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According to various media reports, the Wuhan International Expo Center is set to open its doors on Oct. 15 in Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei province, China. The new venue will feature 190,000 square meters of indoor exhibition space. The reported size will rank the Wuhan International Expo Center third largest in China, behind the Pazhou Complex of the Chinese Export & Import Commodities Fair Ground in Guangzhou and the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). It… more

Global Sources opened its inaugural China Sourcing Fairs in Miami this week. The three-day trade show ran July 11-13 at the Miami Beach Convention Center and was jointly organised with China’s Trade Development Bureau, which is a part of the Ministry of Commerce. Product categories covered in the show includes… more

The 38th edition of the Taipei International Sporting Goods Show (TaiSPO) was held April 27-30 at Taipei’s Nangang Exhibition Hall and featured a record 362 exhibitors. The event, which is organised by TAITRA, also hit a new high in terms of international exhibitors. Nearly 70 overseas exhibitors participated in TaiSPO, including sporting equipment firms from Germany, the U.K., South Korea and Hong Kong. International exhibitors were up… more

Four show managers have been selected to receive The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) award for excellence in serving their attendee and exhibitor communities.

Since 2000, The Expo Group has honored unsung heroes committed innovation and service.

“The Expo Group SMOTY awards program is one way we give back to the industry, and we are proud to honor people adopting new ideas and creating change,” said President and COO of The Expo Group Randy Pekowski.

He added, “These honorees are not our clients, they are simply show managers doing great work that should be… more

UBMsubsidiary, UBM India, announced more than 300 exhibitors and between 8,000 and 10,000 visitors will be present at its inaugural Mumbai Jewellery & Gem Fairthis year. The three-day event will be held in December at the Bombay Exhibition Centre(BEC).

The Mumbai Jewellery & Gem Fair will be the third jewellery related trade show for UBM’s portfolio in India following the… more

A total of US$326 million will be spent on upgrades to the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre (Suntec Singapore) and Suntec City Mall. Funded by ARA Trust Management, the managers of Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust, a US$142 million of the total sum will be allocated to Suntec Singapore. Upgrades planned for the 16-year-old venue will begin in June 2012, and include a two-storey interactive digital wall, a modernised façade and “a slight… more

Messe Düsseldorf India concluded the 2017 edition of Medical Fair India in April and just recently published key statistics from the event. The exhibition ran from 6th to 8th April at the Pragati Exhibition Center in New Delhi. The three-day event featured 519 exhibitors.

According to the organiser, a total of 13,480 trade visitors attended the fair, which represents an increase of 15% compared with the 2016 edition. The space… more

London-based, UBM plc has reported its interim results for the six months ended 30th June 30. Revenues were up 7.3 percent from £474 million last year to £508.7 million in the first half this year. Adjusted group operating profit rose 12.5 percent from £91.9 million to £103.4 million.

Online and print revenue combined dropped 16 percent from £101.5 million to £85.6 million. Overall revenues from business in emerging markets jumped 21 percent to £93.1 million, equivalent to 18 percent of total. On… more

The seven-year-old Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre continues to record healthy growth in all business segments, despite headwinds from the United States and Europe.

Between Jan. 1 and Oct. 31, KLCC hosted 1,258 events, a 15-percent increase, compared with the 1,097 held in the previous corresponding period, serving 1.37 million delegates and visitors.

Here are some of the more notable events:

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 81st Annual Scientific Congressin May, which saw 1,250 delegates come together during five days, making… more