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Plans have been announced for a new mega-venue in Qingdao in Shandong province on China’s east coast. The Qingdao World Expo Centre will be located in the Qingdao West Coast New Area and according to the press release, the developers have targeted early 2018 as the soft opening date.  The key investor in the overall project is the China Railway Group which plans to invest over US$8 billion. Current plans include just over 200,000 sqm of gross indoor exhibition area which will be able to accommodate more than 6,300 standard exhibition booths. The Qingdao World Expo Centre will also… more
The 27th edition of INDEX, India’s leading international interiors, architecture and design show, organised by UBM India, was held from 15th to 18th October, 2015 at the MMRDA Grounds. This year, the show featured over 300 exhibitors and 500 brands. In addition, more than 20,000 visitors, including international participants from Turkey, UK, China, Italy, Malaysia, Spain to name a few - attended the four-day event. UBM reported that leading architects and designers, international and domestic buyer delegations and builders & developers from across the country attended the show.
Global Sources’ fall edition of its Gifts & Home show  opened on 18th October, 2015 and concluded on the 21st. The exhibition was held at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE). It featured over 3,200 booths of gifts, premiums and home products. This year’s theme was focused on moving towards smart, creative and eco-friendly products that are in-demand from a wide variety of consumer markets. The Gifts & Home show was co-located with the Global Sources Mobile Electronics show at AWE. The mobile electronics event followed the first phase of Global Sources’ Electronics which was held… more
The 8th edition of Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will take place from 5th to 7th November 2015, at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The HKTDC reports that this year, the show will feature over 1,000 exhibitors from 31 countries and regions. Over 300 exhibitors come from France and Italy, with other group pavilions from countries such as Australia, Mexico, South Africa, Spain and Japan. This edition will also have new exhibitors from Ireland and Kazakhstan. Portugal is the partner country… more
The September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair (September Fair), organised by UBM Asia, held its 33rd edition this week. The trade fair runs from 16th to 20th September and is held at two venues. At AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), it will be held from 18th to 22nd September. The finished jewellery section will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). According to UBM, this year’s edition has set a new record with 3,752 exhibitors, covering over 135,000 m2 across the two venues. With over 450 diamond companies and 760 gemstone companies participating, the fair is billing… more
The September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair (September Fair), organised by UBM Asia, held its 33rd edition this week. The trade fair runs from 16th to 20th September and is held at two venues. At AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), it will be held from 18th to 22nd September. The finished jewellery section will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). According to UBM, this year’s edition has set a new record with 3,752 exhibitors, covering over 135,000 m2 across the two venues. With over 450 diamond companies and 760 gemstone companies participating, the fair is billing… more
Philippines-based PHILCONSTRUCT was recently held in Manila. Filling three key venues (SMX Convention Center, World Trade Center Metro Manila, and the Philippine Trade Training Center), PHILCONSTRUCT attracted more than 1,500 exhibitors from dozens of countries including Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, China, Germany, Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. Now in its 25th year, the construction exhibition attracted more than 75,000 trade visitors. Separate editions are also held in Cebu and Davao – each attracting just over 9,000 trade visitors. PHILCONSTRUCT also featured a forum that covered… more
Earlier this week, Nasdaq-listed Global Sources hosted 3,700 booths at its China Sourcing Fair’s fall electronics show at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE). The show was held from 11th to 14th October including three electronics-focused events: Electronics & Components, Security Products, and the Korea Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components. The 2014 fall electronics show showcased the latest consumer electronics including a variety of suppliers from Mainland China, Korea and nine other countries – most of whom are private manufacturers. In addition, the show also featured dedicated… more
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