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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
Feb 10, 2015
More than 4,500 consumer technology professionals from 80 countries have registered for the inaugural International CES Asia™ since the launch of registration three weeks ago. CES Asia will run May 25-27 in Shanghai at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) and will draw global businesses to showcase the latest products and technologies entering the Asian marketplace.   “This strong response underscores the importance of and demand for CES Asia to showcase the full breadth and depth of the innovation value-chain in the Asian marketplace,” said Gary… more
Feb 09, 2015
The  Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle Systems Association, The Tesla Foundation and E.J. Krause & Associates will team up to produce the 2nd annual International Drone Expo (LA Drone Expo) Dec. 11-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The 2014 International Drone Expo assembled the largest ever global gathering of the commercial drone community, according to organizers. The two-day event featured exhibitors from around the world and attracted more than 3,000 buyers.  Industry leaders including DJI, 3DR, Drone Deploy, Aerial Media Pros, as well as many others, displayed their… more
Feb 08, 2015
Often we get sucked into tracking the obvious measures of success for an event (e.g. Likes, Followers, Opens, Visitors, etc.). However, we should be asking ourselves, “Does this really matter to us?”  Do you really care if you have 10,000 likes on your Facebook page if those likes came from 10 year olds who will never attend your event? Probably not. Keeping your business goals in mind will help you uncover the metrics that do matter to you. Do you just want live bodies in the seats or do you want engagement and interaction from the audience?  The number of attendees may… more
Feb 08, 2015
Often we get sucked into tracking the obvious measures of success for an event (e.g. Likes, Followers, Opens, Visitors, etc.). However, we should be asking ourselves, “Does this really matter to us?”  Do you really care if you have 10,000 likes on your Facebook page if those likes came from 10 year olds who will never attend your event? Probably not. Keeping your business goals in mind will help you uncover the metrics that do matter to you. Do you just want live bodies in the seats or do you want engagement and interaction from the audience?  The number of attendees may… more
Feb 06, 2015
This past year was a busy one for Global Experience Specialists, a division of Viad, with several acquisitions to bolster its service offerings, as well as working on some U.S.-based mega shows, including CONEXPO-CON/AGG and the International Manufacturing Technology Show. "We delivered significant growth this year and made great progress against our strategic growth plans,” said Steve Moster, who was promoted to president and CEO of Viad last year. He added, “Both business units finished the year in line with our prior guidance, with strong results driven by a combination of organic growth,… more
Feb 05, 2015
Long held in February every year, New England Grows! listened to its customers and decided to move the show to the December timeframe. The Northeast’s largest educational conference and green industry exposition will be held Dec. 2-4 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. In surveys, when asked for the single change that could improve their conference experience, more than half of all exhibitors and attendees requested an earlier show date, according to show management. "After 23 years of growth, we are setting the stage for even greater success," said Virginia Wood, executive… more