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May 09, 2011
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has announced plans to promote five events in key industries to boost the country’s MICE status in the region. The events will be promoted under a new marketing campaign “Better the Best.” TCEB officials said VIV Asia, BIG & BIH, Renewable Energy Asia, ProPak Asia and Metalex were ranked as top five shows in 2010 in terms of highest visitor count or other key metrics.   TCEB’s latest campaign will focus on Thailand’s core industries of gifts & decorative items, renewable energy, machine tools… more
May 09, 2011
Shanghai-based NürnbergMesse China, a subsidiary of NürnbergMesse Group in Germany, has announced the launch of a new automotive trade show in partnership with the Society of Automotive Engineers of China (SAE-China). The exhibition, the International Exhibition for Automotive Engineering and Manufacturing (FISITA 2012 Exhibition), will be a three day event and will take place from the Nov. 27-29, 2012, in Beijing. The biennial event will be held alongside the FISITA 2012 World Automotive Congress, which is organized by the Fédération Internationale des Soci… more
May 09, 2011
The 109th edition of the China Import and Export Fair – also known as the Canton Fair – recently concluded its first session that ran April 15-19, with reported transactions worth more than $23 billion, according to the organiser. Approximately, 102,000 visitors were recorded - up 9 percent from the same session last year. The first session of the Canton Fair focuses on electrical, lighting, hardware, chemicals and building products.   Visitors from Japan were reportedly 1,804, up 9.8 percent; Europe 10,614, up 2.1 percent; and U.S. 2,566, up 3.9 percent from the same… more
May 09, 2011
The Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS) has elected Rosalind Ng as its new president to succeed the outgoing Edward Liu. With more than 28 years of experience in exhibitions, Ng, who also is the managing director in Asia of IIR Exhibitions Pte Ltd, aims to market Singapore as one of Asia’s premier MICE destinations through partnerships with various associations and organisations serving the industry. SACEOS provides continuing education and training to its members and the MICE industry through Professional Exhibition Management,… more
May 08, 2011
The Houston-based Offshore Technology Conference boasted a 29-year attendance high for its recent show held at Reliant Park. The show, held May 2-5, had 78,150 attendees, which was up 8 percent from last year and surpassed the 2010 total of 72,025. The sold out trade show also was the largest since 1982 at 603,000 square feet, up from 568,000 square feet in 2010. The event had 2,520 companies from 40 countries, including 306 new exhibitors this year and added exhibitors from Egypt, Hong Kong, Indonesia and the Philippines. New this year was the OTC Parkway, spanning from Reliant… more
Apr 27, 2011
The first part of this year has started off on a bright note for the Minneapolis Convention Center, with several consumer shows scoring increases in attendance, compared with last year. The shows ranged from a 6-percent increase all the way to a 26-percent increase in attendance. The shows that reported higher attendance were the Minneapolis Boat Show, Minneapolis RV, Vacation & Camping Show, Minneapolis Home and Garden Show, Twin Cities Auto Show and Northwest Sportshow. Besides more people at the shows, they also opened their wallets once they were there on the showfloor and… more
Dec 13, 2010
Just a year and a half after Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. bought the semiannual California Gift Show from dmg world media, MMPI has breathed new life into a show that had seen declines in recent years. On the show’s opening day, held Jan. 21-24 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and Jan. 18-24 at MMPI’s nearby L.A. Mart permanent and temporary showrooms, the showfloor at the LACC was bustling with buyers looking for new products and exhibitors eager to shake off the gloom of tough recessionary times. Exhibitor Jamie Ferling, owner of San Fernando, Calif.-based resort t-shirt company… more
Nov 30, 2010
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Mar 27, 0018
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has selected Grapevine, Texas, as the destination for its World Education Congress (WEC) in 2020. The association will collaborate with the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau to host the conference, which is scheduled for June 6–9, 2020, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. Grapevine is centrally located between Fort Worth and Dallas, where MPI is headquartered. WEC is MPI’s signature event through which it delivers premier education, business and networking opportunities in North America.  It attracts more than 2,000… more
Jan 10, 0018
On what was a packed day on the bustling CES showfloor, the massive consumer electronics show, a power blackout occurred at the Las Vegas Convention Center  impacting meeting rooms in the North and South Halls for approximately two hours.  "Today at approximately 11:15 AM (PST), the Central Hall and South Hall bridge meeting rooms at the Las Vegas Convention Center lost power. Power in the South Hall was restored within minutes, and power has now been fully restored to all areas. A preliminary assessment indicates that condensation from heavy rainfall caused a flashover on one of the… more
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