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Apr 26, 2015
I sat in on a most interesting session at the SISO CEO Summit in USA last week. The “Big Guns” were on stage - Mike Rusbridge Chairman Reed Exhibitions, Joe Loggia CEO UBM / Advanstar, David Kieselstein CEO Penton - all discussing their strategies to increase attendance at their events.   Not surprisingly, they are investing heavily developing in-house technology to assist in this strategy. What shocked me was the amount of money they admitted to investing – on average 5% of revenue – annually!   That’s the problem with technology. You can… more
Apr 26, 2015
Last week, Google made a significant update to its mobile search engine algorithm. To enable users to find sites that they can browse quickly on their mobile devices, the mobile-friendliness of a web page is now a crucial factor in Google’s ranking for mobile searches.  To quote Google, “users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices.” Google recommends webmasters adopt one of the following three ways to go mobile: responsive web design, dynamic serving and separate URLs. But most importantly, irrespective of… more
Apr 26, 2015
I sat in on a most interesting session at the SISO CEO Summit in USA last week. The “Big Guns” were on stage - Mike Rusbridge Chairman Reed Exhibitions, Joe Loggia CEO UBM / Advanstar, David Kieselstein CEO Penton - all discussing their strategies to increase attendance at their events.   Not surprisingly, they are investing heavily developing in-house technology to assist in this strategy. What shocked me was the amount of money they admitted to investing – on average 5% of revenue – annually!   That’s the problem with technology. You can… more
Apr 26, 2015
Last week, Google made a significant update to its mobile search engine algorithm. To enable users to find sites that they can browse quickly on their mobile devices, the mobile-friendliness of a web page is now a crucial factor in Google’s ranking for mobile searches.  To quote Google, “users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices.” Google recommends webmasters adopt one of the following three ways to go mobile: responsive web design, dynamic serving and separate URLs. But most importantly, irrespective of… more
Apr 23, 2015
Keeping up with constantly changing compliance rules and regulations for 196 countries across the globe is an almost impossible task for medical meeting professionals. Even so, it still is a critical one.   Pat Schaumann, author of  “Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance” 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Editions said, “Last year the U.S. government collected $8 billion in fines and violations from manufacturers for misreporting and false reporting." A new tool created by a joint venture between Schaumann and BusyEvent Mobile called My Compliance Wizard will help alleviate much of the… more
Apr 21, 2015
Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) will cooperate with the Zhuhai International Convention & Exhibition Center (ZHICEC), which opened in October 2014, to jointly hold events at the two venues. A cooperation agreement was signed during the “Hong Kong and Zhuhai Convention and Exhibition Industry Cooperation Conference” by AWE’s CEO, Allen Ha, and ZHICEC’s Chairman, Pan Keqing. Under the terms of the agreement, the venues will implement a “one event, two venues” policy to attract more events. According to Allen Ha, the cooperation between Hong Kong and western Guangdong will become closer… more
Apr 21, 2015
ISH China & CIHE – China’s International Trade Fair for Sanitation, Heating, Ventilation & Air-Conditioning, hailed as Asia’s largest HVAC and plumbing exhibition, is scheduled May 13-15.   Organized by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and Beijing B&D Tiger Exhibition Co Ltd, the show will take place in Beijing at the New China International Exhibition Center. This year, 2015, marks the fair’s best year to date. The three-day event expects to welcome more than 1,100 exhibitors, covering 90,000-plus square meters across seven halls. With more exhibitors compared to the… more
Apr 21, 2015
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will hold four trade fairs later this month: Hong Kong Houseware Fair, Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, Hong Kong International Home Textiles & Furnishings Fair, and Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair. The fairs will reportedly attract over 6,900 exhibitors. In its 30th edition, the Houseware Fair and the Gifts & Premium Fair, will both be held at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The Houseware Fair will run from 20th to 23rd April, featuring more than 2,100 exhibitors from 36 countries and regions… more
Apr 21, 2015
Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and the Circulation Industry Promotion Center (CIPC), a subsidiary of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, have signed a cooperation agreement for Meat Expo China, China’s leading trade fair for the meat industry. Wolfgang Marzin, president and CEO of Messe Frankfurt, said he was pleased about the expansion of the trade fair portfolio. He added, “This strategic decision is a significant step for Messe Frankfurt in our efforts to bring our food technology expertise to bear more effectively in China”. Messe Frankfurt has many years of expertise organizing food… more
Apr 21, 2015
The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) has recently released its 2014 MICE statistics reporting a total of US$1.23 billion in revenue generated from MICE activities during the year. The number of MICE events grew by 21% over 2013 reaching more than 500. TAITRA’s flagship MICE promotion project, MEET TAIWAN, attributed the increases to leading trade shows including COMPUTEX, Taipei International Cycle Show, and the Taiwan International Boat Show. TAITRA also claims international trade visitors reached close to 190,000, and highlighted those originating from Japan, Korea,… more