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Jan 28, 2015
The Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) rang up its second highest attendance ever Jan. 20-23 at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, with nearly 64,000 in attendance from 100-plus countries. Last year's record-setting event was at about 67,000 attendees. SHOT Show reports that lower attendance reflects strengthened pre-screening of attendees to enhance the overall experience of both exhibitors and buyers. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, owns and sponsors the… more
Jan 27, 2015
Reed Exhibitions, one of the world’s largest exhibition organizers, and the China Foreign Trade Centre (Group), a national state-owned, large scale enterprise and the world’s largest exhibition venue provider, recently signed a first-ever strategic agreement. Wang Zhiping, chairman of China Foreign Trade Centre (Group) and Mike Rusbridge, chairman of Reed Exhibitions, were in attendance and signed the agreement on behalf of their enterprises. Chairman Wang Zhiping noted in his address, “As the benchmarking enterprise of China’s convention and exhibition industry with over 50 years in the… more
Jan 27, 2015
The 18th China International Pet Show (CIPS) – a trade fair in Asia for pet supplies and aquarium products broke new records when it ran recently in Beijing: 946 exhibitors from a total of 20 countries showcased their products over a display area of 80,000 square meters and provided the around 36,000 trade visitors with information about the latest products and current trends. The annual exhibition is co-organised by the China Great Wall International Exhibition Company and NürnbergMesse. The ongoing growth in the Chinese pet market made for a positive mood among exhibitors and visitors. “The… more
Jan 27, 2015
Starting in 2015, Water Expo China, China’s first water business exhibition will take place Nov. 18-20 in a new location - the New China International Exhibition Center (NCIEC) in Beijing. Approved by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, the show will be organized by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and the Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society. The three-day event covers 25,000 square meters of exhibition space, and is expected to welcome more than 500 exhibitors, 35,000 visitors and 60 buyer delegations.   Jason Cao, chairman of the Board of Management for… more
Jan 27, 2015
CHINA MED 2015, 27th International Medical Instruments and Equipment Exhibition, will return in March to the China National Convention Center in Beijing. Certified by the Union of International Fairs (UFI), CHINA MED 2015 will be jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, the Health Department of the People’s Liberation Army General Logistics Department, the China World Trade Centre Co., Ltd and Huitong Xingye International Exhibition (Beijing) Co., Ltd.  Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) is the subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf in Germany – renowned as the organizer of… more
Jan 27, 2015
Last week, UBM India announced the launch of Personal Care India Expo 2015, a new trade show focusing on personal care, cosmetic and home care ingredients, and the machinery and packaging industries. The three-day show will take place at New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan from 19th to 21st August. UBM expects the inaugural show to attract around 150 exhibitors and 4,000 participants from around the world. Personal Care India Expo is supported by various industry bodies including the Chemexcil – Basic Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics Export Promotion Council, Indian Home and Personal Care… more
Jan 27, 2015
Further to an announcement made in November 2014, Reed Exhibitions Greater China has revealed its partnership agreement with Shanghai Kuozhan Exhibitions, the organiser of C-TOUCH, resulted in the formation of a new joint venture (JV) – Reed Exhibitions Kuozhan. Reed Exhibitions did not previously acknowledge this, but it appears that the partnership is in fact an acquisition. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. The JV will form part of Reed’s portfolio of five China-based events serving the wider electronics industry, which together cover more than 150,000 m2 of gross… more
Jan 27, 2015
One of UBM Asia’s joint venture companies in China, Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo, reportedly attracted some 13,200 trade visitors from over 50 countries and regions to the 2014 edition of Digital Signage, Audio Visual Integration and Equipment Show – up 23% over 2013. Some 500 exhibitors were hosted at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center from the 25th to 27th September. For the upcoming edition in 2015, the show will be split into a Shanghai edition and Guangzhou edition, to be held in September and November respectively. The Shanghai edition in will be concurrently held with… more
Jan 27, 2015
Malaysia’s Setia City Convention Centre (SCCC) is planning to add a new 6,000 m2 hall adjacent to its main entrance to cater for larger events. Scheduled for completion in mid-2016, gross floor space will reach close to 10,000 m2. SCCC is a two-year old venue located in the Setia Alam Township – a 40 minute drive from Kuala Lumpur. The configurable new hall can be split into two and connects to the main convention centre via a covered walkway. SCCC’s expanded capacity will be able to cater for exhibitions of up to 350 booths and larger conventions with up to 8,000 people in a theatre… more
Jan 26, 2015
After several slow years during the recession, the mergers and acquisitions market for the exhibition and conference industries had an active year in 2014, according to Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc.’s Year-end M&A Overview. Even with the pickup in deals, though, the number of them fell from 64 in 2013 to 53 last year and deal value was down significantly from $3.75 billion in 2013 to $1.1 billion last year, in part because of major deals switched to broader categories that JEGI tracks. There were several deals that occurred in the last quarter of 2014, the biggest being UBM’s buy of… more