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Jul 11, 2017
The 14th edition of Thaifex-World of Food Asia was jointly organised by Koelnmesse Pte Ltd, the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), and the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC). Over the span of five days, the event was attended by 43,129 Thai visitors and 11,982 international visitors, all comprising key decision makers and buyers in the food and beverage (F&B) trade. They were not only treated to a wide array of food products and technologies, but also access to insights that could help extend their businesses throughout ASEAN and beyond. Committed to providing a truly global… more
Jul 11, 2017
Organised by UBM Asia, a UBM plc company, the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair (June Fair) opened on 22nd June at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and will run until 25th June. Marking its 30th anniversary, the June Fair featured some 2,100 exhibitors from 40 countries and regions – including 18 group pavilions. UBM expects the show to attract more than 25,000 visitors during its four-day run. The show is segmented into 16 speciality zones. UBM reports nearly 70 high-end exhibitors participated in the Fine Design Pavilion & Fine Gem Pavilion (FDP/FGP) which… more
Jul 11, 2017
The Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC), an event for creators of immersive VR, AR, and MR experiences, has unveiled dates and location for an expanded edition, VRDC Asia. To meet the growing demand in China for high-quality education and networking opportunities, VRDC Asia will deliver relevant regional content hosted by a new Advisory Board. The two-day event will bring together designers, programmers, business professionals, producers, artists, and audio practitioners to share best practices, demo new technology, create new business partnerships, and exchange ideas with… more
Jul 11, 2017
Two major exhibition organizers in Korea will collaborate this year to organize an enhanced exhibition and more global networking experience for Korea’s perfumery and cosmetics industry.  From Nov. 23-25, Reed K. Fairs and SeoulMesse International will blend their two respective events, InterCHARM Korea and Beauty Expo Korea, to create a unique international beauty industry platform. The event, which will be held at COEX Convention Center in Seoul, is expected to be highly effective in driving international expansion through a single, mega event, according to both show organizing… more
Jul 11, 2017
Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+), a Thai travel trade show, has concluded in Chiang Mai following a two-year run. The event will relocate to Pattaya in 2018. This year’s theme was “Delivering Unique Experiences” which is in line with the country’s current tourism marketing campaign. More than 420 buyers from 56 countries attended the event, and close to 50% of them were first-time buyers. The majority of the 362 sellers at TTM+ were representatives from small- and medium-sized hotels and boutique resorts from Thailand and across the Mekong region. The first day of the event featured a “… more
Jul 11, 2017
Preliminary estimates indicate the successful Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) 2017 in Singapore attracted more than 7,500 participants, including 5,100 qualified buyers and 375 exhibiting companies. The continued growth of the attractions industry within the Asia-Pacific region was evident at the Expo. More than 50 percent of buyers attended AAE for the first time. Participation in education sessions nearly doubled from 2016 and the event featured the second largest trade show floor in event history at 10,170 net square meters. Asian Attractions Expo, which is produced by the International… more
Jul 11, 2017
Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt recently announced that approximately A$176 million (US$134 million) of funding had been earmarked to upgrade and expand the facilities of the Cairns Convention Centre (CCC). The CCC, which opened in 1996, will use the funding to refurbish the existing 31,000 m2 venue and to build an additional 3,000 m2 of exhibition space and meeting rooms. The work is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. The Queensland government estimates that the expansion will serve to attract 20,000 additional visitors and generate an incremental A$30 million (US$23 million) of… more
Jul 11, 2017
Metal + Metallurgy China 2017, positioned as Asia’s largest exhibition serving the metal and metallurgical industries, was held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 13th to 15th June. The shows covered over 90,000 m2 of exhibition space and featured over 1,260 exhibitors.   The event was jointly organised by the China Iron and Steel Association, the China Foundry Association, the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES), the Metallurgical Council of CCPIT, the Industrial Furnace Institution of CMES and Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai Ltd. It also featured… more
Jul 10, 2017
Instead of nine different credentials for workers to use in order to move around in the San Diego Convention Center, the venue now will have just one credential - the ESCA Exhibition Industry Worker Identification System WIS Badge. “We are pleased to announce that the San Diego Convention Center is now the 17th U.S. venue to implement the ESCA Worker Identification System (WIS),” said Mitt Arnaudet, WIS National Administrator and ESCA Member Services Director. He added, “We are in discussions with many other facilities and will be announcing the 18th venue later this month.” ESCA is the… more
Jul 05, 2017
The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau has launched an improved and mobile-friendly website, visitdetroit.com. With an attractive, redesigned interface that combines meetdetroit.com, visitdetroit.com and the Visit Detroit blog, the new website provides users with a more comprehensive and streamlined online experience. “The new and improved visitdetroit.com offers the best possible online experience for leisure travelers and convention attendees,” explained Larry Alexander, DMCVB president and CEO. He added, “Enhanced functionality, planning tools and… more