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Dec 30, 2014
Just three months after Greg Topalian, former senior vice president at Reed Exhibitions and founder of New York Comic Con, and Business Journals Inc. formed a partnership to launch a new venture together they teamed up with another partner for their first outing, JD Events, on Audio Expo North America. Founded in 2009 by Stephen Davis, AXPONA has quickly become the premier event for audiophiles and music lovers.  JDE acquired the show in 2013 with an eye to grow the event even more. The new partnership with Leftfield Media further accelerates the growth plans for this consumer event… more
Dec 28, 2014
The 2014 ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition, held Dec.  7–11 at the Anaheim Convention Center, brought together the pharmaceutical community for their greatest adventure.  The Midyear meeting is considered the largest gathering of pharmacists in the world annually, and this could be seen with more than 20,000 attendees exploring both the impactful educational sessions and the 100,000-plus square feet of exhibit space and nearly 350 exhibitors onsite.   Overall attendance was similar to last year, and the exhibit hall has… more
Dec 28, 2014
The Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association’s 2015 Marketing Summit, on tap Jan. 21-22 at the Hyatt Regency Boston, has an education program that will feature several relevant sessions. Here are the sessions being offered: Healthcare Professionals Panel This panel of healthcare professionals will share their unique opinions on a variety of questions most industry associations/suppliers have wondered for years. What are they thinking when walking through an exhibit hall? Do they visit the exhibit hall while at conventions?  If not why not?  How are millennials and boomers… more
Dec 28, 2014
Eco Expo Asia,   which is organized by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the show saw its strongest global presence yet. In attendance were 308 exhibitors representing 22 countries and regions at the fair, held Oct. 29-Nov. 1 at AsiaWorld-Expo. The exhibits covered everything from energy efficiency and green building solutions to waste management and air purification technologies. The fair’s international environment was further… more
Dec 27, 2014
At the MEDICAL WORLD AMERICAS (MWA) 2015 conference and expo, industry leaders will collaboratively discuss the Ebola outbreak that has plagued primarily West Africa and other pressing health care challenges, lessons learned and breakthrough innovations they can implement immediately. “MWA 2015 is convening experts who are on the front line of transforming how we practice medicine,” said Robert Robbins, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Texas Medical Center and Chairman of the MWA Executive Committee. He added, “From the man who led the response to the Ebola outbreak in Texas, to… more
Dec 27, 2014
U.K.-based ITE Group has announced the acquisition of the Breakbulk series of exhibitions and media from AXIO Data in a deal brokered by Mayfield Media Strategies. Breakbulk events serve the transport and logistics market for large-scale project equipment. They are held annually in Houston, Antwerp, Shanghai, Johannesburg, Istanbul and Sao Paulo.  The acquisition also includes a print and digital magazine with expanded industry coverage along with exhibition websites that serve the global breakbulk community. "ITE is continuing to build businesses in… more
Dec 27, 2014
Global Sources renewed its contract to host its trade shows at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) in Hong Kong in 2017 and 2018 for approximately US$23.1 million. The company will retain the right to host its events twice a year -  in April and October - at AWE. In 2014, these shows attracted nearly 143,000 buyers and featured more than 14,200 booths. "Since 2006, we've hosted all of our primary shows in Hong Kong at AsiaWorld-Expo and it has proven to be a popular venue for overseas buyers and suppliers across Asia to meet and do business," said Spenser Au, CEO of Global Sources. He added, "For… more
Dec 27, 2014
Indometal 2014, international metal & steel trade fair for Southeast Asia held in Jakarta, confirmed its strategic position as the country’s only dedicated exhibition for the metal and steel industries, with a high-level of international participation. A total of 296 exhibitors from 26 countries, including five country pavilions and groups, showcased their products and technologies to 6,484 trade visitors from around the region. According to Mr. Harjanto, director general for manufacturing-based industry, Ministry of Industry, indometal 2014 exceeded expectations as an event that “… more
Dec 27, 2014
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre (Suntec Singapore) was named the ‘World’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre’ at the Grand Final of the 2014 World Travel Awards (WTA). At the awards, held at the CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa in the Caribbean island of Anguilla, Suntec Singapore emerged tops in the Meetings and Conventions category. The World Travel Awards has been rewarding and celebrating excellence across the travel and tourism industry globally since 1993. It has been accredited as ‘the Oscars of the travel industry’ and is recognized all around the world as the… more
Dec 27, 2014
International exhibition organiser, Tarsus Group, announced plans to launch GESS Indonesia. Tarsus’ subsidiary, F&E Education is the organiser of Global Educational Supplies & Solutions Exhibition (GESS) in Dubai. That event attracts a reported 9,000 visitors from more than 75 countries. The inaugural GESS Indonesia will open on 30th September next year and run for three days. The event will be held at the Jakarta Convention Center, Indonesia. Douglas Emslie, group managing director of Tarsus, commented, “GESS Dubai has already established itself as the major player in the Middle East… more