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Feb 12, 2015
One of the biggest stories at CES last month was the throng of wrist wearables on display.  While some experts are not convinced that wearable technology will take over the technological world, there are many people who are jumping on the wearable bandwagon. So, how can you incorporate this technology when you develop your booth engagement strategy? First, consider what the pull is for having a wrist wearable.  The idea is to have a ton of tech available to stay in touch with what is going on around you, including emails and calls coming in from your smartphone.  It is about… more
Feb 11, 2015
The Kentucky International Convention Center, located in Downtown Louisville, is set to begin an expansion and renovation project in August 2016 with an early completion date of summer 2018. Kentucky State Fair Board President and CEO Rip Rippetoe said that the accelerated construction schedule will “keep this renovation on time and within budget which is certainly a top priority.” The Fair Board oversees the center. The renovation of the convention center is projected to cost $180 million. The investment will increase contiguous exhibit space by more than a third, from 146,000 square feet to… more
Feb 11, 2015
The upcoming Taipei 5-in-1 Mega Motoring Show will showcase 3,800 booths from almost 1,400 exhibitors from 14 countries at the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) Exhibition Hall 1 and Nangang Exhibition Hall. The show will run from 8th to 11th April 2015. The five concurrent shows include Taipei AMPA, AutoTronics Taipei, Motorcycle Taiwan, EV Taiwan and Tuning & Car Care Taiwan. Exhibitors from Thailand, Malaysia and China will each have large-scale national pavilions. Other international exhibitors include those from Germany, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, the… more
Feb 11, 2015
The ITE Group announced the acquisition of Diversified Communications’ India-based entertainment technology portfolio for an undisclosed amount. The co-located events, PALM Expo and Music Expo, along with two publications, Pro Sound Systems and Studio Systems, will be managed by ITE’s Indian partner company, Asian Business Exhibitions and Conferences (ABEC).   The 14th edition of PALM Expo was held in May 2014 and attracted some 144 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors. This year’s PALM Expo and Music Expo will run from 28th to 30th May at the Bombay Exhibition Centre.   Russell Taylor,… more
Feb 11, 2015
Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre, together with its convention venue, MAX Atria, will host a range of large-scale international events which are expected to attract an estimated 50,000 foreign visitors in 2015. Some major events scheduled to be held at Singapore EXPO in 2015 include a medical event, International Brain Stimulation Conference 2015; a logistics event, Last Mile Fulfilment Asia 2015; Radiology Asia 2015 for medical imaging technology; 28th Southeast Asian Games, Jeunesse’s Global Expo Unite Annual World Conference and Gastech 2015, which will be held in… more
Feb 11, 2015
Reed Exhibitions announced the acquisition of ThinkGP from GenesisEd Pty. Ltd. for an undisclosed sum. ThinkGP is an Australia-based accredited online education platform for general practitioners (GPs) and healthcare professionals. The organiser aims to provide additional online content to support its face-to-face events. ThinkGP will be integrated into the Reed Medical Education division alongside the General Practitioner Conference & Exhibition (GPCE) portfolio of events, which are held annually in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. The staff team of ThinkGP will join up with Reed… more
Feb 10, 2015
A total of 434 exhibitors, compared with 431 last year, with 656 brands presented their products from the Outdoor, Action Sports, Ski, Sportstyle and Fabrics & Fibres segments on about 40,000 square meters of exhibit space. Nearly 30,000 visitors attended the fully booked exhibition center, which reflected another slight increase in the number of visitors. Klaus Dittrich, chairman of the management of Messe München GmbH, said of the show, “The four trade show days once again showed that the sporting goods industry continues to grow in China. This is also evident in the increasing number… more
Feb 10, 2015
With the establishment of Guangzhou Li Tong Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd., Messe Frankfurt has further increased its presence in China. The new subsidiary is a joint venture between Messe Frankfurt’s Hong Kong subsidiary Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd. and the Chinese industry association Guangdong Toy Association (GDTA). Messe Frankfurt holds a 55 percent majority stake in the joint venture company.  The managing director of the new company is Wendy Wen, who has been with Messe Frankfurt for many years, holding managerial positions since 2003. Since November 2012, Wen has been senior general… more
Feb 10, 2015
UBM Asia has entered into a strategic partnership with Interexpo (M) Sdn Bhd to organise Interexpo’s annual Beauty Expo in Malaysia starting from the 2015 event. Beauty Expo is the biggest and longest-running beauty trade show in Malaysia and the largest such trade platform in Southeast Asia serving the beauty and wellness industry. The partnership is a significant addition to UBM’s portfolio of beauty, cosmetics and wellness events in Asia. UBM organises beauty exhibitions, namely PhilBeauty in the Philippines, ASEANBeauty in Thailand, Diet & Beauty in Japan and is a joint organiser of… more
Feb 10, 2015
World of Concrete 2015 that took place Feb. 3-6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center showed the strongest results in six years. Attendance was up 20 percent, at 55,779, compared with last year’s numbers. Exhibitor count reached 1,400, a jump of 17 percent. Square footage also has grown by close to 20 percent to almost 700,000 square feet. “We’ve had a phenomenal show,” said Tom Cindric, vice president of World of Concrete, Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction and Real Estate. “The economy is getting better on the commercial construction side.” The show also saw a boost in conference… more