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Jul 23, 2014
In a move to further showcase Boston as a top meeting and convention destination, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) and the Boston Convention Marketing Center (BCMC) have rolled out a new brand, Signature Boston, and Web site – SignatureBoston.com.Signature Boston will be the customer-facing brand for Boston’s two convention centers, the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC), and the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center.Signature Boston will replace “Advantage Boston,” the brand previously used by the BCMC since 2004.“Boston is competing strongly as… more
Jul 22, 2014
Everything for pets is on show in the New China International Exhibition Center in Peking, where the 18th China International Pet Show (CIPS) will take place Nov. 17-20.  This year’s event already promises to be a record six months before the start, with 650 companies already signed on.Increased awareness of pet care and rising incomes are the major drivers of the growing pet market in China.Last year’s show drew 916 exhibitors who were registered from 23 countries. At this year’s edition, 1,000 exhibitors are expected to occupy some 78,000 square meters, and the organizers are counting… more
Jul 22, 2014
Coex in Seoul will launch ASIAMANIA!, which will see participation from culture, tourism, and entertainment organizations across Korea, China, Russia, and Japan.ASIAMANIA! is to take place at Coex during Japan’s Golden Week and Korea’s official Tourism Week April 30-May 3.The goalof ASIAMANIA! is to provide a fun and interactive space for Asia’s iconic brands, traditions and products.The expo will include culture experiences, food tasting, cosmetics, arts and crafts, fashion, and travel information, from a variety of countries.Official guest country, Russia, will have their own… more
Jul 22, 2014
Hannover Fairs International, a subsidiary of Deutsche Messe, has been named as the operator of the new Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) centre. ICE is currently under construction in BSD City located on the outskirts of Jakarta, and is expected to open in early 2015. The new venue will reportedly consist of 50,000 m2 of indoor exhibition space, 50,000 m2 of outdoor space, and a convention centre offering 4,000 m2 of floor space.The contract signing took place in Jakarta on 8th July 2014 with venue investors PT Indonesia International Expo (PT IIE) and Media Sinar Global (MSG), and… more
Jul 22, 2014
Messe Frankfurt announced the acquisition of two trade shows in India through its subsidiary Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd. The international organiser acquired the LED Expo and Media Expo from New Delhi-headquartered Media Exposition & Events (MEX) for an undisclosed sum. LED Expo and Media Expo are focused on the LED lighting and components market and the signage, retail and advertising solutions industry respectively. Both shows were promoted by MEX Exhibitions Pvt Ltd. According to Messe Frankfurt, the newly acquired shows will take the total number of… more
Jul 22, 2014
The refurbished sPICE venue in Penang has been operating as an exhibition hall despite the fact that construction continues on some of the facilities. Formerly known as the Penang International Sports Arena (PISA), it is now known as the Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre (sPICE).The SPICE venue is managed by S P Setia Berhap Group and it currently offers 3,100 m2 of exhibition space. The completed complex will offer convention space, retail shops, restaurants and hotels.The retail facilities are expected to be operational in the second quarter of 2015, while the convention… more
Jul 22, 2014
The 8th edition of Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia) reported a 16% growth in total exhibition floor space this year reaching 8,640 m2. Organised by Reed Exhibitions and the American Gaming Association (AGA), the three-day event was held from 20th to 22nd May 2014 at the Venetian Macao.According to the organisers, the event reached a record breaking audited attendance of 8,233 daily attendees – a jump of 36% compare with the previous edition in 2013. A total of 160 exhibitors from more than 80 countries were also featured at G2E Asia this year.Nat Wong, president of Reed Exhibitions Greater… more
Jul 22, 2014
Iron Chef and Cleveland Native Michael Symon is heading back to his roots Nov. 14-16 to headline the International Exposition (I-X) Center’s Fabulous Food Show.Fabulous Food Show is the nation’s largest consumer food and beverage-themed event that attracts world-renowned culinary professionals, celebrity chefs and regional artisans who conduct high-quality demos.More than 100 live presentations will be scheduled across six different customized stages, and Chef Symon will appear at the event each day. “We are truly fortunate to live in a region ripe with exceptional culinary talent,” said… more
Jul 22, 2014
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) announced the securing of a host of major international MICE events scheduled for the second half of 2014 and into 2015.Recent major trade shows secured include Food & Hotel Thailand 2014, Intermach 2015 and ProPak Asia 2015. A long list of international conventions and congresses that also will be heading to Thailand include the 10th International Mycological Congress, IT&CMA Asia, CTW Asia Pacific Corporate Travel World 2014, 74th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2014, which is expected to draw more… more
Jul 22, 2014
The 25th edition of the (extensively named) “Malaysia International Packaging and Labelling, Food Processing and Bakery Equipment and Plastic, Mould and Die Exhibition” was held in Kuala Lumpur last week.Organised by ES Event Management, the exhibition was expected to attract 15,000 trade visitors from Malaysia and across Asia. In addition, more than 400 companies occupied some 800 booths at the Putra World Trade Centre.Speaking at the exhibition, Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong pushed Malaysian businesses to be more competitive and internationally-… more