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Apr 23, 2012
Nielsen Expositions’ Outdoor Retailer biannual markets have maxed out their home at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, and, as a result, a Web site has been launched to start a conversation about a possible new location for the show.   Outdoor Retailer, along with the Outdoor Industry Association, are “engaging the industry in a consultative and comprehensive approach to determine the best growth path and location for the future for the semi-annual outdoor trade shows,” according to OR show officials.   A formal discussion period will launch… more
Apr 23, 2012
After spending this year in Los Angeles, show organizers of the BlogWorld & New Media Expo have not only decided to move the show Jan. 6-8 next year back to Las Vegas, where it was previously held for four years, but also the show now is timed with the first day of International CES. "We're excited to bring BlogWorld back to Las Vegas," said Rick Calvert, CEO and co-founder of BlogWorld & New Media Expo. He added, "We received so many requests to move back to Las Vegas, the decision was simple; our community spoke and we listened. It's such a convenient… more
Apr 22, 2012
When the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association Annual Meeting kicks off June 23-26 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, the focus will be on new technologies. Mobile applications, tablets, e-detailing, virtual event mapping are just a few items on the list of technologies altering the medical meetings landscape for healthcare exhibit marketing professionals and medical meeting organizers for the future. The annual meeting is set to tackle not only these technologies, but also many more with a curriculum targeted specifically to pharmaceutical and medical device… more
Apr 22, 2012
The Malaysia International Furniture Fair (MIFF) completed its first edition after the shows’ acquisition by UBM plc earlier this year. MIFF was held March 6-19 at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) and Matrade Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC). A record of 6,605 overseas buyers attended the fair. During the five-day fair, 433 exhibitors from 11 countries occupied 75,000 square meters of exhibition space. Exhibitors came from Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Australia and the United States. MIFF Chairman Datuk Dr… more
Apr 22, 2012
China Med 2012, 24th International Medical Instruments and Equipment Exhibition, was a mirror for the rapid growth of the Chinese medical device industry, with 515 exhibitors from more than 20 countries and regions displaying their latest technologies on more than 322,900 square feet of exhibit space. The show attracted a total of 44,474 visits, including 3,318 visits to the high-level forums and workshops, during the three-day event. China Med 2012 was jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf China, the China World Trade Center Co. Ltd., the China Hui Tong Corporationand the… more
Apr 22, 2012
Debuting at the center’s largest show – Reed Gift Fair in February - the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre gave exhibitors the opportunity to tap into a new sustainable practice at the center. In a move designed to reduce power consumption and exhibitor costs, the center installed dedicated electricity outlets for cleaning in its main exhibition halls, enabling exhibition organisers to switch off all other power overnight. The new system played a major role in reducing power consumption at the Reed Gift Fair event by 12 percent, according to SCEC officials. Centre Chief… more
Apr 22, 2012
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Hong Kong Houseware Fair attracted more than 2,000 exhibitors and 40,000 visitors, an 8.5-percent increase compared with last year, when it recently was held at the Hong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Exhibitors were from 32 countries and regions, including first-time participation from Sri Lanka. Fifteen group pavilions also took part, with the new ASEAN Select Pavilion featuring 85 exhibitors from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Other group pavilions represented were Bangladesh, Brazil, the Chinese mainland… more
Apr 22, 2012
With the opening of the Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center just more than a year away (July 2013), the venue is keeping up the momentum by adding more members to its senior management team.  Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., the partner with Ohio’s Cuyahoga County on the $450 million project, named Jim Bennett as senior vice president and Brian Milner as Director of operations. Bennett and Milner will begin their duties immediately. Bennett, who has been a resident of Cleveland since 1982, will bring his more than 40 years of experience as a management consultant… more
Apr 22, 2012
UBM continues to expand its worldwide portfolio adding to UBM Live’s Pharma division a new show, CPhI Southeast Asia 2012, which will focus on the pharmaceutical ingredient sector in the ASEAN region.   The show will debut May 10-12 at the Jakarta International Expo in Indonesia.   "The ASEAN pharma market represents huge potential for companies looking to expand operations. Notably, there is strong interest in R&D for generics in this region, which are expected to grow from 8.3 percent of the total market in 2010 to 12.8 percent by 2015, when they will be worth USD $… more
Apr 22, 2012
The Asia Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX), organised by Reed Exhibitions Australia, announced a change in frequency of the show. AIMEX will be held every two years instead of four starting from 2013 in response to the support and feedback from the show’s exhibitors and visitors.   AIMEX was first launched in the 1970s, and is reportedly the largest mining trade show in the Asia-Pacific region. The previous edition was held at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park in September 2011, with a record attendance of 17,382 visitors and 638 exhibitors over four… more

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