News

Feb 26, 2017

Using freelance or contract labor isn’t new to the trade show industry. Contract floor managers, for example, have been a staple of the show business for decades. But as freelance work becomes a more popular option and a go-to resource for companies in the general economy, it’s likely to be a more acceptable and accessible option for both organizers and suppliers in the exhibition industry. In this week’s #Expochat, Michelle Bruno will lead a discussion on the challenges and opportunities associated with freelance workers. Here are the questions:

How do you define a freelancer/… more

Feb 24, 2017

Netherlands-based Geomares and U.S.-based Diversified Communications have formed a partnership that will place Geomares’ Geo-matching.com product database as the official supplier directory for Diversified’s geospatial-related trade shows and e-media sites, including SPAR3D Expo & Conference; SPAR3D.com; International LiDAR Mapping Forum; Commercial UAV News; Commercial UAV Expo Europe and Commercial UAV Expo Americas.

As an international media company for specialized trade information specifically focused on geomatics, hydrography, marine navigation and related… more

Feb 21, 2017

Thailand has won the business to host two prestigious global events in 2017; the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) Global Professionals Conference for the Asia-Pacific region will convene for the first time Aug. 28-31 in Southeast Asia in Bangkok and the Union of International Associations (UIA) will host their Round Table Asia Pacific, where approximately 100 association representatives will meet Sept. 21-22 in Chiang Mai.

Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, president of TCEB said Bangkok delivered the strongest bid from Asia to win the PCMA’s prestigious event.… more

Feb 21, 2017

According to the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Singapore’s business events sector posted 15% year-on-year growth in 2016.

With more than 410 business events supported by STB in 2016, close to 33,000 visitor arrivals were recorded. This represents a 20% increase compared with 2015. Approximately related revenues of S$611 million (US$430 million) were generated as a result of these visits, representing a year-on-year 28% increase.

STB deputy chief executive, Melissa Ow, stated, “We’ve seen good gains on the business visitor front in 2016, especially business events. The… more

Feb 21, 2017

The Consumer Technology Association unveiled that CES AsiaTM 2017 is set for another showstopping, record-smashing… more

Feb 21, 2017

London-listed international exhibition organiser, Tarsus Group, has announced plans to expand its Labelexpo Global Series with the launch of Labelexpo Southeast Asia.

Labelexpo Southeast Asia will be held May 10-12, 2018, at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand.

The new event will showcase the latest label and packaging solutions, new innovations and will feature some 200 exhibitors.

According to Tarsus, Asian delegations are expected from Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore as well as Japan, South Korea, Australia and Taiwan.

Lisa Milburn,… more

Feb 21, 2017

The third edition of the retail, e-commerce, logistics and parcel tradeshow, Last Mile Fulfilment Asia (LMFAsia), will be held from 2nd to 3rd March 2017 at Singapore Expo.

Organised by SingEx Exhibitions, the two-day conference and exhibition will feature a new theme this year, “Go Global, Deliver Local”. The conference will focus on evolutionary topics such as turning fulfilment challenges into opportunities, designing cross-border fulfilment solution across Asia.

The exhibition will also offer a business-matching platform and feature three thematic zones dedicated to… more

Feb 21, 2017

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (HML) made several recent appointments of three key senior management positions.  

Thomas Tong and Jessica Wong have been promoted to Deputy Managing Director and Director of Venue Operations of HML, respectively with effect Jan. 1, while Dr. Stewart Wan has been appointed as Director of Facilities Planning & Operations on July 20, 2016.

Monica Lee-Müller, Managing Director of HML, said, “I am most delighted with Thomas, Jessica… more

Feb 21, 2017

Positioned as the Philippines’ leading international water supply, sanitation, industrial wastewater treatment and purification event, Water Philippines 2017 will expand in its next edition. With the co-location of four specialized events including Pumps and Valves (P&V), Pipes and Tubing (P&T), and the launch of Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) Philippines 2017, Water Philippines 2017 will run from 22nd to 24th March at SMX Convention Center.

Organised by UBM Asia, the biennial Water Philippines 2017 is now in its 4th edition, since its launch in 2011.… more

Feb 15, 2017

With winter almost over and springtime right around the corner, several suppliers to the trade show industry recently snagged new clients or re-signed existing ones.

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) has selected Convention Data Services (CDS) as its new registration partner.

Under the agreement, CDS will provide full registration, lead retrieval services, integrations and a full-service contact center for PLASTICS’ events — NPE: The Plastics Show, and the Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit. 

“PLASTICS has a strong focus on innovation and… more