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Oct 01, 2012
From where Mike Rusbridge sits as chairman and CEO of Reed Exhibitions, which has more than 500 events in 39 countries across 44 industry sectors, he has a distinctly unique viewpoint on the global pulse of the trade show industry.   And, as big as Reed Exhibitions, a division of parent company Reed Elsevier, already is, it's getting even bigger, with an incredibly busy year launching new events and acquiring others to add to its worldwide portfolio.   It’s not even the end of 2012 yet, and the company has launched 32 new events this year and made $150 million in… more
Sep 30, 2012
Whether its natural products, surf gear, bikes or anything and everything having to do with pets, all four industries are thriving, with their recent shows scoring impressive increases in several metrics. New Hope Natural Media’s Natural Products Expo East, held Sept. 19-22 at the Baltimore Convention Center, had upticks across the board, including a 9-percent increase in not only attendees to 21,590 and exhibitors, which scored another 8-percent increase to 1,195, but also a bigger showfloor from 145,180 net square feet last year to 154,520 net sq. ft. this year. “A lot of it… more
Sep 30, 2012
After a grueling time trying to get labor reforms passed at Chicago’s McCormick Place, those days are in the past and there are plenty of reasons to celebrate with two big shows – the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and the International Manufacturing Technology Show - both renewing their contracts to stay in the Windy City. The National Restaurant Association will remain in Chicago through 2021, which is a five-year extension on the organization’s current contract. After a thorough review of options, the agreement was signed with the… more
Sep 27, 2012
Take a look at some of the most successful business people and you’ll find that many of them followed a similar formula when designing their careers: take something that interests you or you have an aptitude for, figure out where you can meet an unmet need, work really hard, learn from failure, stay ahead of the competition and if you play your cards right, you end up with a career that’s not only interesting and prosperous but also rewarding. Such has been the case for Kendra Nicastro, owner of K.C.’s Creative Events and producer of the annual Baby Bonanza and Kid’s… more
Sep 26, 2012
Two well-known industry veterans have been named to new posts recently, with Reed Travel Exhibitions bringing on Michael Lyons as the new exhibition director for AIBTM, the Americas Meetings & Events Exhibition, and Michael Krouse was tapped as the president and CEO of the Ontario (Calif.) Convention & Visitors Bureau. Lyons is a 30-year member of the meetings and events community and will lead AIBTM's efforts to enhance its position as the premier global exhibition for the U.S. meetings, events, incentive and business travel industry, according to Reed officials. "We are… more
Sep 25, 2012
Just as the giant haul trucks and excavators the size of a three-story building, MINExpo International 2012 was impressive with its sheer size and was billed as a largest collection of mining equipment ever gathered. Produced by the National Mining Association, the premier quadrennial event for the mining industry spanned 860,000 square feet, up 40 percent from its previous show in 2008. The show featured a total of 1,890 exhibitors, also up nearly 45 percent, and attracted more than 58,359 attendees, an increase of more than 45 percent. MINExpo was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center… more
Sep 25, 2012
U.K.-based Tarsus Group has partnered with Dyandra Promosindo - organizer of the Indonesian Motor Show – in the launch of the inaugural AAITF Jakarta in March 2014. This partnership is on the heels of Tarsus Group moving into the same market in China as the organizer of the China International Automotive Aftermarket Industry and Tuning Trade Fair (AAITF) – the world's leading automotive aftermarket exhibition. AAITF Jakarta, which is estimated to have approximately 3,900 square meters (42,000 square feet) of space in Hall B of the Jakarta International Expo, will be the… more
Sep 24, 2012
The five-day HKTDC Watch & Clock Fair ended in early September, with more than 17,500 buyers participating, up 4.5 percent, compared with last year. Some of the increases came from emerging market buyers that were up significantly, including Iran (up 32 percent), the Chinese mainland (up 17 per cent) and Russia (up 17 percent). The Hong Kong Trade and Development Council commissioned an independent market survey agency, Actrium Solutions (HK) Ltd, to conduct a survey during the first three days of the fair. The company interviewed 349 exhibitors and 759 buyers onsite to get their… more
Sep 24, 2012
Answering a demand in the marketplace, Germany-based Messe Duesseldorf plans to launch GDS Select – Premium European Shoe Fair April 17-19, 2013 in Shanghai. The new show will be held as part of the China International Footwear & Leathergoods Exhibition – CIFL at the Shanghai Exhibition Center. The event will be supported by the China Commerce Association for General Merchandise (CCAGM) - the state retail federation whose members include all the well-known department stores and shopping centers in the country - and Adsale, a long-standing partner of Messe Düsseldorf.… more
Sep 24, 2012
In 2015, the 127th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session will head to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where 1,500 international delegates will meet. These delegates will include IOC members and their accompanying guests, IOC Honorary Members, representatives of Host Cities of future Olympic Games, Bid Cities of the 2020 Olympic Games, sponsors /partners of the IOC and staff members of the IOC. In addition, there are expected to be approximately 1,500 members of the print and electronic media. Supported by the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), Mr. Zulkefli Hj. Sharif, Chief… more
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