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Feb 21, 2012
The Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centreposted a record number of events and visitors in 2011. Suntec Singapore hosted 1,600 events last year, a 5% increase over the 2010 figure. In terms of visitor number, a year-on-year growth of 4% was recorded, reaching 7.1 million. The venue also recorded occupancy rates of over 90% in the months of June, July, October and November in 2011. Pieter Idenburg, Chief Executive Officer, Suntec Singapore, said, “2011 has been an interesting year. The team has worked extremely hard on all counts to successfully execute and… more
Feb 21, 2012
The New South Wales (NSW) Government has shortlisted three separate consortia for the contract bid to build the new 120,000 square metre Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct (SICEEP) at Darling Harbour. The bidding consortia will reportedly include Australian and international players with backgrounds ranging from construction to event management. The three consortia named are: 1) ‘Destination Sydney’ – made up of AEG Ogden, Lend Lease Project Management and Construction, Spotless Facility Services, Lend Lease Developments, Capella Capital… more
Feb 21, 2012
Exhibition organisers, VNU Exhibitions Asia and MMI (Shanghai), subsidiary of Messe München International, have signed an agreement to cooperate on the hosting of Green Building China (GBC 2012). MMI Shanghai will act in a supporting role to GBC, a flagship event of VNU, and will be held from 26th to 29th March at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. GBC attracted over 2,000 exhibitors in its 2011 edition, and is expected to cover around 200,000 m2 of exhibition space. The show is supported by the Shanghai Urban Construction and Communications Commission, China Real Estate… more
Feb 20, 2012
UBM’s medical device event portfolio, which includes the MD&M West show that just wrapped in Anaheim last week, just grew a little bigger, with the addition of the Medical Design & Manufacturing Conference. The new conference is on tap March 14-15 in Fort Worth, Texas. The MD&M Texas Conference is designed to provide an innovative, holistic approach to medical device design and development presented by experienced medtech industry experts, according to conference organizers. "Texas has enormous potential to become one of the leading centers for medical innovation.… more
Feb 20, 2012
In the latest Center for Exhibition Industry Research’s CEIR Index Report not only did the fourth quarter end with a 3.8-percent increase in overall trade show industry activity, compared with the same time period last year, but the industry also saw an overall 2.7-percent increase in 2011, compared with 2010. The trade show industry also continues to score better numbers than the GDP, which only grew 1.6 percent in the fourth quarter. In all, the trade show industry outperformed GDP for three of the four quarters during 2011 and by 1 percent for the year, with the GDP growing 1.7… more
Feb 20, 2012
When the 2012 International Home + Housewares Show opens its doors March 10-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago, there will be a Japan Pavilion for the first time that will feature 10 exhibitors who directly were impacted by the earthquake and ensuing tsunami last year. The timing of the International Housewares Association's show has special significance since the second day of the four-day event marks the one-year anniversary of the devastating events that occurred March 11 in Japan. The Japan Pavilion Tohoku is a special initiative by JETRO, Japan’s governmental arm for external… more
Feb 19, 2012
Although the retail industry hasn’t fully recovered from the gloom and doom of recent years, there were green shoots of promise growing at Advanstar Communications’ MAGIC Marketplace, the world’s largest trade show for the fashion industry. Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Feb. 13-15, the biannual behemoth draws global buyers and sellers of the latest trends in men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, footwear, accessories and sourcing resources. Show representatives were unable to release attendance figures by… more
Feb 19, 2012
More than 700 medical professionals attended the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery’s 28th Annual Scientific Meeting, making it a record-breaking event. The event was held Jan.18-21 at Caesars Palace Hotel in Las Vegas.  “We could not be more thrilled with the attendance for the Annual Meeting,” said Dr. Angelo Cuzalina, 2011 AACS President. He added, “The Academy is a community that continues to grow globally. And this record turnout from across the world demonstrates that the Academy’s signature event, the annual meeting, is recognized as the premier… more
Feb 19, 2012
As Messe Duesseldorf’s Medical Fair India,18th International Exhibition and Conference on Diagnostics, Medical Technology, Rehabilitation, Medical Equipment and Components continues to gain steam leading into the March 2-4 event at the Bombay Exhibition Center in Mumbai, show officials announced they had booked their first U.S. pavilion. The internationality of the exhibitors steadily is increasing, and the U.S. pavilion will include the Illinois State Office, the Minnesota State Office and the U.S. Commercial Service. In addition, there will be country group exhibits from the Czech… more
Feb 19, 2012
With the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual meeting kicking off this week  Feb. 20-24 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, it also recently announced another one of its events, the newly acquired 2012 mHealth Summit, will take place Dec. 3 -5 at  the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington D.C. The theme for the fourth annual summit is “Connecting the Mobile Health Ecosystem.” “In an increasingly mobile environment, the mHealth Summit helps HIMSS fulfill our vision to lead healthcare… more
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One of the most iconic names on the Las Vegas Strip just got an upgrade. Mandalay Bay has everything that your business needs from a refreshed convention space designed to inspire productivity and creativity, to an impressive selection of world-class restaurants and amenities. If you're looking for a venue that's both inviting and innovative, you have to be here. New Wave Experiences Mandalay Bay continues to invest in a new wave of enhancements both in the convention space and within the resort as a whole. New restaurant openings including Orla by Michael Mina, drawing inspiration from the award-winning chef’s childhood in Egypt and with flavors and décor inspired by the spices found in markets common to coastal Mediterranean towns, as well as Caramá by Wolfgang Puck, bringing the essence of Italy and spirit of Wolfgang into one concept, are recent additions. The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas also experienced a recent remodel of all 424 rooms. Swingers, a high-end, adults-only golf and entertainment concept will debut in Fall 2024. Enhanced Technology Creating a truly effective conference venue requires careful thought into what a business needs: the right technology, capacity, and inspiration to bring ideas to the next level. As part of the resort’s refresh, Mandalay Bay implemented state-of-the-art technology upgrades, installing cutting-edge Cat6A Ethernet cabling throughout the convention center. This advancement doubles the frequency of data transmission, enabling lightning-fast speeds up to 9400% faster. The convention center now boasts 11 dynamic digital walls, spanning up to 24' x 13', strategically positioned for brand placements, sponsorships and targeted event messaging. Additionally, attendees can benefit from 20 double-sided 55" mobile flexible display units, facilitating effortless navigation to meeting rooms and events. RFID locks were installed on all meeting room doors, and over 200 motion detection cameras have been placed throughout the space. Refreshing New Design & Fine Art The newly remodeled convention space provides a bright and vibrant atmosphere that complements Mandalay Bay's tropical-inspired brand. Featuring white-washed walls and ceilings adorned with bold floral patterns in cerulean and coral tones, the space is complemented by warm walnut accent walls. In addition to the redesign of all pre-function spaces, meeting rooms and ballrooms, Mandalay Bay's 1 million square feet of exhibit space has undergone a rejuvenation, including new paint, covered pillars and relocated strobe lights. Sustainable Spectacles Mandalay Bay is committed to Focused on What Matters and creating more responsible meetings. Refillable water stations all available around the resort, cutting unnecessary plastic usage from single-use bottles. The Mandalay Bay campus’ recent upgrades represent a bold step forward in redefining the Las Vegas experience. With a focus on innovation, sustainability, and unparalleled service, Mandalay Bay sets a new standard for excellence in business hospitality. Whether you're seeking cutting-edge conference facilities, world-class dining options, or simply a luxurious retreat, an unparalleled meeting experience awaits.