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May 09, 2017

NASDAQ-listed Global Sources opened its Mobile Electronics at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) from 18th to 21st April 2017. Positioned as world’s largest mobile electronics sourcing event, the show featured 2,600 booths showcasing the latest mobile products.

Tommy Wong, President of Global Sources Electronics Group, stated, “The market for virtual reality technology is expected to be a trillion-dollar industry in the next two decades. With pavilions, experience zones and an industry summit, Global Sources hosts Asia’s biggest VR/AR industry event.”

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May 09, 2017

The global event management platform, etouches, has been acquired by HGGC, a middle market private equity firm.

HGGC’s investment will help the fast-growing event management software and sourcing solutions provider significantly expand its business in order to achieve a greater share of the $6 billion Event Management Software (EMS) and venue sourcing market, according to HGGC officials.

“We are very excited to partner with HGGC as we continue to enhance our offering and capitalize on the large whitespace in the market” said Oni Chukwu, etouches CEO.

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May 09, 2017

The inaugural Phuket RendezVous will be held at the Royal Phuket Marina from 4th to 7th January 2018. The new event will replace the 14-year old Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX).

Royal Phuket Marina will partner with Asia RendezVous, an Asian luxury lifestyle event organiser, to host the Phuket RendezVous. The four-day show will showcase high-end products on land and in the water. Visitors are expected from Asia, Europe, as well as from across Thailand. Visitors will be able to view more than 40 yachts and meet with yacht brokers, high-end property developers, luxury travel… more

May 09, 2017

Billed as the only exhibition serving the corrugated and folding carton industry in the Southeast Asia, CCE South East Asia 2018, increased the show’s floor plan by more than 40 percent since the inaugural edition in 2016.

According to Mack Brooks Exhibitions, organiser of CCE South East Asia, suppliers of corrugated and folding carton equipment and technology are continuing to book prime space at the show and it may double in size in the near future.

The inaugural CCE South East Asia was held from 21st to 23rd September 2016, at BITEC in Bangkok. A total of 90 exhibitors and… more

May 09, 2017

Tarsus Group, the organizer of Labelexpo Asia, has strengthened its working partnership with the Printing and Printing Equipment Industries Association of China (PEIAC). 

The agreement, signed during China Print on May 9, sees China’s leading print industry trade body working with the show on its next two editions to be held in late 2017 and 2019. 

The agreement secures the long-term future and continued growth of Labelexpo Asia by bringing together the intrinsic market knowledge, expertise and resources of the Labelexpo Global Series and PEIAC to deliver a world-… more

May 09, 2017

UBM SES, formerly Singapore Exhibition Services, announced its Chief Executive, Lindy Wee, will step down and serve as a Non-Executive Director. Paul Wan, Managing Director of UBM Singapore, will take on the Chief Executive role effective from 1st July 2017.

Paul Wan joined UBM Asia in 2005 and was promoted to Managing Director of UBM Singapore in 2011. He is also a director of two UBM companies, Seatrade Communications Singapore Pte Ltd and Sea Asia Singapore Pte Ltd.

Jime Essink, President and CEO UBM Asia, commented, “I like to thank Lindy for the enormous contribution to… more

May 05, 2017

Freeman has launched OnlineEvent, a new digital solution designed to help marketers and event organizers leverage content, expand their reach and create new sources of revenue.

Built on a robust online platform, the event-based content-monetization and eLearning web portal provides users with an end-to-end virtual event experience, from event venue to online for 365-day-a-year engagement, and provides a comprehensive solution from strategy and creative through technical and production support.

This new tool was designed to help marketers and event organizers do the following… more

May 03, 2017

The American Thoracic Society has tapped registration partner Convention Data Services to provide beacon technology for ATS 2017, the annual conference the society’s 113th annual conference, set for May 19-24 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.

For the first time at ATS, CDS will provide the event’s 16,000 attendees and exhibitors with smart badges containing wireless beacons designed to gather data regarding session attendance, exhibit hall traffic, activity in satellite locations and attendance at special functions.

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May 02, 2017

The American Society of Association Executives has unveiled a new continuous learning and talent development platform – ASAE Learning Online.

ASAE Learning Online provides on-demand access to unlimited educational opportunities for ASAE members and non-members throughout the association community.

Subscribers can personalize learning plans, take skills gap assessments and search through hundreds of educational options that align with association management competencies (defined by ASAE’s Job Task Analysis) as well as professional skills important for individual, team and… more

May 02, 2017

Face it, the marriage of technology with events has transformed the trade show industry. What began as a great tool to communicate with show audiences has morphed into a powerful partnership that continues to deepen as show producers, managers and organizers realize the incredible benefits of using digital platforms to harness and measure data, market their events, fine-tune their strategy and planning, increase the global reach of their trade shows and conferences and most importantly, interact with audiences and improve attendee experiences.

In an effort to examine this growing… more