Nov 01, 2017
Trade show and meeting planners choose their destinations carefully, bringing many factors into the decision-making process. One factor is the city’s appeal as a travel destination. According to International Association of Exhibitions and Events’ (IAEE’s) Decision to Attend Study, 78 percent of attendees cite the destination as a top driver for attending a convention. It’s little surprise then, that Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs) are helping planners promote the destination to their audiences. “We’ve seen a pretty dramatic shift over the last few years in convention and event… more
Oct 31, 2017
NPE2018: The Plastics Show has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Commerce to participate in its 2018 International Buyer Program (IBP). The IBP is a joint government-industry effort under the jurisdiction of the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) that brings thousands of international buyers to the U.S. for B2B matchmaking with U.S. firms exhibiting at major industry trade shows. Every year, the IBP results in approximately a billion dollars in new business for U.S. companies and increased international attendance for participating U.S. trade show organizers… more
Oct 30, 2017
Kicking off with an opening night reception Nov. 1 at the Johannesburg, South Africa-based Sandton Convention Centre, the 84th UFI Global Congress is set to gather hundreds of exhibition organizers and suppliers from all over the world to take a deep dive into “Raising the Odds: Pressures and Profits in the Exhibition Industry.” “UFI‘s Global Congress brings together the global leaders of the exhibition industry. We will welcome more than 420 participants from more than 55 countries this week in Johannesburg,” said UFI Managing Director/CEO Kai Hattendorf. He added, “Besides the… more
Oct 26, 2017
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has released a travel advisory warning African-Americans about their safety and wellbeing when traveling on American Airlines flights. In a statement released Oct. 24, the nation’s oldest and largest social justice advocacy organization stated that it has been monitoring “a pattern of disturbing incidents” involving troublesome conduct by American Airlines that suggest a corporate culture of racial insensitivity and possible racial bias on the part of the airline. The statement went on to alert travelers, especially… more
Oct 26, 2017
In an effort to expand its UAV technology portfolio and create the largest commercial drone event in North America, Diversified Communications has acquired Drone World Expo from JDEvents. The announcement was made yesterday at Commercial UAV Expo Americas, taking place Oct. 24-26 at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. As the third acquisition Diversified has made in 2017 so far, including two events in Australia – Naturally Good and Luxperience, the acquisition of Drone World Expo builds upon the company’s recent launches in the expanding UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) market,… more
Oct 25, 2017
New dates. New space in the Jacob K. Javits Center. New collocation relationship. The National Broadcasting Association made some substantial changes to its NAB Show New York this year changes that contributed to a different kind of feel for the show. They brought more energy and excitement to the already innovative event, which was held Oct. 18-19. The inaugural collocation partnership between NAB and Audio Engineering Society (AES) made sense for both organizations because they have an overlap in audiences on the broadcast side but limited overlap in exhibitors. Both events draw about 15,… more
Oct 24, 2017
ISH Shanghai & CIHE 2017, the premier HVAC platform presenting one-stop individual heating and home comfort solutions to East and Central China, ended on a positive note. The 2017 fair prominently featured state-of-the-art designs and technologies with energy efficiency and environmental protection key concerns. With an increasingly affluent population that aspires to greater living standards, simple yet effective heating solutions have become a top priority in order to handle colder winters in the region. Held Sept. 5-7 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, the fair was… more
Oct 24, 2017
The 12th Eco Expo Asia will be held Oct. 26-29 at the AsiaWorld-Expo. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, the expo will feature nearly 340 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions.New group participations from Bavaria (Germany), Italy, Korea and Shanghai will join 14 international pavilions, including those from Canada and the Netherlands, which will stage the country's largest group exhibition to date, along with returning… more
Oct 24, 2017
Global Sources opened its largest-ever Mobile Electronics Show recently at Hong Kong's AsiaWorld-Expo with more than 2,800 booths. Buyers were able to see latest smartphones, tablets, AR/VR, wearables and mobile accessories from Verified Suppliers from Greater China and across Asia. Tommy Wong, president of Global Sources Electronics Group, said before the show opened: "Global Sources Mobile Electronics show has grown steadily and plays an influential role in the industry. We strive to support the development of new technologies and innovations as well as to bring the best sourcing… more
Oct 24, 2017
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s (TMG) plan to close Tokyo’s largest purpose-built exhibition venue, Tokyo Big Sight (TBS), during the 2020 Summer Olympics has led to street protests by Japan’s exhibition industry association. TBS will be used as the international press centre during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. As a result of this plan, about 300 members of the Japan Exhibition Association (JEXA) protested outside the offices of the TMG on 5th October. The Japanese exhibition industry opposes the plan and JEXA estimates that 232 exhibitions will be cancelled during the… more