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May 04, 2014
LinkedIn is the largest professional network with over 250 million members around the world. LinkedIn has created a platform that allows its members to connect with other like-minded professionals to promote their business interests and share and learn ideas. Event managers can promote their brand and events on LinkedIn and target marketing efforts to their core audience. This is a great tool for sourcing prospects to attend your local or industry-related events. The key factors to successful brand and event promotion on LinkedIn for any event manager is increasing visibility and building… more
May 04, 2014
Medical World Americas, a unique collaboration between the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GHCVB), Germany-based Messe Duesseldorf, the Texas Medical Center and Houston First Corp., debuted this week at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Drawing more than 120 exhibitors, who came from across the U.S. and 11 countries, as well as 2,017 registered attendees from 33 states and 22 countries, the launch of the show was seen as a strong platform to grow from, according to organizers. “The inaugural staging of Medical World Americas has set a foundation for the growth of… more
May 04, 2014
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions has sold out the Asian Attractions Expo 2014 that spans more than 91,439 net square feet (8,500 net square meters), setting a new record for exhibit space at the event. More than 5,000 attendees are expected to participate, which will take place June 17-20 at the China National Convention Center in Beijing. The record-breaking trade show will feature  new products and services for the amusement parks and attractions industry offered by more than 290 companies who are looking to connect with an estimated 3,500 buyers from 60… more
May 03, 2014
Live Mint& The Wall Street Journal reported this week that the Competition Commission of India (CCI) fined the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) US$1.1 million for “abuse of a dominant position.” ITPO is an Indian government trade promotion agency, which among other activities organises exhibitions and owns and operates some key venues in India, including Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The case stems from a complaint filed by the Indian Exhibition Industry Association (IEIA) that alleged that in 2006 and 2007, the ITPO arbitrarily imposed “time gap restrictions… more
May 03, 2014
Reed Panorama Exhibitions (RPE), Reed Exhibitions’ Indonesian joint venture subsidiary, will launch three new events and expand the existing Mega Build Indonesia this year. The three new launches include the Indonesia Transport Supply Chain and Logistics and Mining & Engineering Indonesia, which will both take place from 29th to 31st October 2014 at the Jakarta International Expo. The third event will be the trade and public exhibition Indonesia Toys, Games & Comic Convention (ITGCC). A venue for ITGCC has not yet been confirmed, but is scheduled to take place sometime in… more
May 03, 2014
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) concluded its Hong Kong Houseware Fair and Hong Kong International Home Textiles & Furnishings Fair earlier this week, with a total of 2,300 exhibitors and 46,000 buyers attending. The concurrent events were held April 20-23at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The 29th Hong Kong Houseware Fair featured about 2,060 exhibitors from 34 countries and regions, with new exhibitors originating from Nepal, Norway, Oman and Poland. Three new zones were highlighted in this edition: Avenue of Inspiration, Creative Arts &… more
May 03, 2014
The 28th edition of Chinaplas (International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries) has featured more than 3,000 exhibitors at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). Organised by Hong Kong-based Adsale Exhibition, some 120,000 trade visitors are expected to attend the four-day show running from 23rd to 26th April. This year’s Chinaplas featured 3,200 sets of machinery on display as well as a diverse range chemicals and raw materials. The show is segmented into the 11 major theme zones of: extrusion machinery, injection moulding machinery, chemicals & raw… more
May 02, 2014
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Coverings, the trade show for tile and natural stone, boasted the largest showfloor since 2008. “We’re up about 12 percent compared to 340,000 square feet last year,” said Karin Fendrich, Coverings' show director. “It’s representative of what’s happening in the industry and the fact that opportunities are coming back.” Attendance was at about 20,000, slightly up, compared with last year. Exhibitor numbers were unavailable, but expected to be on par with 2013. The show, owned by National Trade Productions,… more
Apr 30, 2014
Germany-based Messe Frankfurt will launch the 14th event in their worldwide Automechanika series in partnership with Calif.-based Advanstar Communications next year in Chicago. The new show, Automechanika Chicago, will be held April 24-26 at Chicago’s McCormick Place and serve a steadily growing U.S. automotive aftermarket. "We are excited about our partnership with Advanstar,” said Detlef Braun, member of the executive board of Messe Frankfurt. He added, “Our combined experience in launching successful events only strengthens our ability to service this untapped niche… more
Apr 30, 2014
For the second time in a year and right in the middle of the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, being held April 25-May 3 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, the Carpenters’ union that works at the facility went on strike. Talks had been ongoing between the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority and Local 8 of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, but ultimately broke down today. “Over the course of months of discussions, the center and our management team at SMG have provided ample evidence to union leadership that work rule… more