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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 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
London-based, UBM plc has reported its interim results for the six months ended 30th June 30. Revenues were up 7.3 percent from £474 million last year to £508.7 million in the first half this year. Adjusted group operating profit rose 12.5 percent from £91.9 million to £103.4 million. Online and print revenue combined dropped 16 percent from £101.5 million to £85.6 million. Overall revenues from business in emerging markets jumped 21 percent to £93.1 million, equivalent to 18 percent of total. On the company’s events business, operating profit… more

Partner Voices

As event professionals and destinations adjust, adapt and evolve in these uncharted waters, it is imperative that substantial resources be put in place for all of the people responsible for planning and executing trade shows, expositions and conventions. An example is Mohegan Sun, which built an industry-leading, COVID-19 Resource Center with a combination of pictures from recently held successful events (the property reopened on May 1, 2020) along with several widely available and informative documents, such as an evolving operational framework: