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Jun 08, 2014
Reed Huabai Exhibitions, part of Reed Exhibitions Greater China together with the CCAGM (China Commerce Association for General Merchandise), will launch a new edition of the China Daily-Use Article Trade Fair (CDATF) in Wuhan this year. Prior to this change, the CDATF event was only held in Shanghai.  The inaugural Wuhan edition will be held from November 6-8 at Wuhan International Expo Center, following the 108th CDATF to be held in Shanghai at the end of July. The move is part of Reed’s portfolio expansion strategy that has seen the organizer of high profile international trade… more
Jun 08, 2014
Over the last few years, a well-functioning smartphone app has become the primary resource that attendees on the go use to plan ahead for trade shows and conferences.  For busy event organizers too, the event app can be a handy resource for providing exemplary customer service to event participants. Here are some features that can extend the functionality of your mobile solution beyond the basic search and plan features: 1. Notifications In 2013, the venue of a key event at National Electrical Contractors Association’s annual convention and exposition had to be changed less… more
Jun 08, 2014
On the second day of the THAIFEX-World of Food Asia 2014 show, held May 21-25 in Bangkok at the IMPACT Convention & Exhibition Centre, the Royal Thai Armed Forces staged a coup d'état and overthrew the government after six months of political turmoil had impacted the country. With martial law and a curfew declared nationwide, the show still stayed open for business and, against all odds, had a successful year. International exhibitor participation jumped more than 20 percent, compared with last year’s show, with an overall increase of exhibitors to 10 percent… more
Jun 04, 2014
Exhibit Surveys, Inc., the leading provider of research, measurement, and consulting services for the exhibition and event industry, released a new white paper, “How Anchor Exhibitors Plan, and How Organizers Can Benefit,” by CEO and president Skip Cox. The white paper highlights how show organizers can deliver more value by better enabling exhibitors to achieve their strategic objectives.  By improving their understanding of anchor exhibitors’ event marketing strategies, including how they select shows, make investment decisions, project and calculate ROI (Return On… more
Jun 04, 2014
A few years ago, show organizers of SIA Snow Show, owned by the SnowSports Industries America, started tracking independent boutique brands that had either never heard of their show, or were too small to take a booth on the showfloor. With a huge portion of the market share already represented at the show, there still were some brands, especially in the ski and snowboard sectors, that were unfound treasures waiting to be discovered. At this year’s show, held in February at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, SIA gave those “small guys a chance”, according to Chris… more
Jun 02, 2014
The Center for Exhibition Industry Research Predict Conference, on tapSept. 11 at the Intercontinental Hotel Chicago, will feature a new, fast-paced format.  The format will mirror an action-packed financial news show, featuring lively interviews, substantive conversations and provocative discussions, providing economic insights and new perspectives about the exhibition industry, according to event organizers. The focal point will be the CEIR Index and the 2014 CEIR Index Report: 2013 Results, which provides an objective measure of the annual performance of the exhibition industry… more
Jun 02, 2014
Orlando is the place to be for the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions’ Attractions Expo, with the organization signing on thru 2025 in the sunny Florida destination. The weeklong event is the largest conference and trade show for the worldwide attractions industry, and it generates approximately $51.3 million for the Orlando-area economy. “IAAPA Attractions Expo continues to grow year after year and that’s a testament to the power of Orlando as the ideal location for our global conference and trade show,” said IAAPA President and CEO Paul… more
Jun 02, 2014
JCK Las Vegas,the world’s largest diamond and jewelry trade show, rolled out the red carpet May 30- June 2 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center, showing that diamonds are, indeed, forever. At the time of consolidation of the jewelry industry, the show boasted strong attendance and exhibitor numbers and took over just about every inch of available space. “While it’s a healthy industry, jewelry industry is certainly not growing in terms of a number of stores opening,” said Yancy Weinrich, group vice president of Reed Exhibitions’ JCK Portfolio. “Since moving to… more
Jun 01, 2014
Exhibitors constantly are trying to find the next big thing that will make show attendees, who’ve seen it all before, stop in their tracks and take notice of the exhibitor’s booth. A new display unit by Pufferfish out of the United Kingdom just may be that next big thing. Pufferfish, the maker of PufferSphere spherical display systems, has a new smaller display called the PufferSphere M. This new sphere is powerful enough to stand out in a bright environment, such as a trade show floor. Nichole Potts, sales manager at Freeman said, “Projection mapping is all the rage now,… more
Jun 01, 2014
The paint and coatings industries, as well as hospitality design, all are experiencing good times right now, which translated to busy showfloors at two recent events - the American Coatings Show and HD Expo. The American Coatings Show found success with its move to Atlanta this year, with the show breaking attendee and exhibitor records when it was held April 7-10 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The fourth edition of the American Coatings Show attracted more than 8,700 attendees and 480 exhibitors from 70 countries. The 2014 event generated an increase of 16 percent in attendance,… more