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May 23, 2011
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Management (HML) was presented the Award for Organisation with the Highest Amount of Carbon Footprint Reduction and the Carbon “Less” 14% Certificate of the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE) in recognition of HML’s efforts in carbon reduction during 2009. HML had participated in the program for the first time and, according to HML officials, was “glad to have achieved a total of 14% carbon reduction, which is far more than the minimum requirement.” In addition, HML has received the “Award… more
May 22, 2011
The Info Salons Group, an event technology group, celebrated 21 years in the business last week. The company was founded in Australia offering event registration solutions. Info Salons now has 150 staff across offices in Sydney, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Dubai. The company’s first European office is due to open in London later this year. Info Salons now offers services ranging from pre-event registration to social media integration to data management and data security. Company Co-founder Jo-Anne Kelleway said, “In the past twenty-one years, we've seen huge changes… more
May 18, 2011
Global Sources has formed a new partnership in order to launch Machinery & Industrial Supplies Fair at the Bombay Exhibition Centre. The event will be Global Sources first exhibition aimed at serving the Indian domestic market. It will be co-hosted by Infocom Network Ltd., the owner and operator of Tradeindia.com and will be collocated with the Mumbai edition of the China Sourcing Fairs running from Nov. 23-25. Targeting Indian buyers and suppliers, products categories at show will include conveyor belts, gear boxes and gear cutting products, engineering goods and equipment,… more
May 18, 2011
MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd., a MCH Group subsidiary, announced it will acquire a 60-percent stake in Asian Art Fairs Limited, the organizer of the Hong Kong International Art Fair (ART HK). The deal will be completed July 1, and the MCH Group has the option of acquiring the remaining 40 percent shares in Asian Art Fairs Limited in 2014. No financial details were disclosed. ART HK, an annual event launched in 2008, has grown into one of the largest art fairs in Asia, attracting international galleries, collectors, curators and museum directors. ART HK 2011 will be held May 26-29 at… more
May 18, 2011
NASDAQ-listed Global Sources recently released its results for the quarter ended 31st March 2011. Revenues were $37.5 million, up 5.6 percent, compared with the $35.5 million recorded in the same quarter in 2010. Net income in the period was $3.5 million – a year-on-year decrease of 4.3 percent from $3.7 million in 2010. Diluted earnings per share in the quarter were $0.10.   The Hong Kong-based company generated revenues of $27.2 million from its online business – 73 percent of total revenues – that is a 17-percent jump, compared with the $23.2 million recorded… more
May 18, 2011
The biannual China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair), organized by the China Foreign Trade Centre and Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), concluded with a reported 207,000 international visitors - a 5.8-percent increase, compared with more than 2010, setting a new record high. According to the organiser, the fair reportedly facilitated $36.8 billion worth of trade deals. Organisers claimed trade with the Middle East dropped 11 percent in terms of volume due to the political unrest in that region. Visitor numbers from Libya plummeted 80 percent and numbers from Egypt and Tunisia also were… more
May 10, 2011
In April, nine exhibitions focusing on various industries were held and thousands of exhibitors and visitors gathered for business and networking at China’s Zhengzhou International Convention & Exhibition Centre. Among the nine exhibitions held last month, three of them were new exhibitions held at the ZZICEC for the first time. The new shows were the China Zhengzhou Baking Exhibition, China Zhengzhou Food Ingredient, Additive and Equipment Expo and China Zhengzhou Food Preservation, Freezing Technique Exhibition. “Our strategy is to expand our event portfolio by… more
May 09, 2011
When the 9th edition of Glasstech Asia opens its doors Nov. 23-25 at Indonesia’s Jakarta International Expo, the show is poised to continue the growth streak it’s been on for the past few years. The event is jointly organized by Conference & Exhibition Management Services Singapore, the Singapore Glass Association and the Indonesia Flat & Safety Glass Association and has the support of glass associations from Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, U.S. and Italy. “Glasstech Asia has seen increasing number of exhibitors and visitors… more
May 09, 2011
CommunicAsia2011, an exhibition for the global infocomm industry in the Asia-Pacific region, still is a few months away, but there are a lot of first-time exhibitors willing to place their bets on the event on tap June 21-24 at the Marina Bay Sands. “CommunicAsia provides exhibitors a golden opportunity annually to display their innovative technologies and solutions, in addition to offering visitors from around the world a platform to keep track of the latest technologies and market development trends,” said Jason Wang, vice president of FiberHome international technology,… more
May 09, 2011
It’s a busy time at South Korea’s BEXCO, the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center, with visits by international inspection teams of large conventions that are scheduled to be held there. The inspection teams consist of not only the working-level staff, but also high-level officials, such as the presidents of world federations and the presidents of the organizing committees. There are several large convention teams who have had recent site inspections at BEXCO, including the 95th Lions Club International Conference in 2012; the 27th IUSSP International Population… more
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