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Jul 07, 2014
Germany-based Messe München International will add ISPO SHANGHAI to its exhibition portfolio, which already includes ISPO BEIJING The new event is set to be a strong, segment-overlapping sports business platform in the key growth market of China, according to show organizers. The event’s venue and date – as well as the exhibition itself – were determined in in-depth discussions with industry participants. “The needs and demands of our customers were a top priority for us,” said Klaus Dittrich, chairman of the Management of Messe München GmbH. A widely… more
Jul 07, 2014
Earlier this week, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council(HKTDC) published its annual report for the financial year ended 31st March 2014. Revenues generated from exhibitions and trade missions were US$240 million, a year-on-year growth of 14%. Overall, the HKTDC’s total revenues, including the government subvention of US$50 million, were US$353 million, up 9.6%.   Revenues from product magazines & online marketplace were US$25 million, an increase of 2.2% over 2013. The operations of the HKTDC-owned Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre(HKCEC) generated revenues of US$21… more
Jul 07, 2014
There seems to be no slowing down for the Chinese exhibition industry, with the country posting the most growth in five years, as well as a plethora of new centers being built. UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, released the 10th edition of its annual Report on the Trade Fair Industry in Asia, and net space sold in the overall Asian trade show market jumped by 6.6 percent in 2013 to more than 17.3 million net square meters (186 million net square feet), compared with 16.31 million net sq. m. (175 million net sq. ft.) in 2012. Of that total, more than 55 percent was sold… more
Jul 07, 2014
Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions, a joint venture between Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading events organizer, and Sinopharm, China's largest state-owned pharmaceutical group, will launch The Health Industry Summit (“tHIS”) next year in Shanghai. This new event, to be held May 15-18 at the National Exhibition and Conference Center, which is the world’s largest single block exhibition complex, will combine a Summit program of more than 100 conferences with a massive 260,000 sqm exhibition area. The event will be a collocation of three health industry exhibitions - CMEF, PHARMCHINA and API CHINA… more
Jul 07, 2014
The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) will organise its first Business Events Week (BEW) to showcase key insights, challenges and growth opportunities in Malaysia’s business events industry. The first BEW will be themed “Exceeding Expectations” targeting attendance from local Malaysian industry players. The event will take place from 14th to 21st August 2014 at the Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar. MyCEB has set a target to attract 2.9 million business tourist arrivals by 2020, which will contribute around 8% of the total targeted tourist arrivals of 36 million… more
Jul 06, 2014
In the past 23 years, as Galaxy evolved to modern-day Experient, Mike Godsey has not only seen the once omnipresent magstripe come to life, but also its demise, followed immediately by its evolution into what is being used today for lead retrieval on the showfloor. When Galaxy first started in the event registration business 30 years ago, Godsey, who is Experient’s senior vice president of market development, said, “there used to be registration forms that were mailed in and one by one keyed into a rudimentary computer system.” With the advent of computers came data… more
Jul 03, 2014
You know you are giving your event attendees the type of content they want when no one is in line for the open bar at a meet-and-greet, but instead all are busy clamoring for information. That’s exactly what happened last week in Las Vegas at the very first SHOT (The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show Exhibitor Academy.Just more than 100 attendees representing SHOT Show exhibiting companies arrived in Las Vegas to spend two days learning how to get more out of their presence at the event, which is owned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.“The exhibitor academy was something that… more
Jul 02, 2014
June marked a month filled with people news that included long-time industry veterans announcing they were retiring, other trade show professionals being promoted and new hires into some companies. Tom Mobley, who has served as Global Spectrum senior vice president of Convention Centers since January of 2006, has retired, effective June 30.   Before joining Global Spectrum, Mobley served as general manager and CEO of the Washington Convention Center Authority in Washington, D.C. He also spent 11 years as general manager of the largest convention center in the U.S., the McCormick… more
Jul 01, 2014
Elvis and Liberace used to live there and its one of the few properties right next to the Las Vegas Convention Center, but now the hotel most recently known as the LVH – Las Vegas Hilton was bought by Florida-based Westgate Resorts. The hotel will be renamed the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. "Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino will set the standard for service in Las Vegas,” said David Siegel, founder and CEO of Florida-based Westgate Resorts. He added, "We are very excited to be taking this important part of Vegas history and reinventing it for the… more
Jun 30, 2014
When the Society of Independent Show Organizers’ annual Leadership Conference kicks off Aug. 11-13 in Atlantic City, three event technology companies will have the chance to fight for the honor of winning the 2014 Event Innovation Battlefield Award. The competition will take place during the three-day event that will gather together top-tier managers and young leaders who are interested in the latest innovations and best practices to manage their more than 4,000 shows. "The Event Battlefield is an important motivational hub for innovation, ideas, talent and products," said… more