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Aug 29, 2017
True to its theme on “Pressures & Profits”, the program for this year’s UFI Global Congress is filled with sessions focused on overcoming obstacles and adapting to change. The sessions will feature a number of knowledgeable industry professionals sharing case studies of successes and failures, unpacking research results and discussing the latest trends within the exhibition industry. The UFI Global Congress, titled “Raising the Odds - Pressures and Profits in the Exhibition Industry”, will take place Nov. 1-4 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg (South Africa). UFI’s Global… more
Aug 28, 2017
AMB Tarsus will open the 7th edition of Cambuild next month, which will be held concurrently with the Board of Architects Cambodia Annual Forum 2017, organised by the Board of Architects, Cambodia. Cambuild will run from 7th to 9th September at the Diamond Island Exhibition Centre in Cambodia. The show will showcase over 400 exhibitors from 28 countries offering a platform for the latest innovations, ideas, designs and technology from the building & construction, water supply & treatment, power & electricity, air conditioning and security technology sectors. The event is expected… more
Aug 28, 2017
In the first seven months of 2017, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) hosted 667 events, according to the venue’s management. This represents a year-on-year increase of 37%. Over 970,000 delegates and visitors attended these events, which is 240,000 more than the same period of last year. According to KLCC, the exhibitions segment was one of its strongest performers. During the first seven months of 2017, the venue hosted 36 exhibitions which attracted over 230,000 exhibitors and visitors. KLCC’s General Manager, Alan Pryor, added, “We hosted 36 exhibitions, welcoming over 230,000 of… more
Aug 28, 2017
A new multipurpose event arena will open in Yokohama in the spring of 2020 – ahead of the Summer Olympic Games. Located in the Minato Mirai district, the venue will feature floor space of 21,000 m2, with four levels above ground as well as a basement level. Construction is scheduled to begin in December this year and the initial budget has been set at 10 billion yen (US$90.6 million). Jun Nakamura, General Manager of the Business Development Department of the Yokohama Convention and Visitors Bureau, said, “The arena is expected to stage more than 200 shows annually and will provide… more
Aug 28, 2017
The inaugural Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) was held from 21st to 25th July 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The new show was held concurrently with the 28th Hong Kong Book Fair which was also held at the HKCEC from 19th to 25th July. The Sports and Leisure Expo featured approximately 90 exhibitors from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Japan and Korea and the event showcased sports and leisure products and services from more than 130 brand names. Under the theme “Stadium Live,” the show featured six… more
Aug 27, 2017
In conjunction with the merger of Asian Paper and Tissue World Bangkok trade shows, and with the support of The Thai Pulp and Paper Industries Association (TPPIA), Asian Paper and Tissue World successfully organized their first seminar for the Thailand pulp, paper and tissue industries, which took place at the Emerald Hotel in Bangkok Aug. 8. More than 60 participants from the local and regional pulp and paper industry attended the event. Participating companies included Banglane Paper Mill, Bashundhara Paper Mills, Berli Jucker Cellox, Bjc Cellox, C.A.S. Paper Mill, Double A, Environment… more
Aug 27, 2017
Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 28th Food Expo, the ninth Hong Kong International Tea Fair, the fourth Home Delights Expo and the second Beauty & Wellness Expo, together with the International Conference of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine & Health Products, jointly organised with the Modernized Chinese Medicine International Association Ltd, have concluded successfully. The four fairs attracted a record of more than 2,000 exhibitors from 29 countries and regions and drew nearly 500,000 visitors."The HKTDC has been striving to promote global… more
Aug 18, 2017
Scholarship applications now are being accepted for the Digital Event Strategist (DES) course and certification exam. Sponsored by Meetings + Conventions Calgary and supported by the PCMA Education Foundation’s Digital Experience Institute (DEI), the scholarships support meeting professionals seeking to further their digital and hybrid event education. As the exclusive sponsor of these scholarships, Meetings + Conventions Calgary supports the application, online course and exam fees, a more than $1,000 USD value. “It’s been exciting to see the digital event space evolve into a strategic… more
Aug 16, 2017
The 20th edition of Pet Fair Asia will open next month running from 24th to 27th August at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The event is positioned as one of the largest in the region and covers the dog, cat, rodent, reptile and aquatic segments. Organised by VNU Exhibition Asia, Pet Fair Asia will occupy eight halls at SNIEC covering an exhibition space of 100,000 m2. Over 1,000 exhibitors will participate in the fair with country pavilions from New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Brazil – as well as international booths from over 30 other countries.… more
Aug 16, 2017
ibtm china is set to welcome a high-profile group of Hosted Buyers and exhibitors for the upcming12th edition of the event, taking place in Beijing Aug. 23-24. As the MICE market in China continues to develop and international interest in the region continues to grow, ibtm china is one of the region’s foremost events within the MICE industry. International Hosted Buyers will attend from corporations including Siemens China, ABBVIE, Herbalife, VOLVO(China) investment Co.,Ltd, and associations such as China International Health & Medical Tourism Association (CIHMTA), International China… more