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Jul 13, 2012
A few months after Maritz Travel bought Experient, the company has aligned its corporate market sales and operations teams to better serve the industry, according to company officials. The Experient brand will focus on association, tradeshow and government markets, with corporate efforts aligning with the Maritz Travel brand.  To meet that plan, effective July 16, Experient’s corporate-focused sales and operations teams will report and operate through the Maritz Travel brand. “This provides a clear and distinct focus for each of our brands, and creates a higher degree of… more
Jul 10, 2012
On the heels of the recent announcement of the launch of the Atlanta Foodservice Expo, Clarion Events North America, a division of U.K.-based Clarion Events, is quickly continuing to expand its portfolio with the launch of another event – ExpoProducción - a trade show primarily for the apparel and sewn products manufacturing industry.   ExpoProducción, scheduled to debut Feb. 6-8 at the World Trade Center in Mexico City, will bring together leading companies from the equipment and machinery sector, along with both domestic and international textile manufacturers,… more
Jul 10, 2012
UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, recently released the 8th edition of its “The Trade Fair Industry in Asia Report” that indicated the major markets in the region, such as China, Hong Kong and India, have finally started to slow in growth, while Southeast Asian countries, including Singapore and Malaysia, saw huge gains.   The report, which consists of more than 120 pages of data and analysis, was compiled by Hong Kong-based Business Strategies Group and is available for download HERE.   BSG’s research showed that the overall exhibition… more
Jul 10, 2012
UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry’s 9th Global Barometer Survey that was conducted in June indicates, while the global economy still seems to be struggling, the trade show industry has remained on a stable path through the recession. In the past three years, on average, six out of 10 companies that were surveyed indicated they had increase in their turnover. Depending on the region, almost 40 percent of surveyed companies registered an increase in annual profits of more than 10 percent, which has been a relatively stable growth for the past three years. As… more
Jul 09, 2012
More than 530 exhibitors from 20-plus countries and regions, a new exhibitor record, will take part in the 23rd edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair July 18-24 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The annual fair, organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, will present about 350 cultural events under the theme “Reading the World, We Read therefore We Know.” The fair also will showcase a variety of international authors, with public sessions featuring children’s author Holly Webb, from the United Kingdom, and India’s Chetan Bhagat, author… more
Jul 09, 2012
Tarsus Group’s Trade Show News Network is pleased to announce Don Pazour, president and CEO of Access Intelligence, will receive the Industry Icon Award at the 3rd Annual TSNN Awards: Celebrating Trade Show Excellence Nov. 2-4 in Louisville, Ky. “Don exemplifies exactly who should be honored in our industry as someone who is a well-respected leader and an all-around really great person,” said Rachel Wimberly, TSNN’s president and editor-in-chief. She added, “We are thrilled that Don will receive the Industry Icon Award at the 3rd Annual TSNN Awards and be feted… more
Jul 09, 2012
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau and the Seoul Tourism Organization announced a plan to expand their MICE cooperation framework to encompass the educational arena.   The two universities of Seoul - Kyung Hee University and Hallym University of Graduate Studies - signed a MoU with TCEB and Seoul Tourism Organization to establish a bilateral ‘Academic Exchange Programme’.   The purpose is to establish an inclusive foundation in Thailand and Seoul for creating future MICE leaders in Asia.   “As a government agency dedicated to supporting the MICE… more
Jul 09, 2012
Already a mainstay in Beijing, Messe Frankfurt’s ISH Shanghai & CIHE – Shanghai International Trade Fair for Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioningis gaining support in the Shanghai region in advance of its September show. The event will run Sept. 26-28 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre and is co-organized organized by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and Beijing B&D Tiger Exhibition Co Ltd. The show will cover an area of 11,500 square meters and is expected to attract more than 200 exhibitors and 8,000 visitors from around the world. “As Central… more
Jul 09, 2012
Hong Kong-listed Pico Far East Holdings has announced interim results for the six months ended 30th April 2012. The company’s turnover was US$233 million, an increase of 30 percednt, compared with the same period in 2011. Profit attributable to owners of the company in the period was US$12 million, a growth of 13 percdent year-on-year. Dilute earnings per share in the six-month period were HK$0.0765.   Pico’s exhibition & event marketing services business generated 76 percent of the company’s revenues (US$178 million) representing a rise of 22%. The second largest… more
Jul 09, 2012
The Philippine Association of Convention/Exhibition Organizers and Suppliers (PACEOS) announced the launch of a new advanced MICE course in a bid to improve the quality and competence of local industry players. Scheduled to run Aug. 16-17 this year, the course will be held at the SMX Convention Center in Manila. The programme will include training led by industry experts provided by PACEOS’ learning division – the Philippine MICE Academy. Cost of participation is US$189 per person with an early bird rate of US$165. The MICE course is also open to non-PACEOS members. PACEOS also… more

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