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Aug 23, 2011
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Food Expo broke attendance records in its 22nd year, with 380,000 visitors coming to the five-day fair, a 3-percent increase, compared with the 2010 event. The show was held Aug. 11-15 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and exhibitor records also were broken at this year’s event, according to HKTDC officials. The Food expo included the new Gourmet Zone, which featured premium food and processing products from around the world. The products included Belgium handmade chocolate, French ice cream, Spanish ham, Indonesian… more
Aug 23, 2011
Now, attendees not only will be able to go to events at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre in person, but they also will be able to visit the event online afterward. The virtual event service is offered by the center, and the first event to be made available online after the live event wrapped up was the Australian Business Events Expo, known as ABEE Online. The ABEE Online event will be the first time an Australian venue has coordinated a virtual event, with the centernow planning to include the service as part of its regular offerings to clients, according to SCEC officials… more
Aug 23, 2011
The first edition of annual trade show Asia Bike attracted an excellent turnout, reporting the attendance of just under 12,000 trade visitors and 138 exhibiting brands at the Nanjing International Expo Centre. Held alongside Asia Outdoor, the four-day show ran from 27th to 30th July and occupied a total area of 12,000 square meters and 42,000 sq. m. respectively. Asia Bike is jointly organised by Messe Friedrichshafen and Nanjing Ningfei International Exhibition Co. Focused on sports and luxury bicycles, the event also covered clothing and accessory products. A total of 95 international… more
Aug 23, 2011
NASDAQ-listed Global Sources has reported results for the quarter ended June 30. Revenues in the second quarter were US$66.5 million, up 13 percent, compared with US$58.6 in the same period last year. Net profit attributable to shareholders was US$10.1 million, jumped 24 percent, compared with 2010’s US$8.2 million. Revenues from mainland China were US$52.5 million, increased by 20 percent, compared with US$43.6 million recorded last year. The online services generated US$29.9 million in the second quarter, a year-on-year increase of 32 percent, compared with last year’s US$22… more
Aug 23, 2011
IT and electronics trade show, CEATEC Japan, has agreed to collaborate with the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show this year in an effort to provide a strong message regarding Japan’s recovery following the earthquake-tsunami disaster in March 2011. The collaboration sees two of Japan’s largest and most influential industries (IT & electronics and automobile) combining to highlight the resilience of Japan’s manufacturing industry. The partnership involves collaboration designed to increase media coverage as well as visitor numbers. The partnership has branded itself as ‘… more
Aug 22, 2011
Private equity firm Providence Equity Partners has acquired George Little Management for $173 million from the Daily Mail and General Trust, parent company of dmg world media. The acquisition will be made through a new holding company headed by Charles G. McCurdy, who previously was CEO of Canon Communications. The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. handled the sale for DMGT, and the sale is expected to close by the end of September, pending customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. “GLM has a proven track record in exceeding the expectations of exhibitors and attendees… more
Aug 19, 2011
For the “Best of Show” award we are leaving it up to you to tell us why you think your show is the BEST. This is the first year for this special award that will debut at the 2011 TSNN Event Excellence Awards Nov. 4-6 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. There is no specific criterion for the award. Be creative! What made your event so outstanding? Did an exhibitor at your show break a record and obtain the most leads ever? Did you have the best sessions, games, music, food or networking environment? Was your show filled with best dressed or friendliest… more
Aug 10, 2011
This year’s Society of Independent Show Organizers’ Executive Conference - “Digital Declaration” - wrapped up Aug. 11 after not only covering various aspects of technology impacting the trade show industry, but also drawing more attendees. In all, 180 show organizers and suppliers came to the event held at Philadelphia’s newly expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center, compared with 150 attendees at last year’s conference in Boston. The event kicked off Tuesday night with a reception at the Franklin Institute, and Jack Ferguson, president and CEO of the… more
Aug 08, 2011
New buyers at Global Sources’ Private Sourcing Events more than doubled for the first half of this year, according to company officials. Among new buyers were AEON, E.Leclerc, Forever 21, Fujitsu, J.C. Penney and Lidl. "As product costs increase, we are looking for ways to reduce expenses in other areas. Private Sourcing Events save us time and money by short-listing quality suppliers who meet our strict requirements before any meetings take place,” said Jacqueline Au, buying manager for AEON Hong Kong.   She added, “This has freed our sourcing teams to spend… more
Aug 08, 2011
UBM Asia’s Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair drew an 18-percent increase of attendees at its recent June event at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, with a record 22,452 visitors coming from 104 countries and regions, according to company officials. Of the 22,452 visitors, 42 percent were Hong Kong-based visitors, while 58 percent were from overseas, a growth of 30 percent, compared with last year’s June event. The largest group of visitors came from outside Hong Kong came from mainland China, with a total of 5,372, followed by India, Taiwan, the Philippines… more