Global Industry Performance Review Focuses on China, Digital Revolution
May 27, 2021
The growth of the Chinese trade show market is imminent and could mean big things for the global exhibitions industry. That is among the key takeaways from the comprehensive Global Industry Performance Review, which is now available for order. With the pandemic on its heels as countries re-emerge, the United States and China appear to be in the best shape economically. The result is the industries already on the rebound have resumed plans for in-person trade shows and conferences, which is music to the ears of destinations announcing the resumption of large-scale gatherings at convention… more
Oct 13, 2020
Tarsus Group made two recent acquisitions – the remaining 50 percent of China-based Hubei Tarsus Hope’s portfolio of medical events it was in a joint venture on and buying the entirety of the Masters of Pediatric Dermatology (MOPD) event.   Hubei Hope Exhibition was the first acquisition made in 2008 by Tarsus in China as a 50/50 joint venture that included several B2B exhibitions - Chengdu Dental Show and the biannual Zhengzhou Medical and Dental Show - across the fast-growing regions of Central and Western China. “China is one of the world’s largest exhibition markets and is of great… more
Sep 09, 2020
U.K.-based Tarsus Group successfully has delivered seven exhibitions over the course of just six weeks in China – a key territory for the business where it is one of the largest trade show organizers in operation. The safe running of numerous face-to-face events across key verticals in the wake of Covid19 has been heralded as a positive indicator for a wider recovery in the global events industry, while also clearly demonstrating the capacity for live business events to be run in a safe and compliant way. “The health and safety of our customers, attendees and staff guided every decision… more
Feb 26, 2020
Ripples from the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus continue to be felt by the meetings industry. Today, Reed Travel Exhibitions announced that it has postponed the inaugural IBTM Asia Pacific. Originally scheduled for Apr. 6-8, the event has been rescheduled to Apr. 13-14, 2021. The location (Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands) will remain the same. According to Reed officials, the decision was made based on the latest advice from its partners, and after in-depth discussions with customers and hosted buyers regarding the coronavirus. “This is not a decision we have taken lightly,” said Shane… more
Jan 30, 2020
More than 7,700 people have been sickened and 170 people have died from the coronavirus in mainland China, while at least 68 cases have been reported in other places around the world, according to the World Health Organization. As WHO meets today to decide whether to declare the coronavirus epidemic an international public health emergency, the outbreak is beginning to impact the Chinese trade show industry.  “With Chinese and international authorities very focused on containment, there is a growing consensus amongst the international organizers we are speaking to that this situation will… more
Oct 29, 2019
Comexposium has entered into a joint-venture partnership to organize and develop RemaxWorld Expo & Summit, an office equipment and printing consumables industry exhibition held annually in Zhuhai, China. As well as developing the RemaxWorld brand, the partnership between Comexposium and RemaxWorld founder, Recycling Times Media Corporation, will also look to develop further new business in southern China. In September, Comexposium announced its adoption of a three-region structure, emphasising a geographic focus on developing platforms of growth. Renaud Hamaide, President of… more
Oct 29, 2019
XPO Exhibitions, a trade show organizer in New Zealand, announced that the company has acquired nine shows from North Port Events. No financial details were released. The nine shows are The Baby Shows, The Food Shows (Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch), Fine Food New Zealand, Facilities Integrate, The Waikato Home & Garden Show, Autumn HomeXPO. After the acquisition, XPO will organise a portfolio of 18 shows in 2020 and the company is expecting more than 3,500 exhibiting companies and over 150,000 visitors at its events next year. North Port’s GM Rebecca Stewart will lead its… more
Oct 29, 2019
IBTM World, taking place in Barcelona Nov. 19-21, has revealed that representation from China at this year’s show has increased by a staggering 450 percent in net space. compared with last year, in addition to strong sales from across the whole of the Asia Pacific region. As a consequence, there will be two China pavilions at the event this year. The first pavilion will feature 10 exhibitors from the Zhejiang Province all new to IBTM World. The second pavilion will include exhibitors from Zheijiang’s Capital city Hangzhou as well as representation from the city of Xiamen and China Star,… more
Oct 29, 2019
Under the new show theme “City + IoT – a sustainable and liveable future”, Thailand Lighting Fair (THLF) and Thailand Building Fair (THBF) will be returning to Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) Oct. 28-31. Held concurrently with Secutech Thailand, the three trade fairs will bring together more than 200 brands and companies to showcase the latest smart city solutions. The trade fairs will also consist of diversified event programme sessions to foster in-depth discussion on diverse topics surrounding the development of a sustainable and liveable future. Hubert Duh,… more
Oct 15, 2019
At the recent staging of wire Southeast Asia - 13th International Wire & Cable Trade Fair for Southeast Asia - and Tube Southeast Asia - 12th International Tube & Pipe Trade Fair for Southeast Asia - in Bangkok, 400 exhibitors from 30 countries showcased their latest innovations for the sectors. Some 9,000 trade visitors from 59 nations took part. Both events were marked by the thriving economy and high willingness to invest and exhibitors reported high order volume. Over 90% of the exhibitors came from neighboring countries Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and China, as well as… more

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