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Jul 25, 2011
The 8th edition of machine tools and metalworking exhibition, MTA Vietnam, has concluded with attendance of 8,243 visitors – up 19% from its previous edition in 2010. The show’s organiser is Singapore Exhibition Services (SES), a member of Allworld Exhibitions. The four-day trade show was held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) from 5th to 8th July this year. SES reported the show occupied a total of 7,800 m2 of space at the SECC, which accommodated around 320 exhibitors from 27 countries and regions. Participating country pavilions included representatives… more
Jul 25, 2011
Even though it’s still more than a month away, Reed Exhibitions’ CIBTM, The China Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition is on track to be the biggest ever, with more than 300 exhibitors, a 21-percent increase, compared with last year’s event, as well as approximately 300 hosted buyers, a 25-percent increase, compared with 2010. CIBTM, set to take place Aug. 30–Sept. 1 at the China National Convention Centre, also will have 14 domestic tourism boards that will participate as exhibitors this year, including Beijing, Shanghai, Yunnan, Hangzhou, Gansu,… more
Jul 25, 2011
Business Events Sydney (BESydney), tasked with promoting MICE opportunities in Sydney and New South Wales (NSW), has reported that the organisation supported 67 successful bids for business events during the 2010-2011 financial year – generating revenues of US$198 million for the NSW economy. As a result, the 67 events will deliver an estimated 55,000 delegates to NSW – an increase of 28% over the 2009-2010 figure. BESydney expects that the additional space to be provided by the new Sydney International Convention and Exhibition Centre (scheduled to be completed in 2015) will… more
Jul 11, 2011
After growing through the global recession in both 2008 and 2009, the trade fair industry in Asia expanded yet again in 2010, according to the recently released “The Trade Fair Industry in Asia” UFI/BSG report. Across the region, 15.5 million square meters were sold by organisers at 1,833 events. China leads the region by every measure including space sold. Approximately, 55 percent of the total was sold in China – 8.5 million square meters at more than 500 business-to-business exhibitions. This is particularly significant given that in 2005, space sold in all of… more
Jul 11, 2011
In its sixth year, United Business Media’s Renewable Energy Asia drew approximately 17,000 attendees June 1-4 to the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre, according to UBM Asia (Thailand) officials The event was collocated with Entech Pollutec and Pumps and Valves Asia and is one of five events supported by the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau’s “Better the Best” campaign. In addition, 150 global companies took part in the show and generated more than 10 billion baht in transactions. “The event was an enormous success and saw… more
Jul 11, 2011
Reed Exhibitions’ and the China Solid State Lighting Alliance’s China International Exhibition and Forum on Solid State Lighting (China SSL) will relocate Nov. 8-10 to Guangzhou’s Baiyun International Convention. Last year’s show was held at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. “Industry experts believe that the China SSL, by relocating to Guangzhou, will greatly enhance the development of the SSL industry in the Pearl River Delta region, and across all of China,” according to Reed Exhibitions’ officials. The exhibition highlights… more
Jul 11, 2011
Clean Energy Expo China 2011 recently wrapped up in Beijing and attracted nearly 17,000 attendees to the China National Convention Center. CEEC 2011 featured 320 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions, including national representations from Germany (led by the German Industry & Commerce), Canada (led by the Ontario Investment and Trade Services, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade) and the Netherlands. There also were several big-name industry sponsors and exhibitors on hand, such as SSB/Emerson, BASF, Siemens, Bachmann electronic, CSR Zhuzhou, LDK, State Grid, Longyuan… more
Jul 11, 2011
Hong Kong-listed Pico Far East Holdings has announced interim results for the six months ended April 30. The company’s turnover was $180 million, a decrease of 4.5 percent, compared with the same period last year. Profits during the period were $10.6 million – essentially the same at the $10.5 million recorded in the same period last year. Dilute earnings per share during the period were HK$0.0677. Pico’s exhibitions and event marketing services business unit generated 81 percent of the company’s revenues ($146 million), representing a drop of 7.8 percent. The… more
Jul 11, 2011
The development of two new MICE venues in Seoul reportedly is underway to better serve the Korean capital as the demand for more event space has exceeded the current supply. The Dongdaemun Design Plaza and Exhibition Centre has a planned opening date on April 5, 2013, and will be located in Seoul's leading fashion district. Similarly, the Seoul Station Convention Centre, or Korail Centre, also will open in 2015 with a 7,500 capacity convention centre and a 26,500 square meter exhibition hall. According to local MICE industry officials, the problem with a lack of space is not limited… more
Jul 11, 2011
U.S.-based business-to-buisness media and information company PennWell Corporation has entered a joint venture partnership with trade show organizer Shenzhen Dresche Exhibition & Planning Co. to organize the annual Asia SOLAREXPO convention and exhibition. The 7th edition of the solar event will take place from Dec. 3-5 at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. Asia SOLAREXPO reported the attendance of 60,100 visitors in its 2010 edition. Under the reported terms of the joint venture, PennWell will act as the international organizer of Asia SOLAREXPO, with the opportunity to… more

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