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May 07, 2012
Vinexpo Asia-Pacific 2012, organised by Vinexpo Overseas SAS, is expected to see the record attendance of 1,050 exhibitors from 28 countries and 14,000 global buyers. The three-day trade show will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) May 29-31. Vinexpo is held annually between Hong Kong and Bordeaux in alternative years, with this year’s edition expecting around 25-percent growth in exhibition space to 10,500 square meters from 2010. Established European firms exhibiting at the show include those from Spain, Germany, Italy, the U.K., Finland, Greece,… more
May 07, 2012
Annual food and beverage trade show SIAL China, a subsidiary of France-based organiser Comexposium, is expected to open at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) with 73,200 square meters of floor space spread over 6 halls – an increase of 25 percent over its previous edition in 2011. SIAL China 2012 is expecting to attract a show record of more than 40,000 visitors and over 1,700 exhibitors, an increase of 20 percent and 15 percent respectively, compared with 2011. More than 37 international pavilions will be present this year, including those from Brazil, France, India,… more
May 04, 2012
In deeply sad and shocking news, Gary Sain, Visit Orlando’s president and CEO, passed away suddenly Friday evening.   Shortly after Sain, who was 61, gave the opening remarks as event chairman for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida's Celebrate the Children fundraiser at the Orlando World Center Marriott he was stricken ill and taken to a nearby hospital where he died, according to local news reports.   The official cause of death has not been released, according to Visit Orlando officials.   “As the leader of Visit Orlando, Gary served as our… more
May 03, 2012
In the wake of the economic downturn, one might assume that the environmental movement in meetings, events and trade shows would have slowed or even come to a halt as the industry turned the bulk of its attention to financial survival. But surprisingly, if anything, the green movement has continued its forward momentum despite the recession, with no sign of stopping. So what’s the main driver? Many shows, companies and organizations have realized that going green just makes smart business sense. “The environmental movement in our industry has increased and become more mainstream… more
May 01, 2012
Billed as “The World’s Biggest Trade Fair for Lighting and Building Services Technology” Messe Frankfurt’s biannual Light+Building drew a whopping 196,000 attendees in late April to the Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre. Attendance at the 2012 event was up 7 percent, compared with the 2010 show, which drew 183,111 attendees. The increase in attendees came nearly as much from abroad as they did from inside German, with 44 percent coming from overseas, according to Messe Frankfurt show officials. “Light+Building is the world’s biggest trade fair for… more
Apr 30, 2012
The Graphic Arts Show Co., producer of the global PRINT 13 tradeshow and conference, and CPP Expo-the Converting and Package Printing Expo will be collocated for the first time Sept. 8-12, 2013, at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The agreement brings together one of the leading converting and package printing expo with the graphic communications industry’s global exhibition. “As GASC shows continuously adapt and evolve to provide the greatest value for show goers representing 12 key market segments and our exhibitors, a record 50 co-located industry conferences, meetings and… more
Apr 30, 2012
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has signed a memorandum of understanding with a major Chinese trade association that will bring a large number of additional manufacturers and product options to the annual NAHB International Builders’ Show January 2013 in Las Vegas, according to NAHB officials.   A formal signing ceremony was held April 19 in Foshan, China, between officials from the China Building Ceramics & Sanitaryware Association, as well as NAHB’s Immediate Past Chairman Bob Nielsen and Mark Pursell, NAHB senior vice president for exhibitions,… more
Apr 29, 2012
Whether it’s the audiovisual, packaging, restaurant or amusement park industries, all seem to be experiencing boon times with either their exhibit floors already sold out in advance of their upcoming shows or on tap to break all-time records. The National Restaurant Association sold out of all of its space for its 2012 Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, scheduled May 5-8 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The newly redesigned exhibit floor will showcase more than 1,900 exhibitors, including more than 500 new exhibitors that will offer thousands of products and services to restaurant and… more
Apr 26, 2012
First-time events under t he UBM banner – Game Developers Conference and EcoBuild – were so successful they, and other events in the portfolio, helped boost UBM Q1 revenue 11 per cent to £264.2 million, compared with the same period last year. The event portfolio had particularly strong results, an increase of 46 percent to £123.1 million ($200 million) compared with the same period in 2011, while adjusted operating profit rose 53 percent to £42.4 million ($69 million). Overall operating profit also rose 26 percent to £56.1 million ($91 million). “… more
Apr 24, 2012
Tarsus Group made further inroads to achieve its goal of having 50 percent of its annual revenue derived from emerging markets by 2013 with the purchase of a 50-percent stake in the China International Automotive Aftermarket Industry and Tuning (Guangzhou) Trade Fair (“GZ Auto”) and other associated business assets. The joint venture was made with Jiuzhou Media & Exhibition International Group, the show’s organizer, and is subject to regulatory approval in China and certain other conditions and is expected to be completed within the next three months. “GZ Auto is… more

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