Feb 24, 2014

VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific, a joint venture between VNU Exhibitions Europe and the TCC Exhibition & Convention Centre, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA) to improve content and management of livestock industry trade fairs.

Under the terms of the MOU, VNU Exhibitions will support FAVA with scholarship programmes in Southeast Asia, South Asia and China. FAVA… more

Feb 24, 2014

From vintage splendor to comfortable yoga pants, the latest fashions sizzled at Advanstar’s MAGIC Market Week, held Feb. 18-20 and took over the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

After a slower-than-expected holiday season and several severe storms around the nation that impacted buying patterns, the winter edition of the event came in strong with robust showfloor activity across its 10 trade shows that focus on men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, swimwear, footwear, accessories and sourcing. 


Feb 24, 2014

The Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre (Suntec Singapore) snagged a three-year deal with JEC Group to hold its event at the venue.

JEC Group is the world’s largest organization exclusively dedicated to the promotion of the composites industry that runs JEC Asia Composites Show & Conferences.

The show provides a marketplace for composites designers, manufacturers and suppliers to showcase their technologies, expand their expertise, network with a wide array of industry professionals and gain a competitive edge in this dynamic market.

JEC… more

Feb 24, 2014

Informa Exhibitions’ subsidiary, Informa Life Science Exhibitions, expanded its MEDLAB series to Singapore. The inaugural show, MEDLAB Asia Pacific, was held from 18th to 20th February 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands venue.

According to the organiser, the new show covered 3,000 m2 of exhibition space featuring… more

Feb 24, 2014

Trade show organizers collect mountains of data through registration, attendee surveys, session surveys, exhibitor surveys, lead retrieval systems, social media, etc.

The question is, how is all that data being used? Is the data being used effectively?

The problem most shows face is not how to get more data, but how to make sense of what they already have.

Jeremy Figoten, senior vice president of Meetings, Sales and Communications for the National Apartment Association is taking a close look at his show data to better understand exactly why… more

Feb 24, 2014

The Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology show has confirmed nearly 200 exhibitors are signed up for its 2014 edition, taking place June 9-12 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex.

For its 11th edition, the show will aim to further promote the development of smart cities, energy-efficient buildings, as well as smart grid systems in China’s rapidly growing urbanization projects.

Recognized as Asia’s premier platform for electrical engineering and building and home automation technology, the show continues to garner substantial support from… more

Feb 24, 2014

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) hosted 1,565 events in 2013, up 9% from 2012’s 1,442. This represents a new record for the venue.

According to KLCC, seven new exhibitions were held at KLCC covering a wide range of industries – rail, security, fire & security, skin care, glass manufacturing and baby products. In the same period, 33 conventions – all new to KLCC – were held at the venue. Of those, 29 were international conferences.

During the year, KLCC welcomed about two million visitors… more

Feb 24, 2014

German exhibition organiser Messe Düsseldorf will further expand its reach in China with the launch of a new retail trade show, C-star, in Shanghai next year. The inaugural show will be held from 13th to 15th May 2015 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

C-star is a spin-off event of the Düsseldorf-held EuroShop, and will be divided into four main… more

Feb 23, 2014

Is your event marketing strategy based on informed decisions? Is it in tune with current trends and forecasts? Tune into some recent stats reported recently by industry influencers to align your interactive and content marketing strategies with the direction in which the rest of the world is moving.

- Nearly one third of companies send press releases to promote their events. (Source: Hubspot)
Strategy: Aggregate your exhibitor's press releases on your event website to enable attendees to see them on your website.

- Landing pages… more

Feb 23, 2014

After holding the last show in the Big Apple in 2009, LIGHTFAIR International will head back in 2015 to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York.

"We’re pleased to return to a renewed and refreshed Javits Center, which affords LIGHTFAIR the opportunity to continue its growth track in an environment well-equipped to serve our customers’ rapidly evolving and expanding needs," said Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman and president of AMC, Inc. 

Produced and managed by AMC, Inc., the show runs in an annual East-West rotation, and after… more