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The Sri Lanka Expo 2012, organised by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), is being revived after a 15 year hiatus. Scheduled to run from March 28-30 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo, the three-day trade show will feature a range of “traditional and non-traditional products” under three categories of Agriculture, Fisheries and Industrial Products and Services. The expo will reportedly feature over 300 booths and is expected to attract… more

When the American Psychiatric Association Heart Rhythm Society recently held their annual meetings, they decided to leave a lasting impact and give back to the local host communities.

The APA’s meeting was held May 5-9 at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center and the association made a pledge to make a group donation to the Philadelphia Mental Health Center at the culmination of the event.

Donations were made throughout the convention, and the APA matched every dollar that was donated by attendees.

The APA 2012 Meeting also featured host Edward M… more

According to an industry review released by the Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB), Penang hosted 1,251 events and generated RM 808 million (US$182 million) in 2016, the first full year of the Penang bureau’s operations.

The PCEB supported 37 international and national business events, featuring an estimated 29,000 participants. The majority of international business events originated from Singapore and South Asia.

In terms of the incentive segment, 82% were domestic groups, while 16% were groups from Singapore. The average number of participants per congress… more

Plans have been announced for a new mega-venue in Qingdao in Shandong province on China’s east coast. The Qingdao World Expo Centre will be located in the Qingdao West Coast New Area and according to the press release, the developers have targeted early 2018 as the soft opening date. 

The key investor in the overall project is the China Railway Group which plans to invest over US$8 billion.

Current plans include just over 200,000 sqm of gross indoor exhibition area which will be able to accommodate more than 6,300 standard exhibition booths. The Qingdao World… more

PackTech India and drink technology India, will be combined with Food Pex India next year. The three trade fairs, organized by Messe Düsseldorf  and Messe München, will be held from 15th to 17th December 2016 at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre in Mumbai.

The organizers are anticipating that these three trade fairs will draw over 250 exhibitors, up from 230 the 2015 figure, covering more than 14,000 sqm of exhibition space. The organizers are also expects the events to draw over 13,000 trade visitors – which would represent a more than 30% increase compared to last… 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

At the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention & Expo, held Feb. 8-11 in Orlando, attendees had the opportunity to try out something new - a2z, Inc.'s ChirpE Photo Booth.

At the booth during the show,  not only did people have fun dressing up and sharing photos through social media, it also created a lot of buzz during and after the show.

The ChirpE Photo Booth is an easy-to-use iPad-based Photo Booth with robust social media capabilities.

The ChirpE Photo Booth enables event attendees to take their own picture, add a quote or testimonial and post it… more