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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 meet potential buyers… 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 particular, TCEB noted visitor arrivals from China recorded… 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 president of… 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 added that industry… more
Mar 09, 2014
According to reports in the Sydney Morning Herald, Glebe Island Expo’s inaugural event, the Reed Gift Fair Sydney February, which took place at the 25,000 m2 interim venue in Sydney has successfully concluded – with only some minor complaints received from attendees’ feedback. The most common issue attendees faced at the five-day trade show, held from 15th to 19th February 2014, centred on delays caused by transportation. The main modes of transportation to the venue consist of the free shuttle bus and ferry services, as well as limited paid parking on-site. According to… more
Mar 08, 2014
Tarsus Group and E.J. Krause & Associates have expanded their partnership even more by adding the planned launch of Industrial Print Expo next year. Industrial Print Expo will be Mexico’s first trade show exclusively dedicated to industrial print within manufacturing, according to show officials. The 2015 event will be collocated Feb. 3-5, 2015, with Expo Manufactura at Cintermex Monterrey. “Industrial printing is a new and fast growth sector being driven by a number of our core customers from the labelling and signage markets,” said Tarsus Managing Director Douglas… more
Mar 07, 2014
Everyone is all a twitter over Samsung’s product placement and the Ellen DeGeneres selfie at the Oscars.  Samsung received more value out of this sponsorship deal than they had probably dreamed of! A recent Washington Post highlights the details of Samsung’s Oscar ad buy and why the organic product placement worked so well for them. Instead of debating why the product placement worked so well, I would like to focus on how event managers can use this concept to increase sponsorship sales and ROI.  Every product marketer dreams of getting their product in the hands of its… more
Mar 07, 2014
Everyone is all a twitter over Samsung’s product placement and the Ellen DeGeneres selfie at the Oscars.  Samsung received more value out of this sponsorship deal than they had probably dreamed of! A recent Washington Post highlights the details of Samsung’s Oscar ad buy and why the organic product placement worked so well for them. Instead of debating why the product placement worked so well, I would like to focus on how event managers can use this concept to increase sponsorship sales and ROI.  Every product marketer dreams of getting their product in the hands of its… more
Mar 06, 2014
Even though every day brings more uncertainty to the political turmoil in the Ukraine, U.K.-based ITE Group still went ahead with successfully hosting four collocated building events through its local business – Premier Expo. The decision to proceed with KyivBuild, Intertool Kiev, BuildTech and KIPS, held March 4-6 in the country’s capital Kiev at the International Exhibition Centre, was taken after consulting with local staff, exhibitors, government officials and embassies, according to ITE Group officials. Although visitor numbers were lower than in previous years, the… more
Mar 05, 2014
People looking to start their own businesses flocked to Houston recently for Franchise Expo South, with 11,000 attendees checking out 200 different franchise opportunities. Held Feb. 6-8 at the Reliant Center, while most of the attendees came from the local area, potential franchisees came from 38 states and 18 countries. “We were extremely pleased with the record-breaking turnout at the first Franchise Expo South in Houston,” said Tom Portesy, president of MFV Expositions, producers of Franchise Expo South. He added, “Our decision to move the Expo to Houston was a… more