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Oct 08, 2012
The Construction & Building Technology Week was held Sept. 19-21 at the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center in Bangkok. Collectively, the collocated events featured more than 1,000 exhibitors occupying more than 32,000 square meters of exhibition space over four halls. Construction & Building Technology Week consists of: CONSTECH 2012, GBR Expo Asia 2012, INSTALL/PALME Thailand 2012 and Broadcast & Media Tech Thailand 2012, Pool&SpaTech Asia 2012 and BMAM Expo Asia 2012. The five collocated shows are jointly organised by IMPACT Exhibition Management, the Thai Contractors… more
Oct 08, 2012
As part of the Indonesian government’s strategy to promote trade and business through MICE activities, a large new exhibition centre will be built in Jakarta. The new venue, the Jakarta International Exhibition and Convention Centre (JIECC), will be located in the centre of the city. According to Indra Sukirno, executive director and chief executive of the Jakarta Convention and Exhibition Bureau, JIECC will be used for conventions, exhibitions, sports and entertainment events. The venue will cover a total area of 20 hectares, with a 60,000 m2 exhibition hall and a 6,000 m2 ballroom… more
Oct 08, 2012
The New South Wales (NSW) State Government has announced plans to create an interim exhibition site at Glebe Island for major exhibitions displaced during the three-year redevelopment of the Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct (SICEEP) at Darling Harbour. The interim venue will be named the Glebe Island Expo and includes a 15,000 square meter pavilion with a further 10,000 square meters available for large exhibitions and trade shows. Glebe Island will be available to host events from December 2013 to late 2016 with an estimated building cost of around US$… more
Oct 08, 2012
Shanghai, 3rd October: Reed Exhibitions has announced the launch of the inaugural Oceanology International China at the INTEX Shanghai next year. The show will be held from 3rd to 5th September 2013. The original London-based Oceanology International (OI) is reportedly the world’s largest exhibition for marine science and science technology, and is held biennially at London’s ExCeL Centre. Oceanology International China 2013 is endorsed by the Chinese Society of Oceanography Ocean Observation Technology Branch (CSO Ocean Observation Technology Branch), with attendees expected… more
Oct 08, 2012
i2i Events Group, formerly Emap Connect, announced the acquisition of the Coil Winding, Insulation and Electrical Manufacturing Exhibitions (CWIEME) portfoliofrom private owners Timothy and Joanne House. This is i2i’s first acquisition since its re-branding. The financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. The CWIEME portfolio consists of exhibitions in Germany, China, India and the U.S. – as well as the Inductica Conferences. CWIEME exhibitions serve the industrial technology niche of components for electric motors and transformers. The annual CWIEME Berlinshow was… more
Oct 07, 2012
By Anna Huddleston Holographic card dealers, CSI-themed slots and a "Judge Judy" mock courtroom were just some of the dazzling offerings at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), the premier trade show and conference for the gaming and entertainment industry that took place Oct. 1-4 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. Organized by the American Gaming Association and Reed Exhibitions, the event is back to its 2008 numbers, with 413 exhibitors taking more than 259,000 square feet of exhibit space – an increase of about four percent, compared with the 2011 event. The… more
Oct 04, 2012
If your job was to find out where 18 beach volleyball tournaments could be held throughout the United States and you wanted to discover some new locations to try out, then TEAMS Conference & Expo was the place to be this week at Detroit’s Cobo Center. “I am here to network and find other places to go around the country,” said Max Bednarski, a T.V. producer for the EVP Beach Volleyball Tour. He added, “It’s the largest beach volleyball tour in the U.S. I am looking for places we hadn’t thought of before.” Pete Isais, director of national events… more
Oct 03, 2012
The Expo Group’s Show Manager of the Year award winners were unveiled, representing a wide spectrum of market sectors within the trade show industry, including a show dedicated to all things Halloween and a massive event focused on the plastics industry. All five winners will be feted during a gala awards ceremony at the 3rd Annual TSNN Awards: Celebrating Trade Show Excellence Nov. 2-4 in Louisville. Some of the words used to describe the 2012 SMOTY winners were: “An unprecedented idea.” “Grace under fire.” “Changed the model.” “Incorporates… more
Oct 01, 2012
PMMI recently hired AJ Janosko as director of expositions to fill a newly created position handling much of the day-to-day show management for the Pack Expo trade shows. “The Pack Expo trade shows are among the largest and most highly-regarded in the country, and having the chance to work on them is what drew me to PMMI,” Janosko said. Janosko’s new position allows Jim Pittas, PMMI vice president of trade shows, to focus more intently on executing PMMI’s Strategic Vision. “Pack Expo and PMMI are growing,” Pittas said. “Pack Expo International… more
Oct 01, 2012
The American Bus Association has selected Louisville, Ky., to host the ABA’s 2016 Marketplace Jan. 9-12 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville. The ABA’s Marketplace in 2016 is the organization’s 38th annual gathering, but it marks the first time Louisville has hosted this prestigious event, according to the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau officials. One year earlier, the ABA’s 2015 Marketplace will be held in St. Louis Jan. 10-13 at the America's Center Convention Complex. "The American Bus Association is always… more
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