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Jan 09, 2012
Thailand-based Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre will host several new MICE events in 2012, with a focus on specialized trade fairs, meetings and world congresses that have never been held in the country before. “Since the beginning of the year 2012 till second quarter, BITEC has many new trade fairs, meetings and congress(es) at BITEC,” said Sarnit Karunyavanij, business development director of Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre. He added, “Starting with the consumer fair of Thailand Game Show 2012, the only fair for all true gamers… more
Jan 09, 2012
Food&HotelAsia, on tap April 17-20 at the Singapore Expo, will once again collocate with HospitalityStyleAsia2012 and HospitalityTechnology2012 to showcase a strong line-up of the newest and hottest technology solutions and unique concepts to Asia. “With the hospitality and foodservice industry expanding rapidly in Asia, HospitalityStyleAsia2012 and HospitalityTechnology2012 function as excellent platforms for hospitality and restaurant operators to network, source and showcase new solutions and trends which will enhance and improve their establishments’ functionality and… more
Jan 09, 2012
NASDAQ-listed B2B media company, Global Sources, announced the completed transition of its key management effective Jan. 1. Peter Zapf, former chief operating officer of Global Sources, replaced Bill Georgiou as chief information officer. Georgiou is scheduled to retire as an employee at the end of February 2012, and move to a consultant role for the company for a further period of time. Brent Barnes, former general manager of Content & Community Development, replaced Zapf as the company’s COO.
Jan 09, 2012
The third edition of BOI Fair opened at the Impact Exhibition and Convention Centre under the theme is running under the banner “Going Green for the Future.” The fair is organised by the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) and supported by UBM Asia (Thailand), who was hired as a special consultant, to rebuild investor confidence after last year’s devastating flood. The BOI Fair reportedly covers close to 300,000 square meters in total area, which includes open-air activities and 84 pavilions showcasing high technology and innovative exhibits from local and multinational… more
Jan 09, 2012
NCC Management & Development Co Ltd, operator of Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre (QSNCC), announced the appointment of Sakchai Pattarapreechakul as president of the company. He was formerly executive vice president of NCC Management.   Pattarapreechakul’s capacity will also oversee convention centres the Golden Jubilee Convention Hall and The 60th Anniversary of His Majesty the King’s Accession to the Throne International Convention Center (PSUICC), and three subsidiary companies – NCC Exhibition Organizer Co Ltd, NCC Image Co Ltd and NCC F&B… more
Jan 09, 2012
The Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau (MCVB) has signed the right to host eight major MICE events for the 2013 to 2017 period. Consisting of one national event and seven international business events, the events are expected to attract approximately 7,150 international delegates and bring an estimated US$24 million to the state of Victoria. Events scheduled for 2013 include the International Conference on Care and Housing for the Ageing 2013, IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics – ECCE Asia 2013, Broadband World Congress 2013 and the Mental Health Services… more
Jan 09, 2012
Hong Kong has been awarded Asia’s best city for events in the annual CEI Industry Awards organised by CEI Asia. The city’s two main convention and exhibition venues, namely the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), also came first and third, respectively, in the award category for top venue. Although finishing in second place behind the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Hong Kong’s convention bureau Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) managed a place in front of the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB). According to… more
Jan 08, 2012
The Consumer Electronic Association’s 2012 International CES is tapped to be the second largest one in the organization's history, squarely leaving behind any sign of economic doldrums that may have impacted the show’s size in the past few years.   This year’s event, Jan. 10-13 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and other citywide venues, is boasting a 1.851 million net square feet showfloor, as more than 2,700 companies unveil their products across all sectors of the consumer electronics industry. The largest CES was held in 2008, spanning a record-breaking 1… more
Jan 08, 2012
Tarsus Group has promoted Trade Show News Network Editor-in-Chief Rachel Wimberly to president of the division, effective immediately. Wimberly will be taking over for Stephen Nold, who will be leaving TSNN and Tarsus Advon to pursue other business interests. Tarsus Group has best wishes to Stephen in his new endeavors. Wimberly joined TSNN in May 2010 after the closing of Reed Business Information’s Tradeshow Week magazine, which previously served the industry as the leading print trade show publication. At TSNN, Wimberly has been tasked with positioning the online publication… more
Jan 05, 2012
U.K.-based Tarsus Group recently released its 2011 full-year trading update, with not only 8-percent growth in revenue, but also the company’s board expects adjusted pre-tax profits for the year ending Dec. 31 to be in line with its expectations. “The year ended well, resulting in record revenue and profitability,” said Douglas Emslie, Tarsus Group managing director. He added, “Cash flow was strong, with net debt halving.” Highlights for 2011 in the company’s U.S. division include the February and August editions of the Off-Price Shows in Las Vegas… more
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