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Nov 06, 2011
The Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., was the site of a weekend filled with festivities to celebrate the 2nd Annual TSNN Event Excellence Awards (T-awards), with overall winners for fastest-growing net square footage and fastest-growing attendance, as well as other awards, being revealed at a Saturday night gala filled with show organizers and suppliers to the industry. The top overall winner for fastest-growing show for net square footage was True Value Company’s True Value Spring Market, and the fastest-growing show for attendance was IFT – Institute of Food… more
Oct 31, 2011
For the first time, the Craft & Hobby Association is opening up its Winter Conference & Trade Show to exhibitors who are not members of the organization. The strategy behind the decision, according to CHA officials, is to be aligned with the show’s renewed focus on the power of building a creative community and commitment to serving the entire industry. By allowing nonmembers to exhibit at the show, Jan. 29-Feb. 1 at the Anaheim Convention Center, CHA is inviting the entire industry to participate in and experience the craft and hobby community first-hand and participate… more
Oct 29, 2011
The 2011 National District Export Council Conference & Exposition might be small, especially by Las Vegas standards, but the power it yields for exports worldwide is big. The show, hosted by the Nevada DEC Nov. 2-5 at Caesars Palace, is North America’s largest conference and trade show solely dedicated to exporting U.S. goods and services. The conference and expo will host more than 400 attendees involved in global trade, including high-level U.S. government agencies, such as the U.S. Commercial Services that certifies trade shows to be a part of the International Buyer… more
Oct 24, 2011
Not only did the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) recently launch the first phase of its Web site and a new QR Code at IMEX America, but also it scored record numbers at the Institute of Internal Auditors International Conference 2011 in July in Kuala Lumpur. The Web site and QR code initiatives were launched as an integral part of the Bureau's strategic efforts to compete on the international business events arena more effectively, according to MyCEB officials. “The introduction of our user-friendly Web site and QR Code are crucial for us to drive our… more
Oct 24, 2011
Global Sources' China Sourcing Fairs exhibition brand is expanding to another continent, South America, where the brand will be launched in August in Sao Paolo. There will be four collocated Fairs, and the events will enable manufacturers from China and other Asian markets to meet and do business with buyers in Brazil and surrounding countries, according to Global Sources’ officials.  The China Sourcing Fairs in Brazil will be managed by Milton Exhibits, under license from Global Sources. The collocated events will be held Aug. 14-16 at the Imigrantes Exhibition Center… more
Oct 24, 2011
The Marina Bay Sands in Singapore only has been open for 18 months, and it already has booked an impressive nearly 2,400 events involving more than 1 million participants. “Eighteen months after we first opened our doors, Marina Bay Sands is experiencing solid momentum in our MICE business,” said George Tanasijevich, president and CEO of Marina Bay Sands. He added, “We’re at nearly full capacity for the trade show space and are breaking our own records for the conference floors.  With foreign delegates traveling to attend events at Marina Bay Sands, we… more
Oct 24, 2011
Not only did the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) recently launch the first phase of its Web site and a new QR Code at IMEX America, but also it scored record numbers at the Institute of Internal Auditors International Conference 2011 in July in Kuala Lumpur. The Web site and QR code initiatives were launched as an integral part of the Bureau's strategic efforts to compete on the international business events arena more effectively, according to MyCEB officials. “The introduction of our user-friendly Web site and QR Code are crucial for us to drive our… more
Oct 24, 2011
Two Hong Kong-based electronics trade shows organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council- the 31st Hong Kong Electronics Fairs Autumn Edition and the 15th electronicAsia – both had increases in visitor numbers when they were held Oct. 13-16 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Hong Kong Electronics Fairs Autumn Edition had 61,399 attendees, a 6-percent increase, compared with last year’s show, and electronicAsia had 34,23 visitors, a 4-percent increase, compared with last year’s show. Besides Hong Kong, buyers mainly came from the Chinese… more
Oct 24, 2011
B2B media company UBM, released its interim results for the nine months ended Sept. 30. The company posted revenues of £706 million in the first three quarters, a year-on-year increase of 9.8 percent. Revenues from events during the period were £279 million, up 26.6 percent from 2010. Adjusted operating profits of events were £86 million this year compared with £60 million in the first nine months of 2010. UBM reported that major events in Asia, which includes the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair and Furniture China Fair, saw strong double-digit… more
Oct 24, 2011
The 37th edition of the Taipei International Electronics Show (TAITRONICS) recently concluded at the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) forecasting US$300 million worth of business orders fulfilled at the four-day trade show held Oct. 10-13. Co-organised by TAITRA and the Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (TEEMA), approximately 3,500 trade visitors were expected to attend the show, which featured 800 exhibitors at 1,450 booths. TAITRONICS was collocated with Broadband Taiwan 2011, and together featured… more
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