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Oct 18, 2015
Showcare Event Solutions, a company in the event registration and housing industry space, has teamed up with QuickMobile, a company with enterprise mobile event applications. Both Showcare and QuickMobile see the relationship as a good strategic and cultural fit, according to company officials.  “Since their first application launch in 2008, no other event application provider has released more apps than QuickMobile,” says Robert Kozub, president at Showcare. He added, “They are constantly improving their product and have also been very accommodating. We explored… more
Oct 18, 2015
Showcare Event Solutions, a company in the event registration and housing industry space, has teamed up with QuickMobile, a company with enterprise mobile event applications. Both Showcare and QuickMobile see the relationship as a good strategic and cultural fit, according to company officials.  “Since their first application launch in 2008, no other event application provider has released more apps than QuickMobile,” says Robert Kozub, president at Showcare. He added, “They are constantly improving their product and have also been very accommodating. We explored… more
Oct 16, 2015
The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards winners for 2015 emerged from a field of hard-working nominees committed to their craft. Created in 2000, the “SMOTY” Awards recognize show organizers who are creating amazing experiences with their exhibition and in their marketplace community. "The dedication, innovation and downright determination of the people in this business continually impresses me and the judging panel, as well," said Ray Pekowski, president and CEO of The Expo Group. He added, "We began this program to give back to the community by honoring unsung heroes, and I am… more
Oct 15, 2015
As the 5th IMEX America wrapped up in Las Vegas, records were broken across the board, with a total of 3,100 companies representing 150 countries exhibiting, including 80 new booths and 56 expanded booth. In addition, the IMEX hosted buyer program brought a record 3,000 buyers from 54 countries to the show, for a total 10,600 people participating in the event. There were 66,000 business appointments of which more than 57,000 were one-to-one appointments and booth presentations. More than 40 leading buyers from the corporate sector also came for the annual Executive Meetings Forum. With senior… more
Oct 14, 2015
Emerald Expositions has acquired HOW Design Live and the HOW Interactive Design Conference series (“HOW Design Events”) from F+W Media, Inc., a Content and e-Commerce company, for an undisclosed sum. HOW Design Live is the largest graphic design conference and expo in the nation, combining five separate conferences into a single event focused on creativity, business and inspiration for designers. F+W’s retained HOW Media Brands, including HOW Magazine, Print Magazine and HOW University, will continue to work closely with Emerald’s HOW Design Events.  “Our strategy of supplementing… more
Oct 14, 2015
The fifth edition of Vitafoods Asia, the only event dedicated to the nutraceutical, functional food and beverages and dietary supplement industries in Asia, attracted 2,345 visitors to the AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong. Visitors represented brands such as Dole, Vitasoy, A.S. Watsons, Blackmores, and PepsiCo, as well as an increasing number of distributors actively seeking ingredients, raw materials and finished products.  “There were some recurring themes in our conversations with people at the event, such as the idea of managing transitions between life stages, the probiotics segment, and… more
Oct 14, 2015
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and the Consumer Electronics Association have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the World Trade Center Las Vegas and the World Trade Center Seoul that will help enhance international business relationships.  The WTC Seoul is owned and operated by the Korea International Trade Association, which is the largest business organization in Korea with more than 71,000 member companies. Through the agreement, Las Vegas and Seoul can co-market under the World Trade Center brand creating access to key trade information, market research… more
Oct 14, 2015
ibtm china’s Knowledge Programme, which took place at the China National Convention Centre (CNCC) in Beijing last month, was the best attended to date.   “We are extremely pleased with the attendance at this year’s Knowledge Programme in China,” said Cici Chen, ibtm china Event Manager. He added, “Furthermore, in-depth analysis and research has confirmed that primary reasons for increased attendance were the sessions’ relevance to participant’s needs and the reputation of the presenters delivering the sessions. These findings confirm that as an event we are delivering a programme that… more
Oct 14, 2015
China’s State Council has approved the establishment of an inter-ministerial conference for exhibition industry. The working group will have the goal of determining reforms of China’s exhibition industry. The group’s brief is to reinforce the establishment and implementation of the sector’s development strategy, plans, policies and regulations. The group will be chaired by the Ministry of Commerce and it will also include senior representatives from 13 other government ministries, such as National Development and Reform Commission (NRDC), State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC… more
Oct 14, 2015
The second edition of International Trade Fair for Fitness, Leisure, Sport and Bodybuilding China (FIBO CHINA), organised by Reed Sinopharm, ran from 7th to 9nd September at the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing. Riding on the fitness trend in China, FIBO CHINA drew about 6,000 trade and public visitors. That figure is up by more than 40% compared to 4,200+ visitors who attended the 2014 edition. The show featured 87 exhibitors – representing a total of over 100 brands. Last year there were just 55 brands. FIBO CHINA’s target groups include local… more
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