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Jul 29, 2015
U.K.-based Informa released its 2015 first-half revenue results today, and at the same time, announced Charles McCurdy would be brought on as the chief executive for the company’s Global Exhibitions division, replacing Will Morris, who is retiring at the end of the year. "I'm really excited about joining Informa's Global Exhibitions business," McCurdy said. "It has a deeply talented organization and powerful shows that are performing well. I'm looking forward to joining the team!" McCurdy most recently was CEO of George Little Management, and prior to this, he was CEO of Canon Communications… more
Jul 29, 2015
This year’s Music China, taking place Oct. 14-17 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, will be the biggest ever with 105,000 square meters of exhibition space.   “Business is always the foremost priority for our show participants and the overwhelming response from the industry supports that Music China is a strong trade platform in Asia,” said Fiona Chiew, Deputy General Manager for Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd. He added, “We are projecting to have 1,800 exhibitors to showcase a wide range of musical instruments at the 2015 show and attract 73,000… more
Jul 29, 2015
International exhibition organiser, UBM plc, has detailed plans to expand its business in Shanghai in the coming years, by moving and growing existing shows, completing new acquisitions and launching shows. UBM Asia announced plans to move its annual Shanghai International Children Baby Maternity Industry Expo (CBME China) from Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) to National Exhibition & Convention Center (NECC) in Hongqiao in 2016 in order to gain access to NECC’s larger capacity. The company also moved Sign China, LED China and LED Lighting China from Guangzhou to Shanghai… more
Jul 29, 2015
All in CARAVANING 2015 in Beijing, serving China’s market for RVs/mobile homes and camping, drew a total of 294 exhibitors showcasing about 300 RVs and mobile homes, as well as basic vehicles, accessories and diverse offers for vacations and recreation. The show also attracted more than 11,000 visitors to the Beijing Exhibition Center. An accompanying ancillary program and a two-day congress with international specialist lectures complemented the trade fair. In addition to Chinese exhibitors, many international companies presented the latest RV and mobile home models. European exhibitors from… more
Jul 29, 2015
U.K.-based Tarsus Group released its interim results for the first half of 2015 (ending June 30), and the news was positive, with revenues reaching $53 million, up from $36 million last year and $41 million in comparable year 2013 (when biennials run). Taking into account not only acquisitions, but also biennial shows, organic revenue growth rose 14 percent and visitor growth increased 9 percent. "Our record trading performance in the first half was very encouraging and we also made further strategic progress with our replications in Emerging Markets,” said Douglas Emslie, Tarsus Group… more
Jul 29, 2015
The Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA) has announced plans to launch an event in Malaysia in November this year in the lead-up to the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), a free trade zone emcompassing much of Southeast Asia and China. AFECA will partner with the Malaysia Association of Convention and Exhibition Organiser and Suppliers (MACEOS) to co-organise the AEC+ Expo 2015 which will be held from 11th to 13th November. The one and half day conference and exhibition will be supported by Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the Malaysia Convention… more
Jul 29, 2015
The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) will develop new welcome packages for incentive groups and corporate groups traveling to Thailand. Part of TCEB’s “Thailand CONNECT the World,” a global marketing initiative, TCEB has partnered with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Thai Airways and another of other key partner organisations – including a number of leading hotel groups to attract increasing numbers of MICE visitors. Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, TCEB president, commented, “TCEB is proud to build on the strong and long-standing relationship between Thai and global MICE… more
Jul 29, 2015
The Korean MICE industry is increasingly optimistic that the MERS outbreak is now under control. There have been no new cases reported in Korea for almost three weeks. Kimberley Kim, a marketing official with event specialist MCI in Seoul, commented, “We had a conference last month and a number of the people who were scheduled to attend called to cancel. It was an industry event and it went ahead in the end, but about 200 of the 900 delegates dropped out… But it is clear that the situation has improved and there have been no new cases for quite a long time now, so we believe the worst is over… more
Jul 29, 2015
Automechanika Shanghai, organised by international exhibition organiser, Messe Frankfurt, which claims to be Asia’s largest trade fair for automotive parts, accessories, equipment and services, has just announced a 27% increase in the exhibition space to 280,000 m2 at a new venue, National Exhibition and Convention Center, in Shanghai. The next edition will run from 2nd to 5th December 2015. The trade fair is anticipating an 8% increase in exhibitors – to a total of approximately 5,300 exhibitors as well as a 12% increase in visitors – to over 100,000. In addition to the support of global… more
Jul 28, 2015
Reed Travel Exhibitions’ IBTM Americas spent this year in Chicago and will head to Nashville, aptly named “Music City”, June 15-17 next year. ibtm america 2015 featured more than 5,200 pre-scheduled appointments with mutually matched suppliers and buyers in a closed show environment that mixed business with networking and education. Exhibitors averaged 29 appointments during the course of 2.5 days, according to ibtm officials.   “The excitement behind delivering our event in different key convention cities in the US adds variety and new experiences for all our attendees,” said Jaime… more
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