Aug 04, 2012

Aspire Media, parent company of Interweave, was acquired by F+W Media from private equity firms Frontenac Company and Catalyst Investors and several members of the Interweave management team.


Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Walter Florence, a managing director of Frontenac Company, has joined the F+W Media board of directors, concurrent with the acquisition.


The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. of New York represented Aspire Media in the transaction.


Interweave is a leading multiplatform print and digital art and craft… more

Aug 15, 2012

This week, the American Society of Association Executives wrapped up their annual convention in Dallas on a high note, showing a 12-percent increase in their numbers and the most-attended event since it was held in Chicago six years earlier.


This year’s annual meeting was the highest seen since 2007. The final attendance breakdown includes 2,780 executives, 1,861 exhibitors and 1,369 others, including guests, spouses, press, volunteers, vendors and staff, for a grand total of 6,010.


The 2011 event in St. Louis drew 5,368 attendees.


Sep 09, 2012

The second annual Cruise Shipping Asia–Pacific exhibition will showcase leading regional cruise destinations and new maritime products and services Sept. 17-18 at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore.


Presented by UBM Asia, the organizers of Cruise Shipping Miami - the premier annual event for the global cruise industry, Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific 2012 will feature exhibitors, including national tourism organizations and companies from the information and technology, ship equipment, safety, security, crew management and hotel operations categories.


Mar 09, 2014

Diversified Communications Australia recently concluded a record-breaking edition of the Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition (AOG) at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre. According to the latest figures, more than 550 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions joined the three-day trade show which took place from 19th to 21st February 2014.

Diversified reported a new show record attendance of more than 14,500 visitors… more

Mack Brooks Exhibitions has announced plans to launch a new Thailand edition of its Fastener Fair at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) Sept. 6-8, 2012. This latest addition follows the launch of Fastener Fair Mumbai and Fastener Fair São Paolo earlier in the year as part of Mack Brooks’ expansion into growth markets in Asia and South… more

Sep 09, 2012

Hong Kong-based AsiaWorld-Expo recently played host to Messe Berlin’s ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA, Asiafruit Congress and Informa Exhibitions’ Vitafoods Asia.


The two international exhibitions, which ran Sept. 5-7, featured the newest worldwide freshfruit and vegetables produces and nutritional products.


ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICAisthe only annual international trade exhibition for fresh fruit and vegetable marketing in Asia that focuses exclusively on the fresh produce sector and related value chain for the whole Asian region, according to show… more

Nov 03, 2012

This is the fourth part of a six-part series on WiFi at events. Our next “C” of good wireless network design is congestion. Because radio frequency waves are not visible and they don’t take up physical space, it seems logical that there would be no limit to the number of signals that can effectively fly around at the same time. 


Unfortunately, this is not the case. WiFi has a distinct number of channels, very similar to the different channels on the radio you listen to in your car. If you have ever brought a MiFi device into a crowded trade show… 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

Feb 14, 2012

The popular video gaming convention PAX East has decided to make Boston its home for 10 more years, signing a deal with the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority to keep the show at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center through 2023.


PAX East, operated in partnership with PAX East and Reed Exhibitions, has attracted more than 70,000 attendees each year to Boston since the show launched in 2010 at the Hynes Convention Center. Last year, the show moved to the BCEC, where it will run again in April.


This year was the final one on PAX East… more

Mar 19, 2012

In step with its plan to derive 50 percent of its revenues from emerging markets by 2013 (Project 50/13), U.K.-based Tarsus Group bought a 70-percent stake in Turkish Exhibition Company Life Media (Lifemedia Fuarcilik).


“Life Media’s exhibitions are the market leaders, not only in the domestic Turkish market, but in the wider region,” said Douglas Emslie, Tarsus Group’s managing director.


He added, “Given Turkey's unique geographic position on the crossroads between East and West, we believe there is a significant… more