The American Thoracic Society selected Sherpa Solutions to deploy its indoor positioning system at the ATS 2017 International Conference, which is on tap May 19-24 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The system will be deployed on multiple floors in all public spaces, including meeting rooms, ballrooms, exhibit halls and poster sessions. “The Sherpa indoor positioning system is the only one of its kind. It’s like providing participants with their very own GPS, accurate to 6’, so they can accurately find their way within the venue. They can locate and meet with the people who… more
Hong Kong-based business-to-business media group Global Sources has announced a new partnership in India. Global Sources will partner with Infocom Network Limited, which operates a leading Indian online sourcing platform, The two companies jointly will host the Global Sources Machinery & Industrial Supplies Fair at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. The event will be held Nov. 23-25 and will target domestic Indian buyers and suppliers across a wide range of categories including engineering goods & equipment, machinery, pumping equipment, testing &… more
The New South Wales State Government has recently released an initial concept plan to build a US$968 million convention and entertainment centre at Darling Harbour. First announced in December last year, the venue will be named the Sydney International Convention and Entertainment Centre. According to media reports, the venue includes seating for up to 12,000 people, and a “multi-function exhibit hall” of up to 12,000 m2. The reported building cost of the venue in the announced plan is around US$601 million. Reported events to be held at the centre will range from banquets and… more
U.K.-based trade show organiser, Fresh RM, and Australia’s Single Market Events will jointly organise the Speciality & Fine Food Fair Aug. 27-28, 2012, at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. The two-day trade show will feature the latest international fine food and drink products. As an extension of Fresh RM’s Speciality & Fine Food Fair in London, the new event will feature a Fine Food Forum, Small Business Forum and a Business Mentoring Centre. Tim Etchells, managing director of Single Market Events, said, “We are delighted to be launching Speciality… more
Computex Taipei, Asia’s largest and the world’s second largest ICT show, was held May 31-June 4 at the Taipei World Trade Center, Nangang Exhibition Hall and the Taipei International Convention Center. Organised by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the event reported a total of 120,000 visitors. Computex hit a new high in terms of international visitors – just more than 36,000, up 3.1 percent compared with last year’s edition. The top five visiting countries/regions were the U.S., Japan, China, Hong Kong and South Korea. According to TAITRA, the… more
Reed Exhibitions India has set opening dates for its inaugural event, SITL India 2012, Feb. 23-25 next year. Serving the transport and logistics industry, SITL India will be held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. The event will be split into five sectors that will cover transport and logistics services, logistics infrastructure, logistics real estate, transport and logistics information systems and technologies and materials handling equipment and systems. Managing director of Reed Exhibitions India, Ms. Delphine Lemaire, said, “The transport and logistics sector, though… more
Reed Elsevier recently reported its interim results for the six months ended June 30. The group’s exhibitions organising arm, Reed Exhibitions, reported revenues down 4 percent year-on-year at £368 million. Adjusted operating profits were £113 million, down 8 percent, compared with last year. Reed Business Information’s (RBI) revenues dropped 8 percent to £344 million, while RBI’s adjusted operating profits were up 33 percent to £53 million. The company’s management reported that excluding the impact of biennial show cycling, underlying… more
Green building trade show, Ecobuild China, reported the participation of 127 exhibitors and more than 15,000 visitors at its inaugural edition held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).   Organised by UBM Sinoexpo, a subsidiary of UBM, Ecobuild China was held from 9th to 12th April this year concurrently with building and construction trade show, Expobuild China 2012. The shows featured a total of 418 exhibitors and 42,600 visitors over 54,000 m2 of exhibition space.   Ecobuild’s portfolio director James Blue said, “Sustainability in the built… more
The September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair (September Fair), organised by UBM Asia, held its 33rd edition this week. The trade fair runs from 16th to 20th September and is held at two venues. At AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), it will be held from 18th to 22nd September. The finished jewellery section will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). According to UBM, this year’s edition has set a new record with 3,752 exhibitors, covering over 135,000 m2 across the two venues. With over 450 diamond companies and 760 gemstone companies participating, the fair is billing… more