“We look forward to working with the Facility Management Association and thought leaders within the industry to continue growing and developing the show,” said Matt Pearce, Diversified Communications’ managing director.

He… more