Green building trade show, Ecobuild China, reported the participation of 127 exhibitors and more than 15,000 visitors at its inaugural edition held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). Organised by UBM Sinoexpo, a subsidiary of UBM, Ecobuild China was held from 9th to 12th April this year concurrently with building and construction trade show, Expobuild China 2012. The shows featured a total of 418 exhibitors and 42,600 visitors over 54,000 m2 of exhibition space. Ecobuild’s portfolio director James Blue said, “Sustainability in the built… more
London-based, UBM plc has reported its interim results for the six months ended 30th June 30. Revenues were up 7.3 percent from £474 million last year to £508.7 million in the first half this year. Adjusted group operating profit rose 12.5 percent from £91.9 million to £103.4 million. Online and print revenue combined dropped 16 percent from £101.5 million to £85.6 million. Overall revenues from business in emerging markets jumped 21 percent to £93.1 million, equivalent to 18 percent of total. On the company’s events business, operating profit… more
The New South Wales State Government has recently released an initial concept plan to build a US$968 million convention and entertainment centre at Darling Harbour. First announced in December last year, the venue will be named the Sydney International Convention and Entertainment Centre. According to media reports, the venue includes seating for up to 12,000 people, and a “multi-function exhibit hall” of up to 12,000 m2. The reported building cost of the venue in the announced plan is around US$601 million. Reported events to be held at the centre will range from banquets and… more
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s (HKTDC) Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer and the concurrent Summer Sourcing Show for Gifts, Houseware & Toys reported a total attendance of 1,700 exhibitors at the opening of the four-day trade shows. The show was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre July 4-7. Of the total, 1,300 exhibitors were attending the Hong Kong Fashion Week. The HKTDC reported exhibitors from 24 countries and regions, which included seven group pavilions from mainland China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, South Korea and Taiwan. For the… more
Caesars Entertainment strode into 2022 with its sights set on making the year one of innovation and renovation for the Empire as the company announced a $400 million, Las Vegas-style makeover for its Atlantic City properties. The master plan for the company’s three East Coast properties -- Caesars, Harrah’s, and Tropicana -- involves interior renovations, new celebrity dining concepts, and more to create the ultimate seaside conference destination.