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Jul 22, 2012
Global Sources’ first-ever China Sourcing Fair to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, already has sold out, according to show organizers.   The shows will feature more than 500 supplier booths from Greater China and India and are managed by Milton Exhibits under license from Global Sources. The events will be held Aug. 14-16 at the Imigrantes Exhibition Center in Sao Paulo.   The collocated shows will cover electronics, gifts & premiums, garments & textiles and hardware & building materials mainly from quality Greater China suppliers.   The shows also will… more
Jul 22, 2012
Ecobuild is held in London and is focused on sustainable design, construction and build environment. The last edition of this event was held in March this year and featured 57,000 trade visitors and 1,500 exhibitors. There are already cloned versions of this exhibition in China and India. AMB’s Greenbuild Asia is held in Kuala Lumpur and focused on sustainable building, design and construction. It is held alongside the International Construction Week 2012 which is hosted by the Construction Industry Development Board. The last edition of Greenbuild featured more than 11,000 trade… more
Jul 22, 2012
Singapore Exhibition Services’ MTA VIETNAM2012 attracted a total of more than 10,000 attendees, including trade visitors, exhibiting staff, conference delegates, speakers and members of the press. The manufacturing solutions trade event was first launched in Ho Chi Minh City in 2005 and is co-organized by VCCI Exhibition Service Co Ltd. "Every edition of MTA VIETNAM sees us continually trying to bring the latest technologies and products to Vietnam,” said William Lim, project director for Singapore Exhibition Services (SES). He added, “This year is no different, as… more
Jul 22, 2012
The second edition of the China Sourcing Fairs in Miami, organised by Hong Kong-based Global Sources, reported a space growth of 16% over its inaugural edition. The event was held from 10th to 12th July 2012 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, which expanded into a second exhibition hall this year.   The three-day trade show was jointly organised with the Trade Development Bureau of China, and covered products in Baby & Children’s Products, Electronics, Fashion Accessories, Garments & Textiles, Gifts & Premiums and Home Products. Also co-located at this year’s… more
Jul 22, 2012
During UBM’s Shanghai International Children-Baby-Maternity Industry Expo (CBME), UBM Asia announced a co-operation agreement with Istanbul-based EFEM to support the sales and marketing of the two organisations’ baby product shows. EFEM is the organiser of the International Istanbul Mothers, Babies, Children Products Fair (MBCP) and Wintexpo Autumn Winter Baby Child Fashion Fair (Wintexpo). According to the news release, MBCP is now the third largest baby products show in Europe, while Wintexpo is the leading baby products show in Turkey. CBME 2012 is currently on at the… more
Jul 19, 2012
Despite the stresses the retail sector and its respective trade shows have undergone since the downturn, some events are holding strong and staying viable, including those representing the home furnishings market. Case in point is the biannual Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and Atlanta International Area Rug Market, held July 11-18 at AmericasMart Atlanta, known as the largest permanent wholesale merchandise marketplace of its kind. With three buildings, 61 floors and more than 4.2 million net square feet of exhibit space housing a plethora of furniture, home… more
Jul 18, 2012
Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, has partnered with the Midwest and Great Lakes chapters of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) to supply pharmaceutical insight at PACK EXPO International 2012 on tap Oct. 28-31 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. “ISPE members are pharmaceutical industry leaders, and we’re very pleased that these chapters will have a presence at PACK EXPO International 2012,” said Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO, PMMI. He added, “By contributing to… more
Jul 18, 2012
Messe Duesseldorf’s robust medical-themed portfolio is having a busy summer, with several recent news announcements. MEDICA 2012, International Trade Fair with Congress – World Forum for Medicine, will feature the new program element “AppCircus”. At the AppCircus, innovative health apps will be presented by their creators with the goal of bringing developers, start-up companies and the organizations involved in the software development together with potential users and project partners from the medical sector and the purchasing side. The apps to be presented at… more
Jul 18, 2012
Toronto is host for the American Head and Neck Society’s International Conference for the second time July 21-25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The event will attract nearly 2,000 international surgeons, oncologists, scientists and allied health professionals treating head and neck cancer. "The International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer has been the world's pre-eminent meeting for head and neck cancer since its inception in 1984. This year, both our content and our delegates are very international, as is our host city," said Jeffrey N. Myers, MD, PhD and… more
Jul 17, 2012
When next week’s Texworld USA opens its doors July 24-26 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York, the show will have record exhibitor participation on the showfloor, with 328 companies and associations from 14 countries. Messe Frankfurt’s show is in its 13th edition and will feature first-time exhibitors from Brazil, Lebanon and Malaysia, while participation from key sourcing regions such as Turkey, Hong Kong and Korea has increased. Texworld USA also will have a new Turkey National Pavilion offering the latest in luxurious fabrics, according to show officials.… more
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