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Nov 21, 2011
The Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) reported results of its biennial economic impact study report. Compiled by KPMG Transaction Advisory Services, the report shows Hong Kong’s exhibition industry contributed US$4.6 billion towards the local economy in 2010, compared with US$3.9 billion in 2008, or equivalent to 2.1 percent of Hong Kong’s total GDP. Direct expenditure, which covers expenditure specifically on exhibitions and exhibition-related activities, amounted to US$2.3 billion or 50 percent of the total expenditure. Business… more
Nov 21, 2011
NASDAQ-listed Global Sources released its third quarter results ended Sept. 30 this week. The company reported revenues were US$47 million, an increase of 19 percent, compared with the same quarter in 2010. Net profit attributable to shareholders was US$3.96 million in the quarter, an impressive growth of 90 percent, compared with the third quarter of 2010. Online revenues of US$30 million were recorded this quarter, an increase of 22 percent, while exhibitions revenues jumped 17 percent to US$9 million. Print revenue grew 9.1 percent to US$6.3 million in the quarter. Revenues from… more
Nov 21, 2011
When EIBTM kicks off Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in Barcelona, Spain, the China Meetings Summit will debut for the first time. The summit is intended to give EIBTM attendees insight into how China is poised to capture high profile business events. With economists predicting 70-percent growth during the next five years, if businesses expect to grow in the future, China is an important market to pay attention to. The China Meetings Summit will look at the meetings industry from a first-tier destination perspective and from a meeting planner perspective, bringing an interactive session with live debate… more
Nov 21, 2011
Messe München International (MMI) and Shanghai ZM International Exhibition Co. Ltd have announced the establishment of a joint venture to operate and expand the environmental technologies trade fair in China, IE expo. IE expo, formerly IFAT CHINA + EPTEE + CWS, will be launched March 7-9 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. Organisers of the events are MMI, Shanghai ZM, MMI’s Shanghai subsidiary, MMI (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.and the Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences. Products and services exhibited at the event will include water & sewage, refuse disposal… more
Nov 21, 2011
Malaysia recently booked the 8th Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition in 2012 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The five-day congress will explore the latest research findings on the relationship between the built environment and human health, wellbeing and quality of life with a focus on the Asian, African and Middle Eastern emerging economies. Organized by the International Academy for Design and Health headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the Congress has never been to Malaysia before. It is expected to attract 1,000 delegates and generate an estimated USD3.5… more
Nov 21, 2011
Reed Exhibitions Greater China, part of the Reed Elsevier Group, reported a year of growth in 2011 with seven new trade shows launched in six different industry sectors and record levels of participants at its exhibitions. The seven new exhibitions launched by Reed or through joint venture partnerships this year include Industrial Materials China, Gifts & Home Shanghai, Green Lighting Shanghai Expo & Forum, China (Shenzhen) International Maternity, Baby and Children’s Product Exhibition, Green Hospital Solution Expo, China Veterinary Technology & Equipment Exhibitionand… more
Nov 21, 2011
The recent Cosmoprof Asia grew in several different areas, including attendance, showfloor size and number of exhibitors, when it ran Nov. 9-11 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The show, jointly organized by UBM Asia and BolognaFiere Group, drew more than 48,500 attendees, a 10-percent increase, compared with last year; 1,780 exhibitors, up 9 percent on 2010, from 42 countries and regions, of which 477 were first-time exhibitors; and had the largest-ever showfloor, with 68,000 square meters of exhibition space, up 18 percent, compared with the 2010 edition.… more
Nov 21, 2011
Hong Kong-based exhibition organiser, Kenfair, and the Fujian Provincial People’s Government of China will co-organise the inaugural Asia Expo-Singapore and Fujian Commodities Expo-Nov. 23-25 Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands’ exhibition centre. The three-day trade show for consumer retail products will reportedly feature around 600 exhibitors from China and other countries and territories across Asia. Split into two events, approximately 200 exhibitors from mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, The Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam will showcase their… more
Nov 20, 2011
Mesago Messe Frankfurt, a division of Germany’s Messe Frankfurt that specializes in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology, has acquired the ID World portfolio of events from Wise Media. The ID World Events represent the leading technology and sector spanning conferences with associated trade fairs for the growing automatic identification market. The events’ key themes are RFID, biometrics, which routinely are used in the medical field, smart cards and data collection. So far, Milan, Abu Dhabi and Rio de Janeiro have hosted the events to date and, with… more
Nov 20, 2011
Portland, Maine-based Diversified Business Communications has purchased the Pri-Med brand and U.S.-based assets from MC Holdings Corporation. Founded in 1994, Pri-Med is a primary-care focused media network in the United States with more than 50 annual live medical educational conferences and digital properties. “This acquisition fulfills two strategic goals by expanding our medical portfolio and growing our U.S. operations,” said Nancy Hasselback, president and CEO of Diversified Communications, the parent company of Diversified Business Communications. “We launched… more
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One of the most iconic names on the Las Vegas Strip just got an upgrade. Mandalay Bay has everything that your business needs from a refreshed convention space designed to inspire productivity and creativity, to an impressive selection of world-class restaurants and amenities. If you're looking for a venue that's both inviting and innovative, you have to be here. New Wave Experiences Mandalay Bay continues to invest in a new wave of enhancements both in the convention space and within the resort as a whole. New restaurant openings including Orla by Michael Mina, drawing inspiration from the award-winning chef’s childhood in Egypt and with flavors and décor inspired by the spices found in markets common to coastal Mediterranean towns, as well as Caramá by Wolfgang Puck, bringing the essence of Italy and spirit of Wolfgang into one concept, are recent additions. The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas also experienced a recent remodel of all 424 rooms. Swingers, a high-end, adults-only golf and entertainment concept will debut in Fall 2024. Enhanced Technology Creating a truly effective conference venue requires careful thought into what a business needs: the right technology, capacity, and inspiration to bring ideas to the next level. As part of the resort’s refresh, Mandalay Bay implemented state-of-the-art technology upgrades, installing cutting-edge Cat6A Ethernet cabling throughout the convention center. This advancement doubles the frequency of data transmission, enabling lightning-fast speeds up to 9400% faster. The convention center now boasts 11 dynamic digital walls, spanning up to 24' x 13', strategically positioned for brand placements, sponsorships and targeted event messaging. Additionally, attendees can benefit from 20 double-sided 55" mobile flexible display units, facilitating effortless navigation to meeting rooms and events. RFID locks were installed on all meeting room doors, and over 200 motion detection cameras have been placed throughout the space. Refreshing New Design & Fine Art The newly remodeled convention space provides a bright and vibrant atmosphere that complements Mandalay Bay's tropical-inspired brand. Featuring white-washed walls and ceilings adorned with bold floral patterns in cerulean and coral tones, the space is complemented by warm walnut accent walls. In addition to the redesign of all pre-function spaces, meeting rooms and ballrooms, Mandalay Bay's 1 million square feet of exhibit space has undergone a rejuvenation, including new paint, covered pillars and relocated strobe lights. Sustainable Spectacles Mandalay Bay is committed to Focused on What Matters and creating more responsible meetings. Refillable water stations all available around the resort, cutting unnecessary plastic usage from single-use bottles. The Mandalay Bay campus’ recent upgrades represent a bold step forward in redefining the Las Vegas experience. With a focus on innovation, sustainability, and unparalleled service, Mandalay Bay sets a new standard for excellence in business hospitality. Whether you're seeking cutting-edge conference facilities, world-class dining options, or simply a luxurious retreat, an unparalleled meeting experience awaits.