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Dec 10, 2011
People’s quest to stay young continues to drive the growth of Tarsus Group’s medical conferences, including the latest – the 19th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine (A4M) – which recently was held at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. The four day event’s preliminary attendance numbers showed an increase, compared with last year, drawing more than 5,500 people. There also were 350 exhibitors, another increase, compared with last year, and the showfloor saw positive growth as well, according to Doreen Brown, CEO of A4M… more
Dec 06, 2011
As the nation’s leading trade show destination, it’s no secret that Las Vegas can be a magical place when it comes to increasing trade show participation. This was no exception for the International Association of Exhibitions and Events’ Annual Meeting & Exhibition, held Dec. 6-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The energetic event kicked off Tuesday night with a lively opening party at the Venetian Casino Hotel & Resort, where fire breathers and Cirque du Soleil-style performers entertained a jovial crowd that appeared more than ready to blow off some steam.… more
Dec 04, 2011
Hoping to continue the momentum from last year’s successful show, which drew 25,000 attendees, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Hong Kong Baby Products Fair will open its doors Jan. 9-12 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Hong Kong Baby Products Fair is collocated with the HKTDC Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, Hong Kong International Stationery Fair and HKTDC Hong Kong International Licensing Show. Benjamin Chau, HKTDC’s  deputy executive director, said at last year’s show, “We had more buyers from the United States and… more
Dec 04, 2011
NürnbergMesse’s BioFach Japan recently kicked off its 11th edition Nov. 1-3 at the Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Centre amidst growing interest in the organic food industry in Japan, with 168 exhibitors from 10 countries. “Last year’s BioFach Japan impressed with its most successful edition ever,” said Frank Venjakob, director of events for NürnbergMesse International headquartered in Germany. He added, “Whereas we welcomed more exhibitors and visitors to the 10th birthday than ever before, we faced a totally new situation this year.” The… more
Dec 04, 2011
The biennial Marintec China that was held Nov. 29-Dec. 2 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre had a 40-percent larger showfloor, 70,000 square meters, compared with the 50,000 sq. m.  showfloor at the 2009 event. The 2011 event, run by UBM Asia and the Shanghai Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, also marked the largest one in Marintec China’s 32-year history. Also at this year’s event, there were 1,650 exhibiting companies that took part, compared with 1,483 exhibiting companies at the 2009 event, an 11-percent increase. In addition, there were… more
Dec 04, 2011
To celebrate the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre’s 25th anniversary, the venue launched a downloadable, free of charge HKCEC iPhone app. The HKCEC app is a user-friendly tool that offers comprehensive news and information about the venue in three languages:  English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.  For the free download, iPhone users should visit the iTunes App Store and enter the keyword “HKCEC” or “Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre”, or simply scan an available QR code and go direct to the HKCEC app download page… more
Dec 04, 2011
In October, Reed Exhibitionsconcluded its dual interior décor events, 100% Design Shanghaiand International Home Décor & Design (IHDD). A total of 147 exhibitors from 16 countries and regions attended the event, while the number of visitors stood at more than 13,700 – up 15 percent,  compared with last year’s edition. The events were held Nov. 3-5 at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Key product categories covered at the three-day events included furniture, bathroom décor, lighting installations, kitchenware, home accessories and wall/floor… more
Dec 04, 2011
The 110th China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) concluded earlier this month. According to the fair’s organiser, China Foreign Trade Centre, around US$38 billion worth of business was generated during the three-week fair marking the 10-year anniversary of China’s accession of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The 55-year-old fair was held Oct. 15- Nov. 4 in three phases at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou. This edition featured more than 58,000 booths more than 1,160,000 square meters of exhibition space, and attracted 24,231 exhibitors and 209,175… more
Dec 04, 2011
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has outlined a three-phase plan in the wake of the country’s flood crisis to boost the recovery of the MICE industry in 2012. The bureau is targeting to revive the industry to pre-crisis levels before the third quarter of 2012 after consultations with key industry players. TCEB will propose the remedial plan to the Thai Government, which started in October 2011 and will last until March 2012. The first phase involves urgent measures implemented in October that assists MICE travellers by establishing a one-stop coordination centre… more
Dec 04, 2011
The number of overall MICE participants in Macau reached 507,661 in the third quarter – a jump of 39 percent, compared with the same time year. A total of 236 MICE events took place in the third quarter, down by 87 events year-on-year according to the latest numbers from territory’s Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). The DSEC reported 52 percent of all MICE events held fall into the “commerce, trade & technology” category. Fifteen of the 236 events were exhibitions – attracting 483,934 attendees, which accounted for 95 percent of the quarter’s… more
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