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Nov 27, 2012
The international organic sector met for the 12th year in a row for BioFach Japan 2012 Nov. 21-23 in the Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Centre. This year was notable for the large international share of exhibitors. More than 210 companies from 14 nations, compared with 10 nations in 2011 presented their organic products. Italy, particularly the region of Sicily, and Argentina were at BioFach Japan for the first time. Other countries that participated were Germany, Australia, France, South Korea, Nepal, Austria and the United Arab Emirates. As in the previous years, natural cosmetic… more
Nov 27, 2012
U.K.-based UBM acquired a 65-percent equity share in Eco Exhibitions Sdn Bhd – owner of sustainable building, design and construction trade show Greenbuild Asia. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Greenbuild Asia’s founder and owner, Andrew Siow, will remain as a partner and managing director of the company. “Southeast Asia is a very important market to UBM and to our customers,” said Jimé Essink, president and CEO of UBM Asia. He added, “Together with our offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and… more
Nov 27, 2012
Korea’s food and beverage trade show, Food Week Korea, rounded off its seventh year running with record success when it ran a few weeks ago. The Coex-organized exhibition welcomed 712 exhibiting companies, 1,800 booths and more than 92,000 visitors, including 600 from overseas, during the five days it ran Nov. 6-10. Food Week Korea boasted a total of 10 food-themed sectors, including an International Hall, an Export Zone, a Café and Bakery, Machinery section, Premium Agricultural Products, Makgeoli expo and Seoul Cooking Show spread over a total of 36,000 square meters of… more
Nov 27, 2012
FESPA, the federation of global screen, textile and digital printing trade associations, will launch FESPA China in partnership with the China Screen Printing and Graphic Imaging Association (CSGIA) next year. The inaugural edition of the trade show will take place Nov. 18-20 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. Focused on the screen and digital printing industry, FESPA China will replace the existing event organised by CSGIA which served the Chinese market. The CSGIA event was first held in 1983 and alternated between Guangzhou and Shanghai each year. The last… more
Nov 27, 2012
Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai, subsidiary of Germany-based exhibition organiser Messe Düsseldorf and China International Exhibitions, a member of the Allworld Exhibitions Group, will collaborate to launch ProWine China in Shanghai next year. ProWine China is a geo-clone expansion of the annually-held wine and spirit trade fair, ProWein, in Düsseldorf. The inaugural ProWine China will run Nov. 13-15 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). ProWine China will be collocated with the food and beverage trade show FHC China. The collaborating organisers have already held a… more
Nov 27, 2012
The Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) has launched the Macao MICE Portal, an online portal to promote the special administrative region’s MICE industry. Major sections of the portal currently include Event Promotion, Incentive Measures, Industry Information and MICE Guide. The portal will be maintained by IPIM and will provide the latest news and development including activities and facilities for local and overseas event organisers, industrial and business entrepreneur and business visitors. Top government officials and around 60 representatives from the local… more
Nov 27, 2012
Labelexpo India, a biennial event organised London-listed Tarsus, posted a record 8,049 visitors on the show’s 10 year anniversary. Labelexpo India 2012 was held at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi Oct. 29-Nov. 1. Visitor numbers were up 33 percent from the 2010 edition, while more than 200 local and international exhibitors, including 49 first time participants, showcased their products at the event. According to Tarsus, 53 percent of exhibitors have already confirmed their return at the 2014 edition with many also committing to bigger stalls. Jade Grace, event director of Labelexpo… more
Nov 24, 2012
During the Cleveland Clinic Innovation Summit at the Hotel InterContinental on the Cleveland Clinic main campus, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald announced that the Cleveland Clinic and GE Healthcare will be participating as tenants in the under-construction medical mart in downtown Cleveland. The Cleveland Clinic Innovation Summit brought more than 1,000 physicians, medical company executives and entrepreneurs from across the country to Cleveland. Thomas Gentile III, president and CEO of GE Healthcare Systems, said the company will use its space at the medical mart for promoting… more
Nov 24, 2012
If timing is everything, then Advanstar Communications chose the perfect moment to expand its fashion trade show portfolio with the recent purchase of ENK International. Advanstar’s MAGIC International already dominated in several market segments – such as footwear, men’s, boy’s and women’s junior – to name a few, and ENK’s show group brought in not only overall women’s wear, but also the East Coast, where several ENK shows are held, according to Joe Loggia, Advanstar Global’s CEO. A deal to acquire ENK made sense, he added, since some… more
Nov 24, 2012
The recent staging of Messe Duesseldorf’s MEDICA 2012, International Trade Fair with Congress – World Forum for Medicine, and the collocated COMPAMED 2012, International Trade Fair – High tech solutions for medical technology, attracted 130,600 visitors from 120 countries to Duesseldorf, Germany. There also were 4,554 exhibitors from 64 nations at MEDICA 2012 that included visitor groups from countries such as South America, North Africa and Asia.  On the exhibitor side, 74 percent of the MEDICA exhibitors were from nations other than Germany, including a record 416… more
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