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Dec 27, 2011
Several trade show companies lent a helping hand to those in need during the holiday season, giving away warm coats to kids, donating funds, iPads and iTunes gift cards to a school for special education and giving funds to a program for people with intellectual disabilities and a shelter for homeless and abused women and children. Dallas-based Hanley Wood Exhibitions set a goal of collecting as many warm coats as possible for kids in its local community through the Winter Coats for Kids Donation Drive. Shows in the Hanley Wood portfolio, such as World of Concrete and Remodeling/Deck… more
Dec 26, 2011
UFI, the Global Association of Exhibition Industry recently released several exhibition industry research reports detailing not only the number of venues and events worldwide, but also what types of companies are holding the events. UFI’s 2011 “World Map of Exhibition Venues” identified 1,197 venues, with a minimum of 5,000 square meters of indoor exhibition space. The total number of venues equals 32.6 million sq. m. of gross indoor exhibition space. This is an increase of 57 venues since 2006, with an overall growth of 3.4 million sq. m.  Fifty-four percent of… more
Dec 19, 2011
In the spirit of giving back to the community, UBM Asia recently partnered with Habitat for Humanity Thailand and helped build two homes for needy families within the Sanpatong district of Ching Mai. The project ran Nov. 24-25, and under a UBM Asia home building program named “United we Build and Make a difference”43 senior managers from across UBM Asia’s offices came together to pitch in to build the homes. “We are proud to participate in corporate social responsibility initiatives, which improve the lives of families in need,” said Jimé Essink,… more
Dec 19, 2011
India-based jewellery trade magazine, The Art of Jewellery(AOJ), has acquired 100 percent of the HITEX International Gem and Jewellery Expo. The annual show was first launched in 2005 with the next edition due to be held next year July 20-22 at the HITEX Fair Grounds in Hyderabad. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was reportedly recently signed in Bangalore by Sumesh Wadhera, managing director and chief editor of AOJ and Sanjay Kapoor, COO of Hyderabad International Trade Expositions Limited. Sanjay Kapoor said, “We found… more
Dec 19, 2011
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre(MCEC) has announced the appointment of its new CEO Peter King. King currently is CEO of the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales, where during his time he has overseen the Royal Easter Showand has played a part in securing government investment for the construction of a new stadium. MCEC trust chairman, Bob Annells, said, “With his valuable range of skills, Peter will be instrumental in providing higher level strategic planning and management input as the MCEC business grows over the coming years in an increasingly competitive… more
Dec 19, 2011
UBM India, subsidiary of London-listed UBM, concluded its inaugural Mumbai Jewellery and Gems Fair (MJGF) at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) with more than 280 exhibitors. UBM reports some 4,800 visitors attended the trade fair during three days, which ran earlier this month Dec 9-11. The new event brings the total of jewellery trade shows in India to three, which includes two other events in Hyderabad and Chennai, as well as internationally established shows in Hong Kong, China, Japan and Turkey. International pavilions present at this year’s MJGF included countries, such as… more
Dec 19, 2011
Pico Thailand, the Thai-listed subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Pico Far East Holdings, released its results for the financial year ended Oct. 31. The company posted revenues of US$45million, an increase of 52percent,compared with the year before. Pico Thailandrecorded a net profit of US$2.5million this year,also a 52 percent jump, compared with the previous year.Earnings per share in the financial year were Baht 0.646 (US$0.021). In other Pico news, Pico Thailand and Singaporean event organiser MP International have reportedly invested in Asian Exhibition Services (AES), a Bangkok-based… more
Dec 18, 2011
Germany-based Messe Duesseldorf, along with PT Wahana Kemalaniaga Makmur (WAKENI), will launch the indometal 2013, International Metal & Steel Trade Fair Feb. 20-23 at the Jakarta International Expo in Indonesia. The event will be organized through Messe Duesseldorf’s Asia division and is designed as a platform for metal and steel businesses to tap into Indonesia’s markets. “We are proud to announce that we are further expanding our presence in Southeast Asia, offering our customers and partners even more opportunities to widen and strengthen their presence in… more
Dec 18, 2011
In 2012, the 9th edition of Medical Fair Asia, International Exhibition on Hospital, Diagnostic, Pharmaceutical, Medical & Rehabilitation Equipment & Supplies will return Sept. 12-14 to Suntec in Singapore with a 50-percent larger trade show floor. Messe Duesseldorf Asia, the show’s organizer, predicts there will be approximately 500 exhibitors presenting the latest products for the medical sector. “The continually increasing participation and attendance at Medical Fair Asia with record numbers at the last staging in 2010, coupled with the booming medical and health… more
Dec 18, 2011
If someone told show management at the Radiological Society of North America that there was an economic downturn happening worldwide, they likely would say “What recession?” At the association’s recent 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, held Nov. 27-Dec. 2 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, there were so many positive statistics that the event was a resounding success as a result. Based on audited numbers, the RSNA member attendance was 11,970, more than 4-percent higher than in 2010, and radiologist attendance was 16,272 - a record in the meeting's… more